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Take a peek at PanAmerican Seed's autumn trials

VIDEO During the annual autumn trials of PanAmerican Seed, all their autumn flowering pansies, violas and other products are being tested against competing varieties. In this video below, PanAmerican's Ross Ford visits the trial location in the Netherlands and meets their key breeding teams and customers. When.....

How cultivation technique influences plants

Before we can talk about plant activity, it is a good idea to explain what this means exactly. It sometimes seems to be a bit of a buzzword: the plants and the climate must be ‘active’. An active climate is, in fact, a greenhouse climate that is capable of removing moisture. In line with this, we can also.....

The Flows!

Interplant introduces new roses with ruffled petals

After thousands of crossings and 25 years of experimenting, Interplant has succeeded in creating a new type of rose family that goes beyond the traditional rose: The Flows! Flow Roses are bred exclusively by Interplant. The chosen varietal name, Flow, alludes to the very special and unique flower shape with.....

UK: RHS Wisley awards for Year of the Zinnia varieties

Zinnia elegans ‘Giant Deep Red’ (Benary’s Giant Series) and Zinnia elegans ‘Molotov Mixed’ from Burpee Europe were the public’s top favourites from the ‘’year of the zinnia’’ trial of over 140 varieties organised by Fleuroselect in conjunction with the RHS at their flagship garden in Wisley, U.K.Sabatino.....

Where does ilex come from?

Ilex Verticallata is the premier autumn and holiday berry in the floral world. Sun Valley’s ilex is in a class of its own since they have been breeding their own varieties since 2007. The season in Willow Creek, California has been phenomenal, due to the very wet spring followed by a dry, hot summer.Lane.....

Suntory Flowers introduces blue rose Applause

Blue roses do not come out of the blue

After over 20 years of breeding, testing and propagating, Japanese breeder Suntory Flowers succeeded in putting a new color rose on the market. It was launched mid-September and the first flowers have been shipped out from Maxiflores, a farm in Colombia, to Fresca Farms, which will exclusively supply the.....

How Virtual Reality can enhance breeding

Prophyta magazine has published a special edition around the ESA 2017 entitled Focus on Europe. In this edition an article is published about KeyGene’s virtual reality breeding tool. A human brain can only process so much information. Selection in a greenhouse filled with hundreds of plants is donkey work......

US (FL): $7M grant to improve how plants get nitrogen, reduce pollution

A team of researchers at the universities of Florida and Wisconsin-Madison will use a $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to pinpoint genes that could improve plants’ ability to access nitrogen, an essential nutrient for plant growth.Enhancing plants’ nitrogen uptake could increase food.....

Dümmen Orange teams up with Esmeralda Breeding

Dümmen Orange and Esmeralda Breeding have announced a strategic partnership during Proflora in Colombia last week. Both companies have agreed on a license that gives Dümmen Orange partners access to the Esmeralda product portfolio.From left to right: Philippe Veys (Dümmen Orange), Clarisse Ullrich (owner.....

Breeding salt-tolerant plants

The quinoa plant might serve as a model for making other crops salt-tolerant. It grows well on saline soils because the excess salt is simply dumped into special bladders on its leaves.Quinoa leaf with typical salt bladders. On the right, you see the plant transporting the dissolved salts sodium and chloride.....

And the winners of the Proflora prizes are...

At the Proflora flower show, that took place last week, over 400 varieties were on display and many growers and breeders participated in the Outstanding Varieties Competition. National and international cut flower experts were members of the jury and evaluated the different varieties. The competition was.....

Danziger on Proflora 2017

"Diversification is to become more important"

"It all starts with the end consumers demanding more personalization. More options to fit their own personal needs and tastes” says Liat Kaplan, Global Marketing Manager, Danziger. This year, Danziger chose to display its large assortment in a new way. Split into concepts by windows, a wide portfolio of Gyp,.....

Greffe de Vie rose is now named Belles Rives

The fragrant rose ‘Greffe de Vie’ at Parfum Flower Company will be called ‘Belles Rives’ from this month onwards. The rose is named after the famous luxury hotel on the French Côte d’Azur.The purple rose ‘Belles Rives’ is part of the Meilland Jardin & Perfume collection, a range of deliciously smelling.....

US (NC): Bailey Nurseries scoops awards with Screaming Neon Red

Easy Elegance® Screaming Neon Red™ received 4 of the 7 awards given at the 2017 Biltmore International Rose Trials in Asheville, North Carolina. This variety, introduced to the consumer marketplace in 2015, received the following honors:George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the.....