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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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Selecta One announces massive presence at IPM 2017

STUTTGART, Germany: At next year’s IPM from January 24-27, 2017 Selecta One will be presenting highlights of the assortment at its booth 2 D25 in hall 2. On 180 m² the company will exhibit Poinsettia and potted plants and for the first time cut flowers of the subsidiary...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016
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HTA Contact Conference – ‘Surviving and Thriving’ 17 – 18 January 2017

LONDON, UK: UK plant health, reforms to the water abstraction system and plants for the sustainable C21st city are all on the agenda for the HTA Contact Conference 2017. ‘Surviving and thriving’ is the theme for this biennial event, held for growers and nurserymen, which...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016
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Harrell’s Employees Become Owners through Employee Stock Option Plan

LAKELAND, USA: In its 75th Anniversary year, Harrell’s is proud to announce the formation of the Harrell’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“Harrell’s ESOP”). As of September 30, 2016, Harrell’s ESOP has been vested as the sole owner of...
Posted On 17 Dec 2016
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Farm Bill Pest and Disease Funding Targets Horticulture Priorities

COLUMBUS, USA: On December 13, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is allocating nearly $58 million Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 513 projects with...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016
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Jardiland to Purchase Its Largest Franchisee

PARIS, France: French garden centre chain Jardiland today announced a definitive agreement under which it will buy up its largest franchisee, the family business Prieux. Jardiland is the leading garden centre chain in France with 183 points of sale. The acquisition of Prieux...
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Dutch Economics Minister Henk Kamp visits fern king Vitro Plus

BURGH HAAMSTEDE, The Netherlands: Led by Dutch Economics Minister Henk Kamp a business delegation of 10 companies made a visit to Dutch fern breeder and propagator Vitro Plus on Monday December 12. Ard Stoutjesdijk, Director Operations and co-owner of Vitro Plus provided a...
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Bloomingdale Roses announces Rosa ‘I2I’

AALSMEER, The Netherlands: AALSMEER, The Netherlands:  It is with much delight that rose grower Bloomingdale Roses from Kenya today announced it has added a new large-headed rose to their already impressive range of roses. The pink ‘I2I’ rose will make its debut at the...
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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