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Year Overview June 16-30

It's all about the breeders

The second half of June was all about the breeders. Takii & Muller Seeds signed a collaboration agreement, Dümmen Orange opened its new Breeding Technology Centre, we spoke to Selecta One about their SKYfamily petunias, and Syngenta Flowers took home the FleuroStar Award.

It was also a good moment to look back on what the first six months of a very strange year had brought us. The full impact of COVID-19 on the industry started to become clear, with companies either having to pick up the pieces or being positively surprised by the increased demand for flowers and plants.

collaboration Takii & Muller Seeds
New boost for Sahin garden seeds
More than 10 years ago, in 2007, the Japanese breeder Takii took over the Dutch flower seed company K. SAHIN, Zaden. Since that time the collection, also a brand with a…

"For breeding with the most advanced tools and people"
Dümmen Orange’s Breeding Technology Centre virtually opened by Dutch Minister of Agriculture
Dümmen Orange’s new Breeding Technology Centre in the Netherlands, has been virtually opened. Carola Schouten, the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (and…

How the SKYfamily story of Selecta one began, thrives and continues
Petunia NightSky: The birth of a tiny universe
Receiving awards year after year, Selecta's petunia NightSky has become a well known variety along the chain and around the world. The pattern of the flower combined with the…

Syngenta Flowers wins FleuroStar Award 2020 with Dahlia Sincerity
Fleuroselect, the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry, is proud to announce that the FleuroStar Award 2020/21 goes to Dahlia Sincerity from Syngenta…

Germany: New trial and show garden opened at Brandkamp
The Brandkamp test and show garden will be open from June 15 in a new location and completely redesigned. The purchase of the neighbouring company in Isselburg - Anholt,…

"First trials that prohibits all chemical or biological treatments of roses"
Video An impression of the International Rose Trials in Nyon (+ the list of award winners)
88 varieties from 27 breeders from 13 different countries took part in the first International Rose Trials in Nyon, Switzerland, on June 20. Special about this trials format…

KG Greenhouses is building three high-tech tulip nurseries
Sky’s the limit for Dutch tulip growers
The production of tulips has been growing for years and, apart from the recent corona headache, there are no notable signs that this development will be slowing down. Although…

Multi-span plastic greenhouse being built by Azrom
New 16 ha greenhouse to meet Chinese demand for roses
In Rizho, a city in the northern Shandong province of China, a new 16ha greenhouse complex for rose cultivation is arising. The project is being realized by Israeli greenhouse…

Oleoflor about to harvest first roses
Mexico welcomes new rose grower
The State of Jalisco in Mexico, where tequila is distilled, is now the place where roses are grown too. Last year, after 9 months of repairing, new life was blown into a 25 ha…

British flowers celebrated as New Covent Garden Flower Market reopens
After being closed to the public for nearly 3 months, New Covent Garden Flower Market re-opened yesterday, and at the same time, their British Flowers Week campaign took off.…

Sunshine Bouquet acquires Esmeralda Group
On June 26, the Esmeralda Group and Sunshine Bouquet Company entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Sunshine Bouquet will acquire all the operations of the…

EU-wide survey provides first estimate of COVID-19 impact on ornamental industry
4.12 billion EUR of losses for flowers, plants sector across Europe
The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted and disrupted the EU Flower and Live Plants sector and market since early March 2020. In an unprecedented exercise, the four…


US consumer sentiment toward floral products during the COVID-19 crisis
PMA’s consumer sentiment research aims to provide insight into how COVID 19 pandemic is impacting consumer shopping trends for floral. This is directional information that can…


Polish horticultural sector bouncing back after crisis
The Polish horticultural sector seems to recover after the dramatic low sales in March. Polish producers of cut flowers were hit the most, as the majority of sales starts in…


British survey reveals:
UK: "Majority of ornamental businesses badly affected by the ongoing impacts of COVID-19"
Ornamental growers in the UK have lost nearly 60% of sales due to stock losses on average as a result of the coronavirus lockdown and market closure forcing them to dispose of…

Jerry van der Spek, ADFonline: "Flowering plants back on track, cut flowers hit hard"
The impact of COVID-19 on the Brazilian market
The ornamental industry in Brazil is growing year after year, but how is the industry in this country going through this global pandemic? We talked with Jerry van der Spek, a…

Expo Flor Ecuador 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19
Expo Flor Ecuador 2020 has been cancelled due to Coronavirus-related health and safety concerns. "For us, your safety is our priority" says Alejandro Martínez, CEO of…

Video Kenya: How Flamingo Horticulture dealt with ensuring the safety of their 4,500 employees
All kinds of companies all over the world had to response on the COVID-19 outbreak, including farms. So, also at Flamingo Horticulture in Kenya, where they grow flowers on 114…

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Video Barcelona orchestra plays for 3,000 potted plants
On the first day after the state of alarm instituted due to the pandemic ends, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona reopens its doors, but it does so for an unusual…