March 1-12, 2018

Women's Day, UK Mother's Day, new CEO KFC, and more...

In March, one of the most important holidays for flower growers is celebrated; Women's Day. It is celebrated on March 8 and is a very important holiday in Russia. This year, it was noticed that the market is growing. But more happened in the beginning of March 2018, Kenya Flower Council announced their new CEO, Dalina divested their osteospermum and dahlia business to PanAmerican Seed, Mother's Day was celebrated in the UK, Kenyan flower growers affected by unusual weather and Dutch Queen Maxima opened the World Horti Center. See below the complete overview.

Jorge Ortega, Matina Flowers:

'Valentine’s Day was a great start to the year'

Last year, and particularly the second part, was quite challenging for many Colombian growers. According to Jorge Ortega of Matina Flowers, a Colombian rose farm, the weather was the major bottleneck. For this year, however, he has higher hopes. "We have had a better Valentine's Day, which is one of.....

Introducing Clement Tulezi, new CEO of Kenya Flower Council

Kenya Flower Council has a new boss. With experience spanning 23 years across media, communications, marketing and international mediation, Clement Tulezi now takes charge of the umbrella growers and exporters body, at a time when the country’s flower industry is celebrating major achievements including.....

CAN (AB): Greenhouse growers concerned about new labour rules

Bill 17 went into effect in January 2018, and strips greenhouses of their agricultural exemption under the Labour Code. That means greenhouses now have to pay overtime to employees who work more than 44 hours a week. For Sunshine Greenhouse in Redcliff, that would mean an added expense of nearly $100,000 per.....

Dalina divests osteospermum and dahlia business to PanAmerican Seed

As of March 1st, Dalina Genetics has divested its Osteospermum and Dahlia business. The new owner is Pan American Seed. "We are absolutely convinced that this company, together with its strong portfolio of associated companies, will be able to continue the Dalina Genetics business and take it to a new level",.....

Klaus René Hansen:

Gartneriet Brolykke brings spring into homes with indoor lavendula

Bring spring into your home a couple of months earlier. That is the idea behind the indoor Lavendula that Danish pot rose nursery Gartneriet Brolykke put on the market last week. They ship the lavendulas via GASA Group and Royal FloraHolland to garden centers in Germany and Denmark. And the reactions are.....

Paul Wekesa, Panocal:

Kenya: "Volumes down due to unusual weather"

Almost all flowers for International Women's Day and UK Mother's Day (March 11) left the cold room of Kenyan rose farm Panocal. The demand and prices at the Dutch auction are similar to last year, but the volumes are about 20 percent down. The 38ha farm lies just outside the town of Kitale at an altitude of.....

John Elstgeest, Flower Circus:

Women's Day: "Russian market is growing up"

Today is International Women's Day. In Russia, this is celebrated in a grand fashion, with flowers. A nice bouquet for the wife, girlfriend, mother, colleague and neighbour: on Women's Day, the Russian man gives flowers to almost every woman in his life. Like every year, John Elstgeest of Flower Circus is in.....

Mother’s Day means Money Day for UK florists

This Sunday (March 11), Mother's Day will be celebrated in the UK and it is expected to become a profitable holiday for florists. "Even though it is succeeding Valentine's Day quickly this year, Millennials seem to be willing to spend more money and are eager to spend it on flowers this year. Therefore, we.....

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,.....



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