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Meeting consumer needs for the perfect Canadian rose

A new, homegrown rose is about to hit the Canadian market and it’s been carefully selected with the consumer in mind.The Canadian Shield rose is the first variety to be released by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) and, after in-depth research into consumer wants and needs, meets all of.....

"Triploidy leads to larger hydrangea"

Hydrangea macrophylla (Thunb.) Ser., florist’s or bigleaf hydrangea, is the most economically important member of the Hydrangea genus, which accounted for over $120,000,000 in U.S. nursery sales in 2014. Both diploid and triploid H. macrophylla cultivars exist and there is some evidence that triploidy leads.....

Video: Megawatt Begonia from PanAmerican Seed

The Megawatt series of interspecific begonia lets you plug into huge growing power. It pushes this class to a whole new level with great timing benefits, a unique color, the ultimate garden power, and more. These bigger-than-life begonias open the door to early-spring gardens, planters and hanging.....
2 and 3 March at Joytech:

United Selections holds annual open days in Ethiopia

On Thursday 2nd of March and Friday 3rd of March 2017, United Selections will have their annual open days at Joytech, Ethiopia. There is a new range of varieties to be showcased on the two days. The showhouse is ready and on flush. You're warmly welcomed to learn more about the new assortment for the.....

March 4-13, Tainan City

Taiwan: Create your own orchids in virtual reality

The Taiwan International Orchid Show 2017 (TIOS 2017), one of the three main international orchid shows, will introduce VR technology to turn visitors’ mobile phones into virtual dream orchid breeding machines.The show will be held from March 4 to 13 at Taiwan Orchid Plantation in Houbi District, Tainan.....

Reginald Cory Memorial Cup for Nic van der Knaap

On Wednesday, February 22th Nic van der Knaap has been awarded the Reginald Cory Memorial Cup during the RHS Awards Ceremony in London.The Reginald Cory Memorial Cup is an annual lifetime achievement award that’s awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society (R.H.S.) to individuals who have made exceptional.....

Felipe Gomez, Selecta One

Chrysanthemums in Malaysia and Vietnam

Selecta chrysanthemum program is reaching more and more markets. During October of last year, a team from the breeding company had the opportunity to visit Malaysia and Vietnam.At their first visited country, Malaysia, they arrived to Kuala Lumpur airport and drove one hour and a half through a landscape of.....

EU confirms: no patents on conventional plant breeding

Plant breeders must have free access to biological material in order to be able to breed new crop species. Patent law thus does not apply to conventional plant breeding. This was unanimously confirmed by the European Member States at the Competitiveness Council in Brussels. The Member States.....

'High expectations for double flowered forms, cascading Tradewinds hibiscus'

US: Aris Horticulture gets ready for peak season

The coming months will be busy for Aris Horticulture. Next to their year-round supply of starter plants to growers all over the US and Canada the peak shipping season for their own bred Tradewinds finished plants is about to start. "We try to offer retailers a jump start on sales at a time when consumers.....

Differentially expressed pigments genes found in tree peony

Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews) is an important traditional flower in China. Besides its beautiful flower, the leaf of tree peony has also good ornamental value owing to its leaf color change in spring.So far, the molecular mechanism of leaf color change in tree peony is unclear. In a new study,.....

"Innovation a key factor for the Brazilian market"

Until 2007, the gypsophila market in Brazil had been decreasing. A no change, stuck-in-time period, was the main reason. With only one variety and no awareness in growers about the importance on producing high quality products under standard procedures and strict protocols; and a common thought, of post.....

How do plants give up photosynthesis and become parasites?

A research team in Japan are using comprehensive analysis of gene expression in albino and green orchids to investigate the evolution of parasitic plant.The research was carried out by Project Associate Professor SUETSUGU Kenji (Kobe University Graduate School of Science), Associate Professor KAMINAKA.....

New violas from PanAmerican Seed

It’s a big year for PanAmerican Seed when it comes to violas. Their Sorbet and Sorbet XP series take a step in the right direction with no fewer than 10 new introductions. With major gains in earliness and total number of flowers per plant, the following colours will be introduced:New Sorbet XP Deep Orange.....

Darwin Perennials:

2016 culture trial results are in

The goal at Darwin Perennials' 2016 West Grove, Pa., trial grounds was to learn how their varieties perform with varying transplant dates. The team, led by Greg Soles, wanted to develop production protocols that will ultimately help the grower deliver quality finished perennials to retailers.You can download.....