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Top 5 -yesterday
- Rijk Zwaan launches ToBRFV-resistant tomato varieties
- "The fact that you cannot turn on production of food in an instant has come as news to some"
- New bankruptcy of greenhouse horticulture company still surrounded by question marks
- Additional blue light does not affect taste and crop quality when growing basil
- NASA funds scale-up of fluorescent greenhouse roofing technology
Top 5 -last week
- “Significantly better results with new Iron fertilizers”
- What is the status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Europe?
- Race to emission-free greenhouse cultivation pushes growers to keep innovating
- BASF’s vegetable seeds and IUNU partner to advance digital phenotyping for hydroponic lettuce
- Infarm to make strategy shift, cuts 500 jobs
Top 5 -last month
- UK growers stop planting and put nurseries on sale amidst energy crisis and labor shortage
- "You can't grow on water without lights"
- "High-tech farmer AppHarvest is running out of money"
- German family company switches from tomato cultivation to hydroponic lettuce
- Mobile aeroponic system requires less maintenance and guarantees even irrigation
Industry gears up for International Grower of the Year Awards 2014
Growers of ornamental plants were invited to nominate a candidate for the coveted prize of AIPH International Grower of the Year. This year represented countries include: UK, The Netherlands, Denmark, Turkey, China, Japan, South Korea, Chinese Tapai, Canada and Australia.
An expert international jury will select a shortlist of five candidates to join the IGOTY gala dinner at the Expo Plaza hotel in Qingdao, China on 17 September 2014, where winners of the four prizes available will be announced. This year Qingdao is hosting the AIPH Congress alongside its international horticultural exhibition providing a unique venue for such an important occasion for the horticultural industry.
Entrants will be assessed against detailed criteria to win either gold, silver and bronze roses and special plaque for fourth place. The judging panel will be particularly looking for strong economic performance, high levels of innovation, an effective marketing strategy, high environmental standards and exemplary human resource management. Judges include: Bill Stensson, Sheridan Nurseries and past winner, Canada; Tim Edwards, Boningale Nurseries, UK; Tetsu Nomura, Japan and Gery Heungens, Belgium.
Last year’s winner, Bill Stensson said: “We were thrilled to have been awarded the Gold Rose in the 2013 International Grower of the Year competition. Global recognition like this really makes our business stand out from the crowd. It undoubtedly has helped us drive growth and the staff think it is wonderful too. I would strongly encourage grower associations to enter candidates for the competition”.
Sponsorship opportunities are available; association with the very best of the world’s ornamentals growers and all the media coverage that follows is an opportunity not to miss.
For further information please contact the IGOTY Secretary, Mr. Gerard de Wagt on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information
Tim Briercliffe, Secretary General
T: +44 (0) 118 9308956
M: +44 (0) 7885 750324
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