Special Year Overview 2019

Year overview May

Tomato trouble and Expansion May-nia

May was a month of almost manic expansion, with new locations opened left, right and center. Besides all the good news, there were also the lingering tomato problems: the Tomato Suspension Agreement between the US and Mexico was definitively terminated, and ToBRFV continued to rear its ugly head. Wendy's…

Year overview April

All around the world

On April 1, we started with our sister publication, MMJ Daily, which is all about the cultivation of medical cannabis. Later that month we learned about expansions in Asia, as well as a consortium that includes big players like Fluence, Priva, BASF and Aerofarms, to develop crops for indoor agriculture. Of course our team was…

Year overview March

New market opportunities

March was a bit of a quiet month, but there was still plenty to write about, with new markets opening up around the world. Take Vietnam, for example, where we visited the HortEx. Meanwhile, North American companies explored new ventures, and some companies from outside the industry showed interest in horticulture, with…

Year overview February

North American expansions, tomato agreement cancelled

February saw several major expansions in North America, in part made possible with private equity funding. Two companies had a party that month celebrating their anniversaries, and there was plenty to see and do at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin and HortiContact in the Netherlands. The biggest news,…

Year overview January

Trade shows, expansions, and a cancelled merger

January not only kicks off the new year, it's also the start of trade show season, with the IPM Essen as a main gathering for the industry. This month saw a number of expansions, while growers in Europe faced heavy weather, and a big merger in the Dutch tomato industry didn't go through. ToBRFV also…

Special Year Overview: all major happenings in a row

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,…


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