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But more happened in April 2019:

Canadian growers dealing with floods

Spring is around the corner and for some growers April 2019 did not take off well. Debs Greenhouse in Morinville, Alberta (Canada) for example never had a flood of this amount before. Later that month, Scott's Nursery in Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada) had to deal with a flood as well.

And of course, holidays were celebrated and shows were held this month. After Easter (April 22) and St Jordi Day (April 23) followed which is an important day in Spain, and also for the red flower - particularly roses. And as Easter fell late this year, many growers did not have time to catch their breath for Mother's Day.

Regarding shows, the Flower Expo Ukraine, the Iran Green Trade Fair and IPM Shanghai were held.

But more happened this month, below the complete overview:

Debbie Foisy of Debs Greenhouse

CAN (AB): “We've never had a flood like this before”

Spring is around the corner and that means busy times for greenhouses. However, Debs Greenhouse in Morinville, Alberta had to give the workers a day off. A flood resulted in a layer of water in the greenhouse. “We expect to get some water from the snow melt but this amount was more than we are equipped to deal with”,…

Pre-registrations Flower Expo Ukraine 270% higher than same time last year

"Despite the geopolitical challenges, the Ukrainian market offers opportunities"

The Flower Expo Ukraine, which will again be held in Kyiv in two weeks, has grown again a bit compared to last year. This year the fair is being held for the 13th time. From the Netherlands, 39 companies are participating, and for the first time since the crisis of 2014, a number of participants from South America…

photo report Get in the Greenhouse

More than 200k visitors for Dutch greenhouses

"How tall are those bell pepper plants anyway?", "Look, Daddy, do you see that? They look like roses!" and "Are you from around here?" These are some of the questions and cries that were heard often last weekend, during the 42nd edition of the Dutch open days of the horticultural industry. During the two days of Get…

"Red is hit the hardest, pink and cerise under pressure too"

Rose growers eagerly await Mother’s Day season to get out of the doldrums

March and April are usually challenging months for rose growers. After Women's Day (March 8) it takes a while for the next big holiday to arrive. At the moment, the demand for…

New low-oxygen packaging improves quality, makes sea freight possible for more flower species

For cut flowers growers and traders, having to deal with air freight is getting increasingly difficult. The cold chain needs improvements and airports are getting busy. These…

2Plant, Home Garden Panel surveyed over 500 US consumers

White lily - the new poinsettia?

"Over the last years, we hear more and more growers complaining about the low prices they receive for their poinsettias. So, what about a white lily instead?", says Pieter van… 

New project FloraPark Amealco will start in 2020

Mexico: 100 hectares dedicated to cut flower production

That the Mexican floriculture industry has a lot of potential is no secret, and now a major step is about to be taken to capitalize on that potential. A group of entrepreneurs…

Chinese-European partnership leads to 200,000 m2 breeding innovation site

Jinpin Flower Seedling Co., Ltd. is the largest business partner of Urbinati in China. To meet production needs It has introduced Urbinati's Lambda, Kappa series seeding line…

photo report Iran Green Trade Fair

"Hopefully suppliers will see the possibilities of Iran and not act in haste"

When thinking of Iran, business burdens might come easier to your mind than business opportunities. However according to Dick van Raamsdonk there are many opportunities. Last…

UK: Taylors Bulbs celebrate 100 years with Daffodil Day

Bulb buyers from Ayletts, Notcutts and Hillview garden centres joined over 500 Daffodil enthusiasts at Taylors Bulbs in Holbeach last week for their Daffodil Day to celebrate…

Christian Jacobsen, Euro Trend:

Late Easter: "No time to catch our breath before Mother's Day"

Easter falls late this year (April 22), and this does not leave any time for Danish supplier of plants in ceramics, Euro Trend, to catch their breath. "The last Easter orders…

Graff Breeding A/S ready to show the world the new series: Q-deville

What’s a hibiscus breeder doing in the competitive dipladenia market?

One of world's leading hibiscus breeders introduced their first own-bred dipladenia recently. The company in question is Danish breeder Graff Breeding A/S. After receiving…

Jan van der Plas, Flora Olanda

Supplying plants to pimp Saint Peter's at Easter

Every year again, it’s a nice piece of promotion for the Dutch flowers: Saint Peter’s Easter decoration. Thousands of roses, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are sent there,…

Photo report: Flower Expo Ukraine 2019

The Ukrainian flower industry celebrated its annual get-together again. No less than 9,000 visitors traveled to the capital - from within the city, but also from the…

China: Plenty of petunias at PAS trials

The 17th PAS China Pack Trial Exhibition, with the theme of "Color Plus", was held between April 20th and 22nd, 2019 at Ball Zhuomei Horticulture (Shanghai) co., LTD. Image…

Everyone wants a piece of the Chinese pie

Photo Report Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2019

With the high population and a growing economy, the Chinese market is like a heavy chocolate almond pie: just a little piece of it will satisfy you. At the HortiFlora Expo…

"Here we go again surviving another flood"

Last year we spoke with George Scott of Scott's Nursery in Fredericton, New Brunswick when the water raised in the greenhouse and the shipping docks were blocked by the water.…

An overview of the floricultural sector in China

At the Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2019, the 'Overview of the Floricultural Sector in China' report was presented, commissioned by the Dutch embassy in Beijing.…

Terra Nova introduces their hardiest ornamental series

"Foolproof varieties are always on-trend"

"Garden trends come and go before most breeders can react to the market, but no-fail plants are always on-trend", says Chuck Pavlich, director of new product development for…

Steve Rinehart

"New poinsettia series meets all the demands for heat tolerance"

It was the need for a new adventure that led Steve Rinehart – a long-time manager at the Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California – to introduce a new Poinsettia series, that meets…