Cultivate’22 is around the corner. From July 16-19, the Greater Columbus Convention Center will again open its doors for this four-day event. After the educational sessions and workshops, starting on Saturday, the tradeshow will take off on Sunday, after the keynote presentation.
It will be the second in-person show after COVID-19, and this year the FloralDaily team will be attending the show again to make our traditional photo report.
We’ll do our best to visit everybody, but please do send us an e-mail if there’s anything not to be missed at the show!
Click here for the complete exhibitor list.
Click here for the floor plan.
Click here for the trade show schedule.
Hosted by AmericanHort, more than 650 exhibitors will be presenting their products and services during Cultivate, and the event is known to attract more than 10,000 industry professionals and visitors from all 50 states and over 30 countries.
But what will be on display? Below is a list of what to expect from the technical side and from the breeder and grower side. Some, we’ve already shared in the newsletter earlier.
Suntory Flowers has fun promotions plans for their 20th anniversary
But how is it 20 years if Surfinia turned 30 in 2019? This new milestone marks when Suntory Flowers Ltd. became an official global company within Suntory Holdings in Japan. From whiskey and wine to roses and petunias, Suntory has a history of bringing good things to life.
Discover the history behind Suntory Flowers in the narrated historical video here:
or view a lively timeline set to music here:
At Cultivate’22, their vintage Airstream camper returns as the shiny object in their booth, reflecting their new varieties.
“We will have fun anniversary swag to give away: special edition T-shirts, Sun Parasol red aprons, and vintage enamel keychains.”
Terra Nova Nurseries’ celebrates 30 years with a new Digital/Print Product Catalog for 2022-2023
Besides many varieties, Terra Nova will also hand out their new product catalog, which was designed in part to commemorate Terra Nova’s successful 30 years in the horticulture industry.
The catalog features new and popular varieties, series, and collections from Terra Nova Nurseries; notable national and international trial garden results; and highlights of China horticulture events and displays in which Terra Nova participated. The commemorative design includes a special 30th-anniversary theme on the catalog’s front cover that displays numerous of Terra Nova’s most admired varieties. Click here to learn more about what’s in the catalog.
The 2022-2023 catalog’s digital version can be accessed and downloaded at no cost on Terra Nova Nurseries’ website. Print copies can be attained at Terra Nova’s exhibit booth during Cultivate 2022 and/or requested through Terra Nova’s sales representatives or brokers. Sales contact information can be found at the end of the catalog.
PDSI’s plants on their way to Ohio
Plant Development Services’ favorite plants
PDSI’s favorite plants have kicked off their “road trip” from Alabama to Ohio. What’s loading in these trucks? It’s an all-star roster of plants. Riding in the truck are; The debut Better Boxwood™ collection, offering four new cultivars that represent the first scientifically bred blight-resistant boxwood, the new Garden Clouds® collection of Lonicera from Southern Living Plant Collection, with ‘effortless structure’ with evergreen color, cold hardiness, and easy-to-prune habits, and recent standout releases from Encore® Azalea, including the bi-color Autumn Starburst® . And many more.
Danziger’s coffee shop-themed booth
A visit to Danziger’s Cultivate booth will deliver more than just a look at blooms, bold colors, and striking patterns. The breeding company invites everyone to come for the coffee and stay for the flowers in a coffee shop-themed booth. Visit this page to choose your time.
Star Roses and Plants to showcase new varieties and announce the launch of bloomables program offshoot Scentables
Star Roses and Plants will present its new 2023 plant varieties at Cultivate’22. Click here to see the varieties. On top of that, they will announce the industry launch of Scentables; A program offshoot of the Bloomables brand, Scentables features deeply fragrant roses with a 40+ petal count. This new, fragrance-forward collection leverages the appeal of both bloom power and aroma to attract the consumer audience. Color and fragrance appeal to a multi-faceted audience, including the casual garden center browser, dedicated home gardener, and customers of the cut floral industry.
“Cut flowers are huge right now,” says Bloomables program manager Heidi Mortensen. “People want to grow their own flowers to bring inside and create bouquets. Scentables allows them to create bouquets with different scent profiles.”
