Agri Sciences Newsletter (DEC2017)

Agri Science Newsletter (Dec2017)

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Miss Universe SA, Demi Leigh Nel Peters

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A different African country

South Africa is different from other African countries. It has a different history and because of that, it has always had a relatively large upper and middle class capable of buying flowers. Read more…

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US: Millennials’ floral purchasing habits

In order to better understand millennials’ preferences for and barriers to purchasing flowers, the American Floral Endowment and the Floral Marketing Research Fund released a study that helps all segments of the industry understand millennials’ purchasing behaviors. An online survey was conducted with 3,011 U.S. millennial consumers aged between 18 to 40 years old, according […]

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CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2017

SA’s SANBI Garden wins gold and President Award at Chelsea Flower Show https://www.thesouthafrican.com/chelsea-flower-show-2017/ The Chelsea Flower Show 2017 kicked off on Sunday and hundreds of celebrities, including the Royal family, were able to enjoy the gardens and displays, of which the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s (SANBI) garden was one. By John J. Cole-Morgan – […]

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Post Harvest Innovation

PHI Innovate 2017 WEB p66-71 PHI Innovate 2017 WEB p60-61 Cape Flora intro PHI Innovate 2017 WEB p62-65 PHI Innovate 2017 WEB p72-75 To read more, go to: www.postharvestinnovation.org.za

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Royal FloraHolland – Valentine’s Day 2017: facts and figures

In the last full week before Valentine’s Day, the turnover was € 142 million. This is the highest turnover ever recorded in the history of Royal FloraHolland. Read more…    

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Flower bouquet exports by country

FROM HORTIBIZ Flower bouquet exports by country Flower bouquet exports by country totalled US$7.9 billion in 2015 down by an average -6.5% for all flower bouquet shippers over the five-year period starting in 2011 when flower bouquets shipments were valued at $8.4 billion. Year over year, the value of global flower bouquet exports depreciated by […]

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Auction rooms at Naaldwijk and Aalsmeer to disappear

Royal FloraHolland is preparing for the new ‘af-tuin veilen’ auctioning system. In the coming years, the logistic flows of plants and flowers is going to be disconnected from the auctioning process. They will already start closing the auction rooms at the auctions in Naaldwijk and Aalsmeer in 2017. In the ‘Het Nieuwe Veilen’ programme, part […]

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One Erica species colonised the Cape 10 to 15 million years ago

Read more about One Erica species colonised the Cape 10 to 15 million years ago

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