Special Starting Material

photo report Zaadtechniek Demonstratiedagen 2020

Seed sector specialists will also show their skills this year at their own request

On Tuesday, the sound of seed processing machines sounded 'normal' again on location at Proeftuin Zwaagdijk, where day one of the three Zaadtechniek Demonstratiedagen (Seed Technology Demonstration days) kicked off. In an adapted form, it is a physical alternative to Seed meets Technology, the…

CPVO exceptional measures to come to an end

On 27 April 2020, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and with the aim to support plant breeders facing unforeseen financial difficulties, the President of the CPVO took the exceptional decision to extend deadlines for payment of the annual fee and the payment of examinations fees. The CPVO would now…

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Gene editing as the next gen plant breeding tool for breeders

The basis of plant breeding is the availability of trait variation and diversity in different crops, that can be brought together into a variety or hybrid with multiple superior qualities or characteristics. Plant breeders have been collecting wild variants of different crops for transferring better…

October 1 and 2

Virtual conference on genome editing in Europe

On the occasion of the German Presidency of the European Union Council, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina kindly…

Memphis family expands

The Memphis family is expanded with a new colour in week 39. Next to Memphis Pink, Dark and Rosy, Memphis Autumn is added to the assortment.  This orange spray chrysanthemum is available at the auction of Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer and Naaldwijk with 10,000 stems every week.  VBN code: 125160 Grower: Cornelis Jan Flowers information: Memphis Autumn Another…

Cyclamen Open Days 2020 are coming up

In Week 43, 44 and 45, Schoneveld Breeding would like to show you what they have been working on. Completely COVID-19 proof, they welcome you to the PlantXperience for a tour through all Cyclamens from Schoneveld breeding. Are you unable to visit our location in Wilp? Then sign up for the digital tours…

Gediflora launches 'It’s your MUMent' campaign

From now on, Gediflora's wide range of varieties and families is known as Mum Flowers. Their ball-shaped chrysanthemums, formerly known as Belgian Mums, are continuously selected based on various characteristics such as color, shape, flower size and especially shelf life. The brand values of MUM Flowers…

Keygene

Apoximis: easy propagation of high yielding hybrids

Plant reproductive biologists of KeyGene identified a DNA region from dandelion that is essential for apomixis, the process that enables plants to clonally form seeds without…

Earley Ornamentals

UK: New 2021 plants and catalogues from Earley Ornamentals

Providing production opportunities for growers, new varieties and colours have been introduced to the Earley Ornamentals range. The company’s extensive bedding, basket and patio range and its perennial collection are featured in its two latest catalogues – now available for 2021. Introducing new varieties…

Floranova launches 2021 catalogue

Floranova just launched their latest catalogue. Within it, as well as their established range one will see the great new introductions available to order, such as: Horizon Shadow; A new member of the Horizon family. Available in five colours and a mix that contrast superbly against this rich, dark…

Mprise organises webinars about ERP & Apps for seed companies

Also in September, Mprise Agriware will host two webinars. The first session is about crop management and seed production management. We will focus on the management of production contracts with ERP software. The second webinar is about working from one digital source, without Excel files or paper. This…

Itility

Autonomous germination rate and vitality measurements

Germination rate and vitality are important factors for determining the quality of seed batches. To this day, the measurement process is hardly automated, and therefore labor intense, expensive, and prone to errors. These errors can lead to costly claims for seed breeders or young plant growers when…

Philippine Taxonomic Initiative

New flowering plant Begonia beijnenii discovered in the Philippines

Pink flowers and striped leaves caught the eyes of conservationists trekking up a river in Palawan’s Port Barton way back in 2012. “I immediately recognized it as a new Begonia species,” recalled Jonah van Beijnen, a Dutch environmentalist who previously helped discover seven other Begonias, plus new…

UK: Echinacea Pretty Parasols online favourite at Four Oaks

Like several other trade shows, Four Oaks could not take place as a physical show this year. That's why the organization has chosen to organise a virtual show. In the online environment of Four Oaks, visitors could vote for the top 12 best new introductions of 2020 and Echinacea Pretty Parasols…

Deliflor

Deliflor Chrysanten & Flower Circus celebrate Chrysanthemum Day

September 9 is Chrysanthemum Day. Deliflor uses this special chrysanthemum day to organize an online show and show which beautiful arrangements can be made with this versatile flower. In collaboration with Flower Circus and floral designer Geertje Stienstra, a dazzling show will be provided that can be…

New colours in the Madiba Pompon series

The Madiba Pompon series is being expanded. Previously, the colours white and yellow were introduced. From week 36 Madiba Baylo Bronze and Madiba Memba Purple will be available. Madiba is characterized by the many small flowers per stem and has a friendly and sweet appearance. A chrysanthemum with endless…

Deliflor introduces orange spray chrysanthemum 'Midnightsun'

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months in places north of the Arctic Circle or south of the Antarctic Circle, when the sun remains visible…

Dekker Chrysanten will present its famous chrysanthemums in Moscow at FlowersExpo'2020

The breeder of chrysanthemums Dekker Chrysanten will please Russian consumers and fans with their presence at the international Trade Fair “FlowersExpo'2020”, which opens on September 8 in Moscow. The company has specially adapted its marketing program for the Russian market. Dekker Chrysanten actively…

Special Starting Material

Good quality starting material is very important in the horti- and floriculture sector. The quality of the crop is inextricably linked to the quality of the starting material that has been used. Therefore, this month we are focusing on the best possible materials that will guarantee a successful cultivation. Globally speaking,…


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