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Felipe Gomez, Selecta One

Chrysanthemums in Malaysia and Vietnam

Selecta chrysanthemum program is reaching more and more markets. During October of last year, a team from the breeding company had the opportunity to visit Malaysia and Vietnam.At their first visited country, Malaysia, they arrived to Kuala Lumpur airport and drove one hour and a half through a landscape of.....

EU confirms: no patents on conventional plant breeding

Plant breeders must have free access to biological material in order to be able to breed new crop species. Patent law thus does not apply to conventional plant breeding. This was unanimously confirmed by the European Member States at the Competitiveness Council in Brussels. The Member States.....

'High expectations for double flowered forms, cascading Tradewinds hibiscus'

US: Aris Horticulture gets ready for peak season

The coming months will be busy for Aris Horticulture. Next to their year-round supply of starter plants to growers all over the US and Canada the peak shipping season for their own bred Tradewinds finished plants is about to start. "We try to offer retailers a jump start on sales at a time when consumers.....

Differentially expressed pigments genes found in tree peony

Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews) is an important traditional flower in China. Besides its beautiful flower, the leaf of tree peony has also good ornamental value owing to its leaf color change in spring.So far, the molecular mechanism of leaf color change in tree peony is unclear. In a new study,.....

"Innovation a key factor for the Brazilian market"

Until 2007, the gypsophila market in Brazil had been decreasing. A no change, stuck-in-time period, was the main reason. With only one variety and no awareness in growers about the importance on producing high quality products under standard procedures and strict protocols; and a common thought, of post.....

How do plants give up photosynthesis and become parasites?

A research team in Japan are using comprehensive analysis of gene expression in albino and green orchids to investigate the evolution of parasitic plant.The research was carried out by Project Associate Professor SUETSUGU Kenji (Kobe University Graduate School of Science), Associate Professor KAMINAKA.....

New violas from PanAmerican Seed

It’s a big year for PanAmerican Seed when it comes to violas. Their Sorbet and Sorbet XP series take a step in the right direction with no fewer than 10 new introductions. With major gains in earliness and total number of flowers per plant, the following colours will be introduced:New Sorbet XP Deep Orange.....

Darwin Perennials:

2016 culture trial results are in

The goal at Darwin Perennials' 2016 West Grove, Pa., trial grounds was to learn how their varieties perform with varying transplant dates. The team, led by Greg Soles, wanted to develop production protocols that will ultimately help the grower deliver quality finished perennials to retailers.You can download.....

Q-genetics to market potted rose genetics globally

Graff Breeding, Elvira Rose join forces in new company

What a good start of the new year for the more than 85 years old Danish hibiscus and poinsettia breeder and propagator Graff Kristensen and Graff Breeding. Next to winning the gold award in the Young Plants category at the AIPH Grower of the Year ceremony, one of their varieties have been awarded as.....

Terra Nova Nurseries celebrates 25 years of plant breeding

Terra Nova Nurseries has announced the 25th anniversary of its founding. This year marks a quarter century of business since the company’s Ken Brown and Dan Heims formed a professional alliance.Along with co-founders Jody Brown and Lynne Bartenstein, they vertically integrated a breeding company and tissue.....

Belgium: Investigating the possibilities of plant proteins

Although both plants and animals are made up of cells, plants are generally unable to relocate, and thus can’t migrate around freely like animals can. These constraints lead them to grow through cell division in three directions – forward, sideways or upwards – with proteins playing a role in giving cells.....

Disney and ASTA partner to tell the story of Better Seed, Better Life!

While everyone loves Disney, attendees at ASTA's 56th annual Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference learned there was a more strategic reason why ASTA has brought a series of conventions to Disney properties two years in a row-this year in Orlando, and last year in Anaheim.During the General Session,.....

Danziger introduces commercial bell pepper varieties

The Danziger group, traditionally known for its ornamental assortment of cut flowers and bedding plants, has recently revealed new horizons.Danziger Seeds presented its premium bell pepper varieties at the Arava Agricultural Exhibition and Open Day last week. The peppers attracted a large audience and.....

United Selections

Madam Red brightening the Valentine Mood

VIDEO Valentine Season is not complete without red roses gracing the occasion. In this short video below, you can see how a florist is using the Madam Red of United Selections in a Valentine's bouquet.Other varieties from United Selections gracing this Valentine season are; Red Torch, Upper Class, Mustang, and Red.....