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The world's most scented shrub

Often described as the world's most scented shrub, Daphne Perfume Princess is recognised for its superior characteristics and performance. This plant was awarded Plant of the Year at the 2016 Nursery & Garden Industry awards in Australia, after its launch by Anthony Tesselaar Plants at the Melbourne.....

Hans Prins, Anthura:

"Breeding is like top sport"

Hans Prins (44 years old) unites two disciplines, sales and product management. In this interview for Anthura Unlimited, he talks about his current role as Account Manager of Anthurium and former role as product manager for the same product category.Hans sees a lot of analogies between breeding and elite.....

All-America Selections accepting herbaceous perennial entries for trialing

All-America Selections, the non-profit trialing organization for plants that demonstrate great garden performance throughout all of North America, is now accepting entries into their 2018-2021 (three winter) Herbaceous Perennial trial.Now is the time to enter your new, never-before-sold herbaceous perennial.....

August 28-31, Antioquia

Danziger holds open days at Colombia site

This is the second year that Danziger is holding an “open days” event at its own site, located in Antioquia, Colombia. Over a hundred customers from all parts of the value chain are expected to visit the site, exploring novelties, new introductions and market information gathered by the global Danziger team,.....

Part 3:

Novelties at Plantarium 2017

New plants are introduced at Plantarium (August 23-26), having been bred by companies both in the Netherlands and abroad, and are judged by the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. Below you'll find the second selection of novelties that are going to be judged at the event. Agastache 'TNAGAPDB'.....

CIOPORA, governments work to protect plant breeders throughout Brexit

CIOPORA, the International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties, is working with United Kingdom and European Union government bodies to ensure a smooth transition for the horticulture plant breeding industry throughout the Brexit process. “Nearly all commercially.....

Scientists genetically engineer the world’s first blue chrysanthemum

True blue flowers are a rarity in nature—they occur only in select species like morning glories and delphiniums. Now, researchers have created a genuinely blue chrysanthemum by adding two genes to the normally pink or reddish flower. The advance could be applied to other species—and it may mean that florists.....

AIPH welcomes EPO decision not to approve patents for plants

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) welcomes the decision by the European Patent Office (EPO) to no longer grant patents to plants that are the result of classical cross-breeding and selection.AIPH has long campaigned that the patenting of plants goes against the ‘breeders.....

Koen Bouten of Nursery Bouten about Cool Wave pansies

"A future-proof product"

'A future-proof product.' This is how Dutch grower Koen Bouten of Nursery Bouten describes the Cool Wave pansy of PanAmerican Seed. In 2015, he started growing the varieties in this series and even though it is still quite a new product, the demand and prices are increasing year after year. "We want to keep.....

Heleen Bastiaanssen, Breeding Manager Anthura:

"Breeding is in our genes"

Heleen Bastiaanssen (51 years old) has been working as Breeding Manager at Anthura since 2015. Together with her colleagues she challenges herself over and over again to develop new varieties, new colours and new shapes. Breeding and research unitedAs Breeding Manager, Heleen Bastiaanssen looks beyond the.....

Phenotyping at the summer school

This summer, the Campus in Wageningen was the stage for the Summer School Plant Phenotyping. The 4 day programme included both lectures and hands-on training, offering researchers working on automatic phenotyping and technical experts in breeding companies who use, or plan to use, image analysis. A pleasant,.....

Fleuroselect varieties decorate Budapest for Annual Convention

Hungary's capital is often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Danube’. Next to its magnificent Parliament and Chain Bridge, the city also boasts many splendid flower beds in the main squares and parks. All in all the perfect backdrop for Fleuroselect's 48th Annual Member Convention, which took place from 4 to.....

Emerald Coast Growers 2017-18 Resource Guide now available

Growers now have access to the latest market trends, industry demand and new variety introductions with the release of Emerald Coast Growers’ 2017-18 Resource Guide.“By analyzing current and historical preferences that drive demand, we ensure this publication is a practical resource for growers and brokers,.....

Horteve Breeding and Kolster join forces

Kolster BV (known for Magical Plants and Flowers, cut hydrangeas) and Horteve breeding (breeder of hydrangea potted plants and houseplants) have decided to join forces.From 1 August 2017, Kolster takes a 50% share in the processed results and activities of Horteve breeding. This means the breeding activities.....