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Horticultural Trade Show in Conjunction with Wild Flowers Conference in Ramsar, Iran

RAMSAR, Iran: The International Flowers and Ornamental Plant Fair (IFOPF) will be held for the first time in Ramsar, Iran from May 1-4, 2017.  The IFOPF show will run parallel to the ISHS Wildflower Conference. Vendors who attend the IFOPF show will be able to meet  industry...
Posted On 12 Feb 2017
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London to Perth to St Albans… The return of Bunnings

ST ALBANS, UK: In 1896 Arthur and Robert Bunning left London for Peth, West Australia. This was the start of a journey that started in the timber industry, grew into Westfarmers and eventually the move into hardware retailing and supermarkets . As far as the garden retail...
Posted On 11 Feb 2017
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Colviveros: Orchids in Colombia without VAT

EL TIEMPO, Colombia: On Thursday, February 9th, as a result of various legal discussions led by the Association of Colombian Nurseries and Ornamental Growers (Colviveros), the government agency responsible for Taxes and Customs in Colombia (DIAN) has confirmed that the...
Posted On 11 Feb 2017
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Govert Beekenkamp dies at 88

MAASDIJK, The Netherlands:  Govert Beekenkamp, founder of Plantenkwekerij Beekenkamp (Beekenkamp Plant Nursery) and the Beekenkamp Group in Maasdijk, the Netherlands, passed away on February 8, 2017 at the age of 88. The horticulture branch has lost an entrepreneur in heart...
Posted On 10 Feb 2017
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Flower industry excited about weekday Valentine’s Day

CLEVELAND, Australia: The Australian cut flower and foliage industry is looking forward to a bumper Valentine’s Day this year as it falls on a weekday for the first time since 2014. For the last two years Valentine’s Day has fallen on a weekend day, causing a substantial...
Posted On 10 Feb 2017
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Boxwood Blight: Researchers Looking Outside of the Box for Solutions

WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH, USA: Boxwood blight (BB) continues to spread throughout the US. The University of Illinois Plant Clinic recently announced its presence in Illinois. The clinic received two boxwood samples late 2016. Both were from northeast Illinois and were...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017
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Benary Announces Joint Venture in China

HANN MUNDEN, Germany: Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH is pleased to announce that they are partnering with Jintian Seedling Company and ICAN Seed to create a new company focused on providing young plants to the rapidly growing Chinese bedding plant market. This new joint...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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New look and feel for Florist Holland

DE KWAKEL, The Netherlands: The world around us is changing, Florist Holland with her wide assortment and various services, has to be ready for this. The quality and specifications of our cut flower, potted plants and garden gerbera’s reflects not only the wishes of today’s...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017
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Interactive map of Russian greenhouses

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands: On the web-site of the Association “Greenhouses of Russia” an interactive map of active greenhouse complexes of Russia is available: If you click on the picture, a new screen will open. Then if you click the sign of the complex you will see its...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
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Dutch Ecodome to occupy pride of place at Philadelphia Flower Show

PHILADELPHIA, USA: This year’s theme for the Philadelphia Flower Show (March 11-19) is ‘Holland- Flowering the World’. Already sure to attract huge crowds is the Ecodome, a creation of award-winning landscape architect Nico Wissing from the Netherlands. Wissing developed the...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
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