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Top 5 -yesterday
- "Australian native flowers provide a true seasonality and florists love this variety, variability in supply”
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Renown Seed Scientist, Director of seed technology for PanAmerican Seed
Industry mourns passing of Francis Kwong
“Francis Kwong will be missed greatly here at Ball. He had the mind of a scientist and the soul of an artist,” says Anna Ball, president and CEO of Ball Horticultural Company.
Kwong’s commitment and dedication to the industry for seed production helped PanAmerican Seed farms produce high-quality products and solve problems where others could not. His research was also instrumental in groundbreaking seed products such as Angelonia, Calibrachoa, and New Guinea Impatiens. Among other industry accomplishments, Kwong edited a comprehensive reference book, “Flower Seeds: Biology and Technology” with M.B. McDonald in 2005, which showcases the science behind flower seeds.
Francis Kwong arrived in the United States from China in 1969. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his master’s degree from Oregon State University. He also held a doctorate in agriculture from Purdue University. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, his daughter, Lisa Xia; sisters Agnes Choi and Cecilia; and brothers John and Joe.
A lovely testament to his life and career was recently printed in The Chicago Tribune at this link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-francis-kwong-obituary-met-20170804-story.html
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