Toronto based CO2 GRO (GROW) will be installing a CO2 Delivery Solutions VCO2 system at a Colombian rose greenhouse in collaboration with a leading global industrial CO2 gas supplier. The VCO2 system will be evaluated for its effects on faster time to flowering, greater flower bud production and protection against the spread of powdery mildew.
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Colombian flower market
According to Statista, Colombia exported $1.5B of flowers in 2018 of which $1.2B was to the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Colombia is the largest exporter of roses and other flowers to the U.S., exceeding four billion flowers annually. In flower arrangements, Colombia is the second largest exporter globally next to the Netherlands. Most export-targeted flowers from Colombia are grown in simple hoop houses and shade houses which cannot use CO2 gassing to enhance production. This market is a prime candidate for CO2 Delivery Solutions aqueous CO2 application which can be easily implemented in any covered cultivation such as hoop and shade houses.
GROW’s CEO John Archibald commented, “We are excited to be collaborating with this leading global industrial gas supplier that operates in dozens of countries. The Colombian rose market is yet another high value market where our CO2 Delivery Solutions technology can add to grower profits. Our sales team is making excellent progress expanding into new high value plants and key geographies. Building strategic relationships with companies such as global industrial gas suppliers will help us expand our domestic and international reach to accelerate sales.”
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