Polish national stand at international trade fair for plants (IPM) in Essen

Representation of Polish nurseries once again is taking part in the International Trade Fair for Plant in Essen in 2017, 24-27 of January. On the Polish National Stand located at the Hall 7 No 7C33 will participate 8 companies. Polish stand is organized by the Polish Nurserymen Association and Agencja Promocji Zieleni.
Polish exhibitors offer a wide range of species of ornamental plants ― trees, shrubs, perennials, climbers and also fruit plants ― produced field-cultivated or container-grown. They offer young nursery stock, also propagated in vitro and plants grown in a variety of sizes ranging from C2 to C285.

The transitional climate of Poland provides ideal growing conditions for a large range of hardy nursery stock products. The majority of the country belongs to the sixth climate zone. In comparison with Western Europe it naturally makes the stock offered by Polish nurserymen more hardy and frost resistant, particularly in relation to plants intended for export to East and North European countries. Plants from Poland are exported to several European countries, as well as to many remote regions like the United States and Japan.

The participants:

Clematis Źródło Dobrych Pnączy
ul. Duchnicka 27
PL 05-800 Pruszków
województwo mazowieckie
tel. (+48 22) 722 26 64
fax (+48 22) 722 26 63
www.clematis.com.pl
clematis1@clematis.com.pl

Among the plants that are going to be presented at the exhibition IPM Essen the special ones are: the new variety of Goji berry – Lycium barbatum AMBER SWEET GOJI®, a new variety of Schizophragma hydrangeoides BURST OF LIGHT® (highlighted gold medal FlowersExpo 2016), new varieties of clematis breeded in our nursery: Clematis ‘Azure Ball’PBR, ‘Copernicus’PBR (gold medal at the FlowersExpo in 2016), ‘Change of Heart’PBR, ‘First Love’PBR
In addition, we presented plants in new colorful 2 liters containers. We will be happy to provide you with more information about these and other plants at our stand.


Gospodarstwo Ogrodnicze Tadeusz Kusibab
ul. Zbyszka z Bogdańca 16
PL 31-979 Kraków
tel. (+48 12) 643 15 20
fax (+48 12) 425 75 79
www.in-vitro.pl
biuro@in-vitro.pl

We specialized for the last 30 years in propagating nursery stock in laboratory in vitro culture. We are especially proud of production in broad assortment: chokeberry, highbush blueberry, lingonberry, blackberry, raspberry, tayberry, mulberry, cranberry. All of the young plants are free of viruses and checked for compliance varietal!


Gospodarstwo Ogrodnicze Kusibab-Wyka
Prandocin Iły 88a,
32-090 Słomniki
GPS 50°17’40’’N 20°05’07’’E
tel. (+48 12) 385 79 44
www.goakw.pl
biuro@goakw.pl

We specialize in production of: Vaccinium corymbosum, Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica, Rubus sp., Vaccinium macrocarpon. Our seedlings are offered in the pots: P 9, P 11, C 1,5 and C 3.
All our plants are micropropagated rootings, and the starting material is delivered from a laboratory of tissue culture. This gives us confidence our propagated plants are free of viruses and checked for compliance varietal. Among many varieties the most interesting are in our opinion the new licensed from Russia and Canada which give outstandingly high crop yield and can be picked up automatically.


Szkółka Drzew i Krzewów Fryszkowscy sp.j.
Kościelec 94
PL 88-170 Pakość
województwo kujawsko-pomorskie
tel./fax (+48 52) 351 14 81
www.fryszkowscy.pl

The company was established in 1977. It produces a wide range of trees, coniferous and deciduous shrubs in containers (from C 2 to C 285), as well as in the ground. It also offers roses and fruit bearing shrubs. It specializes in the production of large coniferous plants in the ground (4 m high), digged up by machine, and street trees ― natural forms (up to 25 cm circumference) and grafted (up to 18 cm circumference). Grasses comprise a new segment to the offer: Cortaderia, Festuca, Hakonechloa, Pennisetum and perennials: Echinacea and Hemerocallis. We would like to emphasis the novelties: Brunnera ‘Alexander’s Great’, Heuchera LITTLE CUTIE TM Series, Lupinus ‘Salmon Star’ PBR.


Gospodarstwo Ogrodnicze Waganowice
32-090 Słomniki
Waganowice 44a
tel.(+48 12) 442 60 50,
mob. (+48) 607 178 304
www.gowsc.pl
biuro@in-vitro.pl

Even over 50% of our production is dedicated to fruit plants we offer also the ornamental once such as: Lavandula angustifolia, Betula, Syringa and Prunus. The most interesting in our production are still the varieties of fruit plant for nurseries and hobbyists. We are happy to advice how to establish the plantation as well as garden centers what are the best variations for amateurs. We specialize in production: Vaccinium corymbosum, Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica, Rubus idaeus, Rubus illecebrosus. However we offer also varieties of: Actinidia, Aronia, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Ribes nigrum, Amelanchier, Vaccinium macrocarpon.


Gartenland Polska Sp. z o.o.
ul. Daleka 1-3
PL 95-100 Zgierz
tel. (+48 42) 719 05 02
fax. (+48 42) 719 05 01
www.gartenland.pl
jzak@gartenland

Gartenland Polska has been present in the Polish market for 15 years. It mainly deals with production and distribution of a wide range of products for the horticulture industry ― fruit trees, seeds, climbers and roses. Our main offer are large potted plants. Recently we have introduced fruit trees. This year’s offer of American blueberries warrant particular attention. Offer for network stores, large producers of fruits in Poland and Europe.


4 Flower Sp. z o.o.
ul. Dworkowa 11/11
05-077 Warszawa
(+48 22) 789 07 78
www.4flower.pl
biuro@4flower.pl

4 Flower company is developed to make the complex offer for our partners, the main commercial chain stores. We are a producer of bulb plants, bulbs packed for hobby garden and for the cultivation of cut flowers. We also have a nursery and produce outdoor plants in garden containers.

We are a comprehensive, year-round supplier of plants in Poland and Eastern Europe.


Polish Nurserymen Association
Al. Jana Pawła II 80 lok. 71
00-175 Warszawa
(+48 22) 435 47 22
www.zszp.pl
zszp@zszp.pl

Leading nursery organization in Poland unites the best producers of trees, shrubs, perennials and climbers. The main objectives and activity of the Association includes:

  • representation and protection of the interests of associated nurserymen,
  • promotion of greenery and plants; popularization of knowledge about trees, shrubs and perennials,
  • popularizing modern production methods and knowledge needed to run a nursery business.

Agencja Promocji Zieleni
Al. Jana Pawła II 80 lok. 71
00-175 Warszawa
(+48 22) 435 47 20-21
www.greenislife.pl
kontakt@zielentozycie.pl

Agencja Promocji Zieleni Sp. z o. o. is an agency of the Polish Nurserymen Association responsible for promotion of nursery products. Organizer of International Exhibition GREEN IS LIFE – the most important plant and horticulture fair in Poland. It’s the best place to introduce the new products in ‘green business’ due to highly prestigious: Plant Novelties Competition. Still developing – the last year we extend the fair offer of pot and cut flowers (in cooperation with Dutch partner). In 2017, “Green is Life” will take place at 31.08.-02.09. in Warsaw EXPO XXI.


