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Looking back at October 16-31, 2020

Busy October

The second half of October 2020 has been a period in which a lot happens. Morel Diffusion continues in the hands of investment company Evolem, Greentech took place, the IPM Essen organization decided to cancel the show in 2021, Sian introduces summer flowers from new farm, Brandkamp celebrates 60 years in business, Vitro Plus to push the hardy ferns market, and Demand for heather plants surpasses supply. But much more happened. Below is the overview. 


B2B Conecta

New ornamental trading platform aims to go global

Worldwide, online sales skyrocketed over the last months and ornamental trading platform B2B Conecta, that was launched last year, is also feeling these positive effects.…


Morel Diffusion continues in the hands of investment company Evolem

The French investment company Evolem took over cyclamen breeder Morel Diffusion on September 22. The talks between the two companies, uninterrupted even during the health…


Quebec grower, Les Serres Frank Zyromski, on Biotherm's bottom-heat carpet

Canada: "Even when it is -30° C outside, I can keep the soil at 22° C"

Les Serres Frank Zyromski, producers of 8 to 10 million cuttings annually, have found a way to maintain soil temperatures and reduce production time – even while temperatures…


Dutch tropical plant grower, Aardam, invests in 3 additional dehumidifiers

"Less fungus, stronger plants and higher energy savings"

The big advantage of this machine is that the heat and CO2 remains in the greenhouse while the humidity in the air is being removed, explains Arthur Spruit of Aardam, a Dutch…

Van der Ende Groep

GreenTech Award winners announced

Today the winners are announced at the virtual opening of GreenTech Live & Online. The winners in 3 categories – out of a total of 26 entries – of the GreenTech Innovation…


"Working together to provide a breakthrough extended life solution for floral industry"

Chrysal International and Verdant Technologies announce partnership

Chrysal International is announcing a partnership with Verdant Technologies™ to bring a step change solution to the floral industry. This new product, a 1-MCP-based solution,…


GreenTech Xpert Theatre webinar:

Dutch business opportunities in South Korea, Argentina and Colombia

For many years, Dutch horticulturalists are exporting their products and transferring their knowledge abroad. In many countries, the Dutch products and methods are being used,…


Dutch Schlumbergera grower on the Aqua-Hort

"Loss cut by half with this machine"

For 1.5 years now, an Aqua-Hort machine has been running at Dutch grower Hofland Flowering Plants. With this machine, the water gets an electromagnetic treatment, which kills…


IPM Essen 2021 cancelled

The IPM Essen, which was planned for January 26 to 29, 2021, is cancelled. Against the background of the increasingly dynamic situation and worldwide travel restrictions,…


A peek into the process of an automated washing machine

Video Germany: 1200 clean trays per hour at Emsflower

With three production locations in Germany and the Netherlands and 87 hectares of greenhouses, Emsflower is a large pot and bedding plant grower. The growers are keen on…


Sololo Agriculture Ltd in Eldoret

Kenya: Sian introduces summer flowers from new farm

Sian has been in the cut flower business for well over 2 decades and over the years they have been able to expand tremendously. Their flagship product has been roses that they…


De Ruiter and developments in Ecuador under COVID-19

"Growers are still keen on diversifying portfolio with new, productive varieties"

It is a fact that this pandemic has hit almost all industries around the world and of course the global ornamental sector has been no exception. How is the Ecuadorian flower…


Family owned breeding and propagation

Brandkamp celebrates 60 years in business

It all started with some land, a 1,000m² greenhouse and a smaller dwelling house in the German village Anholt, very close to the Dutch border and nearby Emmerich. This is how…


Rudolf Sterkel, Gardengirls, reviews 2020 calluna season

Germany: 'Demand for heather plants surpasses supply'

"In general, the sales season for winter-hardy heather plants, namely the Calluna vulgaris brand Gardengirls, developed in 2020 better than in the previous year," says Rudolf…


Video Vitro Plus to push the hardy ferns market

30 years ago, Vitro Plus started producing tissue culture of tropical ferns. Quickly after, the wish arose to add hardy ferns to their assortment. After years of research,…

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