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June 18-30, 2019:

A month full of company announcements

The second half of June 2019 is characterized by company announcements. Dümmen Orange starts collaboration with Kordes Roses and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Gardens by the Bay, Schoneveld opened new site PlantXperience, a new Kenyan rose breeding company, Nature's Ventures, has been set up, Hilverda De Boer took over Swedish Gustafssons Blommor, Moerman Lilium BV was selling its branch in Tanzania, new Kenyan gypsophila farm has been established, Javo celebrated its 50th anniversary and Kasey Conquist stepped down as administrator of American Grown.

Also this month, the 26th edition of the Hortitec was held.

But more happened, see the overview below:

Dümmen Orange and Kordes Rosen start collaboration

Dümmen Orange and Kordes Rosen signed an agreement to develop and broaden their collaboration by working together in the Dümmen Orange rose show garden in De Kwakel, the…

Schoneveld Breeding opens new site PlantXperience

Last Friday, the new location of Schoneveld Breeding PlantXperience was opened. From all over the world - the company is active in about 60 countries - guests were welcomed.…

Sicamus to introduce own-bred classics collection

Classic varieties still king in jam-packed hydrangea market

Over the years, the number of hydrangea varieties worldwide has increased significantly. Growers large and small all started to breed their own, but now a point may have been…

Kasey Cronquist stepping down as administrator of Certified American Grown

Kasey Cronquist is stepping down as administrator of Certified American Grown. His last day will be July 12. The Certified American Grown Council will be working closely with…

David Perez of PRIME Flowers explains

China: Imports slow down as domestic floricultural industry develops

China is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. With the aim of developing this fascinating market, PRIME Flowers opened their own office in China four years ago,…

Spain: Over 350 varieties at Plantinova Open Days

International propagators, breeders, growers (both local growers as well as city growers) and retailers. They all gathered in Vilassar de Mar at the Plantinova Open Days, in…

Nature's Ventures

New company enters rose breeding world

After breeding for 7 years, the new Kenyan breeding company Nature's Ventures is happy to show their own bred rose varieties to the world. This company, which is part of the…

Hilverda De Boer takes over Swedish Gustafssons Blommor

Hilverda De Boer will take over the activities of Swedish wholesaler Gustafssons Blommor on 1 July. The activities are transferred to subsidiary Hilverda De…

Clement Tulezi

Australia's revised import conditions give Kenyan growers a hard time

Over the years, the imports of cut flowers and foliage arriving in Australia have increased more than threefold. Kenya is one of their main suppliers and they exported 110…

Veiling Rhein-Maas:

"Satisfying price level for exclusive Kenyan roses in Europe"

The hot weather in Kenya combined with the delay of the `long rains´ and continuing temperatures above average in Ethiopia have increased the production and supply amounts of…

High-altitude farm (180 ha) for sale at the foot of Mt. Meru

Looking for a Tanzanian adventure?

Because of their focus on the core business, Moerman Lilium BV is selling its branch in Tanzania. This concerns a farm at the foot of Mt. Meru called ‘West Meru Alps’. The…

Javo celebrates 50 years of innovation

50 years ago, the first Javo potting machine was designed. Since then Javo has set a standard in horticulture automation. The first Javo prototype Arnold van Nobelen, the…

Dutch embassy report

Developments in the Korean flower market

Korea’s cut flower consumption is much lower than that of other OECD countries, which is mainly due to relatively lower Individual flower consumption. However, the total…

Singapore: Dümmen Orange and Gardens by the Bay to broaden collaboration

Dümmen Orange and Gardens by the Bay, a premier horticultural attraction in Singapore, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on May 27, 2019, to develop and broaden their…

Andrew Khaemba, Yellow Grove Farms

New farm expands Kenyan gypsophila acreage

With 20 years of experience in growing gypsophilas, Yebeltal Getachew could not let the opportunity pass of buying a 35ha farm in Saboti Kitale, Kenya. He bought the farm the end…

A peek inside Maridadi Flowers:

Kenyan rose farm is a cut above the regular standards

A company's environmental and social responsibility is becoming increasingly important. As a result, demand for certificates is higher and more and more growers are applying…

Brazil: Impression of the 26th edition of Hortitec

The 26th edition of the Hortitec has come to an end last Friday, June 28. For three days over 400 companies in the horticulture and fruit industry presented their products and…

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