Author Archives: Angie Duffree

Breeding October 19, 2018 posted by Angie Duffree

Court of Justice EU:

In a recent judgment, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that organisms obtained by new mutagenesis breeding techniques are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within the meaning of the GMO Directive. As a result, those organisms fall, in principle, within the scope of the GMO Directive and are subject to the regulatory obligations laid […]

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Exhibition October 19, 2018 posted by Angie Duffree

Cultivating Business

The largest floriculture event on the North American calendar was Cultivate’18, held July 14-17 in Columbus, Ohio. A smallish city in an idyllic Midwestern state, Columbus is within easy reach (600 miles) of 60% of the U.S. population. And attendees can easily visit growers, retailers, manufacturers and distributors in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois—some […]

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Generation X October 19, 2018 posted by Angie Duffree

International Vision Project

AIPH’s International Vision Project (IVP) has identified the working-age population in North-America as one of the three target groups which have the scale and spending power to reshape global demand. However, the future working-age population in America consists of the Generation X, Millennials and Digital natives. As it is generally accepted that they will earn […]

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Airlines October 19, 2018 posted by Angie Duffree

MIA

Ever wonder what are the two largest commodities passing through Miami International Airport (MIA)? Tourist and flowers! That’s right after people, flowers from South and Central America arrive in huge numbers every day. In fact, there are an average of 133 cargo flights a day in and out of MIA. Not all of these flights […]

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disease October 19, 2018 posted by Angie Duffree

Impatiens Downy Mildew

The more we learn about Impatiens downy mildew (IDM), the more intriguing and cunning this disease seems. IDM came to light in 2004 after widespread infections were reported in several states throughout the US but then receded from the spotlight for several years. Since 2011, IDM has been more consistently visible and frustratingly present in […]

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bedding plants October 19, 2018 posted by Angie Duffree

FlowerTrials®

This year’s FlowerTrials® took place June 12-15 in the Westland and Aalsmeer regions in the Netherlands and the Rheinland Westfalen region in Germany. A record 60 breeding companies launched thousands of novelty pot and bedding plants and merchandising programmes and concepts. In attendance were growers (37% of total visitors) followed by import/export specialists (21%), breeders/young […]

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Cut Flowers October 19, 2018 posted by Angie Duffree

Jet Fresh Cracking a Well-Guarded Market

When I was tasked with writing an article about a Miami based import company I started to think of all the great companies I know of that have an interesting story to tell. There are many, but one company stuck out to me mostly because they have entered a well-established business and have succeeded in […]

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Cut Flowers October 19, 2018 posted by Angie Duffree

Mayesh Takes the Extra Step

When a floral wholesale company has been around for 80 years and is thriving, you can be certain there’s a reason. In the case of Mayesh Wholesale Florist, there are actually many reasons. The family-owned, Los Angeles-based company employees 360 full-time staff, many of them second and third generation members of the Dahlson family. Back […]

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Cut Flowers October 19, 2018 posted by Angie Duffree

WF&FSA

The Wholesale Florist Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA) last month announced Ben Powell has been appointed as President effective October 1st. FloraCulture International sat down with him to discuss the current state of the floral wholesale business in America, the raison d’être of trade associations and future challenges. FloraCulture International: Ben would you please briefly introduce […]

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Cut Flowers October 19, 2018 posted by Angie Duffree

Peony Progress

The peony is on the way up in the international cut flower trade. 70 million stems were sold in the Netherlands in 2016, 85 million in 2017. All this may seem strange for a plant with a naturally short flowering season. Also strange at first sight is the range of countries in which production for […]

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