Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Last commentsmore »

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

Queen Maxima opens the World Horti Center

Queen Maxima opened the World Horti Center in Naaldijk. Also present were the minister for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten, BNN presenter Jan Versteegh, the usual suspects from the horticultural sector, a number of invitees, participating companies, representatives of MBO Westland, various involved government agencies and finally a lot of press.

Maxima is led around by the initiator of the WHC Peter van Adrichem. This is one of the test greenhouses (a test with lisianthus)
The word unique is bandied about a lot, but the initiators have really managed to set up something amazing. In the center government, education, and business really come together, and everybody is advertising for everybody. Because the Netherlands, as you know, is worldwide renowned as an innovation horticultural nation, and because the best of the best in the fields of greenhouse construction, seeds, automation, logistics etc have been brought together, the interested foreigner can get answers to all his questions.

A first and not unimportant success has already been made. All participating companies have each been asked to commit to the WHC for a number of years and up to some months ago it was uncertain whether there was enough interest. At the last minute the empty slots have been filled and, on the contrary, the mood has turned around completely. At the eleventh hour there were still some companies who wanted to join - Dümmen, Schoneveld, Van Zanten - and all the slots suddenly have been filled and others are left in the lurch.

The opening ceremony had dance, music, an extensive video and finally the pressing of a button by Maxima, a nice show 

Publication date: 3/12/2018
Author: Elita Vellekoop



Other news in this sector:

6/22/2018 Photo Report FlowerTrials 2018
6/22/2018 200 visitors at Meet & Greet Fresco Flowers
6/22/2018 Number of Christmasworld registrations growing
6/21/2018 US (MA): NGCE to feature educational sessions on perennial production
6/21/2018 Brazil: 25th edition of Hortitec is on
6/21/2018 Denmark: Rose breeders and lovers gather in Copenhagen
6/21/2018 IPM Discovery Centre replaces Hortivation
6/20/2018 British Flowers Week museum displays revealed
6/20/2018 US (NH): PVG & D.S. Cole open doors to horticultural pros
6/20/2018 Chinese delegation visits UK garden centres
6/19/2018 US (FL): IFE is re-locating to Miami in 2019
6/19/2018 France: Salon du Végétal opens its doors
6/19/2018 Vietnam: Dalat Hasfarm shows off 'sustainable quality'
6/19/2018 EFSA presents trend showcase Spring/Summer 2019 at Tendence
6/19/2018 Hishtil Event informs and bonds agents, customers
6/19/2018 US (CA): Growers turn outstanding varieties into marketing gold
6/18/2018 Webinar: Exciting new plants entering the pipeline
6/18/2018 Here we go: GreenTech 2018 - the recap
6/15/2018 GreenTech: quick start for 2019 edition
6/15/2018 NL: First edition Garden Trials and Trade in pictures


Leave a comment: (max. 500 characters)

  1. All comments which are not related to the article contents will be removed.
  2. All comments with non-related commercial content, will be removed.
  3. All comments with offensive language, will be removed.

  Display email address

  new code