For more information before the IPM Essen please contact with:

Agencja Promocji Zieleni, Związek Szkółkarzy Polskich
Al. Jana II 80 lok.71, PL-00-175 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 435 47 22, fax (+48 22) 435 47 22 w.113
info@greenislife.pl , zszp@zszp.pl ,
www.zszp.pl, www.greenislife.pl

Fair contact persons:

Agnieszka Żukowska – tel. + 48 512 352 196
Joanna Filipczak – tel. + 48 512 352 195
Ewa Łuczak – tel. + 48 501 713 593

Neues Logo spart Zeit: Obst und Gemüse auf der IPM ESSEN 2017

Vom 24. bis 27. Januar 2017 ist die internationale grüne Branche zu Gast in der Messe Essen. Rund 1.600 Aussteller aus 50 Ländern zeigen auf der IPM ESSEN ihre Neuheiten in den Bereichen Pflanzen, Technik, Floristik und Ausstattung. Der Obst- und Gemüsebau rückt bei der diesjährigen Ausgabe der Weltleitmesse verstärkt in den Fokus. Aussteller, die Produkte zu diesem Thema im Portfolio haben, erhalten eine besondere Standkennzeichnung. Besucher mit Interesse für Obst und Gemüse können ihren Messebesuch so effizienter nutzen.

Mit einem Blick die gesamte Welt des Obsts und Gemüses erfassen!

Die Technik beispielsweise, die für den Anbau von Zierpflanzen benötigt wird, kann auch für Gemüse- und Obstpflanzen eingesetzt werden. Aussteller mit Produkten, Dienstleitungen oder weiteren Services aus dem Bereich Obst und Gemüse werden durch ein speziell entwickeltes Logo ausgewiesen. Die Stände von insgesamt 74 Unternehmen erhalten eine für Besucher gut sichtbare Kennzeichnung.

Für einen schnellen digitalen Zugriff auf alle gewünschten Informationen sorgt eine eigene Rubrik – Green Allrounder – in der Ausstellerliste (https://www.ipm-essen.de/weltleitmesse/green-allrounder/) Ergänzt wird das Maßnahmenpaket durch Hinweise auf relevante Aussteller im Messeplaner, der an allen Infotheken ausliegt.

Obst und Gemüse 2017 als vielseitiges Schwerpunktthema

Auf der IPM ESSEN findet sich die notwendige Technik für Gemüse- und Beerenobstanbau: vom Gewächshausbau über Folienhäuser und deren Inneneinrichtungen sowie Belichtungs-, Klimatisierungs- und Bewässerungssysteme bis hin zu Pflegemaschinen, Wetterschutz und Insektenabwehrnetze sowie Anzuchttöpfe, Kultur- und Transporttrays.

Informationsangebote rund um Dünge- und Pflanzenstärkungsmittel sowie Geräte für die Beikrautbeseitigung runden das Angebot ab. Darüber hinaus präsentieren unzählige Aussteller neue Obst-, Gemüse- und Kräutersorten sowie Saatgut. Auch bei dem INDEGA IPM Innovation Award 2017 stehen neue Produkte und technische Neuerungen für die regionale oder überregionale Produktion von Gemüse dieses Jahr im Vordergrund.
Picture/Logo for this text: IPM 17002 Infografik Obst und Gemüse


New Main Focal Point: Fruit and Vegetables at IPM ESSEN 2017

From January 24 to 27, 2017, the international green sector will be guests at Messe Essen. At IPM ESSEN, around 1,600 exhibitors from 50 countries will show their innovations in the Plants, Technology, Floristry and Garden Features areas. This year’s edition of the world’s leading fair will focus on fruit and vegetable cultivation to a greater extent. Exhibitors which have products on this subject in their portfolios will receive particular booth markings. Any visitors interested in fruit and vegetables will thus be able to make more efficient use of their visits to the fair.

Cover the entire world of fruit and vegetables with a brief glance!

For example, the technology which is needed for the cultivation of ornamental plants can be utilised for vegetable and fruit plants, too. Exhibitors with products or services from the fields of fruit and vegetables will be identified by a specially developed logo. The booths of 74 companies in total will receive markings which will be easily visible to visitors.

A separate section – Green Allrounder – in the exhibitors list (https://www.ipm-essen.de/weltleitmesse/green-allrounder/) will ensure rapid digital access to all the desired information. The package of measures will be supplemented by indications of relevant exhibitors in the fair planner which will be available from all the information desks.

Fruit and Vegetables as a Multifaceted Main Subject Area in 2017

At IPM ESSEN, it will be possible to find the technology necessary for vegetable and soft fruit cultivation: from greenhouse construction via greenhouses made of plastic film and their interior fittings as well as illumination, air conditioning and irrigation systems right up to husbandry machines, weather protection and insect-repelling nets as well as breeding pots and cultivation and transport trays.

The range on offer will be rounded off by available information about everything to do with fertilisers and plant fortifiers as well as by devices for eliminating weeds. Furthermore, countless exhibitors will present new fruit, vegetable and herb varieties as well as seeds. This year, the INDEGA IPM Innovation Award 2017 will also concentrate on new products and technical innovations for the regional or supraregional production of vegetables.

Gaultheria procumbens ‘SpecGP11’ (GAULTHIER PEARL) beste Noviteit GrootGroenPlus 2016

Gaultheria procumbens ‘SpecGP11’ (GAULTHIER PEARL) is door de jury van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor Boskoopse Culturen (KVBC) uitgeroepen tot beste Noviteit van GrootGroenPlus 2016. De winnende plant, die werd bekroond met een Gouden Medaille, wordt in de handel gebracht door Special Plant Zundert BV en Plantipp.

Ook was er Goud voor twee andere noviteiten, namelijk voor Larix kaempferi ‘Magic Gold’ van Schrauwen-Moerings (Sprundel) and Microbiota decussata ‘Lucas’ van Lucassen Boomkwekerij (Vorden). Een Zilveren Medaille ging naar Loropetalum chinense ‘Ruby Runner’ van Van Son en Koot (Kaatsheuvel), Thuja occidentalis ‘Miss Frosty’ van Van Vliet New Plants (Stroe) and Vaccinium vitis-idaea ‘Liriome’(FIREBALLS) van Sierteeltkwekerij Maarten BLoemhof (Venhorst). Bronzen Medailles warden toegekend aan Juniperus squamata ‘Little Johanna’, Skimia japonica ‘FM1’(WHITE GLOBE) en Taxus baccata ‘Anna’, alle drie van Van Vliet New Plants (Stroe).

Goud

Gaultheria procumbens ‘SpecGP11’ (GAULTHIER PEARL)
GAULTHIER PEARL heeft uitzonderlijk grote, witte bessen voor een GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS. Het is een compacte plant, die zeer winterhard is. Geschikt voor toepassing binnen (plantenbakken etc.) en buiten (tuin, balkon, terras).

