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Schoneveld wins IGOTY


September 17, 2014
By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

golden_rose_winnerSept. 17, 2014, Qingdao, China – Schoneveld Breeding has won the International Grower of the Year Golden Rose award from the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH).

Sept. 17, 2014, Qingdao, China – Schoneveld Breeding has won the
International Grower of the Year Golden Rose award from the
International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH).

The coveted prize was announced at the 66th AIPH Annual Congress gala dinner in Qingdao, China, on Sept. 17, 2014. During the ceremony, the golden rose trophy was presented by Vic Krahn, AIPH president, and Liu Hong, China Flower Association Secretary General.

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The jury was impressed by Schoneveld's business and their marketing theme, "connecting the chain," which seeks to add value throughout the supply chain.

"I am very proud to win this prize," said Peter van de Pol of Schoneveld. "We work with all parts in the supply chain to add quality and value. This is our focus and receiving this award proves that we are on the right track."

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From left to right: Liu Hong (secretary general of the China Flower Association), Peter van de Pol (Schoneveld Breeding), Danielle van de Pol (Schoneveld Breeding), Vic Krahn (president of AIPH).

Other winners of the IGOTY awards include:

  • Silver Rose: Fujian Liancheng Orchid Corporation (China)
  • Bronze Rose: Queen/Knud Jepsen (Denmark)
  • Fourth place: Winkelmolen Nursery Ltd. (Canada)

"The judges had a difficult job, with a large pool to pick from," said Krahn. "This award promotes the best of the best in the world; I congratulate all four winners tonight and especially our Gold Rose winner, Schoneveld Breeding."

This year's IGOTY awards were judged by: Bill Stensson (Sheridan Nurseries, Canada); Tim Edwards (Boningal Nurseries, United Kingdom); Tetsu Nomura (Japan); Gery Heungens (Belgium); and Japp Kras (The Netherlands).

Countries wishing to nominate candidates for the 2016 International Grower of the Year should contact the AIPH secretary general for further details.


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