Special year overview November

The industry is finally able to meet again

November was the month the global floriculture industry was finally able to come together again in person. From the IFTF in The Netherlands, the Ecuadorian Siflor, to open days in Italy, several events were busy with visitors who were very happy to meet again. As an overarching theme over this time, companies were looking for ways to lower their energy consumption, by using solar panels for example. Let's take a look back at last month's news.

Eric Bouman, Murara Plants:
“Kenyan rose growers are now diversifying their assortments”
“We always felt it would be a great opportunity for Kenyan growers to expand their assortments, and we can now see it taking full effect,” says Eric Bouman, Managing Director…


Raymond Evison on winning his 31st Gold Medal:
“The delayed Chelsea Flower Show was an opportunity to show our repeat flowering clematis”
“This year’s Chelsea Flower Show was an important event for us, as it was an opportunity to show the quality of our repeat flowering clematis. The exhibit won me my 31st Gold…


Morel Diffusion’s trials until Nov 5 in The Netherlands, and Nov 8-19 in France
NL: “Testing the performance of our cyclamen in different climates”
“These trials are an opportunity for us to test our varieties in different climates. This provides us with important information, which we take into consideration concerning…


What was the first international IFTF since the pandemic like?
Photo report: IFTF 2021
Last Friday, the Expo Haarlemmermeer closed its doors in Vijfhuizen for the first edition of the International Floriculture Trade Exhibition (IFTF) since the pandemic. While a…


AmeriSeed introduces a new Marigold F1 series: “Hedge-Mary"
“After their disappearance, our breeding has achieved a Hedge Marigold replacement”
“Previous parent lines of Hedge Marigolds were very difficult to maintain, and the varieties disappeared from seed catalogs,” says Beam Sailern Senhuk, marketing director at…


Dehumidified air as an answer to high energy costs
In recent weeks, one major worry has been overtaking horticultural growers around the world: gas shortages are leading to steep energy prices, which in turn lead to decreases…


Oboya Horticulture installs solar energy power plant
China: “We want 90% of our sleeve production to be powered by solar energy”
“I personally don’t know any other sleeve manufacturer who is doing this,” comments Robert Wu, Founder and Chairman of Oboya. The company is installing its own solar energy…


Funding campaign in full swing
Ecuador: New flower farm to help local community become self-sustainable
With last year’s donations, a 4.5 hectare piece of land has been purchased in Cayambe, where alstroemerias and roses will soon be growing. With their first Forever Flowers…


Green Industry Show & Conference 2021
Canadian snow storms and floods: “Luckily our trade show was virtual this year”
“With the weather extremities, we were very grateful that our exhibitors and visitors did not have to be on the road. Because of the pandemic, we had already decided months…


New varieties and company tours at Lazzeri’s busy Open Days
Italy: “We want growers to see how the poinsettia varieties perform in different regions”
“Different climates and growing circumstances can lead to different results. Therefore, it is important for growers to know what the poinsettia results would be like for their…


Theo Aanhane, Eurofins Horti
Ecuador: A peak into Siflor 2021
“The event had a participation of nearly 300 people of different nationalities, among which were people from Colombia, the United States, Brazil, The Netherlands, and others,”…



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