Larix kaempferi ‘Magic Gold’
Larix kaempferi ‘Magic Gold’ heeft mooie geelgekleurde naalden die ’s zomers niet verbranden. Dit is de eerste geelnaaldige cultivar van Larix die niet verbrand. De plant heeft een struikvormige tot licht opgaande groei en is makkelijk te snoeien.

Microbiota decussata ‘Lucas’
‘Lucas’ heeft een compacte opbouw, fijn loof, is onderhoudsvriendelijk en gezond. Het is een bijzonder winterharde plant die bij voorkeur geplant wordt in vochtige grond, in de zon of (half)schaduw. ‘Lucas’ wordt 25 cm hoog en 50 cm breed en is ideaal te gebruiken als borderplant, massa- of vakbeplanting of als solitair op balkon of terras.

Zilver

Loropetalum chinense ‘Ruby Runner’
‘Ruby Runner’ dankt zijn naam aan de prachtige robijnrode tot roodpaarse bladkleur en kruipende habitus. In het vroege voorjaar verschijnen de roze bloemen. Zonder dat snoei noodzakelijk is zal ‘Ruby Runner’ in de zomer nogmaals bloeien. Deze heester gedijt goed in de volle zon en is redelijk winterhard. Met een hoogte van circa 10 cm en breedte van circa 50 cm een mooie bodembedekker maar ook perfect inzetbaar voor hanging baskets.

Thuja occidentalis ‘Miss Frosty’

‘Miss Frosty’ is een compact groeiende conifeer geselecteerd als sport uit de wel bekende Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’. Door zijn compacte groei en zijn kegelvormige groeiwijze is hij op vele manieren toe te passen in de tuin. ‘Miss Frosty’ onderscheid zich van andere cultivars door de witte jonge uitlopen wat een opvallend effect geeft. De plant is goed winterhard en kan in 10 jaar tijd een hoogte van max. 1 meter en een breedte van circa 60 cm bereiken. ‘Miss Frosty’ houdt van zandgrond of kleiachtige grond en een plaatsje in de volle zon of halfschaduw. Ingezonden door Van Vliet new Plants en in de handel gebracht door A&M Kaluzinsky. Kwekersrechtelijk beschezrmd

Vaccinium vitis-idaea ‘Lirome’ (FIREBALLS)
FIREBALLS heeft veel en zeer grote rode bessen die lang aan de plant blijven. Dat maakt FIREBALLS uniek, net als de vroege bloei en vruchtzetting. Ook heeft deze cultivar een stevige opbouw. Extra leuk is dat de rode bosbessen, ook wel vossenbessen genoemd, eetbaar zijn.
Deze plant staat het liefst in de (half)schaduw. FIREBALLS is prima winterhard. Na de bloeitijd in de zomer verschijnen de rode bessen aan het einde van de zomer. Plaats de plant in koele, vochtige, humusrijk, zure, goed gedraineerde grond. FIREBALLS is goed te gebruiken voor massabeplanting, in heesterborders, gemengde container en als solitair op balkon of terras. Ingezonden door Sierteeltkwekerij Maarten Bloemen vof en in de handel gebracht dor Abiout Plants Zundert BV en Plantipp. Kwekersrechtelijk beschermd.

Brons

Juniperus squamata ‘Little Joanna’
‘Little Joanna’ is een nieuwe Nederlandse cultivar. Hij groeit vlak uit, maar wordt desondanks niet heel erg breed waardoor het een laagblijvende compacte conifeer is. Naast gebruik als tuinplant is ‘Little Joanna ook geschikt als kuipplant. ‘Little Joanna’ is een gezonde plant die eenvoudig te vermeerderen en op te kweken is. ‘Little Joanna’ kan het best omschreven worden als een compacte ‘Blue Carpet’. In de handel gebracht door Van Vliet New Plants. Kwekersrechtelijk beschermd

Skimmia japonica ‘FM1’ (WHITE GLOBE)
Skimmia japonica WHITE GLOBE is een winterharde, mooi compact groeiende heester. Na tien jaar is WHITE GLOBE ongeveer 1 m hoog en 1,2 m breed. In tegenstelling tot ‘Fragrant Cloud’ blijven de bloemknoppen van WHITE GLOBE, ook als het kouder wordt, mooi wit. De geur van de kleine bloemen in compacte pluimen is sterk en aangenaam. Door zijn compacte groeiwijze is WHITE GLOBE zeer geschikt voor een kleinere tuin of pot. In de handel gebracht door van Vliet New Plants. Kwekersrechtelijk beschermd.

Taxus baccata L. ‘Anna’
Van nature groeit Taxus baccata ‘Anna’ als een bol. Een lichte snoei vervolmaakt deze kogelvorm. De naalden zijn donkergroen en geven de plant een nobele uitstraling. Naast vormsnoei is deze soort ook zeer geschikt voor kleine tot middelgrote hagen. Taxus baccata ‘Anna’ is goed winterhard. In de handel gebracht door van Vliet New Plants. Kwekersrechtelijk beschermd.


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Award winning Novelties GrootGroenPlus 2016

Gaultheria procumbens ‘SpecGP11’ (GAULTHIER PEARL) best Novelty GrootGroenPlus 2016

Gaultheria procumbens ‘SpecGP11’ (GAULTHIER PEARL) won the title of Best Novelty of the international nursery stock trade fair GrootGroenPlus2016 and was awarded a Gold Medal by The Jury of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society (KVBC). A gold Medal was also awarded to Larix kaempferi ‘Magic Gold’ of Schrauwen-Moerings (Sprundel-NL) and Microbiota decussata ‘Lucas’ of Lucassen Boomkwekerij (Vorden-NL).
A Silver medal was awarded to Loropetalum chinense ‘Ruby Runner’ of Van Son en Koot (Kaatsheuvel–NL), Thuja occidentalis ‘Miss Frosty’ of Van Vliet New Plants (Stroe-NL) and Vaccinium vitis-idaea ‘Liriome’(FIREBALLS) of Sierteeltkwekerij Maarten BLoemhof (Venhorst-NL). Bronze Medals were given to Juniperus squamata ‘Little Johanna’, Skimia japonica ‘FM1’(WHITE GLOBE) and Taxus baccata ‘Anna’, all three of Van Vliet New Plants (Stroe-NL).

Gold Medal

Gaultheria procumbens ‘SpecGP11’ (GAULTHIER PEARL)
GAULTHIER PEARL has exceptionally large, white berries for a Gaultheria procumbens. It is a compact plant and very hardy. Suitable for planting inside (plant containers etc.) and outside (garden, balcony, terrace). Marketed by Special Plant Zundert BV and Plantipp. Breeders rights are protected.

Larix kaempferi ‘Magic Gold’
Larix kaempferi ‘Magic Gold’ has beautiful yellow coloured needles that don’t burn in the summer. This is the first yellow-needled Larix cultivar that doesn’t burn. The plant has bushy to slightly upright growth and is easy to prune. Marketed by Schrauwen-Moerings.

