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Sakata introduces new Brassica series

As the days shorten and the nights get cooler, the bright colours of summer make way for the hues of autumn, and the rich beauty if Brassica is back in bouquets.  This season sees an addition to the assortment, Brassica Condor. Bred by Sakata and available in two colours, White and Red, this new Brassica series…

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US: Update on petition to deregulate petunias modified using genetic engineering

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking public comment on two documents related to the potential deregulation of a petunia variety developed using genetic engineering to produce orange flowers. The documents are a preliminary Plant Pest…

Debbie Rempert

Dümmen Orange hires Senior Brand Manager to lead its branding efforts

Dümmen Orange is pleased to announce the hiring of Debbie Rempert as Senior Brand Manager. She brings 21 years of experience in horticultural marketing to the Dümmen Orange team in this newly created position. Debbie Rempert “We are very fortunate to bring someone of her stature to our company,” said…

An impression of AmeriSeed Monsoon-Rainy Trials 2020

AmeriSeed is well known for their many heat tolerant varieties of Hybrid American Marigold, Vinca and Zinnia. To ensure continuous product improvement, AmeriSeed conducts regular, seasonal trials in various parts of the world to improve, optimize and adapt their varieties to local conditions with special…

A look at United Selections' trials and new varieties display at Dutch grower J&K Rosa

"The market is always looking for something unique"

For nearly a year now, United Selections is trialing their varieties at Dutch rose grower J&K Rosa in Berkel en Rodenrijs, the Netherlands. Last week, they organized an open house event where different Dutch, as well as Belgian and German rose growers and traders visited the greenhouse to check out…

Golden KVBC Award for Cortaderia

On September 15, 2020, the KVBC trial committee awarded a golden KVBC Award to Cortaderia selloana “Day1” (TINY PAMPA) after a field trial. "This plant immediately stands out because it grows much more compactly than other cultivars. Eventually the plant will reach a height of about 60-75 cm. “Day1” produces many shoots and therefore…

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…

Dr. Jianping Ren receives 2020 AAS Breeder’s Cup award

All-America Selections honors ornamental breeding achievement

On Friday, September 18, 2020, All-America Selections honored an individual with impressive plant breeding credentials by presenting the 2020 AAS Breeder’s Cup award at the first-ever virtual Judge’s Meeting and Awards Ceremony. With the 2020 Summer Summit in Vancouver postponed until September of 2021,…

UK: Begonia ‘Sweet Spice Bounty’ royalties donated for horticultural scholarships

Plant sales of Begonia ‘Sweet Spice Bounty’ have been donated to  the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) to support students studying horticulture in the UK.  Begonia ‘Sweet SpiceTM’  Plant breeder, Kerley & Co, set out to donate 50% of the royalties received from wholesale distributor, BallColegrave, to DCF for two…

De Ruiter East Africa Ltd.

"In spite of challenges promising future for East African flower market"

De Ruiter East Africa Ltd. (DREA) is De Ruiter’s main operation in Africa. Established in the early nineties as one of the pioneer rose breeders in an upcoming flower industry on this continent, the company was initially set up as an agency with Oserian, one of the founding father companies for roses in…

Webinar Bailey Nurseries

Everything Hydrangeas: from variety selection to production to sales

Hydrangeas is one of the most rapidly growing categories and one of the most rapidly growing categories in woody shrubs. Last week, on September 9, Bailey Nurseries - known for Endless Summer and First Editions - organized a webinar in which they discussed everything, from variety selection to production…

US: Express Seed Company names Scott Valentine as Chief Executive Officer

Express Seed Company announces that its Board of Directors has appointed Scott Valentine, Ph.D., MBA as Chief Executive Officer. Scott Valentine previously held the position…

Agronomy

The complete chloroplast genome sequence of the Speirantha gardenii

The plant “False Lily of the Valley”, Speirantha gardenii is restricted to south-east China and considered as an endemic plant. