Year Overview June 1-15

New varieties introduced on the eve of summer

With summer approaching, the pandemic still dominated headlines, but fortunately there were some rays of hope. The market in Shanghai showed signs of recovery, and the Sri Lankan coir industry was also going strong despite the coronavirus situation. Meanwhile in Kenya, the alarm was sounded over limited air freight capacity. June is also traditionally a month of new varieties, and although trials couldn't always be visited physically, there were plenty of novelties to look forward to.

Shanghai floral market slowly recovering
Worldwide the floral industry is hit hard by Covid-19. As one of the first countries to control the virus, China’s economy is gradually recovering, Mr. Austin Gu from…

Sri Lankan coir industry is resilient in the wakes of the Covid-19 pandemic
Due to the growing popularity of coco substrates in the horticultural industry and the quality of the Sri Lankan coco products, the industry has seen rapid growth. That means…

Clement Tulezi, Kenya Flower Council
"We need solutions now"
Due to a lack of air freight capacity, around 65 percent of what is usually being exported during this time of year is leaving Nairobi. Even though the farms are not operating…

Auctioneer Amerik de Best, Royal FloraHolland
Alstroemerias a cut above at the auction clock
It was one of the first product groups for which the Royal FloraHolland supply regulation stopped, and so far this group is performing well on the clock. The product in…

9-12 June 2020
NL: Danziger organizes Open House Event at Imperial Plants
2021 is a big year for Danziger. The company will be featuring new series, innovative novelties and progressive programs, all with one goal: to provide solutions for growers,…

Hishtil continues to supply the young plants of these genetics
Cohen increases Dianthus URC assortment with Hishtil's mother plants
Israeli propagators Cohen and Hishtil started to work on a project recently. The mother plants of the Dianthus genetics, that were kept these past years by Hishtil, will be…

"Higher prices for standard, lower for luxurious assortment"
Pleasing peony season so far
The peony season is in full swing and so far, it has been a pleasing one. The early season, the timing of the holidays, the flower as a gift item and the lack of roses on the…

Netherlands: First pile for new facility Schneider Youngplants
The long planned move of young plant supplier Schneider Youngplants is now really about to happen. In the presence of the owner, Jacob Schneider, the employees, Alderman…

Discover them digitally and/or in real life
FlowerTrials 2020 might be cancelled, but introductions aren't
This week, the FlowerTrials was supposed to kick off. Today, the participants in the Dutch regions Aalsmeer, Westland and the German region North Rhine-Westphalia would have…

Rose breeder Paul de Bruin, United Selections
Breeding and selection at a distance
As the flower industry reels from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies in the sector are finding ways to adapt to the situation. For United Selections, employees…

Daniél Vesterlund, GASA Group
"Fulfilling the demand is our main challenge at the moment"
Fulfilling the demand with the required or alternative products is currently the main challenge GASA Group is encountering. “It seems that the European growers planted less…

Canadian Nadine Stielow, Thiel's Greenhouses, checks it out
Hydroponically grown edible ornamentals, an untapped market?
"You don't know where your next best idea might come from". With this motto, Thiel's Greenhouses' owner Nadine Stielow started a trial in which edible ornamental plants are…

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