Microbiota decussata ‘Lucas’
‘Lucas’ has a compact structure, fine foliage, is easy-to-maintain and is healthy. It is a very hardy plant that is best planted in moist soil, preferably in the sun or (partial) shade. ‘Lucas’ grows to 25 cm tall and 50 cm wide and is ideal for using as a border plant, mass- or block planting or as a solitary plant on a balcony or terrace. Marketed by Lucassen Boomkwekerij and Plantipp BV. Breeders rights are protected.

Silver Medal

Loropetalum chinense ‘Ruby Runner’
‘Ruby Runner’ takes its name from the beautiful ruby red to reddish purple leaf colour and creeping habit. Its pink flowers appear in early spring. Pruning is not necessary for ‘Ruby Runner’ to flower in the summer again. This shrub thrives well in full sun and is quite hardy. Its reaches a height of around 10 cm and width of about 50 cm providing lovely ground cover but it is also perfect for using in hanging baskets. Marketed by Van Son and Koot and Plantipp. Breeders rights are protected.

Thuja occidentalis ‘Miss Frosty’
‘Miss Frosty’ is a compact growing conifer selected as a spur from the well-known Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’. Due to its compact growth and ball-shaped growth habit it can be used in many ways in the garden. Its white young shoots have a striking effect, which distinguish ‘Miss Frosty’ from other cultivars. The plant is very hardy and over 10 years can reach a height of up to 1 meter and a width of about 60 cm. ‘Miss Frosty’ likes both sandy soil and clay-like soil and a place in the full sun or partial shade. Marketed by A & M Kaluzinscy. Breeders rights are protected

Vaccinium vitis-idaea ‘Lirome’ (FIREBALLS)
FIREBALLS has many, very large red berries that remain on the plant for a long time. This makes Fireballs unique, as well as its early flowering and fruit set. This cultivar also has a sturdy structure. An extra bonus is that the red berries, also known as lingonberries are edible. This plant prefers (partial) shade. FIREBALLS is hardy. It flowers during the summer and the red berries appear at the end of the summer. Plant in a cool, moist, humus rich, acidic, well-drained soil. FIREBALLS is suitable for mass planting, in shrub borders, mixed containers and as a solitary specimen on a balcony or terrace. Marketed by About Plants Zundert BV and Plantipp. Breeders rights are protected.

Bronze Medal

Juniperus squamata ‘Little Joanna’
‘Little Joanna’ is a new Dutch cultivar. It grows horizontally but does not become very wide so that it remains a low growing compact conifer. In addition to its suitability as a garden plant ‘Little Joanna’ can also be used as a pot plant. ‘Little Joanna’ is a healthy plant that is easy to propagate and grow on. ‘Little Joanna’ can best be described as a compact ‘Blue Carpet’. Marketed by Van Vliet New Plants. Breeders rights protected.

Skimmia japonica ‘FM1’ (WHITE GLOBE)
Skimmia japonica WHITE GLOBE is a hardy, beautiful compact growing shrub. After ten years, WHITE GLOBE will become about 1 m high and 1.20 m wide. Unlike ‘Fragrant Cloud’, the flower buds of WHITE GLOBE remain white, even when it gets colder. The small flowers hang as compact plumes and are pleasantly heavily scented. Because of its compact growth habit, WHITE GLOBE is perfect for a smaller garden or pot.
Marketed by Van Vliet New Plants. Breeders rights protected.

Taxus baccata L. ‘Anna’
Taxus baccata ‘Anna’ grows naturally in a ball-shape; Just a little pruning is needed to finish off the shape. The needles are dark green that gives the plant a noble appearance. Besides topiary, this variety is also very suitable for small or medium sized hedges. It is a hardy variety. Marketed by Van Vliet New Plants. Breeders rights protected.


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26e editie vakbeurs GrootGroenPlus goed bezocht en gewaardeerd

De 26e editie van vakbeurs GrootGroenPlus, die van 5 tot en met 7 oktober plaatsvond in Zundert, is erg goed bezocht. In totaal nam het bezoekersaantal met 15 procent toe ten opzichte van de jubileumeditie in 2015. Maar liefst 305 deelnemers presenteerden tijdens deze dagen hun producten en diensten aan geïnteresseerden uit binnen- en buitenland.

Toename aan vakbezoek

De toename aan bezoekers was vooral gelegen in de groei van het aantal vakbezoekers. Er werden namelijk – mogelijk vanwege de digitale voorregistratie – aanzienlijk minder particuliere bezoekers geteld. Ook waren er meer internationale bezoekers aanwezig; dit jaar steeg het absolute aantal met 6 procent naar maar liefst 23 procent van het totaal. Het aantal internationale deelnemers nam zelfs met 150 procent toe. Mogelijk zijn zij dan ook verantwoordelijk voor een aandeel in het stijgende percentage internationaal vakbezoek. GrootGroenPlus 2016 is tevens bezocht door een groot aantal journalisten o.a. uit Nederland, België, Duitsland, Finland, Frankrijk, Hongarije, Indonesië, Italië, Polen, Oekraïne, Rusland, Tsjechië, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Zweden en Zwitserland. De buitenlandse vakpers vertegenwoordigde 39 media.

De bezoekers waren afkomstig uit 24 verschillende landen. Bijna de helft (49%) van alle bezoekers was kweker-producent. Het aandeel tuincentra (3%) en overheid (2%) nam dit jaar ook licht toe ten opzichte van 2015. Bij handelaar-exporteurs was met 8,4% van het totaal zelfs een grote stijging te zien. Dit jaar waren er meer techniekdeelnemers aanwezig dan bij de voorgaande editie, waardoor ook het aantal bezoekers uit deze doelgroep merkbaar toenam.

My Favourite Plant!

Het thema van de editie van dit jaar was My Favourite Plant! Aan deelnemers en bezoekers werd gevraagd aan te geven wat hun favorieten waren. De voorkeuren van de bezoekers bleken heel divers te zijn. Veelgenoemde favorieten waren bijvoorbeeld de Fagus sylvatica, Prunus, Rhododendron, Magnolia, Ginkgo, Acer (diverse soorten en cultivars), Viburnum, Liquidambar, Buxus, Carpinus, beuk, Taxus en Thuja.

Tussentijdse resultaten

Net als bij vorige edities is nu ook weer aan deelnemers en bezoekers gevraagd om een korte evaluatie van de vakbeurs te geven. De eerste resultaten hiervan zijn inmiddels bekend. Deelnemers waarderen het vakbezoek aan de vakbeurs gemiddeld met een 7,2; dit is aanzienlijk hoger dan in 2015, toen een algemene waardering van 6,6 werd toegekend. De kwaliteit van de bezoekers kreeg een 7,5 en de gastvrijheid, informatievoorziening aan deelnemers en uitstraling van de beurs kregen een 8. Tijdens voorgaande edities scoorde de beurs hierop voornamelijk zevens. De catering en het avondprogramma kregen in vergelijking met de voorgaande editie een lagere score. De keuze voor het thema kreeg wel dezelfde waardering.

