Cyborg Rose

December 11, 2015

Scientists Develop The World’s First Robot Flower

A recent report from Gizmodo describes the development of a “cyborg flower” that involves turning a living rose into an electronic circuit.

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foodscaping at epcot - Foodscaping Goes Big At Disney

December 9, 2015

Foodscaping Challenges Conventional Ideas About Landscaping

Conventional ideas about what a landscape should look like are being challenged left and right, from young homeowners like Sarah Baker of Baker’s Acres, who are standing up for their right not to mow their lawns, to Brie Arthur’s passion to start a movement to incorporate food with flowers throughout suburban and urban landscapes nationwide. As younger generations step up as consumers and industry leaders, these changes are likely to continue, and the horticulture industry, which has the most to gain, would be remiss not to embrace and influence them. Well known for her personal foodscape, which she has promoted across social media, and her annual tomato-tasting fundraising event benefiting the nearby J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, N.C., Brie Arthur has also been working with schools and her local Homeowner Association (HOA) to challenge the traditional idea of the landscape to one that incorporates the growing of food with mainstream, […]

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Pantone Rose Quartz and Serenity

December 9, 2015

How Plant Breeders, Growers, And Retailers Can Promote Pantone’s 2016 Colors Of The Year

For the first time, Pantone has blended two shades — Rose Quartz and Serenity — in coming up with its Color of the Year. Find out how breeders are promoting them, and how you can, too.

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Sanitation programs are essential to preventing and removing food safety concerns.

December 7, 2015

How The Finalized Produce Safety Rule Will Affect Greenhouse Growers

While the new rule from FDA has many exemptions that will likely apply to greenhouse growers, the reality is that buyers may still require strict adherence to food safety standards.

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Danziger and Kolster BV

December 3, 2015

Danziger Signs Agreement With Kolster BV For Cut Flower Distribution In Europe

The partnership is aimed at expanding the sales and marketing efforts of Danziger’s cut flower variety range in Europe.

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Bee Vectoring Technology Bumblebee

December 1, 2015

New Crop Protection Solution Uses Bees To Deliver Biocontrols To Flowering Crops

The new system from Bee Vectoring Technology incorporated a powdered crop protection material into the lid of commercial bumblebee hives. Bees pick up the product when they leave the hive and deposit it on every plant they visit.

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Great Lakes Expo

November 30, 2015

6 Reasons You Should Attend The Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo

The Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo, held Dec. 8-10 in conjunction with the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, will feature an expansive trade show and several educational sessions aimed at greenhouse growers.

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November 25, 2015

Everything You Need To Know About the New England GROWS Conference

Held In Boston December 2-4, New England GROWS includes a comprehensive conference program, a trade show, and with six special programs that teach new skills and provide opportunities to network with colleagues.

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Cannabis marijuana

November 24, 2015

Five Florida Growers Receive Licenses To Potentially Produce And Process Medical Marijuana

The Florida Department of Health has announced the five nursery operations awarded with exclusive licenses to grow, process, and dispense “Charlotte’s Web,” a low-THC (non-euphoric) cannabis approved for patients with intractable epilepsy and people with advanced cancer.

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Gotham Greens Chicago Rooftop Greenhouse

November 23, 2015

Gotham Greens Expands Into Chicago With New Rooftop Greenhouse

Touted as the world’s largest rooftop greenhouse, the company’s fourth facility is its first outside of New York and will produce nearly 10 million annual crops of local, premium-quality leafy greens and herbs.

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Ian Baldwin

November 23, 2015

How Garden Retailers Can Help Kids Get Into Nature

In his latest blog posting, garden retail industry consultant Ian Baldwin says the entire floriculture supply chain should get active in making gardening a rewarding experience for children.

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Dummen Pop Up Store Romance Rose

November 19, 2015

Dümmen Orange Teaming Up With L’Olivier Floral Atelier To Open A Luxury Pop-Up Boutique In Downtown Manhattan

Opening November 20, the Brookfield Ephemeral Boutique will offer an exclusive collection of grab-and-go bouquets featuring Dümmen Orange varieties and L’Olivier’s own signature arrangements.

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