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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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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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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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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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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....
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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....