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NL: Rise in number of solar panels per installation

"We noticed that there is a growing demand for solar panels, especially for larger installations of 200 to 1000+ panels. Growers are becoming increasingly aware that they can’t afford to stay behind and need to be more forward thinking," according to the Voshol Warmte en Elektrotechniek team. "It is becoming.....

Take a peek inside a Dutch rose breeding facility

Last week OZ Export were invited to come and check out all the novelties by Dümmen Orange. This breeder is known for its roses, and each year they release new varieties.OZ Export purchasing specialist Richard checking out the new varietiesDümmen Orange organized an important show with all the roses within.....

Photo Report California Spring Trials 2018

PHOTO REPORT California was the center of the US floriculture sector last week, during the California Spring Trials. Growers, distributors, retailers and more found their way to 17 locations. There were tons of varieties on display and the participating companies did their utmost best to show the potential of their.....

Syngenta Flowers to acquire dahlia assortment from Verwer Dahlia

Syngenta Flowers has reached an agreement with Verwer Dahlia to acquire its dahlia assortment and breeding program. Both companies expect to finalize the acquisition in the coming weeks. Terms have not been disclosed.Brandon Willis of Syngenta at the California Spring Trials 2018.Verwer Dahlia was.....

Chuck Pavlich on Terra Nova's new series

Penstemon breeder ramps up production after positive feedback

The rack height at shipping time is one of the key features of the new Penstemon DAKOTA series of plant breeder Terra Nova Nurseries. It is said to be the shortest Penstemon digitalis group on the market and with its glossy foliage, large flowers and fool proof characteristics the demand already exceeded.....

Australian project looks for unusual or forgotten plant species

While plant selection is often influenced by multiple factors, ‘bullet proof’ plants are often used because they have performed consistently in the past. But past performance is no indicator of future performance. Water availability, extreme temperatures and disease all pose threats of failure, especially.....

US (CA): The history of the Stargazer lily

Mother’s Day is the ultimate day to celebrate with Oriental lilies. Sun Valley is known as the birthplace of the legendary Stargazer Lily in 1974, by Dr. Leslie Woodriff. This lily holds a prominent place in floricultural history.The pre-runner to Stargazer and most other lilies currently identified as.....

Atmosphere at event unaffected

CAST: Spring storms in Northeast and Midwest talk of town

While the California Spring Trials visitors are enjoying the colourful displays under the Californian sun, spring hasn't sprung in a large part of the country.So far, spring 2018 hasn't been typical. The Northeast and Midwest - and even some parts in the Northwest and South - are dealing with cold.....

Astra bonita, double and potted sunflowers

Looking for that special flower

Muller Seeds continually analyzes the market: what do consumers want today, but especially what will they be interested in tomorrow? We spoke to director Wim Zandwijk about trends and popular new varieties.AsterA flower that is currently gaining in popularity is the aster. Muller sells a wide range of aster.....

Australia: Golden Beauty wins people's choice award

A large gold flowered, floribunda rose from Germany has been crowned the 2018 winner of the Australian National Rose Trial Garden People’s Choice Weekend.More than 830 people cast their votes from a selection of 23 roses over the weekend (7- 8 April), but it was the gold flower with mid green glossy foliage.....

research partnership with universities

Dümmen Orange wants orange petunia

Not all flowers are available in orange. How come? A consortium with researchers from Dümmen Orange, Wageningen University and the University of Helsinki joined forces to find out why.Flower colour is a major selection criterion for variety creation in the ornamental breeding industry. The number of methods.....

Touch Me+ celebrates 5 years of working together

Growers association Touch Me+ has proven that cooperation leads to success in both sales and sustainable relationships. Transparency and trust has been the foundation of the collaboration between the growers of Primula obconica Touch Me and Pricanto since 2012 when they started. This has helped them to be.....

Pretty in pink:

SK Roses presents Honey Avalanche+

New in the luxury rose segment: Honey Avalanche+®, a large pink high quality rose with an elegant appeal and gorgeous petals that offer a surprise. "Honey Avalanche+® has fresh green accents in the outer side of its big bud. It opens with amazing petals that show a deeper pink on the underside and a paler.....

CAST Trends: Fragrance, pollinator friendlyness, bi-color, mixes

The California Spring Trials (CAST) are well underway. During this event, that took off last Saturday April 14 and will last until Thursday April 19, breeders, growers and suppliers are showcasing their new and existing products at various locations throughout California. Fragrant varieties, pollinator.....