Veel deelnemers hebben zich direct weer aangemeld voor de editie van 2017; onder Nederlandstalige deelnemers geldt dat voor 80%, onder anderstalige deelnemers zelfs voor 100%. Momenteel wordt gewerkt aan een inschrijfformulier waarop de gegevens uit voorgaande jaren reeds zijn ingevuld. Zodra dit gereed en actief is, wordt het na een maand ook openbaar gemaakt, zodat iedereen zich kan inschrijven.

Bezoekers waarderen de beurs op het gebied van locatie, opzet en inhoud gemiddeld met een 8. Van hen geeft 82% nu al aan de beurs in 2017 zeker weer te zullen bezoeken. Bij het bezoek bleef de waardering voor de catering op een 6 staan. Dit was in 2015 ook het geval. Bij opmerkingen lieten veel bezoekers zich lovend uit over de deelnemers en de samenstelling daarvan.

Uiteraard kunnen cijfers nog wijzigen zodra meer bedrijven de vragenlijsten hebben ingevuld. Te zijner tijd zullen de definitieve uitslagen dan ook nog via de website gecommuniceerd worden.

In 2017 zal de vakbeurs van 4 tot en met 6 oktober worden gehouden, op dezelfde locatie in Zundert.


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26th edition trade fair GrootGroenPlus well-visited and well-appreciated

The 26th edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus, which was held from 5-7 October in Zundert, was visited very well. In total, the number of visitors increased by 15 per cent, compared to the anniversary edition in 2015. No less than 305 participants presented their products and services to interested national and international parties.

Increase in trade visitors

The increased number of visitors was mostly thanks to the increase of the number of trade visitors. The number of private visitors went down. This might be due to the digital preregistration. There were also more international visitors; this year, the absolute number increased with 6 per cent to no less than 23 per cent of the total. The number of international participants even increased by 150 per cent. They might also be the reason for part of the increased percentage of international visitors. GrootGroenPlus 2016 was also visited by a large number of journalists, for example from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Finland, France, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Switzerland. The international press represented 39 media outlets.

The visitors came from 24 different countries. Almost half of the visitors (49%) were grower-producer. The portion garden centres (3%) and government (2%) also slightly increased compared to 2015. For the trader-exporters, there was even a large increase, with 8.4%. This year, more technique participants were present than during the previous edition, which also lead to a significant increase in visitors from that target group.

My Favourite Plant!

This year’s theme was My Favourite Plant! Participants and visitors were asked to tell what their favourites were. The preferences of the visitors proved to be very diverse. Favourites that were mentioned very often were for example the Fagus sylvatica, Prunus, Rhododendron, Magnolia, Gingko, Acer (different types and cultivars), Viburnum, Liquidambar, Buxus, Carpinus, Beech, Taxus, and Thuja.

Interim results

Just like with previous editions, the participants and visitors have once again been asked to give a short review of the trade fair. The first results are now in. Participants value the trade visit to the trade fair with a 7.2 on average; this is quite a bit higher than the general valuation in 2015, which was 6.6. The quality of the visitors received a 7.5 and the hospitality, provision of information to participants, and the atmosphere of the trade fair were rated an 8. During previous edition, the trade fair scored sevens on these items. The catering and the evening show received lower scores, compared to the previous edition. The theme on the other hand got the same score.

Many participants immediately registered for the 2017 edition; among Dutch participants, this applies to 80%, among international participants this was even 100%. Currently, we are working on a registration form that contains the information of previous years. As soon as this is ready and active, it will be published after a month. That way, everyone can register.

Visitors give the trade fair an 8 when it comes to location, set-up, and content. 82% of them say that they will visit the trade fair again in 2017. Visitors rated the catering with just a 6. This was also the case in 2015. In the field for remarks, many visitors were very positive about the participants and the composition of participants.

Of course, these scores are subject to change, since not all recipients have completed the survey yet. Later on, the final results will also be communicated via the website.

In 2017, the trade fair will be held from 4-6 October, at the same location in Zundert.


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Press releases GrootGroenPlus in French and German:

Booklet zu Visual Merchandising – seit Januar 2016 auch in englischer Sprache

Das erste praktische Lehrbuch über Visual Merchandising im grünen Handel – Eagle & Frog! A practical guide for visual merchandising in gardening centres – ist seit Anfang 2016 auch auf dem internationalen Markt verfügbar. Anschaulich zeigt die Autorin Antje Verstl von der DENDRON Akademie in der englischen Übersetzung des Buches Schlichte Fichte, wie Unternehmen das Thema Visual Merchandising erfolgreich und nachhaltig umsetzen können. Es reicht von der Themenplanung bis zur Umsetzung auf der Verkaufsfläche. Das Praxishandbuch richtet sich an Unternehmer, Einkäufer, Verkäufer und Mitarbeiter gleichermaßen.

Inhouse-Seminare zum Buch

Am besten lernt man in der Praxis! Unter diesem Motto bietet die DENDRON Akademie auch Inhouse-Seminare zu den beiden Lehrbüchern an. Die Kernthemen der Bücher ziehen sich durch das gleichnamige Seminar: das saisonale Storytelling, die Techniken und die effiziente Umsetzung einer verkaufsorientierten Warenpräsentation sowie viele praxisbezogene Tipps für ein wirkungsvolles Visual Merchandising im Tagesgeschäft. Auf Wunsch werden individuelle Themenwünsche in die Seminare eingearbeitet. Eine anregende Lernexpedition und spannende Inspirationen für das Unternehmen prägen diese neue Seminarreihe der DENDRON Akademie.

Aus der Praxis – für die Praxis

Antje Verstl, Baumschulmeisterin und Geschäftsführerin der DENDRON akademie GmbH, berät und trainiert Unternehmen rund um das Visual Merchandising im Grünen Handel. Seit Kindesbeinen an sind Pflanzen ihre große Leidenschaft. Diese Begeisterung und Empathie führten sie rund um die Welt und vertieften so ihr großes Wissen um die Pflanze und deren Vermarktung, das sie in ihren Büchern festhält. Weitere Informationen unter www.dendron-akademie.de

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AIPH and Union Fleurs launch International Statistics 2015

International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2015 is now launched. The latest volume contains the current available data on the global production and trade of ornamental flowers and plants.

International Statistics Flowers and Plants 2015 is the result of extensive research and data compiled by Leibniz University of Hannover. It is published by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) in association with Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association.

This 63rd volume of the Yearbook features 182 pages of extensive research presented as an easy to use, illustrated PDF containing tables, diagrams and maps:
• Production data from 46 countries
• Detailed country breakdown for 37 countries
• Product comparisons
• Market data and prices
• Global import/export data
• Trade data is also available through Excel spreadsheets.

New for this year: two additional plant types in the Products chapter – Flowering plants (indoor) and Green plants (indoor), Vietnam has been added to the Area and Production chapter, and trade data for Australia and Vietnam is also included in the External trade chapter.

