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IPM Essen cancels 2021 tradeshow

IPM Essen has announced that the 2021 meeting, which was planned for Jan. 26 to 29, is cancelled. Due to rising COVID-19 cases and worldwide travel restrictions, the organization said there is not enough security required for the rigorous preparation of international participants.

There is a great deal of uncertainty in view of the recent occurrence of infections in markets such as the Benelux countries or France.

“The anticipation of the IPM ESSEN was great, especially after the past months of full renunciation by all those involved, the more difficult it was for us to decide to cancel the fair,” said Oliver P. Kuhrt, managing director of Messe Essen. “However, it is our responsibility to enable our exhibitors to plan their participation in the fair seriously.”

The next IPM Essen will take place at Messe Essen from Jan. 25 to 28, 2022.

AmericanHort announces plans for Cultivate’21

AmericanHort will host Cultivate’21 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center July 10-13, 2021. The 92nd annual event is projected to attract more than 10,000 industry professionals.

Be on the lookout for information on early registration opening in February 2021.

Dümmen Orange introduces Ditto series of VitaMum

Dümmen Orange now offers its Ditto series of VitaMum. As part of the company’s INTRINSA breeding program, the new mums are white rust-resistant and available in five colors: Ditto Lemon, Ditto Dark Orange, Ditto Dark Pink, Ditto Pink and Ditto White.

“Our new Ditto series showed very good results in the northeast this past season,” said Peter van Grouw, mum product captain for Dümmen Orange. “Trials confirmed the excellent habit and longevity of the colors. Dittos work especially well in combinations and pots up to 8 inches.”

The mums are the first commercial results from the company’s INTRINSA breeding program.