September 1-15, 2019

Hurricane Dorian causes terrifying start of September 2019

September 2019 started out terrifying for people in the Bahamas.   Category 5 hurricane Dorian made landfall on Grand Bahama Island, and continued its devastating path to Florida, where several airports closed out of precaution. Flower exports were not affected that much. 

And of course, Exhibitions took place the first half of this month, starting out with Spoga+gafa in Germany, followed by Four Oaks in the UK, Flower Expo Poland, and FlowersExpo in Russia.

But more happened, below the complete overview.


Anthony Tesselaar:

"It should be such a good plant that I can sell it to my mother"

“I think the 'plants world' is sometimes looking too much to new and not if it is a good plant that can be sold into the market for 20 years or more”, says Anthony Tesselaar…



September 1-3, Cologne

Germany: Spoga+gafa is on

Yesterday, the Cologne Exhibition Center (Koelnmesse) opened its doors for the spoga+gafa 2019. It is said to be the largest garden fair in the world and it showcases the…

US (FL): Logistics companies brace for Dorian

Category 5 hurricane Dorian made landfall on Grand Bahama Island, and will continue its devastating path to Florida, forcing logistics companies to take…


Pheno Geno Roses steps into creating rose oil

Edible roses success leads to new ventures for breeder

They've been working on putting it on the market for about 2 years now, and after their demonstrations at the IPM Essen last January, the interest in their varieties increased… 


Florida's Atlantic coast prepares for Hurricane Dorian

Following the devastation Hurricane Dorian caused on the Bahamas, the storm is making its way to the U.S., where it's expected to make landfall in the Carolinas. Before that,…


Fertilizer dispenser on mobile robot saves time and labor

Springtime means busy times, leading to many growers being shorthanded. With the mobile robots from Harvest Automation many of the material handling challenges like spacing,…


5-7 September, EXPO XXI, Warsaw

Fourth edition of Flower Expo Poland kicks off in Warsaw

The fourth edition of the Flower Expo Poland opened its doors yesterday in EXPO XXI in Warsaw. The exposition started on 5 September and will be open until 7 September. The…


Newcomer Succulents Unlimited:

"Each new sale and customer feels like a rush”

The succulent industry is not new to Menno and Lidy van der Straten. They have worked for a variety of employers before deciding to start their own company last year, which…


Photo report Four Oaks Trade Show 2019

Here it is, the photo report of the Four Oaks Trade Show 2019. At this two-day event, that was held on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 September, over 350 companies gathered to…


Dutch ambassador opens Royal Van Zanten's location in Colombia

Royal Van Zanten's new location in Colombia is now officially open. This was carried out on the 4th of September by Jeroen Roodenburg (Ambassador of the Kingdom of the…


Photo report: FlowersExpo 2019

Last week, the FlowersExpo took place in Moscow. For the ninth time, the Crocus Expo opened its doors for the event, which has not only grown in terms of floor space, but also…


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