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MNP Flowers to introduce new varieties

MNP flowers (the Netherlands) introduces new plants and varieties from the Japanese breeder Suntory, among others, onto the European ornamental horticultural market. MNP flowers have several selection specialists, who all have in-depth knowledge of the European horticultural market. Together they.....

PanAmerican Seed culture page available in multi-language translations

PanAmerican Seed provides new plant culture online in multi-language translations across its wide range of greenhouse products. Beyond accurate and real-time culture details available in English, all PanAmerican Seed GrowerFacts now include translations in Spanish, Dutch, German, French, and Italian. In some.....

Celebrating the South Australian rose

The Limestone Coast was the centre of the rose universe earlier this month, when the Rose Society of South Australia converged on Mount Gambier, enjoying a whirlwind tour of the region’s best gardens and the hospitality of The Barn. Every two years the Society holds a combined branches meeting for its four.....

Kenya: Scientists call for adoption of GM crops to fight emerging pests

Scientists in Kenya on Thursday called for the lifting of a ban on Genetically Modified organisms (GMOs) to boost the fight against emerging pests and diseases.The scientists at a forum in Nairobi noted that fall armyworms, which have ravaged maize in Kenya this season in the breadbasket and continue in.....

Infinity rose series now covers all colors and seasons

Six years ago, the Infinity rose was presented for the very first time. It was the original white Infinity rose, and at this time Danish rose breeder Rosa Eskelund did not know how popular this rose would be all over the world.Very quickly this special white rose showed a new standard for pot roses with its.....

Exploring future varieties and taking part in screening and decision process

Danziger “Novemberfest – Bedding Open Days” come to an end

This week Danziger's bedding open days “Novemberfest” event is coming to an end. An entire month during which bedding customers from all around the world, from Europe to Japan, from North America to Australia came for private sessions with the Danziger management team.Over 100 top management teams from.....

Antigua Flowers and Oro Farms

Behind the scenes at Dümmen Orange's production facilities in Guatemala

VIDEO Dümmen Orange has been operating in Guatemala since 2014. They utilize two farms and produce approximately 125 million cuttings per year of perennials, succulents and annuals. The larger farm; Antigua Flowers has 30 acres of production space and is located on 4500 feet above sea level. 80 percent of all.....

US: Reinventing the poinsettia

The red and green poinsettia is as timeless as Bing Crosby crooning “White Christmas,” though the appearance of more than 30 million plants is anything but automatic. Since the spring, skilled but nervous growers across the land have been raising one of their most economically important, and finicky,.....

Selecta one trial on insect-friendly plants

Selecta one took advantage of the summer 2017 to conduct a study on insect-friendly plants in co-operation with the public Teaching and Research Institute for Horticulture in Heidelberg, the nursery Staudenrausch and the Bee Research Institute of Hohenheim (Stuttgart). The aim of the project for the.....


Kenya: Molo River Roses expands with garden type roses

Garden type roses are highly popular. This combined with the aim of creating a broad and diverse assortment made Kenyan intermediate and spray rose grower Molo River Roses decide to start trialing the new garden type cut roses of the Rosa Loves Me series. They have chosen one variety to grow commercially on.....

US: 'Bible of propagation texts' gets update

Growers, students and professors use this textbook across the world, and now a UF/IFAS environmental horticulture professor has helped write the new edition of what those in the industry and academia consider the Bible of propagation texts.Sandra Wilson is now the fifth author in the nearly 60-year history.....

Selecta one shows new assortment, new projects at IPM 2018

At the IPM 2018 in Essen (GER) Selecta one presents again current highlights and developments of its as-sortment in hall 2 stand D21. With 180 m² the exhibition space remains the same as in the previous year and presents both new as well as approved varieties and introduces new and evolved projects. For the.....

Gianfranco Fenoglio, La Villetta:

Carnations: "Moving away from traditional colors"

Russia has been a big market for many carnation growers, till the country was hit by the crisis. Growers were forced to change direction and along with changing direction the demand changed too; away from the traditional colors. This is explained by Gianfranco Fenoglio of La Villetta.Gianfranco Fenoglio and.....

New Zealand: Clean sweep for Glenavon Roses in Rose Trial

The awards for Trial 47 (2015 – 17) at the New Zealand Rose Society International Trials were presented on November 26th at the Dugald Mackenzie Rose Gardens in Palmerston North. It was a clean sweep for rose breeder Rob Somerfield of Glenavon Roses in Tauranga with all four awards presented on the day by.....