Breeding

Chromosome-level genome assembly, annotation and evolutionary analysis of Asparagus setaceus

Asparagus setaceus is a popular ornamental plant cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions globally. A new study constructed a chromosome-scale reference genome of A.…

Ornamental varieties from Argentine native species to the world

For decades, varieties developed from species native to Argentina appeared in the flowers and ornamentals world market. As examples, we can mention Petunia, Alstroemeria, Calceolaria and Glandularia, among many other species. by Daniel E. Morisigue and Gabriela Facciuto For more than 15 years the…

Spring brings preparations for new rose breeding season

Spring is here, and it will certainly bring us a lot of sunshine we’ve been missing during the long winter. Freedom in these tough times we will have to find in determination, patience and solidarity. As for the flowers, the Pheno Geno Roses can help – preparations for the new breeding season are…

Change in CPVO fees regulation as of 1st April 2020

A decision was taken by the European Commission in 2019 to update the CPVO fees regulation. This decision has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union on…

Participants bringing introductions online

CAST 2020 may be cancelled, but the novelties are here!

Last weekend and this week, tons of new exciting and even experimental varieties would have been shining at different locations throughout the state of California, as today would have been the fourth day of the California Spring Trials. Although this year's edition (which was planned to run from March…

Chloroplasts genomic analyses of Rosa laevigata, R. rugosa and R. canina

Many species of the genus Rosa have been used as ornamental plants and traditional medicines. However, industrial development of roses is hampered due to highly divergent characteristics. Researchers analyzed the chloroplast (cp) genomes of Rosa laevigata, R. rugosa and R. canina, including the repeat…

Syngenta Flowers' webCAST 2020 is interactive

Syngenta Flowers changed the scope of webCAST 2020from a live-streamed event to an online interactive experience. They now offer an interactive, digital tour of their new…

Extension of time limits in proceedings before the CPVO

On 24 March 2020 the President of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) has taken a "Decision concerning the extension of time limits" that fall in the period 17 March – 3…

Selecta one launches new dianthus catalogue 2020

The beginning of spring means it is pot carnation time. One of your first plannings of the year is the order of young plants of this crop. Selecta one deliver some of the varieties almost the whole year through. "For this and for our wide-ranging assortment and our competency in the area of carnation is…

#BondWithFlowers

BallSB launches initiative to help maintain industry sales

Over the last days, we have seen initiatives arising to stimulate flower sales. Also BallSB took the effort to create an initiative and called it  #BondWithFlowers.  "This campaign aims to help maintain the industry sales and help the many workers that currently work on the fields to be able to support their families. We…

Syngenta Flowers offers digital CAST experience

Syngenta Flowers invites its customers to webCAST 2020, to stay up to date with full digital coverage of their newest genetic innovations, technical trialing results and marketing programs directly from Syngenta Flowers. The interactive, live-streamed event will be broadcast via Facebook and the…

First comprehensive map of the proteome of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana

A molecular map for the plant sciences

Plants are essential for life on earth. They provide food for essentially all organisms, oxygen for breathing, and they regulate the climate of the planet. Proteins play a key role in controlling all aspects of life including plants. Under the leadership of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), a team…

United Selections open days for the 1st Quarter 2020

Globally, the flower industry is very dynamic and everything keeps changing rapidly. As such, there’s a need for constant communication and exchange of feedback amongst all the stakeholders along the chain. It’s through this basic principle that United Selections, a premier rose breeder initiated an…

Fulco Spithoven on the Benary Pansy Trials:

"This layout enables easy comparison"

As most young plants are being grown in the Netherlands, German seed breeder Benary decided to establish a breeding facility in this country 10 years ago. After leasing a part of a greenhouse, Benary decided to buy a 1.5 ha greenhouse in the North of the Netherlands (Venhuizen) and rebuild half of it, 2…

Update:

Beekenkamp, Monrovia, ABZ, and Takii cancel CAST participation

Yesterday, Sakata Seed America and Syngenta Flowers North America announced the cancellation of their CAST participation, and today, Beekenkamp, Monrovia, ABZ Seeds, and American Takii also announced their decision to cancel their participation, erring on the side of safety and limiting the risk of…

Christine Nowicki joins Danziger's North American team as product manager

Danziger has added a new North American team member. Christine Nowicki is joining the company as product manager. Christine will develop and maintain grower relationships,…

Sakata and Syngenta cancel CAST participation due to COVID-19 concerns

Considering the continued concern surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Syngenta Flowers North America and Sakata Seed America announced their decision to cancel their participation in the California Spring Trials (CAST) event for 2020. In this way, they want to reduce overall risk associated…

New findings unravel how plants control energy generation

Researchers at Western Sydney University and The Australian National University have discovered new chemical communication pathways that determine how a plant changes when it emerges from darkness in the soil to light. When plants are grown in the dark, they are white or pale-yellow because they lack the…

Armada destroys mother plants of multiflora variety Thompson

Recently it become clear that Armada produces a multiflora variety, which falls under the scope of a plant variety right protection owned by Gediflora. Gediflora noted and…

