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woensdag 23 november 2011

Latest Cropnews Lilium 2011 / Tulip 2012 and new Mobile Flowerbulb APP

Lilium 2011
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The nurseries are busy with harvesting and with the delivery of the Asiatic and LA varieties. The circumstances for harvesting are perfect.

The results look good, but there is a bit more harvest damage than last year. This as a result of the fairly warm weather of the past weeks: during harvest the bulbs have a higher temperature and this makes the slightly damaged spots “soil” more than they normally do. The temperature has dropped since early this week and you can see that there is less damage.

After the LA and Asiatic, the OT and Oriental are next. Not everywhere, but in different areas they will start harvesting next week. If the weather remains good (no frost) the breeders will be ready with harvesting and processing at the end of December.

Trade: Because of the world-wide insecurity, the foreign nurseries are very reserved and the flower prices are under pressure. This has also an influence on the flower trade which leads to low flower prices.

Tulip 2012
The past weeks the growers have been busy with planting the tulips of crop 2012. At the beginning of October we have had a lot of rain and as a result of the wet weather the growers started planting a bit later this year. Fortunately we have had quite good weather the past weeks and most of the tulips have been planted now. They expect that the sown area will probably be the same as last year.

The sales of crop 2012 are starting slowly and large batches are sold to tulip breeders, mainly in size 10/11 and 11/12 at a sharp price. There is also some trade in relation-lots and varieties which were sold very quickly last year.

At this moment the flower prices of the tulips are sold for a fairly good price at the Dutch auction. This concerns mainly Southern Hemisphere bulbs and ice tulips.

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Mobile Flowerbulb APP
The first Mobile Flower bulb App, which VWS has launched, is a great success. The first updates are allready done and twice a week new varieties will be added.
Also want to be up to date ? Download the App by scanning the code or click the download link.
The first installation will take a few minutes for downloading the complete data base. After that you will be updated in a split second.
(Android only at this moment)



Mechanisation Exhibit Lisse 2012
From 10 till 13 January 2012 the 62nd edition of the Mechanisation Exhibit will be held in Lisse. VWS is also present at this exhibition like last year. If you would like to visit the exhibition please contact our sales department and plan your visit.

We also can provide you entrance tickets offered by us.

Our stand number is: 3A08

donderdag 10 november 2011

Latest news VWS Flowerbulbs

IFTF 2011

VWS has had a good show at the IFTF last week. Lots of visitors saw the new website and the Mobile App. Because of the well organized Hortiweek more visitors than before made the trip to Holland. The first Mobile Flower bulb App, which VWS has launched, is a great success. The first updates with the newest varieties will be done this week.

New website for VWS:

VWS has launched an entire new website. A modern look with an easy navigation to the right products. As every visitor knows, the website of VWS contains lots of variety information and this has remained the same. The website is also compatible with all mobile devices.

Take a look at our refreshed website and convince yourself that VWS is your partner in business!

Mechanisation Exhibit Lisse 2012

From 10 till 13 January 2012 the 62nd edition of the Mechanisation Exhibit will be held in Lisse. VWS is also present at this exhibition like last year. If you would like to visit the exhibition please contact our sales department and plan your visit. We also can provide you entrance tickets offered by us.

Our stand number is: 3A08

woensdag 17 augustus 2011

Iris cropnews 2011

Cropnews Iris 2011

The harvest of the irisbulbs is almost starting again. The growing season has been very unsteady. Shortly after planting there was a long period of early frost.

In spring a normal crop appeared, even though it has been very dry during the growing season. Therefore the growers irrigated a lot, a normal harvest is expected.

The French iris bulbs are being harvested and so far it looks like a fairly normal harvest. The trade of irises is a little behind compared to last year.


woensdag 20 juli 2011

Lilium Statistics 2011

Lilium Statistics 2011


In the statistics you can see a extension in: LA (167Ha +21%) OT (23Ha +9%) and Asiatic (2Ha + 0,5%)
The Oriental shrinks with -2,3% to 33Ha.

The biggest extension in LA are the varieties: Serrada, Litouwen, Nashville, Indian Summerset, Golden Tycoon, Advantage and Eyeliner. You can find the total statistics below or download the PDF here.
Please see our earlier newsletter about the frost damage, which can be of influence on the numbers.

donderdag 14 juli 2011

Latest crop news Lilium/Gladiolus/Tulip 2011

Cropnews Lilium 2011

The crops are 2-3 weeks earlier than last year at the same time, the growing circumstances are good. In the beginning after planting the crop has gone through a very warm period, by which its development has been accelerated; later on the climatic circumstances have been more or less normal. The flower heads have been removed and from now on the bulb growth really starts.

The problems with lots with frost damage about which we informed you before, can be better estimated now because the differences between the plants which have continued growing despite of the frost damage at the bottom of the plant and plants that stay behind because the growing point in the top of the plant has been frozen so that the plants permanently stay behind, are much more visible.

