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Supermarket’s new ‘wonky’ flower range stops imperfect stems going to waste

Supermarket’s new ‘wonky’ flower range stops imperfect stems going to waste

From this week, a UK supermarket will sell wonky flowers for the first time, after prolonged hot and dry weather stopped some blooms from...
At the Philadelphia Flower Show, water is the name of the game

At the Philadelphia Flower Show, water is the name of the game

Buy Photo Nathan Roerich, Meadowbrook Farm Greenhouse Manager, tends to plants in a greenhouse at PHS Meadowbrook Farm, in Jenkintown, Thursday, February 22, 2018....
Study finds key to plant growth control mechanism

Study finds key to plant growth control mechanism

Daniel Szymanski used the model plant Arabidopsis (in his hand) to map the complex pathways that control plant cell shape. The findings may be...
Protea News: April’s Articles and Blogs of Interest from Around the World

Protea News: April’s Articles and Blogs of Interest from Around the World

South African proteas are all the rage at overseas weddings - last year we exported 3.4 million to keep up with demand South...
Missouri Startup Aims to Add Fragrance to Flowers

Missouri Startup Aims to Add Fragrance to Flowers

Watch any consumer interact with flowers. Invariably, he or she will bend down to smell the blossoms. But unless the bunch includes lilies, garden...

Across China: Chinese florists’ growing IPR awareness

KUNMING, April 26 (Xinhua) -- After three decades in the flower business, Yang Yuyong even has a variety of Chinese rose named after...
New Plants and Bulbs for Fall

New Plants and Bulbs for Fall

Among the great pleasures of the nursery business is discovering new and unfamiliar plant varieties. These can be plants that are new to the...
UC Berkeley Biologists Find Fertilizer Destroys Plant Microbiome’s Ability to Protect Against Disease

UC Berkeley Biologists Find Fertilizer Destroys Plant Microbiome’s Ability to Protect Against Disease

A growth chamber packed with tomato plants sprayed with bacteria to simulate different leaf microbiomes and then challenged with a plant pathogen to measure...
30 years of data on plant density, yield gains

30 years of data on plant density, yield gains

A collaboration between Kansas State University and DuPont Pioneer Agronomy analyzing 30 years of corn plant population responses shows that as agronomic optimum plant...
Florist Holland and HilverdaKooij merge

Florist Holland and HilverdaKooij merge

Both companies are from De Kwakel, the Netherlands, and have been active in breeding and propagation for more than 40 years. Subscribe Press Release...
Arkansas Plant Board selects former agriculture secretary as new director

Arkansas Plant Board selects former agriculture secretary as new director

The Arkansas Plant Board unanimously approved the appointment of former Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Butch Calhoun to serve as its director. He was selected Friday...

Kenya: Concerted Campaign Helps Women in Flower Industry Get a Better Deal

This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of USD$95 million in the UK alone. But where do they all come from? Kenya is second...
Soybean a top plant in Pennsylvania

Soybean a top plant in Pennsylvania

Rachel Milliron is a field and forage crops educator covering southwestern Pennsylvania. Soybeans are one of the top 10 agricultural products produced in Pennsylvania....
The microbiome of a native plant is much more resilient than expected

The microbiome of a native plant is much more resilient than expected

IMAGE: Which impact do bacteria, which have been recruited by a plant from the soil, have on plant performance in nature (here: coyote...
Oserian Flowers diversifies its commercial activities

Oserian Flowers diversifies its commercial activities

Oserian Development Company Ltd, one of the largest flower growers and exporters in Kenya has embarked on a plan to diversify its commercial activities....
Royal Catchfly’s scarlet flowers catch eyes

Royal Catchfly’s scarlet flowers catch eyes

Plant Royal Catchfly, and you will be rewarded with brilliant red fireworks in your summer garden. Add to the cast hummingbirds and butterflies, and...
Fall's a great time to plant trees and shrubs

Fall’s a great time to plant trees and shrubs

This undated photo shows a cedar tree in New Paltz, N.Y. A good nursery tree, such as the one shown that has been removed...
For this flower, it's ready, set, launch

For this flower, it’s ready, set, launch

Courtesy of Callin Switzer Flowers are just about the last thing in nature you’d list as fast, but the mountain laurels’ filaments are an...
US (TX): Fern grower gains 15% productivity with LEDs

US (TX): Fern grower gains 15% productivity with LEDs

Casa Flora: Casa Flora was founded in 1966 by Naud Burnett II, a Dallas, Texas landscape architect who started growing his own ferns...
Fake Mushroom Lures Pollinators into Floral Trap

Fake Mushroom Lures Pollinators into Floral Trap

Two cast iron plants in captivity. Credit: Nino Barbieri Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The cast iron plant, unusually for its kind, is named for...
In pics: Mallikghat flower market in Kolkata, India

In pics: Mallikghat flower market in Kolkata, India

Indian labors carry flowers at the Mallikghat wholesale flower market in Kolkata, India, on Sept. 9, 2018. (Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal) China World Business Culture Edu...
The East Coast’s Largest Flower Farm Becomes Certified American Grown

The East Coast’s Largest Flower Farm Becomes Certified American Grown

Bloomia , the largest cut flower farm on the East Coast, has become the latest Certified American Grown Farm. With a mission of spreading...
Long for a lavender plant? Chicago Botanic Garden has tested a few for cold-weather hardiness

Long for a lavender plant? Chicago Botanic Garden has tested a few for cold-weather...

The lavender variety Phenomenal. The deep freeze of early winter has left my lavender plant truly bedraggled. The slender gray leaves are drooping,...
Slavery? It’s more like a holiday camp with ping-pong and discos: Flower pickers ‘rescued’ by police have heated caravans and return to the farm each year

Slavery? It’s more like a holiday camp with ping-pong and discos: Flower pickers ‘rescued’...

With ping-pong tables, video room, heated caravans and free internet, this farm could almost be a holiday resort. So it’s little wonder these Eastern...
San Antonio students seek patent to keep flowers blooming

San Antonio students seek patent to keep flowers blooming

1 of 9A comparison chart is shown for bacterial growth rates as Hannah Taylor and Ashley WalkerPhoto: Tom Reel /Staff photographer 2 of 9Hannah...

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