September 1-15, 2020

A September to remember

Also September is a month to remember for many companies. The weather has been challenging not only in Ethiopia and Kenya, but also nurseries in Loisiana facing challenges following a hurricane. Also good news the first half of September 2020; Desch Plantpak acquires IPP factories, Alexandra Farms adds 2ha of new varieties and the FlowersExpo in Russia successfully organizes their first hybrid exhibition. But more happened, see the overview below.

Alexander Brjuhins, Bilat Handel GmbH:

Russia: Lack of imports resulting in higher demand for local flowers

Early spring has been a challenging period for many flower growers around the world, including for the Russian growers. March and April were tough months with lower demand,…

3-5 November 2021

IFTF rescheduled to 2021

The International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) has moved its 2020 edition to 2021. After a press conference last night of the Dutch prime minister, it became clear that most… 

Connie Bradt and Elise Johnson with A.M.A. Horticulture

"We want to cultivate a culture of collaboration and long-term thinking"

A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. was founded in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada in 1982. Although Connie Bradt, daughter of company founder Allen Monsma, officially joined in ’96, she has…

Jan Renting, Optimal Connection:

Rains in Kenya and Ethiopia impact supply

The holiday season is over and the demand for flowers is increasing. However, the supply of roses out of Kenya and Ethiopia is lagging behind. "Due to the rainy days, volumes…

Graff Breeding introduces bee and butterfly friendly, mosquito repellent lavender

Danish breeder ventures into lavender

For more than 30 years they have bred hibiscus, the last few years they have added poinsettia and dipladenia / mandevilla and now, they are introducing their own-bred…

Samwel Orioki, Progeny Ventures Ltd.

New Kenyan flower exporter gets off to a challenging start

With growers spreading their risks more often and with the idea of creating employment opportunities in Kenya, Samwel Orioki and his partner started a flower export company…

US (LA): Nurseries face challenges following hurricane Laura

Louisiana nurseries are facing several challenges following Hurricane Laura, including damaged structures, lost production time and power outages. The storm’s effects are…

Dick van Raamsdonk, HPP Exhibitions presents 2021 schedule

"By being prepared at all times, we can kick off any exhibition, at any time”

The event industry is one of the industries that has been hit hardest by COVID-19. When looking at the international trade shows for example, since the pandemic, their…

Russia: A peek at FlowersExpo 2020 in Moscow

FlowersExpo in Moscow, Russia, is in full swing. At first glance, it does not seem to differ that much from previous years - over 4,000 visitors yesterday - but this year,…

Growers on OASIS by Control Dekk

"We see just the right amount of water go exactly where it is needed"

In 2013, Control Dekk was founded on the simple idea that automated hanging basket irrigation could be simple and effective. Seven years later, greenhouses across the United… 

Colombia: Alexandra Farms adds 2ha of new varieties

Alexandra Farms, being part of the wedding and event industry and not part of the supermarket industry, was hit very hard by the pandemic. "Weddings and events in our most…

Desch Plantpak acquires IPP factories

On September 9th 2020, Desch Plantpak acquired all of IPP’s commercial activities. This acquisition is a significant boost to Desch’s position in thermoformed and injection…

Video Photo impression FlowersExpo Moscow 2020

FlowersExpo 2020 has come to an end on September 10 and the organization is looking back on a successful edition. Despite the COVID-19 situation - which also resulted in a…

TTA sorting machine running at full speed

New forest nursery officially opened in Czech Republic

For several years, and particularly over the last three years, Europe has been dealing with the challenges of deforestation. Drought, forest fires, storm damages and insect…


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