Although 4% more flowers and plants were sold, FloraHolland’s turnover in the week before Mother's Day was 8% less than last year. Pricing fell short by 12%.
In Brazil, spring cleaning seems to have started. At least, that is what I am hoping for, along with many Brazilians. It is very important that the highest priority is given to a very thorough spring clean.
This year, the international trade fair for horticulture GreenTech will offer floor space to an additional 25% exhibiting companies, compared to 2014. The second GreenTech exhibition will be organised in RAI Amsterdam from 14 to 16 June 2016.
Until a few years ago, drones were boys’ toys, or they were used for military and photographic purposes. Recently, applications are being developed to use them in the agricultural sector. There are numerous possibilities, even within greenhouses. Here you will find an overview.
Detection systems are not yet widely used in horticulture. Drones have the potential to change all that. Recently, Erik Pekkeriet, a researcher at Wageningen UR is experiencing a newfound interest in detection systems. „That’s great. But the first question shouldn’t be what can a drone be used for but what do I want to measure?”
Monday, April 25th Wesseling Export in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, stopped trading in the export of flowers and plants. According to the spokesman, the company has gone bankrupt.
Every year, the Dutch Embassy in Uganda asks all local Dutch businesses to sponsor the celebrations of King's Day. In return, your company name will be shown on a banner during a party where the Dutch citizens in Uganda indulge in sponsored booze and ’bitterballen’. Because the party was organised so poorly last year, it has been a huge disappointment for me. So this year, I've decided not to ‘donate’ any money anymore.
Four new breeding companies have joined the FlowerTrials and will be exhibiting for the first time this year. Bock Bio Science, Gediflora, Prudac en VWS FlowerBulbs.