On 23rd January, alongside IPM Essen in Germany, AIPH proudly announced the winners of our annual International Grower of the Year Awards 2018.  Representatives...
A number of phalaenopsis growers were facing dramatic price drops at the end of last year. However, with some important flower days ahead, the...
The official opening of the cut-tulip season on the third Saturday in January has gained international traction. In addition to the pick-your-own tulip garden...

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The last Belgian flower auction, Euroveiling, has its challenges. The declining Belgian floricultural industry has led to a reduced supply from within the country....
Ter Laak Orchids, The Netherlands, have been crowned the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) 2018. The Ter Laak...
People sometimes ask: “What are the biggest risks of flower growing in Kenya?” Well, there are lots of challenges, but access to air freight...
With an increase of nearly 5%, Dutch plant and flower exports marginally exceeded the € 6 billion record in 2017. According to the VGB...
Without a Brexit agreement, a shipment of cut flowers to the United Kingdom is going to cost € 120 to € 190 more, mostly...
Six species marked as high risk host plants of Xylella, must be tested on European nurseries before 1 March. According to Dutch phytosanitary service NVWA...
Hillier Nurseries has appointed Charles Carr as new head of the leading UK wholesale company. Before Carr joint Hillier he worked at several other leading...

‘There’s a place for outsiders in Canada’

The Canadian agricultural sector is supported by the government with a wide range of programmes. The most recent measure resulted from Cap and Trade....

‘If Groningen were a Chinese province, it would have been expropriated a long time...

There’s been a lot of talk in the Netherlands recently about abandoning the use of natural gas. China is lagging years behind in that...

We’re working hard to get plants and flowers top-of-mind

Within our marvellous industry, we all share a joint responsibility for a continuous investment in employee development, while attracting new talent at the same...

Tulip grower Christoph Pieters was very happy with the pick-your-own garden in Antwerp

The official opening of the cut-tulip season on the third Saturday in January has gained international traction. In addition to the pick-your-own tulip garden...

Peruvian grower Alfredo Letts: ‘We could do with some competition’

One of the exhibitors that really stood out at IFTF in Vijfhuizen was Roots Peru. They grow seventeen different types of flowers for exports,...

‘We’re working on a global and a local level at the same time’

A participant who really stood out on Proflora in Bogotá, Colombia, was Bloomia. This originally Dutch company forces tulips in a number of countries...