In Qingdao, China, the second day of the Horti China has come to an end. The exhibition shows the trends in today's vegetable greenhouse industry.
We discussed the evolving market in China briefly yesterday and this is shown at the exhibition as well, even though the second day and especially the morning was slower than the first day - something that might have to do with the infamous Chinese business dinners.
At the show, there are many international (mainly Dutch) and local suppliers willing to help growers and investors with their product and also with improving the quality of the industry in China, where knowledge is a challenge nowadays.
The availability of peat is a challenge to the market as well. With the growth of the Chinese sector, the demand for peat is growing as well, and China has to import. The rising demand, combined with a slightly declined availability, makes it a market in favour of the many suppliers.
Codema hosted drinks for the end of a successful first day of the show and Arno van Deursen (Van der Valk Horti Systems) and Dave Debets (Debets Schalke) joined Jelmer Huizing
It took some time to catch them at a quiet moment but here are Mike, Israel, Christian, Alice and Lydia with Plantlogic, helping growers to improve their crop by offering solutions for hydroponic growing
The team with Signify, showing their LED products and helping growers making the most of them
The vertical farming solution of Hyve is implemented in the Chinese market and is used abroad as well