Special Year Overview 2019

December 1-23, 2019:

Company announcements, farm visit reports in Israel and more...

Christmas is around the corner and when looking back at this month, quite some interesting things happened; Arcadia opens 4.7 ha chrysanthemum greenhouse, Vitroflora Producer Group cooperates with Gebr. Alkemade, Dead Flower Project was set up to support Ecuador's flower sector, Selecta One announces…

November 16-30, 2019:

The start of the poinsettias and much more

The poinsettia sales are starting to increase and the US is preparing for Thanksgiving and this means the year is drawing to an end. But besides poinsettias, much more happened this month. Gerbera United celebrated its tenth anniversary, the construction of the new facility of Karma Plants started and…

November 1-15, 2019

Netherlands is the center of floriculture

For several years now the Netherlands is the center of floriculture at the beginning of November, with the IFTF and FloraHolland Trade Fair taking place together. It draws visitors from all over the world resulting in more Dutch companies opening their doors. So, all in all a week full of events. At the…

October 16-31, 2019:

Unrest Ethiopia, Colombian farm visit reports and more...

When Ecuador has calmed down, unrest started in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, the second half of October 2019. Also here, many industries, including the flower industry was affected. Also this month several articles on the farms we visited in Colombia during the Proflora week. And more happened in the…

October 1-15, 2019

A challenging start of the month for Ecuadorians, but more happened...

The first half of October 2019 was characterized by the 12-day strike in Ecuador's capital Quito, which many would rather put in the past. But more happened this month like, Van Vugt Kruiden in the Netherlands opened a new building, Dümmen Orange appointed a new CEO, and an alliance deal was closed…

September 16-30, 2019

Sustainability is hot! But more happened that month...

In September 2019 again a lot of company announcements; Dümmen Orange teams up with Bremkens Orchids, Floricultura signs partnership with OGG in Mexico, IAA Fresh celebrates two anniversaries, Agrifirm acquires Dutch supplier to the flower bulb sector GMN, BOAL Group acquires Holland Group. Also, on…

September 1-15, 2019

Hurricane Dorian causes terrifying start of September 2019

September 2019 started out terrifying for people in the Bahamas.   Category 5 hurricane Dorian made landfall on Grand Bahama Island, and continued its devastating path to Florida, where several airports closed out of precaution. Flower exports were not affected that much.  And of course, Exhibitions took place the first…

But more happened in August 2019:

The 'mystery'of the decreasing hydrangea exports in Colombia

August 2019 was the month of the 'mystery' of the decreasing hydrangea exports in Colombia. From January 2019 till May 2019, the export figures were down. Are the smaller US weddings, the vase life, the changing preferences or are the logistics the reason? They all seem to play a role. We spoke to…

July 2019:

Takeovers, joining forces and opening new greenhouses

Again several company announcements in June 2019; UK bedding plant grower Bridge Farm Group acquired by Canadian MMJ grower Sundial Growers Inc, Hasfarm and FleuraMetz join forces in China, and Royal van Zanten opens new greenhouses in Uganda. On top of that, the Dutch floriculture industry signs…

June 18-30, 2019:

A month full of company announcements

The second half of June 2019 is characterized by company announcements. Dümmen Orange starts collaboration with Kordes Roses and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Gardens by the Bay, Schoneveld opened new site PlantXperience, a new Kenyan rose breeding company, Nature's Ventures, has been set up,…

June 1-17, 2019

IFTEX, FlowerTrials, Syngenta acquires Varinova, Beekenkamp wins FleuroStar and more...

For many years, the first half of June consists of the IFTEX in Nairobi, Kenya, and the FlowerTrials in the Netherlands and Germany. At this year's IFTEX, it became clear that the Kenyan rose growers have had a challenging year so far and that many are trying their luck in bouquets. At the FlowerTrials,…

But more happened:

May 2019: Selecta one takes over La Villetta and great Mother's Day results

One of the major happenings in May 2019 was Selecta One taking over La Villetta, an Italian breeding company. Another one is the tornado in Linwood, Kansas, that nearly completely destroyed the greenhouses of Free State Growers on Tuesday, May 28, 2019  Of course this month, holidays are celebrated, like Mother's…

But more happened in April 2019:

Canadian growers dealing with floods

Spring is around the corner and for some growers April 2019 did not take off well. Debs Greenhouse in Morinville, Alberta (Canada) for example never had a flood of this amount before. Later that month, Scott's Nursery in Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada) had to deal with a flood as well. And of course,…

March 2019:

California Spring Trials, Hortex, Women's Day, a peek inside Aleia Roses and more...

March 2019 was not only a busy month filled with exhibitions, also many holidays were celebrated all over the world. Regarding exhibitions, The California Spring Trials in the US took place in March this year, as well as the World Floral Expo. But also in Vietnam the Hortex took place and the HortiFlora…

February 2019

All about Valentine's Day and more

February is the month of Valentine's Day. How was 2019? In the run-up to this major flower holiday, we spoke with several rose growers from all over the world and discussed the challenges of this year. But more happened this month. North America was under the spell of the cold, Brandkamp went into…

January 2019:

Expansions, exhibitions, awards, Brexit and more...

2019 started off well for many. Benary opened a new production site in Chile, live plants in Colombia maintain VAT exemption, GASA Group moved to their new HQ, Anthura wins the Horticultural Entrepreneur Prize, Gediflora the AIPH award and Danziger and Terra Nova Nurseries announced a creative…

The major happenings in a row

Special Year Overview

Ho ho ho ho! It is almost that time of the year again and being in full holiday spirit already, we will start with our Special Year Overview today. In this special, we will look back at 2019 and we will highlight the most important news that impacted the industry. New greenhouses, events, shows, technical novelties & all other…


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