Moonlight Romantica and Princesse Charlene de Monaco
Scentables distinguishes itself from other programs in the industry by offering distinct fragrance profiles that make it fun and easy to pair multiple varieties based on aroma preference. The inaugural 14 varieties offer notes of wild honey, crisp fruit, warm spice, and sweet perfume.
Available now for 2023 booking, Scentables leverages the impressive momentum of the recognizable Bloomables brand and supplements additional robust marketing support through professional and unique P.O.P. and print and advertising campaigns.
Included in the program are twelve established rose genetics and the two new Star Roses and Plants rose introductions for 2023: Bolero, Dee-lish, Michelangelo, Moonlight Romantica, Orchid Romance, Parfuma Bliss, Parfuma Earth Angel, Parfuma Summer Romance, Princesse Charlene de Monaco, Raspberry Cupcake, Rouge Royale, Sunbelt Savannah, Sweet Mademoiselle, and Top Cream.
DryGair presents ‘A New Way to Grow’
A New Way to Grow’ is a holistic growing concept that lets growers optimize greenhouse cultivation and maximize energy savings. Both of which are made possible by improving control over the greenhouse environment.
Using a set of simple principles, growers can increase their yields, improve product quality, prevent diseases organically, and save as much as 50% on total energy consumption, all with an ROI of 1-3 years. With rising energy prices, saving energy is quickly becoming more and more necessary for growers in all sectors.
New retail Air Tray available
Air Tray Technologies announces the availability of a new retail Air Tray: the 6 Ct Air Tray.
Product Measurements: Cylinder Volume (ml / cm): 2352 Trays per Pallet: 1400, Ellepot Diameter (mm): 120 Ellepot Length (mm): 160
Air Trays are designed to promote healthy root development by ensuring consistent air circulation and water drainage in the root zone throughout the production cycle. “Air Trays streamline handling and facilitate automation with the use of low-cost forks and racks designed specifically for each grower’s needs. Cost savings can be realized from planting to retail”, David Dobos with Blackmore explains. “The new deep propagation Air Trays are a great addition to the Air Tray Technologies line and are available for immediate ordering.”
The Blackmore team will share more insights on their solutions in their booth. Also, two presentations are scheduled in Room B240, on July 17 & 18 at 10 AM & 2 PM.
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Metazet FormFlex’s Hanging Basket System
Metazet FormFlex introduced the Hanging Basket System more than fifteen years ago for companies that cultivate hanging flowers and plants. Thanks to a new control system, automatic watering unit, and options for multi-layer cultivation, the system promotes efficiency in various areas.
The Hanging Basket System promotes efficiency at greenhouse horticulture companies because cultivating on two layers is possible, the layout can be divided into sections, and plants are supplied with water automatically. The quantity of water can optionally be maintained via the OASIS water-by-weight system. In addition, the integrated pocket means work can be carried out on plants from a fixed, comfortable position. The system can be installed in both new and existing greenhouses. Click here for more information.
Dramm to educate more about HANS systems
Dramm recently announced their partnership with HANS™ Premium Water, and at Cultivate, they are ready to educate more about HANS systems and how to integrate them with our other components to improve your water. Click here for more information about the partnership.
Priva presents closed-loop irrigation systems
Live at Cultivate 2022, Kees van der Kruk, water systems manager at Priva, will present on commercial-scale recirculating systems and water-use efficiency in greenhouse cultivation. This session is the perfect opportunity to advance your knowledge of irrigation recirculation infrastructure, best practices for water management, and how data-driven solutions can increase production efficiency while minimizing your water footprint.
“When recirculating irrigation water, you’re reusing expensive fertilizers and perhaps elements that you do not want to release into the environment,” explains Kees, “and in areas where good quality fresh water is a limited resource, reusing the water is good for the environment and good for the bottom line.” Pressure from society and from governments in the form of regulation to stimulate growers to start recirculating their water is partly based on reducing emissions but also considers the availability of fresh water. And getting all of the potential out of the water is a sustainable and smart way of growing.
BioSafe hosts Cultivate party
Besides presenting their OxyFusion system, Biosafe will also be hosting their Cultivate party in partnership with Dosatron and JR Peters Inc. The party will be held Monday night, so growers are encouraged to visit the party hosts’ booths to receive their entry wristbands.
Click here for the entire exhibitors’ list, including the booth numbers, of course
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