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Top EU Rose breeding now under one roof in Argentina – Greenworks

Rose breeding companies Rosen Tantau (Germany), NIRP International (France/Italy) and Terra Nigra (Netherlands) have recently partnered with Edgardo Lalic, a cut flower grower from Argentina, to test the latest breeding breakthroughs in cut roses. In November last year, Lalic travelled to the Netherlands for the annual meeting of Rosen Tantau reps. Here, area sales managers...
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Britain’s chief doctor prescribes gardening at Green City Conference – Greenworks

Gardening is the solution to wider issues such as obesity, flooding and air pollution, which can all be improved through urban greening. This was the message to come out of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Green City Conference held at One Great George Street on 1st April 2014, in London. The conference,...
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Miniature Gardening – Greenworks

Take the old foliage dish garden, combine it with a terrarium, add in a bit of fairy or miniature gardening, and you get “Plantscapes”, from Flori-Design of Eustis, Florida. Designer Gail Cash creates miniature gardens in glass containers, which can be reused in the home once the garden is no longer wanted. These won a...
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Just Add Ice Orchids – Greenworks

Just Add Ice Orchids, named for the simple method consumers can use to water the plants (three ice cubes per week), introduces a line of miniature orchids, which are gaining in popularity in the States (where usually bigger has been considered better). Just Add Ice is also introducing Waterfall Phalaenopsis, with graceful cascades of fl owers; as well as several new Just...
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Complete Garden – Greenworks

Vegetable gardening is hot right now, and Garden Marketplace (a division of  Lakeland, Florida’s, Sunshine Growers) has created Complete Garden, a stylish garden in a box, complete with seed, soil, pots and fertilizers. Combining these ingredients into a kit isn’t new; what we like best is the modern look of the packaging’s graphics. |||
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British Tomato growers demand a level playing field – Greenworks

British tomato growers have received positive signals from the Government but still face a tough investment climate, according to British Tomato Growers Association (BTGA) chairman Nigel Bartle. “Government used to say: ‘Oh, we can always import,’ but now there is an understanding that we need to grow more ourselves. They need to ensure growers have...
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Flower exports gross US $11M in Zimbabwe – Greenworks

Latest reports from the International Trade Centre show that, Zimbabwe’s exported value on edible fruits for the year ended 2013 was sitting at $11 million while trade balance for the year was at $1,5 million. Exported value for flowers, live trees and others was at $573 000 while trade balance was negative at -$574 000....
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Pesticides killing off more bees in USA ! – Greenworks

Seed and crop management company Syngenta Crop Protection LLC has petitioned U.S. EPA to increase the legal tolerance for a neonicotinoid pesticide residue in several crops — in one case increasing the acceptable level by 400 times, according to a notice in today’s Federal Register. Syngenta, one of the biggest manufacturers of pesticides, wants to increase the allowable...
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Uganda’s horticultural exports face EU ban. – Greenworks

Uganda’s horticultural exports to the European Union risk losing out on revenue if they do not conform to the European safety standards. Some of the export products on the list of rejection include flowers, hot pepper and chillies. The EU is Uganda’s main market for fresh produce. Horticulture is a non-traditional export for Uganda that...
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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 bulbous flowers in Pothohar Region – Greenworks

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....