This year’s Selecta one Magic Stars tours in Holland and Denmark were held on Tuesday 13th of November 2018.The events around the theme of Poinsettia were once again very well attended.
In Holland over 100 interested people joined the tour. The visitors were not only Dutch growers, but also growers from Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Russia, Japan and South Korea. The first stop of the tour was the nursery Kwekerij Stals in Ell, who won the 2018 Award of best business in the council of Leudal (prijs beste ondernemer 2018 van de gemeente Leudal). The company Stals grows Poinsettia in 13 cm pots, mostly for the UK-market. After a welcome speech of Maurice Stals, the company Koppert explained biological growing of Poinsettia. Furthermore, the company Intergeen talked about the British market and the possible consequences of the Brexit. The visitors had also the opportunity to see the greenhouses and got a guided tour by Maurice Stals.
At nursery Kwekerij van Vegchel in Horst the tour continued. The visitors could experience how the company produces the Selecta one Poinsettia series Christmas Feelings® in 10,5 cm pots and Nico van Vegchel answered questions.
At the last stop, the nursery Handelskwekerij Gevers Planten gave the visitors an insight into their automation. The companies Iso Group, TTA and Martin Stolze explained how they implemented their knowledge of automation into the greenhouse of Handelskwekerij Gevers Planten. Alex Gevers talked about all there is to see at the nursery. The focus was here also on Selecta one’s Poinsettia varieties: The well-known series Christmas Feelings® and Christmas Beauty were shining next to new varieties like Christmas Break.
The Selecta one Magic Stars event in Denmark took place at FloriPartner. Besides an extensive variety show of the Selecta Poinsettia assortment, the customers were provided with many technical information. The visitors learned all there is to know about the Selecta one Poinsettia series and got the opportunity to make conversations with the Selecta one team and the FloriPartner employees.
With its Magic Stars events, Selecta one once again made impressive insights in Poinsettia productions, growing methods and varieties possible and at the same time the breeding company created a platform for exchange of experiences and coming together for growers.
Press Release: Selecta’s Magic Stars events 2018 with many visitors (PDF)