Adrian Parsons, Helix Australia explains:

Waxflower worldwide: An insight into the past, present and future

With increasing plantings in a range of countries, new and improved varieties and a growing appetite amongst florists and bouquet makers, Waxflower seems to be a very important filler flower crop for the global flower trade. We had a chat with Adrian Parsons, Managing Director of Helix Australia, one of…

BallSB

"Our experience as breeders with Women’s Day"

Women’s Day is becoming more and more important in the industry. It is a great opportunity to encourage other women to embrace their power and Ball is a good example. "There are many women in our leaderships team that set an example in the floricultural industry on how to succeed under the direction and…

Part 3:

Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2020

Just a couple of weeks left till the participants of the California Spring Trials 2020 open their doors. At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from March 28 - April 1, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In a series of five…

Netherlands: GenNovation opens in-house laboratory

With a symbolic cut into its DNA, GenNovation officially opened its new laboratory recently. The four partner companies involved, Anthura, Dekker Chrysanten, Florensis and Gebr. Vletter & Den Haan, are delighted with this next step in the development of their collaboration in new breeding technologies.…

Dekker Chrysanten put women at Dutch exporters in the spotlight

Women's Day: Good sales, but more quality claims

Sunday, March 8, International Women's Day will be celebrated. Particularly in Russia and Eastern Europe it is an important day where men give flowers to the women they know. Regarding this holiday Dekker Chrysanten invented a fun tradition; they give a bouquet of their own varieties of flowers to all female…

D.H.M. Innovations introduces QUARTZ ‘Pink & Yellow’

New dipladendia that is "solid as quartz"

"It is a stand-alone variety in the Diamantina assortment", says Erick Ciraud of D.H.M. Innovations (DHMI) at the IPM Essen, when talking about their new dipladenia QUARTZ ‘Pink & Yellow’. According to him, it is a breakthrough variety. Erick Ciraud at the IPM Essen 2020 showcasing Diamantina® QUARTZ…

Japanese JATAFF consults Syngenta to discuss variety protection in Japan

A delegation (Ms. Kimiko Ishikawa, Ms. Machiko Naito and Mr. Hisaya Kakiuchi) from the Japan Association for Techno-innovation in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (JATAFF) was visiting the Netherlands on February 25th. The delegation received a presentation from marketing and regulatory officers of…

Meilland successfully enforces PVR and Knock Out trademark in Italy

The Court of Milan has ruled in favour of the plaintiff Meilland International, represented by the law firm Studio Legale Gamba Associato, in a case against a grower from the Como area, Italy. The case was initiated after discovering several thousands of unauthorized plants of the varieties Radrazz and…

Koen Meewisse of J&K Rosa on Rosa Loves Me 'With Fatal Attraction'

'Garden look' spray roses a welcome addition for Dutch grower

"To all buyers we show this spray rose, they are eager to purchase it", says Koen Meewisse of J&K Rosa when talking about one of their new spray roses they are trialing. This Dutch rose grower who grows white Avalanche roses for commercial production on 3ha, started to trial the 'garden look' roses of…

Part 2:

Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2020

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2020? At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from March 28-April 1, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each…

Baldness gene reveals origin of hairy plants

Scientists have solved a puzzle that has long baffled botanists – why some plants on high mountainsides are hairy while their low-lying cousins are bald. Hairy Alpine snapdragon (credit: Ying Tan) Alpine species of snapdragon have evolved to disable a gene that prevents those living at low altitudes from…

Information on Brexit in relation to Plant Variety Rights

Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has become a ‘third country’. The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period…

Keukenhof to showcase wide range of flowers

Keukenhof has grown into a worldwide concept and for many an annual event. Logical, because who doesn’t love the unique colour and smell experience that the 32 ha park offers its many visitors. No less than five hundred growers show their most beautiful flowers and leading arrangers make unique shows. Keukenhof & Royal…

Part 1:

Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2020

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2020? At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from March 27-April 1, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each…

The International Plant Names Index and BHL

Plants and the people who name them

At the end of the twentieth century, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and The Australian National Herbarium began collaboration on an ambitious project—to create an online index of names for all of the world’s vascular plants. By combining the data in the nomenclatural…

February 27-28, Naivasha

Kenya: Open Days at WAC International

WAC International are having open days next week from Wednesday 26th till Friday 28th of February. During this three-day event, their varieties and particularly new varieties will take center stage. This year, they will present two new red varieties, several yellows and a pink for the first time. B Nice…

A chat with Hugo Noordhoek Hegt

New Dümmen Orange CEO on company’s ambitious growth plans

With a background of consolidating companies combined with his global experience, Hugo Noordhoek Hegt was chosen as the new CEO of Dümmen Orange. He started on January 1st, 2020 and took over the baton from Biense Visser (who retired and will continue to support the delivery of the company’s strategy as…

Haploid induction via unpollinated ovule culture in Gerbera hybrida

Ovule-derived haploid culture is an effective and important method for genetic study and plant breeding. Gerbera hybrida is a highly heterozygous species, and the lack of homozygous lines presents a challenge for molecular genetic research. Therefore, researchers performed haploid induction through…

