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Special  –  Breeding


Uganda: Dutch breeder paves the way to sustainability

Breeding company Royal Van Zanten pursues a progressive policy at its production sites in Uganda. A look at its propagation facilities hones in on important sustainable certifications such as MPS GAP, ABC level 1 and Socially Qualified in practice.Environmentally-friendly cultivationIn addition to.....

US (LA): Limelight hydrangea named Louisiana Super Plant

An outstanding new hydrangea called Limelight (Hydrangea paniculata Limelight) has been named a Louisiana Super Plant selection by the LSU AgCenter. Limelight hydrangeas bring a whole new look and way to use hydrangeas in our landscapes. This is not your grandmother’s garden hydrangea.by Dan Gill, LSU.....

Oso Easy Urban Legend Rosa wins ARS Award of Excellence

Proven Winners ColorChoice Oso Easy Urban Legend Rosa has been honored with the 2019 Award of Excellence by the American Rose Society.In 1973 the American Rose Society Board of Directors established the Award of Excellence (AOE) to recognize new miniature and miniflora rose varieties of superior quality and.....

Extensive trialling leads to resilient Imara impatiens walleriana

Imara, the new impatiens walleriana from Syngenta Flowers is more resistant to downy mildew than ever before, which took scientists years to develop. During intensive, large-scale trialling, Imara out-performed other varieties even when exposed to the disease. The testing confirmed the series has strong.....

Australia: Somatic fusion could lead to new waxflower hybrids

Helix Australia is a major player in the breeding, licensing, marketing and commercialisation of Waxflower (Chamelaucium sp.) for both cut flower and pot plant production. Waxflower is one of the most popular filler flowers in the global cut flower trade with key production zones in Israel, South Africa,.....

US: A sneak peek of Agastache Poquito Orange

Terra Nova Nurseries announced Monday 11th June a sneak peek of Agastache Poquito Orange ('TNAGAPO') PPAF PVR. This aromatic and lovely perennial has long-blossoming, clear-orange flowers that will bloom from June to September.Agastache Poquito Orange is a short and bushy plant that is drought tolerant once.....

Bidens & Calibrachoa take center stage at Danziger Flower Trials display

Visitors to Danziger’s 2018 Flower Trials Display will find more retail solutions with a more international approach. The company will highlight its Amore Petunia series, which is about to get further enhancement this upcoming season. Danziger will also showcase two main product lines, the Timeless Bidens.....

Breeding Accel

Four breeders launch breeding platform

For more than four years, four companies in the ornamental horticulture trade - KP Holland, Interplant Roses, Schoneveld Breeding and Sion Young Plants - have been working together closely in the field of breeding. Now, these independent family businesses are establishing Breeding Accel, a knowledge platform.....

Rosanna Freyre, University of Florida:

Universities breed new varieties and careers

It all started with potatoes. Rosanna Freyre came to the U.S. in 1990 from Peru. She did her PhD on potato molecular genetics at Michigan State University, having obtained her master's degree on germplasm enhancement of sweet potato at the International Potato Center in Lima. She went on to do a postdoc on.....

Edelweiss as a cut flower

Edelweiss was almost extinct because of the film The Sound of Music. This film caused an Edelweiss–craze and fans picked the mountains bare. The plant is now a protected species.And fortunately, we can now also enjoy Leontopodium Blossom of Snow. This new Edelweiss flowers like no other. Not just once, but.....

‘The heart of Plant Heritage’

UK: Breadth of National Plant Collections on display

Designed and built in just six weeks, the Plant Heritage display was created by garden designer and National Plant Collection Holder Jackie Currie and her colleague Lorraine Smith from Euphorbia Design, along with Plant Heritage’s Shows Manager, Gill Groombridge. ‘The heart of Plant Heritage’ demonstrated.....

Australia: National Herbarium of NSW moves to Western Sydney

The NSW Government will build a new Centre of Innovation in Plant Sciences in Western Sydney. What this means is a $60 million package to position NSW as Australia’s leader in plant science.Artist’s Impression: Construction for the National Herbarium of NSW at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan will.....

Italy: Coral Plant holds first Lisianthus open house

Last week, Az. Ag. Coral Plant - Di Angelo D'Apuzzo in Torre del Greco, Italy had an open house for their clients of Lisianthus cut flower in co-operation with Gasa Young Plants and Sakata.Here they present two groups (series) of commercial varieties and experimental varieties from Sakata. Many growers from.....

New month, new special: Breeding

A new month has started, which means a new special. In June our special will be focused on breeding. Breeding is an ongoing industry which is continuously developing. New varieties are being developed all the time. Who owns the species and how to protect this species? And what about seed adjustments?.....