There will be three versions of the yearbook available to buy:

  • Full Statistical Yearbook (Production data + Trade data) – €190
  • Production data only – €140
  • Trade data only – €140
    Discounts apply for students and bookshops.

AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe, says: “Now in its 63rd edition International Statistics Flowers and Plants 2015 contains the best statistics and overview of the global ornamental horticulture industry. This is a ‘must have’ report for anyone interested in production and trade in other countries. With new information every year it goes from strength to strength.”

To purchase a copy visit www.aiph.org/statistical-yearbook
Contact: Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General,
Email: sg@aiph.org
Tel: +44 (0) 118 9308956

About the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and Union Fleurs:

Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature has been weakened. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next. More information on www.aiph.org or follow AIPH on Twitter @AIPHglobal

Union Fleurs – International Flower Trade Association – was founded in 1959 as an international umbrella organisation for national associations and companies active in the floriculture trade. Its main purpose is to represent and promote the worldwide interests of traders of cut flowers, cut foliage and pot plants. Union Fleurs has members in 20 countries worldwide, gathering over 3,000 companies of which more than 1,500 are flower traders and wholesalers in the EU. Members account for more than 80% of the total value of the worldwide trade of cut flowers and pot plants. For further details visit www.unionfleurs.org

IPM ESSEN 2016: International joint booths at the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture

Countless nations are represented

Belgium

Around 40 Flemish companies are participating in the Belgian joint
exhibition, which includes three stands again in Halls 2 and 12. In Hall
2, the focus is on ornamental plants, laurels, azaleas, rhododendrons and
young plants. In addition, there are local businesses specialising in
young house plants, chrysanthemums, garden plants and perennials. The six
companies in Hall 12 are displaying trees, woodland and hedge plants,
roses and ornamental bushes. Flemish exhibitors have been well
represented at the trade fair with a joint booth since the first IPM
ESSEN.

(Hall 2, booth 2B25 and 2D30; Hall 12, booth 12C15)

China

The Chinese joint booth is organised by China Great Wall Exhibition.
Compared to 2015, visitors can expect far more offerings: The size has
doubled and exhibitors have significantly more opportunities to present
their extensive range of plants, seeds, flower pots and much more. For
participants in the joint Chinese booth, the world’s leading trade fair
for horticulture is a good opportunity to have discussions with
customers, develop business contacts and deepen long-term cooperation.

(Hall 7, booth 7A09)

Costa Rica

Ornamental plants such as dragon trees, aglaonema, palms, ferns, crotons
and ficus will be at the centre in a 50-square-metre booth with ten
companies. For exhibitors, the fair is an important platform to attract
new customers and maintain existing business contacts. The exhibition
will take place under the “esencial Costa Rica” brand and offer a glimpse
into the country’s exotic and varied plants. Costa Rica has great natural
biodiversity and offers a lot of high-quality exotic products.

(Hall 1, booth 1B17)

Denmark

Around 50 exhibitors are showcasing the entire diverse spectrum of potted
plants from their country in the Danish joint exhibit. Breeders,
producers and distributors are presenting ornamental plants, room and
garden plants and plant concepts. The trend here is toward functional and
practical solutions. Special new products will be presented in their own
booth.

(Hall 5, booth 5A17)

France

The French joint exhibition includes three booths with a total of 20
exhibitors, including four new exhibitors. They are bringing a variety of
novelties to the IPM ESSEN 2016 including photinia, witch hazel, sweet
mini peppers and cucumbers for the terrace, cyclamen and dahlias. The
breeders see white cyclamen in all sizes as well as dwarf dahlias as
trends. The French joint exhibition will be organised by the Val’hor
Horticulture Organisation with support from the Vegepolys innovation
cluster and the SPPL Agency.

(Hall 2, booth 2B17; Hall 10, booth 11B11; Hall 10, booth 10B14)

United Kingdom

The British joint exhibition offers more exhibitors, new varieties and
innovative technologies. Under the umbrella of the Commercial
Horticultural Association, companies are presenting their products at a
total of three booths. Among them are many first-time exhibitors who are
bringing new products to Essen – including new carnation varieties,
clematis for small gardens and planting bags for tree breeders. They are
also presenting solutions for greenhouse construction, heating and air
circulation. As the partner country of the International Horticulture
Forum, British experts will also discuss challenges and opportunities in
the horticulture industry in the United Kingdom.

(Hall 10, booth 10C13 and 10C17; Hall 3, booth 3B37)

Guatemala

Guatemalan exhibitors are keeping their joint booth very close to nature
and emphasising the beauty of their plants and flowers. Thanks to varied
and special climates, the country grows about 500 plant species and
around 3,000 native plants as well as many others, which are exported in
a variety of forms. Ten or so companies from all over Guatemala are
presenting tropical plants, palms, bromeliads, cut flowers and cut
foliage among other things. New products include succulents and large
beaucarnea.

(Hall 1, booth 1C37)

India

The Indian joint booth is operated by the State Coconut Association
"Coir Board". Exhibitors are offering information about
products made from coconut fibres.

(Hall 3, booth 3A17)

Italy

Around 100 exhibitors from Italy will be represented at the IPM ESSEN
2016. The focal point, as in previous years, is Hall 6, the "Italian
Hall", where primarily nurseries from all regions of Italy are
presenting their products. There will be Mediterranean plants and trees
in all sizes. A great deal of nurseries are from southern Italy in
particular. The Italian Hall is rounded out with pots and decorative
terra-cotta goods.

Other Italian companies are presenting the latest developments in
greenhouse construction and agricultural technology in the technology
area in Halls 3, 7 and 8 Visitors can find young plants "made in
Italy” in Hall 2.

(Hall 6)

Netherlands

Flora Holland and BIZZ Holland are organising both Dutch booths. Under
the auspices of BIZZ Holland, companies from Boskoop, Opheusden, Venlo
and Zundert among others are exhibiting the latest decorative hedges,
water plants and street trees. The plants submitted for the Show Your
Colours Award 2016, which is organised by BIZZ Holland together with
Messe Essen, are prominently displayed at the entrance of Hall 12 and the
BIZZ Holland booth.

(Flora Holland: Hall 1, booth 1B10; BIZZ Holland: Hall 12, booth
12A13/12A22)

Poland

There is strong participation again by Polish companies at the IPM ESSEN.
19 companies are exhibiting at the joint booth, which is organized by the
Polish Nursery Association and the Agencja Promocji Zieleni. Exhibitors
are displaying a large variety of plants – trees cultivated in fields or
grown in containers, bushes, perennials, vines and fruit plants of
different sizes. Poland’s transitional climate is ideal for the
production of hardy plants. Polish producers export their plants to
several European countries as well as many distant countries such as the
United States and Japan.

