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Texas hibiscus breeder honored

Hibiscus lovers around the world know the name of Texas A&M AgriLife’s Dariusz Malinowski, Ph.D., who has earned his place as a renowned hardy hibiscus breeder. The City of Vernon ensured Malinowski will forever be celebrated for his research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon by declaring…

Schreurs gerbera presents three new varieties in this video

Dionne van Veen and Willem van den Berg with Schreurs Gerbera present three standard gerbera varieties in this video. The characteristics per variety can be found here: Julia Centurion Palmares For more information:Schreursgerbera@schreurs.nl www.schreursgerbera.com  

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Chinese scientists breed edible lilies for red soil

Through 20 years of research, Xu Yongyan’s team from Southwest Forestry University has successfully bred edible lilies suitable for red soil growth. The lilies, with edible flowers and bulbs, are the result of a distant hybridization of more than 40 kinds of wild lily germplasm resources. So far, 11…

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Legendary greenhouse growing new poinsettia named after Millstadt man

A brand new variety of the poinsettia plant is here just in time for the holidays, and it’s named after a legendary horticulturist from Millstadt, Illinois. The “Norwin Orange” poinsettia gets its name from Norwin Heimos, the founder of N.G. Heimos Greenhouses in Millstadt. He passed away in February at…

NL: Rose novelties presented by Schreurs Roses

Edwin van Dop and Ruud van den Berg with Schreurs Roses introduce five new rose varieties in five different colors. You, too, can see these new flowers in the video below.

"Striving to provide the highest ethylene tolerant flowers on the market"

Queen Genetics has years of experience in breeding unique products for growers worldwide. "We work hard to provide the best ethylene tolerant flowers on the market, as we strive to achieve better performances in the stores and improve our customers' success. Because when you win, so do we," the team with…

Gerbera mini varieties presented by Dionne and Willem

Dionne van Veen and Willem van den Berg talk you through three mini gerbera varieties in this video: Dante, Astron, and Opus. They discuss the advantages these new varieties bring with them, as well as show you the vibrant colors the flowers have. See all characteristics per variety:  Dante Astron Opus  For more information:Schreurswww.schreurs.eu  

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New water lily variety cultivated in South West China's Yunnan

The Victoria ‘Dreamer,’ a new species of Victoria water lily cultivated in southwest China's Yunnan province, was recently approved by an international authority as a new variety. The Victoria ‘Dreamer,’ which was bred by senior experimentalist Wu Fuchuan and engineer Liu Meng with the Xishuangbanna…

AmeriSeed introduces a new Marigold F1 series: “Hedge-Mary"

“After their disappearance, our breeding has achieved a Hedge Marigold replacement”

“Previous parent lines of Hedge Marigolds were very difficult to maintain, and the varieties disappeared from seed catalogs,” says Beam Sailern Senhuk, marketing director at AmeriSeed, a specialized flower seed breeder and producer with a large assortment of F1 marigolds. “After four years of breeding,…

Altman Plants announces True Bloom roses garden trials results

Altman Plants, one of the nation’s largest breeders and growers of garden roses, reported garden trials results for the True Bloom Roses collection, including positive garden-worthy findings for five significant hybrid rose varieties. The evaluation involved extensive internal plant trials followed by…

Building better begonias to withstand Florida summers

Begonias are among the top five most popular plants found in flower beds, and Florida leads the way in production with sales valuing more than $11.8 million, according to the USDA. However, heatwaves and droughts have hurt begonia production in the southeast U.S. and many varieties cannot withstand the…

Danish breeder Rosa Eskelund, Roses Forever, explains the process

How to breed and select award winning garden roses

“The breeding and selection process of garden roses is different compared to pot roses, as there are other elements to take into consideration. Garden roses have to be more resistant, do well outside in the weather, and remain healthy. Our garden roses take about 10-15 years to develop before we put them…

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Significant times for New Zealand plant breeding

For plant breeders in New Zealand, the next couple of months will mark two significant achievements. November 8th celebrates the 40th anniversary of NZs accession to the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) Convention. Moreover, by the end of December, Parliament is…

Anthura Minneapolis: a new addition to the pink color group

A constant focus on breeding Phalaenopsis is indispensable for the future of this product. Besides the development of new colors, patterns, and shapes, it is also important to improve the current range and adapt it to today’s requirements. Selection criteria in breedingVigor is one of the selection…

Breeder purifies DNA 16 times faster with this customized machine

When it comes to matters of non-standard automation solutions, several market players have been asking Romédes for help lately, which has already resulted in a unique DNA purifier for a Dutch potato breeder. Ralph Wessels, sales coordinator at this engineering firm which has both an engineering and a…

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Denmark: “Our ethylene resistant flowers lead to 25% more sales”

“For almost 20 years, we have been breeding for high ethylene resistance. Now that we have achieved the highest ethylene tolerant flowers on the market, tests show that they sell faster and lead to half the waste,” says Frands Jepsen, managing director at Queen Genetics. As it is one of their major goals…

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How to bring a new plant to market

A common concern for new plant breeders is, “how do I bring my new plant to market?” This is a very good question. Navigating the twists and turns along the path of new plant introductions in the garden world can often overwhelm new breeders. In this article, Must Have Perennials shares some tips. Before…

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Rose breeder in Upper Caldecote creates first rose to be named after an ethnic minority Briton

A rose breeder based in Chronicle Country has teamed up with a campaign to create the first-ever rose to be named after an ethnic minority Briton. Harkness Roses, in Upper Caldecote, joined forces with the We Too Built Britain campaign to create the beautiful yellow gold rose, named after an 18th Century…

"A great assurance for growers"

EU: Longer CPVR protection for technically challenging crops

Breeders of asparagus, flower bulbs, woody small fruits, and woody ornamentals will soon enjoy a 30-year protection term under the Community Plant Variety Rights (CPVR). The…

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Hyper-recombinant plants: an emerging field for plant breeding

Novelty is the primary requirement and breeding target for plant breeding, which can make a significant contribution to the new cultivar. The key factor for successful breeding is the genetic variation in the progeny, which depends on the degree of genetic material mixing after meiosis. However, meiotic…

NL: Breeding Accel invests in new molecular department

The laboratory at PlantXperience in Wilp, the Netherlands now has a new molecular department with new users. The five breeders who work together under the name Breeding Accel jointly inaugurated the facility. Chairman Peter van de Pol (Schoneveld Breeding) and Thijs van Dijk (Fresh Forward) symbolically…

Years of breeding leads to the Chelsea Flower Show's shortlist

On Tuesday, September 21, the Camellia 1001 Summer Nights® Jasmine was introduced. It immediately made the Chelsea Flower Show's Plant of the Year shortlist. Camellia experts, Mr. Gao Jiyin en Mr. Liu Xinkai bred the Camellia 1001 Summer Nights Jasmine ('Yulan01'). Mr. Gao has been researching Camellia…

Kaiyuan, China: protecting, growing and cultivating seeds in Chen Fadi workstation

On September 2, 2020, the People's Government of Kaiyuan City of Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Nanjing Agricultural University, and Kaiyuan Tianhua Biological…


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