September 16-30, 2019

Sustainability is hot! But more happened that month...

In September 2019 again a lot of company announcements; Dümmen Orange teams up with Bremkens Orchids, Floricultura signs partnership with OGG in Mexico, IAA Fresh celebrates two anniversaries, Agrifirm acquires Dutch supplier to the flower bulb sector GMN, BOAL Group acquires Holland Group.

Also, on sustainable solutions - which is a hot topic nowadays - many news articles were published. Particularly in the UK, during the Four Oaks that took place earlier in September 2019, recycled materials was a much-discussed issue. Industries are moving away from black plastic. Also in the horticulture, it is a hot topic, as the big supermarkets are not accepting black packaging anymore by the end of the year. The traditional black pot is slowly making way for taupe, but colors are also taking off. Therefore, manufacturers like Soparco are introducing more colors to their assortment. Also Desch Plantpak introduced a new line of eco-friendly recycle pots, namely D-Tect.

And of course, exhibitions took place, like the Naivasha Horticultural Fair.

But more happened, see the complete overview below:

 

Increase in amount of Kenyan, Russian roses?

Russia: A look at Riga Flower Market in Moscow

Last week, the FlowersExpo took place in Moscow, the city where the majority of imported flowers arrive in Russia, followed by Saint Petersburg. Therefore, a good opportunity…


UK: New greenhouse ready for date palm tissue culture

When thinking of a greenhouse in the United Kingdom, the production of date palms probably doesn’t come to mind. However, this is what a new greenhouse in Glastonbury, built…


Dümmen Orange teams up with Bremkens Orchids

Dümmen Orange and Bremkens Orchids signed an agreement for exclusive rooting of Dümmen Orange phalaenopsis products for the European market at the Bremkens production facility…


UK: Black pots make way for recycled, colored ones

In the world of plastic pots, recycled material has become of great importance. Especially in the United Kingdom, where it has been a much-discussed issue during Four Oaks.…


Tessa Corp adds 12 ha

Fastest growing Ecuadorian farm expands to 114 ha

"We were even thinking of expanding even more, but we couldn't find the land", says Carlos Naveda of Tessa Corp, one of the fastest-growing farms in Ecuador. They started on…


Floricultura signs partnership with OGG in Mexico

Floricultura and Ornamental Growers Group (OGG) formally ratified their partnership at the OPF trade fair in Mexico City. OGG now acts as a sales agent for Floricultura's…


Photo impression: Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2019

With 2 days of sun shining over the Naivasha Horticultural Fair exhibition ground, it came to an end with some showers on Saturday, September 21. With more than 180…


D-Tect

Desch introduces second line of eco-friendly recyclable pots

Desch Plantpak presents a new, eco-friendly range of pots and trays: D-Tect. Next to Recover this is the second recyclable product range in the Desch Plantpak assortment. Recover.…


How nanotechnology can help to improve soil quality

Stabilization of soil microorganisms for ideal settings for plant growth

Nanotechnology has become extremely important in many industries and floriculture is not an exception. It can be of great importance for the quality of soil, by stimulating…


Direct, within 5 to 7 days

Online store delivers from Dutch auction to Russian florist

An online store with flower and plant delivery from the auction directly to florists in every city in Russia and CIS countries. It is the distinction of the new flower startup…


Double party at IAA Fresh

Five years ago, IAA Fresh, part of International Airfreight Associates BV (IAA), was established. With this establishment, this forwarder, who mainly shipped 'hard' cargo…


Agrifirm acquires Dutch supplier to the flower bulb sector GMN

Two suppliers in the Dutch flower bulb sector will be working together: GMN and Royal Agrifirm Group. Following an integration process, Agrifirm will acquire…


UK: Sainsbury’s to reduce plastic packaging in fresh flowers in 167 stores

Sainsbury’s is launching a new trial to reduce plastic packaging in fresh floral ranges on a large scale. The 12-week trial, which will run in 167 Sainsbury’s stores, marks…


KFC doesn't feel industry being taken seriously by government

Road blocks deal financial blow to Naivasha flower farms

One of the most important roads for the Naivasha flower industry have been blocked for two days by protesters, who demanded rehabilitation of the road, causing millions of…

Partnership for strategic growth

BOAL Group acquires Holland Group

BOAL Group, together with its strategic partner Equistone, has invested in Holland Group Westland, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality…


India: Unpredictable weather results in 60% lower rose production

Erratic rainfall has sprung a thorny problem for rose growers across India. While the rose gardens of outer Bengaluru have begun to wilt due to dry climes, the flower farms on…

 


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