December 1-23, 2019:

Company announcements, farm visit reports in Israel and more...

Christmas is around the corner and when looking back at this month, quite some interesting things happened; Arcadia opens 4.7 ha chrysanthemum greenhouse, Vitroflora Producer Group cooperates with Gebr. Alkemade, Dead Flower Project was set up to support Ecuador's flower sector, Selecta One announces that it will produce key poinsettia genetics of Lazzeri Societa Agricola, Jan van Dam becomes new Dutch Flower Group CCO, Danziger announces NA partnership with Rinehart Poinsettias, the Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day results were presented, Dave Captain was elected as President of COHA-ACHO, Rosalink continues independently, Bom Group enters into strategic alliance with new partnership Atrium Agri, and Ethiopia: Lafto Roses sold to Ethio Vegfru Group.

Also this month, we published the articles from our visit to Israel, late November 2019. We visited Danziger, Hishtil, Cohen and Jaldety.

But more happened this month, see below the overview.


EBF Cargo now offers vacuum cooling service

“No more quality claims thanks to vacuum cooling”

The Ecuadorian freight forwarder EBF Cargo has just acquired a new vacuum cooling machine which is fully operating now. “The process is ultra-fast, in only 20 minutes the…


Netherlands: Arcadia opens 4.7 ha chrysanthemum greenhouse

Last Saturday, Dutch chrysanthemum grower Arcadia opened their new 4.7 ha greenhouse in De Lier, the Netherlands. With this sixth(!) greenhouse, that is equipped with all kinds…


Marius Rodewijk, Rosalicious, grows edible roses

'The queen of flowers on a plate'

"It really is quite a challenge," Marius Rodewijk of Rodewijk Rozen summarizes the cultivation of the edible rose. Since last year this Dutch grower has been growing the…


Dead Flower Project:

Dead flowers supporting Ecuador's flower sector

In October 2019, more than 20,000 tons of flowers died during a 12-day strike in Ecuador. Now, an initiative named Dead Flower Project uses these flowers, to try to revive an…


A peek inside Cohen Propagation Nurseries

High propagation standards draw big breeders to Israel

After a busy summer of not only preparing for the new season, but also changing the computer system to PAT, all greenhouses of Cohen Propagation Nurseries will be in full…


A presentation of Hélène Lafourcade of Good 2 Know:

“Telling stories to increase sales”

How to sell more flowers or plants? A question that is always on growers', wholesalers', and florists' mind. During a conference at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of…


shipping from all three Selecta One production farms

Lazzeri Poinsettias now shipping from Selecta One

Selecta One proudly announces it will produce key poinsettia genetics from Italian breeder and young plant supplier Lazzeri Società Agricola S.R.L. Beginning in 2020, and…


Alexander Machado, Panalpina

A talk with one of the trailblazers of shipping flowers by sea

Panalpina took over Cargo Master and shortly afterwards DSV took over Panalpina, creating one of the world’s largest transport and logistics companies. Soon, all under the…


A look inside the propagation nurseries of Jaldety:

Israel: "Niche products help to differentiate and stand out"

We have this agricultural land available, can we do something with it? With the answer to this question, the story of Jaldety Plant Propagation Nurseries started 32 years ago,…


Jan van Dam becomes new Dutch Flower Group CCO

As of 1 January 2020, Jan van Dam will become the new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Dutch Flower Group (DFG). With that, he will also be a member of the DFG Executive…


Capella petunia series stealing the show

Israel: A visit to Danziger's NovemberFest 2019

With over 800 varieties on display, Danziger's NovemberFest 2019 has come to an end. More than 100 guests from all over the world visited their R&D location in Mishmar…


Kenyan weather affecting production

Red roses for Christmas: Higher prices, but lower volumes

Christmas is around the corner, which means flower shipments for this holiday are in full swing. At Kenyan farms Isinya Roses and Porini Flowers, for example, 60 percent of…


Kwekerij R. Mooyman

FlowMaster streamlines orders at Dutch gerbera grower

At nursery R.Mooyman in De Lier, Havatec installed a semi-automated inserting machine for gerberas. Workers only need to stick the flowers in the boxes. On one side, you…


Rinehart Poinsettias by Danziger available for 2020 season

Danziger announces NA partnership with Rinehart Poinsettias

Danziger announces a new partnership with Rinehart Poinsettias. The two companies are joining forces to bring “Rinehart Poinsettias by Danziger” to the North American market.…


Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day 2019 results

Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, conducted a trial of 157 commercial and pre‐release Poinsettia varieties. Variety Day was hosted on Thursday, December 5, with…


Schneider youngplants to work with Green Products

10 million young plants with the GreenPlug

As of next year, Schneider youngplants will switch completely to GreenPlug paper pots from Green Products. They did not take any chances, because the plug plays an essential…


Dave Captein elected as President of Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance

The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance announced that Dave Captein was elected as President for a two year term. Dave has served as a Director on the COHA-ACHO Board…

They separate from Dutch Flower Group

Rosalink continues independently

Erik Bruine de Bruin, General Director of Rosalink, currently co-shareholder, buys back the majority of the shares of Dutch Flower Group (DFG). As a result, the company separates from…


Sachin Appachy, Bliss Flora

Color is everything for rose that goes against the grain

"A new variety like this one brings back a smile on a grower's face in these challenging times", says Sachin Appachu of Bliss Flora Ltd. After 3 years of trialing this new…


Dream Farms introduces "Scentsation Rose Bouquets"

Tropical rose bouquets bring something new to the table

"The only thing that is constant in the flower industry is change, so you better change and reinvent and try new things." With this in mind, Ecuadorian rose farm Dream Farms…


Mya Thway Yee is committed to reform Myanmar's flower sector

"My suppliers always ask me why I take the responsibility for the whole chain"

It is said that one person can change the world. However, the whole world might be a little much, so let’s start with a ‘small’ part – that actually is quite big: the…


Vitroflora Producer Group cooperate with Gebr. Alkemade

The Polish company Vitroflora Producer Group Ltd. and Gebr Alkemade B.V., a Dutch perennial young plant producer, have made an agreement for intensive cooperation. Wil…


Dutch Nursery Freek van der Velden switches to D-Tect pots

Growing more sustainably, one pot at a time

It won’t be long until every gerbera at nursery Freek van der Velden is fitted with cultivation pots made of detectable, recycled material. Since week 42, the nursery from the…


A peek inside Hishtil's facility in Afula

Israel: Automation provides the answer to growing demand

With three new sticking machines just having been installed, Hishtil is ready for 2020. Over the last years, they have seen an increase in demand - and particularly for their…


PB Tec, VB and Havecon

Bom Group enters into strategic alliance with new partnership Atrium Agri

This week, on 18 December, Bram van der Kooy and Piet van Vliet transferred their shares in the Bom Group. The company is now in the hands of the current management (Mike…


Ethiopia: Lafto Roses sold to Ethio Vegfru Group

Gerard van der Deijl reached an agreement with Ethio Vegfru Group Plc regarding the take over of his company Lafto Roses in Ethiopia. According to van der Deijl, his age is…


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