Looking back at October 1-15, 2020

There is more than COVID-19

COVID-19 is still a hot topic, but when looking back at the first half of October 2020, it is not the central topic. Much more happened, like PMA's virtual Fresh Summit and the opening of World’s largest off-season tulip show on Chongming Island. Below an overview.


Global sourcing company increases focus on new segments

"We want to be a leading sourcing partner "

Over the years, Dymak has gradually shifted from being a traditional trading company that supplied all kinds of pots to the green industry, to a more diverse sourcing company…


A peek inside the trials of Dekker Chrysanten in the Netherlands

Chrysanthemum Valley: A candy store of flowers

Traditionally during this time of the year, Dekker Chrysanten organizes an extensive trial at their company in Hensbroek, the Netherlands. You won't find more colors in one…


Mark Weitjens, AgroCheck:

Requests for Debt Collecting services are rising worldwide

In the midst of the pandemic, it has been quite slow regarding the demand for Debt Collecting services, but now, the requests are rising and are coming from new clients and…


"Temperatures inside dropped to under 0 Degrees Celsius for over 2 hours"

Ecuadorian rose grower loses stems due to dramatic climatic event

Climate is changing and growers are experiencing it first hand. Two weeks ago, in one of the greenhouses of Flowers House Group in Lasso, Ecuador, temperatures inside dropped…


1.8 million tulips

Video China: World’s largest off-season tulip show opened on Chongming Island

During the October National Holiday Season, Oriental International Shanghai Floriculture Industry Development ltd (‘OISF’) launched the world’s largest off-season tulip…


Simon Hendriksen, D.J. Hendriksen & Zn BV:

"There are simply no better cuttings than cuttings from Uganda"

A couple of months ago, we had a talk with the team at Hendriksen. In the midst of the pandemic, they were building a new facility in Hazerswoude Dorp (Netherlands) and…


German substrate supplier Hawita eying export markets

The big hectic created by COVID-19 in the horticulture industry seems to be over. Things have stabilized, but the situation is far from normal. For many companies that used to…


Dutch grower Chrywijk happy with Paperpot machine by Van Tuijl

Paperpot's future is bright

The advantage of the Paperpot lies in the faster and better rooting of the cuttings. It also allows for better aeration, and watering can be adjusted more easily. It is that…


Rosa Eskelund, Roses Forever, on expanding her fragrant pot rose assortment:

"Large fragrant flowers on a fast, easy to grow plant - that's our goal"

Fragrance has always been a good selling point for roses, but longevity of the product used to be the bottleneck. However, as the popularity of fragrant roses is increasing…


Summary of educational session: Resilience and Rebound

PMA's virtual Fresh Summit is on

The virtual edition of PMA Fresh Summit is in full swing. It started yesterday and will run till October 15. Despite it is in a virtual setting, the goal of the event remains…


"The strictest measure that Ecuador has received in recent years"

Chile's adjusted phytosanitary measures: an eyesore for Ecuadorian exporters

The Chilean market is an important market for Ecuador, but the recently added phytosanitary measures are an eyesore for the exporters. It is said that this is the strictest…


A peek into the production of greenery from Dutch soil

WBE imports green from all over the world, but they also sell a number of products from Dutch soil. Especially towards the Advent period, this trade company see that these…


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