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Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all our readers. The team at FCI wishes everyone a restful and enjoyable holiday!
Posted On 22 Dec 2016
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Ralstonia Continues to Wreak Havoc on Dutch Rose Industry

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands: Ralstonia solanacearum, race 1,  continues to cause hardship for the Dutch cut rose industry. The first outbreaks of the devastating bacteria were reported in August 2015. Now, sixteen months later, bacterial wilt, shows no sign of abating with a...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016
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Chinese Online Florists Slowly But Surely Begin to Blossom

GUANGZHOU, China: Chinese e-commerce industry has developed at a steady rate in recent years. Along with this progress, the security and reliability of e-commerce platforms have been gradually enhanced and, in turn, an increasing number of online florists have flourished....
Posted On 22 Dec 2016
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Building a 360 degree view of ornamental plants

ANGERS, France: The Maine-et-Loire department is known for being the cradle of specialized plant production, be it ornamental, fruit trees or wine growing, but also seeds and medicinal plants, amongst others. Addressing the horticulture industry’s need for new growth...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016
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Carnation extravaganza at Nobel Banquet

Per Benjamin is known for having a soft spot for carnations and as such it was no surprise that the monumental staircase and grand hall of Stockholm’s city hall were lavishly decorated decked out with carnations in all colours of the rainbow. Benjamin placed his order for...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016
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GROEN-Direkt launches new trading platform for houseplants

BOSKOOP, The Netherlands: Launching next spring in Boskoop, the Netherlands is GROEN-Direkt’s new trading platform for houseplants. Founded in 1996, GROEN Direkt is a recognised supplier of a broad range of garden plants, nursery stock produce and Christmas trees and...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016
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State of NZ cymbidium industry

AUCKLAND, NZ: Pete Rensen from Utopia Orchids, based south of Auckland, New Zealand and a specialist grower of white miniature orchids and Italian Ruscus provides a thorough review of the 2016 Cymbidium season. For most Cymbidium growers the flowering season is coming to an...
Posted On 22 Dec 2016
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