Special year overview April 16-30

Growing demand for skilled horticulturalists

So far throughout our year overview, we have shared many stories about the increasing demand for flowers and plants. And in the last half of April we shared some of the consequences. Not only resulted this growth in a growing need for skilled horticulturists, innovative packaging solutions were reducing growers' shipping costs during the high demand, and preserved flowers were not left out either. Take a look below to read what you might have missed towards the end of April.

Eclipse LD makes it possible to grow plants in South Africa
"Without shading agents, it is simply impossible to grow plants in South Africa"
At LVG Plants, the largest plant grower in South Africa, a three-person team is busy applying Eclipse LD. This removable Sudlac shading agent protects plants against excessive…



A peek inside the greenhouse of Dutch orchid grower Stolk Flora:
"From the very start, we are focusing on sustainability"
At Dutch orchid nursery Stolk Flora, 3.5 million plants are being produced annually. Since the very beginning, in 2000, sustainability is of great importance. Four years ago,…



Paul Molina of Naranjo Roses explains:
"The demand for preserved roses has grown exponentially"
Over the last decade, the demand for preserved roses has grown exponentially around the world and particularly last year. “Before the pandemic, there was already a sustained…



The advantages of working with a specialist horticulture recruitment agency
The growing demand for skilled horticulturalists
The horticulture industry is a market that has developed exponentially and continues to see growth year on and year. The demand from commercial enterprises that are expanding…



Ephraim Weil – Agronomist, Plant Protection Specialist, Hishtil
Spreading the knowledge of organic cultivation
The demand for organic products increased significantly over the last decade. Hishtil, one of the leading producers of organic rooted\unrooted cuttings of herbs, has seen this…



Cargolite makes headway
Lightweight packaging concept saves up to 2 kg of weight per box of roses
"We see fewer transport damages, can handle and unpack the flowers more efficiently and improve our ecological footprint", says Matthias Haudenschild of Agrotropic when…



Houseplants at Bridge Farm Group flourish under ReduSol and ReduFuse IR
"We achieve better uniform protection and a better greenhouse climate"
On hot days the temperature in the Bridge Farm Group’s greenhouses can rise to as much as 40°C without any intervention. There isn’t a plant able to withstand such…



Zuurbier adds patio roses to its assortment
Cut flower grower ventures into patio roses
Zuurbier has more than 50 years of experience in the production of cut roses - the company has been growing them on 48 hectares in Kenya since 2001 - and is now adding patio…





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