special year overview January 16-30

Getting ready for Valentine's Day

By the end of January, we made a virtual visit to Kenyan flowers, discussed new possibilities of LED lights, and were gearing up for the annual high demand for Valentine's Day flowers. Let's have a look at what you might have missed during the first month of 2021. 

"Brand new colours, ready to make 2021 a colourful year"
Kenya: United Selections kicks off the year with its annual open day event
An open day event has always been important for breeders, solely because this presents a mutually-beneficial platform to both the breeders and the growers to interact and…


Kuno Jacobs, Nova Exhibitions on his experiences as exhibition organizer:
"I expect even more enthusiasm for physical trade shows than before the pandemic"
The events sector is one of the sectors that has been hit hardest by the corona crisis. "Where many sectors see their turnover decrease it is not easy for the events sector…


Kai Lønne Nielsen on Queen Regent Asters:
"New exciting prospects in Asters breeding"
One cutting only, less cutting back, great compactness and new, beautiful colours. That is on the agenda for Queen Genetics, when expanding their assortment of Queen Regent…


Nursery Bakker: the first lily grower to use Signify's LED grow lights
The possibilities of LED grow lights in lily cultivation
Nursery A. Bakker & Zn. BV from Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands, is the first lily grower in the world to use LED grow light from Signify in its greenhouses. The company has…


The remarkable potential of cattail cultivation
It is a plant everybody knows and which has many (potential) applications, but which no one is growing: cattail. This might sound experimental, but in the Dutch city De Peel,…



Mauricio Ospina of Ecuadorian rose farm EQR,:
"Unexpected high demand for Valentine's Day roses"
"Currently demand for Ecuadorian roses for this Valentine's Day season is extremely high. Many rose farms in the Ecuadorian territory have suffered a delay on production as a…


The story of the Parlor Palm
The Parlor Palm, whose Latin name is Chamaedorea elegans, has been cultivated as a houseplant for about 50 years. Worldwide, the plant is now part of the standard assortment…


Chris Schlegel, DS Cole Growers, on the GCP and SANC certifications
US: "It not only allows us to self-inspect and ship interstate, it also keeps our growing practices consistent"
DS Cole Growers has been one of the first companies in the US that started to work with regulators on both GCP and SANC at the same time. But what are these certifications and…


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