Year Overview August

Back to work with gusto

We returned from our summer break in August, refreshed and ready to provide the industry with fresh news again. Growers, breeders and suppliers were also rearing to go, it seemed. And although the pandemic led to some events being postponed and markets affected, there was a lot of good news to share as well, fortunately.

CAN (ON): Flood floor lays groundwork for expansion at Foliera
This past year when Foliera Inc. was presented with the opportunity to grow their business with the acquisition of a second farm – this allowed not only for immediate growth,…

Gutters of Metazet FormFlex mark final stage
China: New 18 ha rose greenhouse almost ready for planting
Currently, a 32 ha Agricultural Park in Lanzhou, in the Gansu province in China, is being built and one of the greenhouses, an 18 ha greenhouse for the cultivation of roses,…

Great demand for overseas flowers was revealed on-site
China: 25,641 visitors for Flower Expo Asia 2020
Flower Expo Asia 2020, the show upgrading from the former Flower Expo China, was successfully staged this August 3rd-5th at China Import & Export Fair Complex, the…

September 8-10, 2020, in Moscow, Russia
FlowersExpo 2020 is preparing to open its physical and virtual doors
FlowersExpo, one of the largest Russian flower and plant exhibition in Eastern Europe, is about to open their doors and this year, it will be held physically and virtually.…

Final webinar: Changes in today's consumer priorities, US retail panel
Colombia: Chrysanthemum Week 2020 coming to an end
"The consumer wants quality, so longevity. However, this goes counterintuitive to some consumer trends: they want flowers like peonies, dahlias, zinnias, which are all not…

Dutch chrysanthemum market returns to normal
Over the last two months, the prices for cut flower chrysanthemums skyrocketed, but they are now back at a level that is usual for this time of the year. Since last week, the…

Clement Tulezi, Kenya Flower Council:
Kenya: "Freight capacity available is still too low"
Lifting produce from Nairobi to other markets is still a major challenge due to limited freight capacity. During the holiday season in July and August, as the demand is…

Kalanchoe growers prepping for Easter: "Timing is key"
Easter may feel far away, but for kalanchoe growers it is not. Yellow is the main color and usually makes up for up to 60 percent of their entire production that is sold…

Johan de Hoog, Globe Plant, looks back:
"When a storm hits, we pick up the pieces of glass together"
If he wanted to, Johan de Hoog could easily fill up a book with his experiences in horticulture. Whether he will ever find the time to do so is yet to be seen. Because,…

Colombian Government visits the nursery industry
The new Colombian Vice Minister of Agricultural Affairs of Colombia, Juan Gonzalo Botero, along with the General Manager of the Colombian Phytosanitary Agency, ICA, Deyanira…

Alaska Perfect Peony

Alaska peony kids deliver bouquets to frontline workers
A lake, a pond, 25 acres and lots of wildlife. It sounds like an idyllic scene you'd find in a painting, but it's actually where Alaska Perfect Peony is located. Owner Rita Jo…

Progeny Breeding celebrates 10th anniversary
The flower industry has a collection of unique and inspiring stories about how, through time, and along the whole supply chain, with passion and commitment, it has developed…

Video Jerusalema Challenge by Zambia rose farm Khal Amazi
The Jerusalema Challenge is a dance challenge founded in Africa and is taking social media by storm. ‘Bringing positivity’ is the main purpose of this challenge and all over…


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