- Export Sales Manager Europe Division
- Directors - New Zealand
- Nursery Production Manager Victoria Australia
- Technical Sales Consultant, Washington
- Export Sales Manager North America Exports
- Head Grower Hydroponic Greenhouse
- Account Manager – South-East Asia
- Vegetable Seed - EU Sales and Regional Manager
- Business Developer – High Tech Horticulture
- Operations Manager Organic Farm Barka Oman
Top 5 -yesterday
- Dutch propagator grows vegetables and flowers under the same (glass)roof
- Stackable planters designed for aeroponic and hydroponic crops
- Heating mats to maximize plant nursery yields
- Illegally connected greenhouse in Romitan cost the district 437 million
- Ocean-going vessels to capture CO2 for greenhouses
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
- "Honduras greenhouse park to become the largest producer-exporter in the Central American region"
- Netherlands: Codema Systems Group declared bankrupt
- Shanghai: Young people who can't get vegetables start to "help themselves" through hydroponic vegetables
- Canada: Dutch holding company acquires Ontario Plants Propagation
- Google meets agriculture at Go Green Agriculture
HortiDaily Special Year Overview
February 2014: Trade shows, Philips employees threatened and Arend-Sosef bankruptcy
February is trade show month! HortiDaily made the classic photo reports at the IPM Essen, Germany the Fruit Logistica Berlin, Germany; and at the; Horticultural Business Days.
4 February 2014: In the Netherlands, employees of Philips were threatened at home when Philips stopped selling lamps to cannabis growers. The employees have been threatened for months by a buyer of the lamps.
10 February 2014: NatureSweet, Ltd. laid off 70, leaving 700 total employees at its Willcox facility. CEO Bryant Ambelang said that this latest reduction in force (RIF) occurred in the management and supervisory positions.
11 February 2014: The annual Leo Ammerlaan Greenhouse Run took place at the nursery greenhouse of Leo Ammerlaan in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands. In total 400 runners participated. Amongst the runners were teams from many horticultural suppliers. Also our colleague editor Arlette Sijmonsma of Groentennieuws.nl gave all at this race.
19 February 2014: Arend-Sosef went bankrupt. The bankruptcy of the company was a shock for the Dutch and international greenhouse sector.
February 2014 was characterized by the extreme weather that damaged greenhouses worldwide. In the UK, greenhouses were hit by heavy rain and wind storms hit. In Asia, Japan and Korea in particular, the horticulture was damaged by heavy snow fall. In Canada, the extreme cold resulted in high energy bills for the greenhouse growers.
21 February 2014: GGS acquired the Google Glass, and looked into its applications in their customers’ greenhouses, and their own manufacturing plant. They mentioned some interesting features of the device. One of which is winking for taking a photo. Other features include hands free controlling of the device and having conversations without a headset or an actual phone.
25 February 2014: Quite a buzz was generated after Syngenta announced their major breakthrough in the development of insect resistance in sweet/hot peppers. Many accusations were made against Syngenta. However, In an interview with HortiDaily, Michael Kester, Syngenta's commercial head for the Benelux, explains that many of these accusations were incorrect and were blocking the innovative progress to develop sustainable and biological solutions for worldwide horticulture.
25 February 2014: Luuk Runia was featured in an article on doing business in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. According to Runia, Southeast Asia had the potential to become a key location for horticultural development.
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Other news in this sector:
- 2014-12-24 Looking Back: 2014 in 120 articles
- 2014-12-23 November: AgroPark news, from tomatoes to pot and heavy snowfall for NY growers
- 2014-12-22 October :Dalsem builts 20 ha in Russia, Philips recall and breakthrough in TM3 resistance
- 2014-12-19 September: New greenhouse for Vineland, bankruptcy for Dutch tomatoes and strong recovery for Rosa Flora
- 2014-12-18 August: Russian ban, burglary at Rijk Zwaan Italy and Coldwater completes phase II
- 2014-12-17 July: Panasonic's veggie factory, Flip-flop on cogeneration policy, and 2 ha of cut flowers in the UK
- 2014-12-16 June 2014: The first Greentech, 60 hectares in China and Dutch growers leave the industry
- 2014-12-15 May 2014 : Zwirs - Knijnenburg bankruptcy, Azerbaijan thrives, and angry Italian growers
- 2014-12-12 April: Growing in Alaska, Priva cuts jobs and Windset introduces strawberries
- 2014-12-11 March 2014: Growing in Bahrein, extreme cold in Canada, Rosa Flora fire, and a meteorite for a Korean grower
- 2014-12-10 February 2014: Trade shows, Philips employees threatened and Arend-Sosef bankruptcy
- 2014-12-09 HortiDaily Special Year Overview : January 2014.