(Hall 9.0, booth 9A55 and 9B42)

Spain

The Spanish joint booth occupies over 1,100 square metres, where 34
member companies are exhibiting their products under the umbrella of the
FEPEX (Spanish Federation of Associations of Exporting Producers of
Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Plants). They come from the regions of
Valencia, Catalonia, Galicia, Andalusia and the Canary Islands and
specialise in the production and export of ornamental plants. All
exhibitors use a system for ensuring the quality production of flowers
and ornamental plants – including PPQS (Plant Production Quality System).

(Hall 9, booth 9A17)

Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Coconut Development Authority organised the joint booth.
Various products made of coconut fibre for the green industry can be
found here.

(Hall 8.0, booth 8B13)

Taiwan

The main role at the joint booth for Taiwan is played by plants, blooming
potted flowers, miniature orchids and fresh-cut flowers. Visitors can
also expect oncidium orchids, which are typical for the area and are one
of Taiwan’s greatest floral exports. The booth where member companies are
exhibiting their floral products is organised by the Taiwan Floriculture
Exports Association.

(Hall 1.0, booth 1B36)

Turkey

The Ornamental Plant Growers Association SÜSBIR is participating in the
IPM ESSEN for the first time. It represents some 400 members and is the
only organisation with public institutional status, representing the
ornamental plant growers in Turkey. Ornamental plants and ornamental
plant growers will be presented at the fair.

(Hall 8, booth 8B45)

USA

The Southern U. S. Trade Association (SUSTA) supports plants producers
from southern states participating in trade fairs. In 2016, the booth
will be fully occupied again with companies from Florida, California,
Puerto Rico, Louisiana and Tennessee.

(Hall 2, booth 2A31)

There are also additional joint exhibitions from Israel (Hall 2, booth
2B15), Portugal (Hall 9.0, booth 9B61), South Korea (Hall 3.0, booth
3E74) and Hungary (Hall 10, booth 10D10 and 10D11).

IPM ESSEN 2016: The entire international green industry is invited to the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture

New fair trade sector and Guatemala’s first official national participation

From plants to technology, floristry and equipment – the entire horticultural value chain is represented at the IPM ESSEN. No other trade fair provides such a comprehensive overview of the market. From 26 to 29 January 2016, around 1,600 exhibitors from over 45 nations will present their innovations to top trade and industry visitors from all over the world. The world’s leading trade fair for horticulture is accompanied by a comprehensive programme. Fair trade will have its own exhibition area for the 34th IPM ESSEN.

All the market leaders have confirmed their participation in the world’s largest and leading trading and information platform for the green industry. With about 105,000 square metres of exhibition space, the world’s leading trade fair IPM ESSEN will once again occupy the entire Messe Essen exhibition centre. And the fair, which is under the auspices of Federal Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt, can hardly be surpassed in international participation.

New national exhibition booths:

A total of 20 countries have organised one or even several community booths at the IPM ESSEN – in all areas. Guatemala is a new participant exhibiting cut flowers, potted plants and perennials. China, France, the United Kingdom, India and Taiwan have expanded their booths. And there are additional national booths from Belgium, Costa Rica, Denmark, the Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Turkey, Hungary and the United States.

Fair trade: an important issue for the green industry

Fair trade products are becoming increasingly important for sales. Awareness is growing among end users. After coffee, the second most popular fair trade product in Germany is cut flowers. According to the latest annual report by TransFair, sales reached more than 118 million euros in 2014 and continue to rise. So fair trade, certification options and the various associated labels are playing an increasingly important role at the IPM ESSEN 2016. A compact presentation space is planned for exhibitors whose products have already been certified with a fair trade seal. How does fair trade work? What does fair trade mean? What are the standards? These questions and others are answered for visitors and exhibitors at an accompanying information and discussion forum.

The Internationales Gartenbauforum (International Horticulture Forum) and DIE GRÜNE STADT (THE GREEN CITY)

Some highlights of the extensive programme of presentations are already set. Great Britain is the partner country of the International Horticulture Forum on 28 January 2016. In cooperation with INDEGA – Interessenvertretung der deutschen Industrie für den Gartenbau e. V. (Association for the Representation of the Interests of the German Horticulture Industry) and the Verlag Eugen Ulmer (Eugen Ulmer Publishing House), experts will be discussing the opportunities and challenges associated with gardening in the UK.

Sue Biggs, Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society, will emphasise the importance of the United Kingdom as a partner country. She will visit the IPM ESSEN 2016 and give a short welcoming speech during the opening ceremony.

On Wednesday, 27 January 2016, THE GREEN CITY foundation will host an information forum especially for urban planners, arboriculturalists, garden and landscape architects and municipal policy makers. The theme for 2016 is the green future – cities need new product choices.

Platform for award ceremonies

The IPM ESSEN is traditionally the place where the latest varieties of plants and creations, as well as innovative technology, are first presented and given awards. Now another prestigious award ceremony is joining the Neuheitenschaufenster (“New Product Showcase”), Show Your Colours Award and the INDEGA-IPM Innovation Award: For the first time, the AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers) is handing out the “International Grower of the Year Awards” at Messe Essen. Plant breeders from all around the world are honoured for their
outstanding achievements in the categories of finished products, young plants and cut flowers.

Green City meeting point

Hall 1A is being transformed into the Green City during the IPM ESSEN. Green industry experts, organisations and associations will meet here. The Zentralverband Gartenbau e. V. (ZVG) (Central Horticultural Association) as well as the Landesverbände Gartenbau Rheinland und Westfalen-Lippe e. V. (Rhineland and Westphalia-Lippe Federal State Horticultural Associations) will discuss their services and offerings at the Information Centre. The 2016 ZVG presentation will be “Gesunde Zierpflanzen – eine Herausforderung an Produktion und Handel!?” (Healthy
Ornamental Plants: A Challenge for Production and Trade!?)

Floristry at the highest level

In the Green City in the FDF Florist Event Centre, top international floristry is on the programme. The Fachverband deutscher Floristen e. V. – Bundesverband (Trade Association of German Florists – Federal Association) (FDF) stage shows will put the stars of the scene in the spotlight. Marcel Schulz, German Master Florist and German participant in the Europa-Cup 2016, Mehmet Yilmaz, who started for Turkey in the World Cup for Florists in Berlin, and Elisabeth Schoenemann, 2010 Runner-up for Florists, State Prize Winner and Regional Master in North Rhine-
Westphalia will be showing new best-selling floral arrangements.

The "Floral Design" Group from North Rhine-Westphalia will present planted, arranged and potted spring flowers.

At the Teachers of Floristry show, international teachers will provide insights into their teaching philosophy. The stage show will be moderated by Gregor Lersch and Brigitte Heinrichs.

The FDF will bring Korean top floristry to the IPM ESSEN 2016. Oh Myeon, master florist and Director of the Floral Art School in Seoul, Lim Kyoungtaek, and Kim Hyang Hak will delight visitors with flower styles made in Korea.

The FDF will address the topics of future, vision and innovation in its 2016 presentations and informational offerings. Floral inspiration and new ideas for the successful positioning of the floral industry will be addressed in individual units on the topics of FDF Education, FDF Projects. 16, FDF Partner, FDF Future Lab and FDF Cloud.

