Special Year Overview 2020

special year overview

Growing CEA market in the spotlight in December

This month we've seen many sources confirm what the industry has believed in for many years: there's growth potential for the CEA market and the world is ready to capitalise on it. New projects are being launched, there's investors news almost every day and many market reports confirm the state of the…

Year Overview November 16-30

Taking stock of market developments

The second half of November saw plenty of developments in the market: takeovers, a booming horticulture market in China, and tomatoes really took the limelight. Let's take one more look in our penultimate year overview of 2020. Visitors of the China International Import Expo in Shanghai welcome the YOOM tomatoes…

Growers in the spotlight in November

It's what we do all year but in November we paid even more attention to what growers have discovered and endured this year and labour is one of the main topics. THe availability of labour, solutions to grow with a lower labour requirement and the appreciation for the labour force - all has been discussed…

October 16-30th

Automation top of mind in October

In October the GreenTech was set to take place and this did happen, yet not in person but digitally. Fortunately the horticultural industry as a whole is becoming more and more digital and in October autonomous growing again was top of mind with the launch of various technical solutions.  Priva launches Plantonomy: an…

October 1-15

New weapons in fight against ToBRFV

If you could name one virus that has dominated headlines in the horticulture industry, apart from the obvious choice of course, chances are ToBRFV will come to mind. The tomato virus has been plaguing growers around the world, and slowly but surely the industry is coming to grips with it. In October…

Year Overview September 16-30

Automation o'clock in September

HortOS was launched in September of this year. The Ridder system was created to keep control over large-scale horticultural businesses. And there's more novelties to remember - as well as many growers sharing how they kept growing in this unusual year.     Ridder launches HortOSKeep control over large-scale horticulture businessesRidder’s new ecosystem, HortOS, will…

Year Overview September 1-15

Greenhouses, robots, and more

The first half of September saw plenty of interesting developments in the industry. North American growers were particularly busy with new greenhouses and expansions. Automation was also a hot topic, with several robotics providers announcing investments. Lufa Farms World's biggest rooftop greenhouse opens in MontrealBuilding…

Soft fruit on the table and sustainable novelties in August

In August temperatures were still high, COVID still played a major roll in the world and horticulture launched many new novelties. Here's a small lookback on novelties in substrates, soft fruit and of course LEDs.  new from Ziegler:Sustainable Grow Bags for professional vegetable growersFor the growing of…

Summer temperatures and hot novelties in July

Over summer we published about various LED novelties on our newsletter. The acreage of LED-lit cultivation is growing rapidly and the knowledge on the lights as well. And technique helps us in more ways: growing autonomously, for example.     "Under LED, 1 truss less settled but more yield due to bigger fruit weight" In Autumn 2019…

but horticultural developments took place anyhow

Special year overview: No-shows in June

We've ended up in June with our special year overview and it might not come as a surprise but most events that month were cancelled due to the COVID outbreak. The effects of the diseas turned out to be big - not only in the greenhouses itself or in the fresh produce industry but also among suppliers.…

Year Overview May 16-31

Finally, some good news

During the second half of May, despite all the COVID-19 mayhem, expansion plans kept going, with plenty of new projects to check out. Here's a trip down memory lane: Tomatoes and peppers to be grown by the end of this year"Combination of scale and technique makes 29 ha UK project unique"Even though BOM Group has quite a lot of experience…

Special May: New varieties & expansion plans

Covid still ruled many headlines in May, but also other news popped up. Soft fruit has been on the rise for many years by now and the cultivation techniques are improving day by day. Also new tomato varieties keep appearing - but how to select what's best for you? In May we helped you with these…

April: Greenhouse suppliers fear effects COVID outbreak are yet to come

In April still COVID of course was a major topic, yet also other news managed to slip in at the top of our newsletters, although a lot of attention still went to growers and suppliers dealing with the new reality. Yet also investors made it into the headlines, with Certhon being bought by Denso, for…

March: COVID, COVID, COVID

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…

Year Overview February

Trade shows, viruses and vertical farming

Traditionally, February is a month full of events, and 2020 was no different. IPM Essen, Fruit Logistica, HortiContact and HortEx were all held more or less as usual. Meanwhile, COVID-19 started popping up in the headlines, but its effects were still mostly confined to Asia. Another virus that made…

Year Overview January

The sky is the limit

In the first month of 2020, few people could have guessed what a crazy year it would become. It seemed that the sky was the limit, with lots of cultivation companies expanding around the world, and plenty of suppliers looking forward to further growth. And it may be hard to believe, but trade shows were actually held in 2020,…

Special Year Overview: all major happenings in a row

December is here! As the final month of the year has started, you might feel happy that the end of 2020 is in sight. Well, not for us and nor is it on HortiDaily. Being in…


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