Looking back at November, 2020

Christmas season around the corner

Christmas sales are in full swing and it is almost time to look back at the year. In this article we are looking back at what happened in the period October 16-31, 2020. In short, we see that the situation in China is almost back to normal and new greenhouses are being established. Also, Danziger's Novemberfest was being held online and Morel's trials could still take place in the Netherlands. Big news for the Ecuadorians is that they have duty free access to the US for its roses now. Also this month, many start looking back at the year. Below the overview

Gordon Robertson, Verdant Technologies, on HarvestHold:

New post-harvest solution extends life by up to 25 percent

"It depends on the floral type, but overall we see an up to 25 percent increase in the life of cut flowers and potted plants," says Gordon Robertson, Chief Revenue & Marketing…

'Traveling to Israel has never been so easy!'

Danziger's NovemberFest 2020 goes virtual

NovemberFest, Danziger's flagship annual event, marks the kick-off of the new season and a chance for industry leaders - growers, retailers and distributors - to explore the…

 

Fresh-cut roses added to the GSP Program, effective November 1st, 2020

Ecuador now has duty-free access to the US for its roses

After many years of the Association of Floral Importers of Florida’s (AFIF) hard work on behalf of its members and the flower industry, President Trump has added roses to the…

A look at Morel's production trials in the Netherlands

Video 'What you see is what you get'

"We are not only showing the 'Ferrari plants'", says Hein Desmet of Morel Diffusion when talking about the annual production trials in 's Gravendeel, the Netherlands, which…

Erik Bruine de Bruin, Rosalink, reviews 2020

'A good year so far, but we should not get too excited yet'

After a two-year merger with Rose Connect, part of the Dutch Flower Group, Rosalink has been operating independently for almost one year now. Looking back on this year, for…

Bernard Muthuri, Zena Roses:

"Demand for new varieties still high"

Crisis or not, the market is always looking for new and different products and ease. Kenyan grower Zena Roses limited experiences it firsthand. When the market started to open…

Thousands of workers likely to lose jobs

Covid-19 lockdown in France deals a blow to Kenya's flower sub-sector

Thousands of farm workers are on the verge of losing their jobs due to closure on sell of 'non-essential' items by supermarkets and florists during the lockdown in France,…

These Lanzhou roses expected to (on average) outperform Kunming roses

China's largest high-tech rose project to be completed by Spring 2021

In China, the largest high-tech rose project is currently under construction. The 34ha rose project is located in Lanzhou, Northwest of China's Gansu province, very close to a…

 

A peek into what has been presented so far:

US: Proven Winners virtual Landscape Roadshow comes to an end

The Proven Winners Landscape Roadshow took off on Monday and this virtual three session event is coming to an end today. The purpose of this show is to educate, showcase and…

NL: "This is our best year yet"

From their box at the auction in Aalsmeer, Willem and Dennis Liefting supply a large number of Dutch florists. And in terms of revenue, this is their best year yet: in…

Dutch rose grower Berg RoseS on Con Amore:

"The world’s most sustainable red rose"

This year Berg RoseS is celebrating 45 years of rose-growing. Over those years they have had the privilege of growing many different varieties, including various red roses.…

Hear the story from the auction, grower, wholesaler and florist

How New Zealand's flower industry remained resilient in a time of crisis

The New Zealand floral industry employs over 10,000 kiwis and plays a vital part within their local communities. So, how did Covid-19 impact the industry in this country and…

BMO Capital Markets

Leamington, Ontario greenhouse opportunity

A brand new 1.3 million sq. ft. state-of-the-art greenhouse is available in Leamington, Ontario. Leamington, well-known as North America’s greenhouse capital, is well…

Plantinova creates website to present new varieties to consumers

"During and probably due to Covid-19, orders via our B2C platform increased sharply"

“The ornamental industry is not reacting to what the consumer likes, it is reacting on what works best in the nursery. Therefore, there are so many pelargoniums and petunias…

88 crowd investors contributed to realization of the 120 kWp solar system

Kenya: Second solar project for Zena Roses

For the second time in less than a year, Zena Roses decides to harness the power of the sun. After a first solar plant for the farm in Asai was financed by crowd investors* in…

Jennifer Blom: Global Horticultural INC:

"The fewer I’m selling, the better job I’m doing"

“The fewer beneficial insects that I’m selling, the better job I’m doing since it means that the client’s system is working well,” says Jennifer Blom, a specialist in…

Four new varieties earn AAS Winner designation

All-America Selections, North America’s oldest and most well-known non-profit plant trialing organization, is pleased to announce four new and exciting AAS Winners for the…

Supply chain improvement- and product & people investment

Beekenkamp Plants grows in North America

"Like for any other business, for us it also has been a challenging, but in the end a good year and order intake for 2021 are already promising", says Sirekit Mol of the…

Agrivaldani

Agrivaldani

Ecuadorian rose grower expands assortment with summer flowers

"For a long time, we have wanted to offer more than roses, and now it's a reality", says Daniela Lobato Jarrín , Project Director at Agrivaldani. Besides roses, they are now…

Xizhe Hu, Agricultural Advisor, explains:

Pandemic opens new doors for Chinese flower industry

Due to Covid-19, the Chinese flower industry has gone through some changes, which may turn out to be positive in the long run. Flowers, which were in the past mainly used for…

Roses Forever celebrates 25 years of rose breeding

After working for a pot rose grower in Denmark for several years and  starting up and running an own pot rose nursery, Rosa Eskelund's passion for breeding was born. She wanted…

Meteor Systems

China: 34-hectare rose project goes into production

Cut roses are among the flowers with the largest planting area and market share among cut flowers in China. With the gradual expansion of middle-class groups with spending power,…

Azrom

China: First roses planted in new 16 ha greenhouse in Shandong

Five months after kick-off, the first roses have just been planted in a new greenhouse that is currently being built by Israeli greenhouse supplier Azrom in the province of…

 

Funding campaign is in full swing

Ecuador: New alstroemeria farm to be established in Cayambe

A new alstroemeria farm is about to be established in Cayambe. It is an initiative from Santiago Partnership, a non-profit organization that aims to support and empower…

 

Video NL: A look inside Vitro Plus's greenhouse

It's actually a type of service we offer, says Ellen Kraaijenbrink of Vitro Plus. For 30 years, the Dutch company has been producing tissue culture fern starters that are…

 

AgriGarden boosts TC young plant production in China

AgriGarden, a turnkey horti-project solution provider with 18 years of experience setting up high-tech horticulture projects across China, has selected VIVI from the Viscon…

 

Felipe Villamizar, Maria Flowers:

'Looking back on the rollercoaster that was 2020'

Although summer and fall were good in terms of sales and they will end the year on a positive note, COVID-19 left an emotional scar at Maria Flowers, a company that supplies…

 

or actually, leaving the greenhouse

Poinsettia Christmas Mouse is in the house

"When our breeding came around the corner with this new variety, everyone was a bit baffled at first and didn't really know what to do with it," says Milena Weller,…

 

following the trend of upscaling and chain shortening

Schoneveld Breeding and Beekenkamp Plants start partnership

Beekenkamp Plants has taken a minority share in Schoneveld Breeding. Both companies continue to operate independently in the field of breeding, production and sales. They see…

 

Josef Heuger on the hellebore season:

"A high demand across the board"

"The demand has been excellent. At the moment, we are holding back plants for firm orders that we committed to, everything else is gone," says Josef Heuger, owner of…

 

Andrew Wambua, Molo River Roses, looking back at 2020

Kenya: "Swimming in uncharted waters"

The year started quite well for most of flower growers in Kenya, with good weather in January leading to a good production over Valentine's Day. The Valentine prices were also…

 

Ilonka Ekelmans, Kwekerij Sensation, about white cut Chrysanthemum "Ilonka":

"This variety has the potential to become one of the biggest of its kind"

"This chrysanthemum is white as snow and it really shows when putting it next to other white varieties. Furthermore, it has a very green heart, a lot of volume, it's very…


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