Biennial Chicory Convention on 27, 28 and 29 September this year in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands
This year marks the 24th Biennial Chicory Convention, the premier event that has become a high point of the chicory sector every two years.
This year the Netherlands is pleased to welcome international guests. The theme of the symposium on Friday, 28 September is “Chicory to 2030”, which will take place in Etten-Leur.
What awaits the chicory industry in the year 2030? And what topics will play an important role in the future of chicory?
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Gerald ( Geert ) Langerak
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Interesting article about the International Dutch Horticultural Export Industry. (In English and Arabic)
Important information for growers, investors and innovators in horticulture.
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After a slow start, sowing completed on time
After a mild, wet winter and a rainy spring, we finally started making chicory ridges in May. Following a dry spell at the beginning of the month, we started sowing around 10 May. The early fields were all irrigated twice to obtain a good start. In mid-May we had a nice rainstorm: 25 mm cumulative over a whole day. That was good for the ridges that had already been made. After that, sowing went well. The temperature was good. The first plants came up in 3-4 days. A single irrigation was usually enough. At the end of May the last ridges were made and on 6 June the last field was sown. The latest fields were irrigated twice regularly for a good start. Now, end of June, growth is good. Some parts of the Noordoostpolder have had a lot of rain. Fortunately it did not affect our chicory fields. In the drier areas, the first fields have been weeded.
Forming ridges with the new machine
The harvesting season is coming soon now
The growing conditions were quite ok.
After the cold and dry spring we had good temperatures and enough rainfall during the summer. The size of the roots looks well. For a good content we are going to need cold nights in the coming weeks.
Flevolof introduces a new innovative way of making ridges.
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Witloof-Chicory continue growing despite drought
During our last field inspection tour, we found already roots with a size of 40mm and up. On the picture you see witloof-chicory roots of the early variety ECRINE. When the weather allows, we start harvesting the earliest fields in the first week of October.
Red Chicory roots are growing well
This week we have visited some fields of red chicory roots. The field at Gerwin de Vries’ farm in Espel looks nice and fresh. The roots are getting already some thickness. This field with variety REDORIA has still at least two months to go.
Advertising signs in chicory fields in Flevoland
Flevolof has placed advertising signs in some fields with chicory roots.
Movie about Flevolof overseas export activities
Flevolof promotes Witloof-Chicory roots on truck
Since the beginning of September, a so called ?walking floor truck? is driving trough Europe with the new Flevolof logo on its sides. On this truck, owned by Henk Hoekstra Transport, you will find promotion for the witloof-chicory roots of Flevolof. Hoekstra Transport (www.hoekstra-idskenhuizen.nl) is already for almost 20 years the reliable transport partner of Flevolof. Quite a big part of the deliveries of witloof-chicory roots takes place( in bulk) in walking floor trucks. From the outside it was not clear that the truck was loaded with witloof-chicory roots. But now, nobody can pass by this truck without knowing what is inside?
Floriade 2022 in Almere (Flevoland)
The province of Flevoland is chosen to organise the next Floriade. FlevoLof is very happy with this result. It is a very nice promotion of the area where FlevoLof grows the witloof-chicory roots. The theme will be "Growing Green Cities". For more info: www.floriadealmere.nl