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Research leads to improved anthurium

Dümmen Orange, breeder and producer of plants and flowers, realises better quality and uniformity of its Anthuriums by means of internal comparative plug research.Left result with Quick Plug, right result with the standard plugDümmen Orange is working continuously on the improvement of products and.....

US (OR): University seeks to breed better lilacs

The Ornamental Plant Breeding Program at Oregon State University is attempting to create a better re-blooming lilac and make it more blight resistant.“We want a really good re-bloomer,” said Ryan Contreras, an associate professor of ornamental plant breeding at OSU.“(Lilacs) bloom in early spring, and they.....

Europe: Calluna season starts off with a bang

The calluna (heather) season is about to take off and for German calluna breeder Heidezüchtung Kurt Kramer, it is the time of the year to promote their brand Gardengirls directly to the consumer and present their new varieties for the next growing season. Promotion to consumersNow six years in the row,.....

Autumn Friends: plant combinations for late summer and autumn

Convenience is in vogue and, according to figures published by the Agricultural Market Information Service, plant sales increase in autumn. In line with this, Selecta one offers its Autumn Friends for sales in late summer and autumn. The customer has no effort with these recommendations for plant.....

“We want to know which colours and shapes are well received”

Hydrangea breeder out of passion

Business is blooming: Every year Kötterheinrich Hortensienkulturen opens its doors for visitors to visit the large show of hydrangea varieties in its greenhouses in Lengerich. The company has evolved from a pure potted plant firm into a specialist hydrangea grower.by Katharina AdamsThe hydrangea grower:.....

CIOPORA Crop Section Gypsophila expands to cut flowers

The CIOPORA Crop Section Gypsophila is expanding its activities to all cut flowers (except cut rose) and invites new members to join.Photo: Amelie Ohlrogge via unsplash.comA kick-off meeting of the enlarged group will take place on the fringes of IFTF in Vijfhuizen in early November 2018. The tentative.....

Van Egmond Lisianthus wins audience award Flower Parade Rijnsburg

Just like previous years, Van Egmond Lisianthus participated at the Flower Parade in Rijnsburg. Their float was made resembling the North Pole and was filled with some of the most beautiful Lisianthus flowers. This year the float won the audience award for best float. Also, the jury gave them a silver medal.....

Uganda: Employer sports competitions enhances working relationships

Imagine this: returning to your work for football training after an 8-hour workday. This may sound unusual, but in Uganda it’s the perfect way of encouraging mental relaxation and a feeling of health as well as fostering the ultimate sense of community between the company and its employees. In Uganda, family.....

Flowerless plants flourishing

Creating a plant with the 'wow' effect without flowers. It is attempted more often and over the last few years it seems to be bearing fruits. In the US, for example, the Royal Hawaiian Colocasia series of PlantHaven has characteristics with colorful stems and leaf markings was introduced in 2008 and over the.....
Innovation is complicated by difficult and expensive testing requirements

European Court inhibits new breeding techniques

The European Court ruled on 25 July that new mutation techniques must be assessed under the difficult and expensive testing for GMOs. Plantum, the branch organization for companies in the plant starting material sector, is deeply disappointed about this decision. Certainly for SMEs, Plantum believes that it.....

All-America Selections accepting entries for all 2019 trials

In 2015, All-America Selections (AAS) in conjunction with the Perennial Plant Association (PPA), launched a brand new herbaceous perennial trial with five entries and corresponding comparisons currently planted and undergoing their third summer of evaluations. The first of those winners will be announced in.....

Griffin publishes Seed & Plant catalog with bonus digital resources

Griffin has announced the publication of its new Seed & Plant catalog for the 2018-19 season. The 2019 Seed & Plant catalog is available now in print and expanded digital formats.At 280 pages, the print catalog is the company’s most expansive yet, featuring nearly 500 new and improved varieties from.....

August 22-24, Boskoop

Selecta One with pot carnations and Autumn Friends at Plantarium 2018

At the International Trade Center in Boskoop-Hazerswoude at stand number 227, Selecta One presents its pot carnation highlights and the concept Autumn Friends – flower heroes and foliage artists for late summer and autumn – at this year’s Plantarium from 22 to 24 August.Plantarium takes place in the end of.....

Ori Danziger, Deputy CEO, Danziger:

"Personalization is a necessity, especially in well-developed markets"

Starting 27/8 and up until 31/8 Danziger will host an “open-days” event at its site in Vereda Pontezuela, Antioquia (Colombia). During this week, growers, buyers, designers and florists will be able to explore a myriad portfolio of chrysanthemums. The event will take place at the Danziger farm, which was.....