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Jürgen von den Driesch, Brandkamp:

"Mixed containers beloved among young generation"

Mixing different plants in one pot. It is a beloved trend among the younger generation in Central and Northern Europe and an upcoming trend in Eastern Europe. This is explained by Jürgen von den Driesch, Sales Manager at German breeder and young plant grower Brandkamp. In 2015, they have put their first so.....

Photo's cut flower carnation open house Selecta Japan

PHOTO REPORT Nearly 500 varieties and codes were on display at the cut flower carnation open house of Selecta Japan. On January 13 and 14, the visitors received an exclusive look behind the scenes at trial greenhouse co-operated by grower Mr. Kenji Tanaka."We have had great assistance and comments on our new.....

New research sheds light on why plants change gender

Plants with a particular breeding system change their gender depending on how much light they receive, new scientific research has revealed.The ability of plants to flower one year as male and the next as female, or vice versa, is well documented in 'dioecious' plants, however the causes of this ability to.....

Interplant Roses opens new facility in The Netherlands

Dutch rose breeding brothers, Robert and Martijn Ilsink of Interplant Roses, are expanding their activities with the opening of a brand new facility in Harmelen, centrally located in The Netherlands only a short distance from the main flower centre of Aalsmeer. Robert Ilsink, father Mr Gerrit Pieter Ilsink,.....

Pheno Geno to implement garden rose traits in cut roses:

Garden rose breeder sets sights on scented cut roses

Turning a successful scented garden rose into one that is suitable for cut rose production. This is what garden rose breeder Pheno Geno Roses is currently working on. "Scented roses are popular and the unexpected large interest for our Fragrant Frayla Collection as cut roses, made us decide to start testing.....

ORNL researchers work to develop drought-resistant crops

Some semi-arid plants use a specific type of photosynthesis known as crassulacean acid metabolism, or CAM, to conserve water and flourish in semi-arid climates.Now scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the metabolic and genetic underpinnings that allow plants,.....

In vitro chromosome doubling of Prunus laurocerasus

Prunus laurocersaus L. (2n = 22x = 176), common cherrylaurel, is an evergreen shrub generally used as a hedge or screen. This species produces large drupes that are a nuisance when they drop on walkways or deposited by birds and also has escaped cultivation in parts of northwestern United States, which has.....

Cornell class travels to Chile to study biodiversity

Cornell students in Special Topics in Horticulture: Plant Biodiversity (PLHRT 4940) have travelled to Chile. For 10 days, they will follow-up on their classroom experiences last semester learning about how biodiversity is perceived, valued, measured, monitored, and protected with hands-on study and.....

NL: Dümmen Orange cut chrysanthemum 'on the road' again

The Dümmen Orange cut chrysanthemums have kicked off the new year ‘on the road’ for the third year in a row. In the coming two weeks, Dümmen Orange will visit exporters/wholesalers with a truck filled with the most promising cut chrysanthemums.The ‘on the road’ concept has become widely known over the last.....

North America: Concept Plants about to introduce Edelweiss Blossom of Snow

Concept Plants is excited to announce that preparations are in full swing to introduce Edelweiss Blossom of Snow ('Berghman') in North America. This new Leontopodium alpinum shows its characteristic large pure white star-shaped flowers twice a year. A good choice for rock gardens, perennial borders, terrace.....

National Garden Bureau and All-America Selections reflect on 2016

2016 has been an exciting year in gardening, with lots of new plants, seeds, gardening products and Year of Programs including...The Year of the AlliumThe Year of the BegoniaThe Year of the CarrotThe Year of the DelphiniumThe National Garden Bureau traveled to the California Spring Trials in March and the.....

US: National recognition for plant breeder Van Deynze

The National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders recently presented its Public Plant Breeding Award to Allen Van Deynze, research director for the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center.The award recognizes outstanding basic contributions to the advancement of plant breeding and genetics in the public.....

Japanese research: Plants can sense gravity

In an interesting research conducted by experts in Japan, it has been discovered that plants can sense gravity. The study published in Nature Microgravity journal states that using samples grown on board the International Space Station, the research team highlighted the valuable contribution of the.....

CAN (ON): Vineland develops DIY blueberries

Ontarians will soon be able to easily grow blueberries on their own balconies or patios.That’s thanks to an agricultural innovation made possible by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, and the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance.By Lilian Schaer for AgInnovation.....