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Coronavirus and the horticulture industry

The threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact activity around the world, and the controlled-environment greenhouse industry is no exception. Information is evolving by the day, and in some cases by the hour. Here are some of the more recent updates that’s provided. California Spring Trials As of Friday morning, March 13, a large majority...
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New Guidebook for Florists – Greenworks

What Cut Flower is That? is the title of the newly launched guidebook for florists and provides a comprehensive overview of the exciting and diverse range of floristry products available. Initiated by the Australian flower industry, the book What Cut Flower is That? is written by Delwyn (Del) Thomas and Bettina Gollnow. It packs the...
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Dutch Flower Exports, World’s Biggest, Slip 2.3% on Slow Economy. – Greenworks

The Netherlands’ flower and plant exports, the world’s biggest, fell 2.3 percent last year as declining consumer purchasing power was compounded by cold spring weather in Europe and a summer heat wave that hurt sales. Exports of tulips, roses, potted plants and other greenery fell to 5.27 billion euros ($7.13 billion) from 5.39 billion euros...
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Gladiolus Cultivation in Pakistan – Greenworks

Gladiolus Cultivation in Pakistan “ A sustainable flower farming option  for progressive farmers“ Gladiolus flowers have become the market leader in terms of flowers selling and cultivation in Pakistan after roses and tube roses.  Event Designers like this flowers a lot. As this is the only flower which gives filling flowers impact but also easy...
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Consider The Salt-Tolerant Potato – Greenworks

Salt water has long been viewed as poison to farming systems, particularly when it comes to the crops we value most. “None of the top five plants eaten by people — wheat, corn, rice, potatoes and soybeans — can tolerate salt,” agricultural experts Edward P. Glenn, J. Jed Brown and James W. O’Leary wrote 16...
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Breaking cut flowers myths in Pakistan – Greenworks

“ Tulip Show ” The only cut flowers show in Pakistan Pakistan State of Flowers Pakistan is an emerging market for cut flowers production and export. Ever increasing demands for cut flowers are being met by handful of bunch i.e Roses, Gladiolus, Tube Roses, Static, Gerberas, Marigold, etc. and the other cut flowers are being...
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Cultivation of Gladiolus in Pothohar Regions

The Pothohar Plateau or Pothwar region has been bestowed with comparatively moderate climate quite suitable for the production of exotic bulbous flowers, especially the winter and early spring bulb flowers due to less water requirement compared to summer flowers. The ornamental bulb flowers are considered to be premium quality cut flowers especially Gladiolus and Liliums....