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In March we published what would be the last photo report of the year: the HortEx Vietnam. Following that event, more and more countries went in lockdown and due to the hospitality industry being shut down and supermarkets dealing with hoarding, the fresh produce industry had to shift and do its utmost best to feed the world. 

Get ready for a month full of COVID


Video Photo report: HortEx Vietnam 2020

After three years of exhibiting at the HortEx show, last week Peter de Boer with Cyklop sold several flower binding machines during the third edition of the horticultural…

COVID-19 update

What is the recent status of Chinese growers?

The COVID-19 epidemic began more than a month ago and food has become a matter of fundamental importance. The growers who produce fruit and vegetables have started to play a…


Chinese grower updates on situation

China: Fertiliser shortage due to virus outbreak

Growing with a limited amount of fertilisers, lacking packaging material and an unstable market demand: for the Chinese growing company Hortipolaris, it has been quite the…

suppliers respond

Travel limitations affect horticultural industry

The suspension of all travel from Europe to the US will greatly affect the horticultural industry, especially since more and more travel limitations are expected or already in…

here's your new agenda

Horticultural events cancelled & postponed due to coronavirus

As the coronavirus spreads around the world and movement is restricted and gatherings of large numbers of people are banned a number of industry trade fairs…

COVID-19 update

Labour shortage but plenty fruits and vegetables available

Empty shelves in the fruits and vegetables aisles and a demand that equals that of Christmas and Easter, and at the same time through the roof, the floricultural market has…

technical suppliers deal with new reality

"Remote access necessity during travel restrictions"

Travel restrictions do not only affect the workers in the greenhouses, but also the suppliers. How to conduct service work when you can't enter a country? What are the effects…


Dutch growers deal with labor issues due to COVID-19 outbreak

Labor has been a tricky issue in the horticultural industry for quite some time now, but these days with the coronavirus problem it's even more so than normal. In glasshouse…

"become proactive in connecting with your customers"

Local and specialty growers hit by COVID-outbreak

Whereas on one hand the demand for vegetables went through the roof following mass hoarding, also many vegetable growers notice the downside of the outbreak. Farmers markets…

vertical farms are battling the new market situation due to COVID-19

"We are all in this together and we will make it"

The COVID-19 has a huge impact on many industries due to the measurements taken in regards of labor and food safety. Also the vertical farming has been hit by the virus as…

Florian Wolz, Franken-Gemüse Knoblauchsland cooperative

"The next crisis we are facing is the seasonal workers"

The coronavirus has a firm grip on the world. While the food supply is still sufficiently secured, many catering suppliers are facing the end of their supplies and producers…

government supports producers with $5 billion increased lending capacity

Canada: Food industry increases pay for hourly staff

Canadian prime minister Trudeau announced $5-billion increase in lending capacity for farmers and food producers in Ottawa on Monday morning. "Canadian farmers…

What should growers do? COVID-19 considerations

How do I maintain social distancing in my food production facility where employees typically work within close distances? It is one of the questions growers…
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