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Special  –  Year Overview

December 2017: Christmas preparations and fires in California

December 2017 is marked by the Christmas preparations of the growers and by the fires that were threatening, among others, flower farms in California. However, more happened in December 2017, below the overview:Ball opens 18-hectare production facility in AustraliaBall Australia has exciting times ahead.....

November 2017

Remember these? Special Year Overview

The end of the year is near and therefore we take a moment to look back on the top articles of 2017. See below for the overview of November 2017:Richard Bonnet, New Fashion FlowersDutch greenhouse to double daffodil production in ThailandDutch daffodils in October? Yes, last week, the yellow version of.....

But more happened in October 2017:

Photo reports: Proflora, Ontario Greenhouse Conference, IFEX, PMA and WF&WFSA

October 2017 was again a month with many exhibitions, with the Proflora held in Bogota, Colombia, Ontario Greenhouse Conference held in Canada, IFEX held in Tokyo, Japan, PMA in New Oreans, USA and theWF&WFSA in Miami, USA. But more happened, below the overview:Philips Lighting adds Ball Seed to North.....

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September 2017: Hurricane Irma disrupts flower industry in US, South America

September was marked by Hurricane Irma as it heavily disrupted the flower industry in the US and South America. But more happened this month; SIAT Group's Deroose Plants acquired Exotic Plant, Ball Australia established a new state-of-the-art operational site.Of course there were trade shows; the FlowerExpo.....

August 2017:

Kenya's post-election, minimum wage hike Canada, Costa Rican Mother's Day, Chinese Valentine's Day and more

In August 2017, a lot happened. Markel acquires majority interest in Costa Farms, Industry mourns passing of Francis Kwong, Kenya's post-election unrest leads to worker shortage,Ontario flower growers fear minimum wage hike, Mother's Day in Costa Rica, Valentine's Day in China and much more. Below the.....

July 2017: Tendence Outdoor Living, Cultivate'17, Hishtil's 10th anniversary in South Africa and more

July 2017 was again a month with a lot of happenings; 4th of July was celebrated with American Flowers in the US, the first edition of Tendence Outdoor Living took place in Germany, Cultivate'17 in the US and Hishtil celebrated 10 years in South Africa. But more happened, see the overview below:US: 4th of.....

June 2017

IFTEX, FlowerTrials, Salon du Végétal, Hortitec and more

Again many exhibitions in June 2017. The month took off with the IFTEX in Kenya, then theInternational Floriculture Expoin the US, the FlowerTrials in the Netherlands and Germany followed bySalon du Végétal in France and Hortitec in Brazil. But more happened, see the overview below.Chris Lindley of Oserian.....

May 16-31, 2017:

Industry in the ban of GM petunia ban and Mother's Day sales results

The second half of May 2017, Europe and the US are still dealing with the ban on GM orange petunia. Besides that, a lot of attention went to sales on Mother's Day that was celebrated on May 14, 2017. In the US, Germany, and the Netherlands, the industry was happy with the Mother's Day results. In France,.....

May 1-15, 2017:

Iran Green Trade Fair, Hortiflorexpo, orange petunia and more

May 2017 was definitely characterized by the orange petunia. But more happened, see the overview of May 1-15, 2017 below:over 5,000 visitorsPhoto impression of Iran Green Trade Fair 2017The Iran Green Trade Fair had its second edition in the Tehran Exhibition Center. From the 21st to the 23rd of April more.....

April 2017

CAST, new joint venture Benary+, Easter, AstanaFloraExpo and more

April 2017 took off with the California Spring Trials (CAST), where many breeders showcased their novelties along the west coast of the US. And we stay in the US, with Ballacquiring Kordes' licensing rights from Newflora,and Benary and Volmaryestablished a joint venture for North America. But, of course,.....

Exhibitions, exhibitions and more exhibitions

The key word of the second half of March 2017 will be exhibition. A new virtual trade show was announced, and the team of FloralDaily made a photo report at the Flower Expo Ukraine and our colleagues of HortiDaily went to the Horti Asia in Thailand. Besides that, also an impression of the World Floral Expo.....

The first weeks of March 2017: Holiday preparations in full swing

Valentine's Day is over and the flower industry is preparing for the next important holidays, like Mother's Day and Women's Day. But more holidays where flowers play an important role are celebrated in March 2017, like St. Patrick's Day in Ireland and the USA and Ohiganin Japan.Next to preparing and.....

February 2017: Horticontact, MyPlant & Garden and of course... Valentine's Day

The start of 2017 was marked by exhibitions. And in February, they continued with the Horticontact in the Netherlands and the MyPlant & Garden in Italy. Besides that, February is also important as Valentine's Day is being celebrated. But more happened this month. Below a small summary.Broekhof opens.....

January 15-31, 2017

Fierce mother nature, company changes and exhibitions

Mother nature, company changes and exhibitions are the key words of the last part of January 2017. Below the overview of all the major happenings in a row.US (MI): Fire destroys Spring Meadow Nursery's office buildingEarly Sunday, January 15, 2017, a fire broke out in the office building of Spring Meadow.....