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March 31

US: Scientists to discuss latest research at UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouses

Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station will discuss their latest research at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses at a Research “Field Day” Friday, March 31. The event, which will be held as part of the UNH Spring Greenhouse Open House, runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It is free and open to the.....

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Sneak peek California Spring Trials

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2017? At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from April 1-6, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each.....

UK: Over 100,000 different plants secured for the future

Plant Heritage is working with its network of plant experts, National Plant Collection Holders, to secure the future of over 100,000 different plants around the UK and Ireland. This figure was released in the report outlining Plant Heritage’s impact in 2016, which was launched recently.Plant Heritage has.....

Helix Australia exchanges Waxflower know-how in Italy

Helix Australia promotes its company vision as a breeding, licensing and marketing company of Chamaelaucium sp. (Waxflower). In addition to its Australian based breeding programmes, Helix Australia has also forged a global network of licensed growers in Australia, South Africa, Israel, USA, Germany and.....

Japan: Scientists successfully use CRISPR/Cas9 to edit chrysanthemum

Mutations in chrysanthemum have been successfully introduced by gene editing technology. This is the first report in the world of genome editing in a higher polyploid plant, chrysanthemum which has been difficult due to its large genome with very little information available so far.Researchers from the.....

Artificial intelligence provides insight in plant life

Two Wageningen University scientists published an insight review about the relation between external factors and the developmental and evolutionary processes in plants. For making this connection between ‘gene and Gaia’, they introduce the ‘perceptron’ concept, developed in the field of machine learning,.....

Florensis takes over Endisch’s Pelargonium genetics

Toscana Breeding BV – the collaborative enterprise of Florensis, P. van der Haak Handelskwekerij and Ball FloraPlant in the area of breeding and propagation of Pelargonium – has further strengthened its position on the market by taking over the Pelargonium genetics of Geranien Endisch GmbH in Hagenbach.....

Photo's: Open House Selecta One in Colombia

Selecta One's Open House in Colombia is in full swing. From March 13 through March 16 they are showcasing their new and present varieties, ideas and giving technical updates at their greenhouse in Aurora, farm Palmira.Daniele Navarro, Marketing Manager at Selecta One, sent us some pictures of the first days.....

Dutch researchers publish detailed genetic map of roses

A team of researchers from Wageningen University & Research, which includes breeding researchers and geneticists, has succeeded in creating a highly detailed genetic map of roses.This was a complicated assignment: roses are tetraploid, which means that they have four sets of chromosomes instead of two,.....

Genetic diversity analysis of nine Narcissus

Genetic diversity of Narcissus was systematically studied on both morphological and molecular levels. Twenty-four characteristics of nine narcissi were observed and their differences evaluated by clustering method. The results showed that nine narcissi can be divided into two subclusters: one comprised by.....

Transfer learning in plant phenotyping

Image analysis and classification techniques are advancing rapidly with developments such as deep learning, neural networks and artificial intelligence. These developments are of upmost importance for plant phenotyping, as they will play an increasingly prominent role in the future.Several studies have been.....

Disney festival highlights the “Magic of Seed”

Would you believe the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival brings more than 7 million visitors to the park each year? Now, in its 24th year, this popular festival kicked off earlier this month, and runs through the end of May.Representing the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), plant breeders.....

Henry Lommerse, seed breeder:

"Bumblebees are less fussy than honeybees"

From specialist seed breeders who are creating new species, to large-scale outdoor seed growers, Koppert Biological Solutions has a range of Natupol products that suits each breeder, crop and local condition. While the first Natupol pollination products were introduced almost 30 years ago, Natupol Seeds came.....

Plants could be supercharged to absorb more CO2

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, led by biologist Tobias Erb, have figured out a way to supercharge plants to make them better at absorbing CO2, which could be a key defense against climate change.Erb and his team figured out a way to make plants more efficient at absorbing carbon, so that.....