Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Multi-span plastic greenhouse being built by Azrom


In Rizho, a city in the northern Shandong province of China, a new 16ha greenhouse complex for rose cultivation is arising. The project is being realized by Israeli greenhouse builder Azrom and is expected to be finished at the end of August/beginning of September.?But what is the reason for this greenhouse to…


The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is calling for the UK Government to address the growing need to support UK horticulture and with it, support a green economic revival post-COVID-19. A new HTA industry survey reveals that over half of British ornamental growers (52%) expect a further downturn in…

Gold for The Matador Plant’n’Relax and a certificate for Royal Diva Plant’n’Relax


Danish rose breeder Roses Forever scooped a gold medal and a certificate at the annual Nyon International Rose Trials, that were held in Switzerland on June 20. The gold medal went to The Matador Plant’n’Relax and the certificate to Royal Diva?Plant’n’Relax.?The Matador Plant’n’Relax and Royal Diva Plant’n’Relax…

August 11 and 12, 2020 in Salinas

US (CA): American Takii's open days features cut flowers

American Takii is making plans for our 3rd annual Open Days held in Salinas California. The Open Days features cut flowers, both in open field and in high tunnel. The star of the event is centered around our exciting Sunflower genetics and this year we are expanding our presentation to include select…

Duarte Poinsettias

US (CA): Poinsettia growers try to gauge an uncertain market

With six months to go until Christmas, nursery growers are looking at a world much different from the one in which they placed their orders for poinsettia cuttings."That's why people in the nursery industry don't go to the casinos a lot," producer Bill Eisley of Auburn said. "We gamble every day."The…

Netherlands: Dames Plants joins Hamiplant

Plant export company Dames Plants B.V.?(of Honselersdijk) has merged with Hamiplant, a member of Dutch Flower Group. The two businesses, both operating from Venus in Trade Parc Westland, have a long-term history of close communication, sharing the motto "better to be good neighbours”. The decision to…

Maarten van Hagen joins Holland Gaas

Maarten van Hagen has started working at Holland Gaas and will contribute to the success of mesh systems for growers. Maarten introduces himself:"I have a great passion for horticulture and have already been wor…

All-America Selections releases Annual Report

All-America Selections (AAS) has just released the 2019-2020 Annual Report reflecting the group’s activities from the past 12 months.?“There is little question that in 2020, we have…

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Barcelona orchestra plays for 3,000 potted plants

On the first day after the state of alarm instituted due to the pandemic ends, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona reopens its doors, but it does so for an unusual audience. Conceptual artist Eugenio Ampudia prepared an original, unique and different concert, in which the 2,292 seats of the auditorium…

Robert-Jan de Goeij appointed as commercial director (CCO) Codema

Recently Robert-Jan de Goeij joined as commercial director (CCO) and shareholder to the management of Codema. The total supplier of essential horticultural solutions was not unknown to De Goeij. As an industry partner from previous positions at Dalsem and Megaphoton, he already had a link with Codema.…

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Jascorp on rubber bands in floriculture

The band that holds flowers together

What is the tensile strength? It is one of the most important questions that rubber band suppliers are being asked. It shows that a rubber band is not just a rubber band. In the binding of flowers, these products are often used, but not just all kinds of rubber bands are suitable. The tensile strength,…

Pot plantsmore »

Chrysal Aqua Sub

Innovative plant gel enables growers and packers to keep plants fresher for longer

Dehydration is the main contributor of plant wastage. However, watering plants in transport and on display can be a challenge and furthermore can cause spillage. With this in mind, Chrysal introduce Aqua Sub, an innovative and effective plant gel that protects plants from dehydration and offers a…

Cultivationmore »

Ohio State University

Growth promotion by bacteria-based biostimulants

The most common active ingredients in biostimulants are beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). These fungi and bacteria can increase the availability of essential macro and micronutrients that would otherwise be leached from the container. Increasing nutrient uptake and use efficiency improves…

Techniquemore »

UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz

Preliminary study looks into cryopreservation of Bleeding Heart ‘Valentine’

Bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis (L.) Fukuhara) is a valuable ornamental and medicinal perennial. To date, there are few studies focused on cryopreservation of this species, although it could be useful in storage and breeding.New research is aimed at analyzing the effect of bead composition,…

Substratesmore »

Growing media sector presents ambitious agenda for the future

With the policy “A strong, indispensable basis”, the Dutch Potting Soil and Substrate Manufacturers Association (VPN) has presented the agenda for the future. An 'ambitious agenda' according to the VPN.The substrate sector is committed to continuous improvement with regard to quality, safety and…

Energymore »

Three actions slashed energy costs 40% for this Canadian greenhouse grower

Greenhouse growers can proactively save a lot of money on their energy use. In these perilous economic times, they need every advantage they can get. After all, energy nearly…

Young plantsmore »

Frank de Greef, Fleurizon, on Albuca Spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle':

"A good addition to succulent range"

Green plants are highly popular and this trend is far from over with new and special ones making headway. Fleurizon International, for example, introduced the Albuca Spiralis to the worldwide market some years ago, and it seems to have been a good move. "At fairs and retail locations, it is a real…

Annuals and Perennialsmore »

June 29- July 03

China: Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing to organize online trade event

Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing invites manufacturers throughout China to exhibit their products online in a new, online trade show. Powered by advanced information technology,…

Tree nurserymore »

Raemelton Farm

USDA Certified Organic tree grower joins Bower & Branch network

Bower & Branch, the e-commerce brand consisting of a network of independent growers, service providers and garden retailers across the United States, continues to expand with the addition of Raemelton Farm in Frederick County, Maryland to the grower network. Raemelton Farm is the first and only USDA…

Noveltiesmore »


Miyoshi Field Trial 2020 goes digital

After thorough consideration Miyoshi decided not to receive visitors to their field this year for ensuring safety from the coronavirus infection.? Instead, they invite you to the intermedia exhibition on their website.Web seminarThis seminar will be held on Thu 9th and Fri 10th July. Breeders will be present…

Machinesmore »

Meet Robin, RoboRobin

Bosman Van Zaal’s new factory is filled with modern machines and is part of the implementation of Industry 4.0 at the company in the Dutch town of Aalsmeer. In the series #BVZIndustry40, the machines are introduced one by one, in which the RoboRobin is front and center. The RoboRobin is a bending cell with a press brake that…

Market informationmore »

104 organizations join submission to USDA

AmericanHort leads coalition letter supporting relief for horticulture

AmericanHort released the following statement after filing official comments urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make nursery and floriculture producers eligible for…

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HTA response to UK Government lockdown relaxation announcements

In response to the UK Government’s announcement that the social distancing rule of two metres will be reduced to one metre plus, with cafes able to reopen from 4 July, James…

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Going green: COVID-19 pandemic has people drawn to indoor gardening, houseplants

Eric Hillegass has noticed that people have been going greener since the pandemic hit.A co-owner of Bespoke Home + Life in Collingswood, Hillegass along with his husband Patrick Bartscherer, had their storefront shutdown for months like other “non-essential” retail businesses in the state, but were able…

US (CA): Report details pandemic losses to farms and ranches

Pandemic-related losses to California farms, ranches and agricultural businesses will range between $5.9 billion and $8.6 billion this year, according to an economic study…

Eventsmore »

October 20 -21

HortiCann Light & Tech Conference goes virtual

Endeavor Business Media and the HortiCann Light + Tech event team have closely monitored the developments around the COVID-19 pandemic with the highest intention of protecting the health and safety of its attendees, instructors, exhibitors, sponsors and employees. In these efforts to host a safe and…

US (MA): Northeast Greenhouse Conference will be postponed until fall of 2021

After careful consideration of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, and keeping the safety of attendees, vendors, and presenters as our top priority, the New England Floriculture…

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Elgon Collection

Dark skies and thunder cries, as the rains wash over Mount Elgon Orchards ??#mountelgonorchards #elgoncollection #rose #farming #kenya #africa— Elgon Collection (@elgoncollection) June 24, 2020


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