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Vertical farming will disrupt food production

Vertical farming has a $50 billion market opportunity and a chance to mitigate sustainability issues within traditional fresh fruit and vegetable agriculture, according to new research by Barclays Capital. Vertical farming allows farmers to produce “hundreds of acres of crops to grow on a single acre of land” and to do so irrespective of weather...
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Aquaponics: A solution for self-sustainability

Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture with hydroponics, which creates a self-sustainable system capable of producing food. Amidst the time of climate change, the permanent depletion of natural resources has become a major cause for concern worldwide. This, accompanied by the COVID-19 pandemic, raises many questions regarding food waste and scarcity. The vast majority of...
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Women Empowerment in Floriculture :

“One woman’s dream fuelled Gilgit Baltistan’s flower industry” Rozina Babar is at the heart of the new and thriving floriculture business that has come up in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region. “Flowers are a childhood love,” Babar said, recalling how enthusiastically she would participate in floral decoration at the Jamat Khana — the place of worship of...
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Disruption is happening all over the world

Fred van Tol, manager international development at Royal FloraHolland discusses the industry At the time of writing, the Dutch floriculture sector is going through incredibly difficult times. Since the coronavirus started to spread in Europe, one country after another took strong emergency measures to contain the pandemic outbreak. Sales of flowers and plants have collapsed...
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Hope in the ‘new normal’

A new survey of grower associations, by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and FloraCulture International (FCI), reveals nearly three-quarters (71%) believe that most growers will soon recover after this crisis. The positive response from so many of the 27 countries that participated is encouraging considering the bleak outlook highlighted in the previous survey when...
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FlowerTrials® 2020 | Cancelled, 2021 announced.

As we move through the COVID-19 crisis we realise that the early decision to cancel FlowerTrials 2020 was timely and appropriate. An industry event of this size could not have taken place with the restrictions in place as we know them today. We are continuing to promote the new pot and bedding plant introductions of...
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Eating local and plant-based diets

How do you feed a city sustainably? It is one of the great questions of our time. After all, for a species that ultimately depends on plants to feed ourselves, we do tend to cram ourselves into places that are rather unfriendly towards them. Our cities are built around cars, offices and perhaps the odd...
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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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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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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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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...