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Climate Changes and Economy – Key Topics in the Swedish Nursery Stock Industry

How will Sweden's elongated country be affected by climate change, what will the economic downturn lead to, and how do we generate interest among the youth to invest in the nursery stock industry? These are the hottest topics in the country right now.

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Colours in the tree nursery: why certain colours do not exist in plants

Anyone who takes a look at an average tree nursery can’t miss the overwhelming presence of green. Green is the signature colour of the nursery stock industry. It’s no coincidence that the largest industry-specific trade fair is called GrootGROENPlus (‘Groen’ being Dutch for GREEN). But why is that? Why is green the predominant colour found in nature? Why can’t we brighten up our gardens with a beautiful blue Ginkgo? And what possibilities do we have for creating beautiful, colourful plants? We delved into these questions.

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Green: a promising colour Polish nursery stock industry at a glance

The present situation of the Polish ornamental nursery stock industry can be briefly described as “promising but not quite predictable”. As in other countries, the extraordinary boom in the green industry triggered by the pandemic and lockdowns has weakened, but it also created new customers. Nevertheless, it’s time for more balanced operations and for overcoming challenges connected with the economy and the war in the neighbourhood.

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Bee mortality rate remains high, but not due to neonics

This past winter, the mortality rate among honeybees was again significant. During the initial inspections of beehives, beekeepers found that many colonies had died or were severely weakened. There are various causes for this, and further research is certainly needed. However, it is already clear that the high bee mortality rate this time is not caused by neonics. But neonics are not the only enemies bees face. Several other factors can weaken a bee colony. Let’s explore some of these causes.

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Stichting EPS is looking for more innovative ideas

The Stichting EPS (European Plant Support) is deeply committed to advancing the tree nursery industry. This dedication often translates into providing financial support for significant initiatives. EPS believes that more can be undertaken to propel the industry forward. As such, a second round is being announced for 2024. EPS is currently seeking innovative ideas for the tree nursery industry, with the aim of providing financial contributions to worthy projects.

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Pot and container cultivation: indispensible in the nursery stock industry

In the past, nursery crops were always grown in open grounds. However, when pot and container cultivation began to take off in the Netherlands in the late 1970s, it opened up entirely new possibilities. For example, plants grown in pots or containers do not have a specific planting season and can be planted year-round, as long as the ground isn’t frozen.

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Photo contest ‘In the picture’

With a theme like ‘In the picture’, a captivating photo contest is a must. This year, participants and suppliers of the GrootGroenPlus trade fair are invited to join this exciting initiative.

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Trade fair GrootGroenPlus, an international platform for purchasing and relationships

When planning a visit to a trade fair, you naturally want to evaluate the offerings beforehand. Is this trade fair worth my time and travel expenses? For professionals in the green industry, the answer is a resounding YES when it comes to trade fair GrootGroenPlus. This trade fair, which is traditionally held in the first week of October in Zundert, focuses on green products.