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Royal FloraHolland halts supply of genetically modified petunias

Royal FloraHolland is adopting the RIKILT findings and preventing the trade in modified orange petunia varieties by blocking the VBN codes.In the Netherlands, research conducted by RIKILT has found that there are a number of genetically modified orange petunia varieties available. This study was commissioned.....

David Austin introduces Vanessa Bell rose

David Austin's new rose, Vanessa Bell, is a free-flowering variety, bearing large clusters of soft yellow blooms, with medium strength green tea fragrance with aspects of lemon.The flower was named for the artist, designer and founder member of the Bloomsbury Group, Vanessa Bell - sister of the writer,.....

May 23-27, London

UK: Plant Heritage Collections celebrated at Chelsea Flower Show

Several exhibitors at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be specifically focusing on celebrating their Plant Heritage National Collections in their displays, on 23-27 May 2017.One such exhibitor is Fibrex Nurseries, based at Pebworth near Evesham, who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of holding its.....

The making of Vogue’s anniversary rose

A while back, the editors of Vogue confronted a new version of a familiar challenge: How to celebrate the passage of time without raking tediously over the past? Vogue turns 125 this year, an impressive age for any publication. Was there a way to celebrate the past with something brand-new—an icon of fashion.....

Takii Europe opens new breeding station

After months of careful preparation, Takii Europe has moved its breeding site for pot and bedding plants from Honselersdijk to Kudelstaart. On 17 May, Senior Executive Director Kazuo Hatsuda from Takii & Co. Ltd. Japan, the parent company of Takii Europe, officially opened the new greenhouse at the.....

Danziger at the Hortiflorexpo in Shanghai:

China: Bright colors attract Asian attention

"Bright colors catch the eye of the Chinese visitors", says Micha Danziger, chairman of the board of Danziger. This Israeli company is exhibiting at the Hortiflorexpo IPM in China for the 2nd time. This year the three-day event is taking place in Shanghai and today, May 12, is the final day. So far, Micha is.....

UK: Plant Health Agency blacklists Finnish GMO petunias

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has emailed importers and producers of petunia plants and seeds in England and Wales, making it clear that GM plants must not be marketed.The petunias are not considered to pose a risk to human health or the environment. However, because there is no EU authorisation.....

First results of investigations on GM petunias:

Germany: 'Three out of five tested product lines are genetically modified'

In three out of the five tested product lines, genetic engineering changes were found. This is reported by the German Ministry of Environment who published the first results of investigations on genetically modified petunias. The samples used originate from a company in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and.....

Highlights atHishtil, Cohen, Jaldety, but also at Green Fuse and FloraNova:

Israeli companies enjoyed their new location during CAST 2017

For 6 days, California was the center of the US floriculture sector last month. FloralDaily visited all locations and made a Photo Report of the event. In the weeks that followed, we presented the highlights of the participating companies in a series of articles. Today, we will present the last edition. In.....

Scientists identify mutation that causes white spots

Garden and potted plants with white spots on their leaves are so popular that they are specially selected for this feature. An international research team has now identified a new mutation in the plant Lotus japonicus which gives leaves their white spots. These results could be important for the improvement.....

Europe: 'Orange petunia genetically modified for sure'

How can a variety, which is not allowed to be produced or sold, nevertheless be produced and sold? Yet this seems to be the case with a few orange petunia varieties in Europe. Despite its relative insignificance in numbers, they are available at several breeders and growers. Last week, the Finnish Food.....

Schoneveld, Ameriseed, Royal van Zanten, Florist, Suntory, Kapiteyn, PlantHaven, Ammerlaan, Evanthia, Heritage Greenhouse, Viverio and Hort Couture

GroLink loaded with novelties during CAST

For many California Spring Trial visitors, GroLink was either their first or last stop. This location was home to many companies and to breeders and propagators, several suppliers presented their products and services too. In this article, we will present the highlights of Schoneveld, Ameriseed, Royal van.....

BaseClear, Generade and Dümmen Orange to combine resources

NL: Tulip breeding and production to gear up

Three leading Dutch organisations, BaseClear, Generade and Dümmen Orange, are to start intensive collaboration to speed up tulip breeding and production and make it more sustainable. Using the latest DNA analysis technologies, it is now possible to unravel huge and highly complex genomes such as that of the.....

Finnish food safety authority:

Orange petunias not allowed in EU

Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has decided to remove from sale seeds and planting stock of the ornamental plant petunia characterised by the orange colour of the flowers which has been produced by means of genetic engineering. Genetically modified varieties of petunia are not authorised for cultivation.....