New ideas for point of sale

The IPM ESSEN 2016 is presenting inspiring and innovative point-of-sale solutions at two exhibition spaces in the Green City in Hall 1A. At the BLOOM’s Special Show and g&v CreativCenter, trade visitors will find fresh ideas for product presentation. Strong marketing concepts can be seen for both classic as well as newer, trendy floristry.

Green Careers

The next generation of floristry professionals is a big issue at the IPM ESSEN. Pupils from grades 8 to 10 can experience green occupations first hand during the Training Day.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy will be supporting a joint booth for young innovative companies again. And participating start-ups will have the exclusive opportunity to present their products for the first time to the world – at reasonable booth prices. In 2016, there is a greater need for exhibition space expected than in 2015.

The Green Careers Wall in Hall 4A offers the opportunity again this year for exhibitors to advertise job vacancies and visitors to post their interest in positions. The job exchange is offered in cooperation with the Verlag Eugen Ulmer (Eugen Ulmer Publishing House). This year, there will be "speed dating", where exhibiting companies introduce themselves to potential employees in personal conversations.

Further information is available at: www.ipm-essen.de

Great results for anniversary edition GrootGroenPlus2015

From 30 September until 2 October, the 25th edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus was held. Both visitors and participants were very positive about the trade fair, according to the preliminary survey results. For this anniversary edition, a special program was created, with for example a special anniversary night. Special attention was also paid to a number of participants who have participated since the start of the trade fair. Many people visited the trade fair.

Visitors and participants are positive
Like previous year, participants and visitors received questionnaires about their experience at the trade fair. This showed that visitors rated the trade fair with an 8. They thought that visiting the trade fair was interesting, educational, and useful. Participants also rated the trade fair very well, with a (preliminary) 7. A majority of the participants has also registered for the edition of 2016. The involvement with the trade fair is huge; GrootGroenPlus is regarded as a trade fair that is created by trade professionals, for trade professionals. Participants also like to participate in the continued development of the trade fair.

The quality of the visitors on Wednesday and Thursday was rated higher than in 2014. A new question was related to the hospitality at the trade fair. This aspect was rated with an 8. Participants feel that GrootGroenPlus is a relation trade fair at the start of the trading season and consider the atmosphere to be very warm. This year, the questionnaire also addressed the theme, the cooperation with other trade fairs, and the extent to which GrootGroenPlus inspires visitors and participants. These aspects also scored a 7.

19 Countries
Most of the visitors were growers/producers. This was the same as last year. The percentage of green organisations and suppliers increased a little bit. Even though the majority came from the Netherlands, there was a noticeable increase in international visitors. They came for example from Belgium, Germany, England, Ireland, France, Poland, Spain, Nigeria, Sweden, Montenegro, the United States, Slovakia, Portugal, Turkey, Norway, Romania, Czech Republic, and Austria. In general, the trade visitors – and with that, the international trade visitors – seems to increase. This shows that the market is also getting better.

Novelties
The novelty inspection has turned into a regular item at GrootGroenPlus. The judges rated a total of 23 submitted plants and selected the Chamaecyperis pisifera ‘Blue Moon’, submitted by Sierteeltkwekerij Kools, as the best novelty. The judges called it ‘a healthy, uniform blue dwarf conifer with a high level of cuddliness’. There were also two other gold medal winners, the Skimmia japonica ‘Moerings1’ (WHITE DWARF), and the Skimmia japonica ‘Moerings 2’ (RED DWARF), both submitted to Van Vliet New Plants. In total, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals were also awarded. The judges were satisfied with the quality of the novelties.

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Stand inspections
Tree nursery Verpaalen-Herijgers had the best green stand and won the Jac Lodders award. According to the jury, the company succeeded in representing the theme ‘Growing Strong! Celebrating 25 years!’, which was beautifully illustrated by them. They had done this by creating a combination of plants and shrubs, but also by using a company film, and with many images of 25 years of trade fair. Stichting Beurshal won the Jan van Dongen award for the best supplier stand. The Zunderts Groen Imago Prijs was won by Roelands Boomkwekerijen BV. They succeeded best in promoting the region of Zundert, both in their publications and in their products.

Anniversary night
During the anniversary night, trend watcher Donata van der Rassel had a chance to give a speech. She expects that growers and retailers will play a completely different role in the future. In the next few years, we will be dealing with an even more critical consumer, who knows how to use the Internet. It is a consumer with an unconscious desire for green, who is also looking increasingly more at quality. Sustainability will play an important role in making decisions, and the need for good information will increase. The grower of the future will have to make clear choice, he needs a strategy. Choosing is winning! In short, Donata van der Rassel offered her audience a lot to think about. More information and images can be found at www.grootgroenplus.nl.

Note to the editor:
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The European NurseryStock Association (ENA) held its summer General Assembly meeting in Helsingborg, Sweden

The Swedish organization LRF Horticulture (LRF Trädgård) hosted the meeting that was attended by delegates from 15 different countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom).

The meeting had a great focus on Plant Health with discussions driven by Mr Marc Van Hulle, chairman of the ENA EU Legislation Working Group. The General Assembly widely deliberated about Xylella fastidiosa. Delegates at ENA expressed their concerns about this disease and also stated their confidence that the European nurseries are acting properly, in accordance with the regulations and at the highest level of plant health. The General Assembly confirmed ENA is strongly in favor of the robust measures adopted by the European Commission to prevent the spread of this disease in Europe but, at the same time, is against any additional measures implemented by EU Member States preventing the free circulation of goods within the EU. It was also agreed to ask the European Commission for significant high funding that will allow 1) rapid reaction against the first detections, including compensation for owners if eradication measures must be taken and 2) start or enhance R&D projects to prevent and fight against Xylella and other quarantine pests and diseases.

The General Assembly debated about the effects of the EU Regulation on the Invasive Alien Species on plants produced and marketed by European nurseries. It was stated that the Regulation does not provide for any exceptions for varieties obtained with the purpose of creating sterile and non-invasive forms. The Regulation refers without exception to species as lower rank taxa, while there are many non-invasive varieties and cultivation forms on the market; for example, sterile varieties not producing seeds. It was agreed to offer the ENA specialists support to the European Commission’s committees on Invasive Alien Species.

Leon Smet, chairman of the ENA International Plant Names List Working Group, updated the delegates about changing names and adding new species and varieties to the list. It was decided to finish the names compilation work by the end of summer to have time during autumn to review it, with the aim of publishing the new International Plant Names List in early 2016 (www.internationalplantnames.com).

All ENA delegates shared information about the trends on plant production and internal and export markets of nurseries in each country, summarized in a table that ENA President Mr Tim Edwards proposed to update twice a year.

The summer meeting finished visiting Splendor Plant (www.spelndorplant.se), one of Sweden’s largest nurseries, and Tönnersjö Nursery (www.tonnersjo.se), one of Sweden’s largest tree producers, guided by Patrick Svensson, the Swedish nurseryman and Vice-President of ENA.