Test planting new varieties Gladiolus

Cropnews Gladiolus 2011

The position of the gladioli crop is also 2-3 weeks ahead compared to last year with a slightly shorter and stronger crop. The growing conditions are good, the bulb growth starts from now on.

Tulip Info Cropnews Tulip 2011

The growers are very busy harvesting the bulbs. The harvest of this year can be called highly variable. In mostly the older assortment large decreases can be noticed. The growers are busy peeling and delivering the quantities already sold.

At this moment the growers are careful with reselling the bulbs, because first they want to have a clear insight into the quantities they still can offer.

They also expect to be able to make a higher price because the crop results are more disappointing than expected at first. The demand from the export stays behind compared to last year.

maandag 27 juni 2011

Latest crop news Lilium/Gladiolus/Tulip 2010 and 2011

Cropnews Lilium 2010

The flower prices in Holland vary between moderate and good and the trade is rather quiet. The forcing-companies determine per planting what they need and they do not make a long term plan. Until now the plantings are equal to the number which has been planted in 2010.

Cropnews Lilium 2011

The nurseries have done a lot of pre sale in autumn 2010 and in spring of 2011. The nurseries are a bit reticent because of the frost damage in the east of Holland and the drought of April and May. First they want to see how the crops will come out. Due to the world wide unstable situation, the trade abroad is rather quiet and waiting for developments.

Cropnews Gladiolus and they have been only a little affected by the drought. So far the crop results are normal to good.

Cropnews Tulip 2011
The harvest of the tulips crop 2011 has started again. The growers in Zeeland are already fully busy with harvesting and processing; the harvest results are quite good. The varieties which are a little older and a few early and early-double varieties have been growing much less than last year. The growers who have watered less during the prolonged drought have a considerable lower yield. In other breeding areas they started harvesting Darwin Hybrids and the smaller plant sizes. The harvest results here are also quite normal. However, the skins show some more cracks in them because of the abnormal growth due to the changing weather conditions. Generally will be expected that it will be a fairly normal harvest. At this moment the trade is reticent and also the growers want to see how the harvest will come up.





 


woensdag 25 mei 2011

Spring Mechanisation 2011 a success

Spring Mechanisation is a success !
The Spring Mechanisation, held during the Dutch Lily Days, is already successful. 40 companies participating so visitors have a lot to see. You can visit the Spring Mechanisation this whole week till Saturday.
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Welcome at the Spring Mechanisation.

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The Spring Mechanisation exhibition is a good and big event for flower growers, suppliers, breeders, clients and others. The exhibition is ment for companies and consumers. Production and techniques together at one place, an ideal combination, according to the visitors and suppliers of the past Open Greenhouse Days.
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Make your appointment now with our sales department. Mail us or contact direct with Skype.





Spring Mechanisation Exhibition - 24th till 28th May 2011 - Don't miss it !!!

Tuesday 24th May 8.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 25th May 8.00 - 17.00
Thursday 26th May 8.00 - 20.00
Friday 27th May 8.00 - 17.00
Saturday 28th May 8.00 - 12.00



maandag 16 mei 2011

Lilium Parade at Keukenhof

Lilium Parade at Keukenhof:

The Lilium parade at the Keukenhof is officialy open for public. VWS is like every year  present. Here some pictures of the Lilium parade.

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Stand VWS

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Beautifull colorshow
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The Spring Mechanisation exhibition is a nice and big event for flower growers, suppliers, breeders, clients and others. The exhibition is meant for companies and consumers. Production and techniques together at one place, an ideal combination, according to the visitors and suppliers of the past Open Greenhouse Days.
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Make your appointment now with our sales department. Mail us or contact direct with Skype.





Spring Mechanisation Exhibition - 24th till 28th May 2011 - Don't miss it !!!

Tuesday 24th May 8.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 25th May 8.00 - 17.00
Thursday 26th May 8.00 - 20.00
Friday 27th May 8.00 - 17.00
Saturday 28th May 8.00 - 12.00



woensdag 27 april 2011

Flowering tulips in Holland

Flowering Tulip fields in The Netherlands
(click the images for a larger view or download)



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Changed Opening hours:

During public holidays in The Netherlands, VWS will be closed on:


Thursday : 5th May 2011
Friday : 6th May 2011


For urgent matters you can contact your sales manager by mobile phone.



dinsdag 26 april 2011

Spring Mechanisation 2011 during Dutch Lily Days in May

Spring Mechanisation 2011

greenhouse The Spring Mechanisation exhibition is a nice and big event for flower growers, suppliers, breeders, clients and more. The exhibition will be open for companies and consumers. Production and techniques together at one place, an ideal combination, according to the visitors and suppliers of the past Open Greenhouse Days.
This year the first Spring Mechanisation will be held during the first edition of the Dutch Lily Days. A cooperation made possible by the 15 biggest lily companies from the Netherlands. Five days they will open their greenhouses to show the complete lily assortment of this year.

"Spring Mechanisation" from 24th May till 28th May 2011
Location: Westelijke Randweg 3, 1721 CH, Broek op Langedijk.

Tuesday 24th May 8.00 - 17.00 Friday 27th May 8.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 25th May 8.00 - 17.00 Saturday 28th May 8.00 - 12.00
Thursday 26th May 8.00 - 20.00

dinsdag 12 april 2011

Latest crop news Lilium/Gladioli/Tulip 2011

Lilium crop 2011

75% of the lily bulbs has been planted, the circumstances for planting were and still are very good. Around week 16 everything will be planted. Thanks to the modern machinery of today, the growers are able to plant 3 hectares a day, so on average even the bigger growers can realize planting within 2 or 3 weeks.

Up till now the growers have sold approximately 70% to 90% of the bulbs that they will plant. This certainly means an increase of 25% compared to last year. On average more trade has been done in orientals, OT and longiflorum (80/90%) compared to Asiatic and LA (60/80%). Prices are somewhat higher than presale 2010.

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Gladiolus crop 2011

By the end of this month the gladioli bulbs will be planted. Just like the lilies, the circumstances for planting the gladioli are excellent.

Also the sale of gladiolus bulbs is marked by great animation from the side of the buyers; partly due to the disappointing results of last year, prices will be somewhat higher than presale of crop 2010 and buyers are willing to reserve the bulbs that they intend to use.

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Tulip crop 2011 - Cultivation France

Up till now the development of the 2011 bulbs is a little earlier (approx. 1 week) compared to the 2 previous years. At the end of this week the growers will start to cut the buds. This week and next week the temperatures will be relatively high in France: 22-27°C at daytime and 7-10°C at night. Normally at this time of the year the day temperature is around 20°C.
The bulb setting takes place after cutting off the buds, so the climatic conditions from week 15 till 21 will be crucial for the bulb growth. Up till today the plants and the circumstances are favourable for a good and early harvest, which will begin at the end of May or early June.
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Cooperation GARDENVISION - VWS

We herewith want to inform you that from this year onwards VWS will represent the company GARDENVISION  International B. V. in Eastern Europe.


GARDENVISION, see
www.gardenvision.nl, is an international orientated export company and their core business is the development and production of complete, customized, retail concepts for organizations such as discounters, supermarkets and home improvement centres.

They can offer a large assortment in various packages (which can be made according to the wishes of the client) for numerous flower bulbs, perennials, fruits, seeds and planting onions. Note that some of these items they pack in Poland so it can also be distributed from there.
So when you made your selection of varieties, size, quantity per package and total quantity you are interesting in please contact our salesteam so we can make a good offer for you.

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Spring Mechanisation Exhibit & Dutch Lily Days 2011

During the "Dutch Lily Days" at VWS  beside our lily greenhouse we will organize The Spring Meganistation Exhibit where 40 different companies will participate. An event for flower growers, suppliers and breeders. Production and techniques together at one place, an ideal combination, according to the visitors and suppliers of the past Open Greenhouse Days. If you are planning to visit our company please inform our salesteam.

More info you will find on our Mechanisation website.





Spring Mechanisation Exhibit - 24th till 28th May 2011 - Don't miss it !!!
Tuesday 24th May 8.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 25th May 8.00 - 17.00
Thursday 26th May 8.00 - 20.00
Friday 27th May 8.00 - 17.00
Saturday 28th May 8.00 - 12.00




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More Events:
Flower Parade 2011 - 16th April 2011
read on
Keukenhof 2011 - March 24 till May 20
read on
Dutch Lily Days 24th May - 28th May 2011
read on
Floriade 2012 - april till october 2012
read on
International Floraculture Trade Fair - 2 till 4 nov. read on

maandag 7 maart 2011

Flowershow Lentetuin 2011 - Tulip cultivation France


Lentetuin Breezand 2011

Like every year we have seen a wonderful show with all kind of flowers. We herewith present you a brief review of the show.

The theme of the show was " Oldtimers "



















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Promotion for the Dutch Lily Days in the stand of Akerboom BV.

Several suppliers who also participate in the Agrifair
during the Dutch Lily Days at VWS, were present, all contributing their part to promote the Dutch Lily Days as well.
More info about the Dutch Lily Days and the Agrifair at VWS, you can find on our website.

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Tulip News: cultivation France

In France it was relatively cold and therefore the harvest will be a little later than last year, but it lays slightly ahead compared to the harvest in Holland, although at some places you can already see small tips emerging from the soil, of particularly the forced varieties.

From now on, they expect a night temperature of around 0 degrees and the day temperature can climb up to 15°C.