Chloroplasts genomic analyses of Rosa laevigata, R. rugosa and R. canina

Many species of the genus Rosa have been used as ornamental plants and traditional medicines. However, industrial development of roses is hampered due to highly divergent…

March 2-6, Venhuizen, the Netherlands

Colourful biennials are filling the greenhouse

It’s the time of the year that greenhouses are filled with pansies and violas. PanAmerican Seed is presenting their assortment of large-and small flowered violas at their location in the Netherlands during week 10. This includes the current commercial assortment and future varieties that are planned for…

Dead or alive

A non-destructive method for determining and predicting seed viability

Monitoring the viability of seeds is of paramount importance to plant breeders, traders, farmers, researchers and seed bank managers. The globally recognized standard method to test seed viability is the germination test. Representative samples are sown according to genus-specific standardized protocols…

Volatile organic compounds from orchids: From synthesis and function to gene regulation

Orchids are one of the most significant plants that have ecologically adapted to every habitat on earth. Orchids show a high level of variation in their floral morphologies, which makes them popular as ornamental plants in the global market. Floral scent and color are key traits for many floricultural…

Can the French Flag and Reaction Diffusion models explain flower patterning?

It has been 50 years since Lewis Wolpert introduced the French Flag model proposing the patterning of different cell types based on threshold concentrations of a morphogen…

Building better base editors

CRISPR-based gene editing has potential therapeutic benefits but also some technical shortcomings. One set of these gene editing tools, base editors, can rewrite the four individual DNA letters, or bases —  A, C, T or G — which represent key chemical building blocks of DNA, adenine, cytosine, thymine, and guanine. Now, in two papers…

Olympia Evipo099

New clematis variety added to Raymond Evison Clematis Collection 2020

"It is an extremely free flowering new cultivar with mid to pale blue flowers that have contrasting creamy/yellow anthers which are produced freely from early Summer to late Summer and early Autumn", says Raymond Evison, breeder of this variety. This new cultivar is part of the Evison & Poulsen Breeding…

Sicamus introduces 2 new brands

Bi-colored petals and leaves add value to hydrangea

Classic varieties are still the top sellers in hydrangeas, but the demand for new varieties is growing year after year. For this reason, French breeder and propagator Sicamus is focussing in bringing special varieties to the market for about 12 years now. They are known for their Rendez-vous collection,…

Gloriette

DeCock Plants launches in-house poinsettia genetics

After the osteos and lavender, Decock Plants now introduces their own poinsettia genetics. In recent years the company has increasingly been focusing on its own breeding activities, and setting up their own poinsettia line has been on the agenda for some time, particularly because it is a great product…

Interplant roses explains:

How a rose variety is born….

Did you know that out of the one million seeds, only around 33% will germinate which means that we annually have about 300,000 seedlings. However, these babies are still far away from being a rising star. Dutch rose breeder Interplant Roses gives a little glimpse of what it takes to bring a rose variety to market.  After several selections…

Göran Basjes, Kordes Roses on Con Amore:

New red rose cuts down on light and crop protection

Red is an important color in cut roses and therefore when new or improved varieties enter the market interest is high. This also counts for the new red rose variety of Kordes Roses. It was introduced in 2018 and is now really being picked up in the market. After trialing it for some years at a Dutch…

Elien Pieters from Gediflora nominated as ‘female entrepreneur of the year’

The Women Award is a prize for the ‘entrepreneur of the year’ that is awarded annually by markant vzw and UNIZO. Elien Pieters, manager of Gediflora, a B-to-B world player in the field of breeding and propagation of chrysanthemums, is one of the 3 finalists this year who has a chance to win this…

The quest for the deep-yellow petunia

The majority of carotenoids in petals are xanthophylls and most of these xanthophylls are esterified with fatty acids. Although petunia (Petunia x hybrida) is an important ornamental plant, it cannot accumulate enough carotenoids to have deep-yellow flowers.   A previous study suggested that low esterification activity causes…

CmBBX8 accelerates flowering by targeting CmFTL1 directly in summer chrysanthemum

For a flowering plant, the transition from vegetative stage to reproductive growth is probably the most critical developmental switch. In the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, the product ofBBX7, group II member of BBX family, acts to delay floral transition. In a new study, a presumed chrysanthemum…

Royal Van Zanten appoints new Managing Director Van Zanten Breeding

Royal Van Zanten announces that Maarten Goos has been appointed Managing Director of Van Zanten Breeding as of 1 February 2020. He succeeds the interim management team of Nimbus, which had taken on the role temporarily. Nimbus is the investor behind Royal Van Zanten. Maarten GoosMaarten Goos is not an unfamiliar…

Santosh Kulkarni, General Manager of PJ Dave Flora ltd

In search of the best red

A red rose has always been an integral part of Valentine's Day celebration. It symbolized love, passion, courage, beauty and joy. Something as simple as a perfect red rose makes Valentine's Day very special. This Valentine's we would like to discover the perfect red rose which is loved by consumers, marketers, and growers. A…


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