September 16-30, 2020

Industry looking ahead to 2021

The second half of September, people start to look ahead to 2021. The industry is already looking at Valentine's Day and even Spring orders are coming in. Also 2021 trends are being discussed. However, COVID-19 is still a hot topic and affecting the flower industry in some ways. In Ecuador for example, the vehicle restriction is affecting the flower industry in the country. September is maybe a bit too early to look back at the year, but some companies already say that they have record sales. 

Below an overview of some main happenings in the period from September 16-30, 2020.


"Recovery from Crisis - the future for ornamentals"

Worldwide ornamental industry shares experiences, expectations at AIPH Conference

How was last year, how are things now and what are the expectations for the future. In a virtual conference named "Recovery from Crisis - the future for ornamentals", AIPH…

Brandkamp joins Fleuroselect

Brandkamp is joining Fleuroselect. Its membership application has been unanimously approved by the Fleuroselect members during the Annual General Meeting, which took place…


Beekemkamp's BKX-trays

Video The amazing journey of a reusable tray

For about 2 years now, Beekenkamp Plants is working with their new BKX-trays and this season, they started to use it on a large scale; for nearly all their seed-raised…


Caproflor analysis of pandemic effects on floriculture in Colombia:

"For Valentine's Day, freight costs per kilo expected to rise by 80 or 100%"

From May, worldwide demand for flowers increased; however, for many producing countries, including Colombia, freight capacity and rates have been a major issue. The…


BioTherm's journey: 40 years and counting

It all started with two teenagers and one invention

From heating to air and water optimization solutions, used by growers in at least 20 countries. Today’s BioTherm encompasses it all - and to think that this journey all…


Lawrence Hopman, Hopman Flower Farms:

North America: "Mass market urged to order now for Spring 2021"

Mother's Day in the US and Canada has been a huge a success and it hasn't slowed down since. North American growers have had months with record number of sales. Demand spiked…


Expoflores requests to derogate the “Resolución Nº60”

Vehicle restriction affecting Ecuadorian flower industry

The Municipality of Quito issued a Resolution, which restricts the free movement of vehicles. Explores, as productive sector, is opposed to this since this restriction does…


Simon Firth on Macpac's horticultural packaging:

"It's a year with record high sales"

Over the last months, plant sales have been high. This combined with the sharp increase in online shopping, resulted in a record year so far for the horticultural packaging…


Shailesh Kumar Rai, Heritage Flowers, reflecting on the farm's first year

Kenya: "We even gained more direct clients"

After working in the flower industry for 25 years, Shailesh Kumar Rai was ready to dive into a new adventure and started his own rose farm. He bought a 60 ha land plot in…


Check out Garden Media Group's Garden Trends Report 2021

How will the future of gardening post COVID-19 look like?

During quarantine, the behavior of the US consumer changed. So, how will the future of gardening post COVID-19 look like? 2021 Garden Trends Report, The Great Reset, of Garden…


Hishtil shares best practices with focus on potted herbs, organic herbs and ornamental crops

Extending the shelf life of the more delicate types of plants

Hishtil has made it its goal to provide economic and environmentally friendly horticultural solutions that improve the quality of produce. "A key facet of our research is to…



A look at United Selections' trials and new varieties display at Dutch grower J&K Rosa

Video "The market is always looking for something unique"

For nearly a year now, United Selections is trialing their varieties at Dutch rose grower J&K Rosa in Berkel en Rodenrijs, the Netherlands. Last week, they organized an open…


Petra Dubbel, Beekenkamp:

Hobby vegetables are in demand, but how to maintain that momentum?

For several years now, the popularity of hobby vegetables and herbs is increasing and over the last months, the pandemic fueled this trend. Growing your own vegetables is hot…


Rik Reinink reflects on unusual year

US (OH): Green Circle Growers expands with 6 acres of greenhouse space

It has been an unusual year, but it did not bring Green Circle Growers' expansion plans to a standstill. Currently, they are adding 6 acres to their 106 acres of covered…


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