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EUROFLORA 2025, BACK TO THE FUTURE

Euroflora: 58 years and counting (the first edition was held in 1966)! Euroflora is the only Italian plant and flower show among those recognised in Europe by AIPH – International Association of Horticultural Producers - in the category International Horticutural Show 2025. From 24 April to 4 May 2025, Genoa will once more be pervaded by its magic, says the organising Porto Antico di Genova Spa.

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MPS supports new direction of Royal FloraHolland: on the path to 100% certified ornamental horticulture

On 28 March, Royal FloraHolland announced that from 1 January 2026 the majority of members and suppliers of Royal FloraHolland will be certified in accordance with the requirements of the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI basket of standards), working towards being fully FSI compliant in 2027. MPS supports this initiative as a key step in making the ornamental horticulture industry more sustainable.

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Spring Fair Aalsmeer 10 en 11 April

On 10 and 11 April 2024, Royal FloraHolland is organising the Spring Fair in Aalsmeer. The Spring Fair Aalsmeer is the trade fair of spring! Suppliers will present a diverse top assortment of garden plants and this year's trends. For buyers, it is the place to place orders for spring and summer. You are therefore cordially invited to attend.

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Keukenhof Concert, a journey through 75 years of music Wednesday 8 May

Celebrate Keukenhof’s 75th anniversary with us and go on a journey through 75 years of music with the Metropole Orkest jazz and pop orchestra. On the evening of Wednesday 8 May, the day before Ascension Day, the historical Keukenhof Estate and its thousands of tulips will provide an enchanting setting for a unique anniversary concert.

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Yuverta Digital Nomad: "We follow education everywhere

That following education can also be done differently, the Yuverta Digital Nomads prove during their third edi-tion. 25 Yuverta mbo students travelled through several European countries from 26 February to 28 March 2024 with the aim of showing that learning can be done anywhere. The students discovered a way of learning that gives you much more than just knowledge.

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Royal FloraHolland, after one-off major loss of 17 million euros, expects black figures in 2024

The year 2023 was difficult and unpredictable for many growers. Volume was 3.2% lower than in 2022. The average price, at 2.2%, was slightly higher than in 2022, but well below the inflation faced by the whole sector. Margins were under pressure throughout the floriculture chain. Royal FloraHolland's operating profit, after tax, was a loss of 17 million euros. At the same time, this was the year with many successfully implemented milestones and historic cooperative changes. This made 2023 a year with two faces.

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Dynapods provides energy optimisation at Oostvogels Nursery

The energy transition is in full swing and more and more companies are opting to install solar panels. 'However, the disadvantage of solar panels is that they are switched off by the grid operator when the grid is in danger of being overloaded,' is the experience of nurseryman Luchiard Oostvogels in Achtmaal. 'That's why we recently invested in a new battery storage system and associated software from Dynapods. As a result, we now have our own power plant on our nursery.'

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Celebration marking the end of the planting season a great success

Stichting de Nationale Boomfeestdag celebrated the closure of the planting season on Wednesday 20 March 2024. In Zundert, a festive event was organized, which turned out to be a resounding success. A total of 154 children planted over 4,000 trees and plants at the Business Centre Treeport location, both in the seed orchard and in the area surrounding windmill E4.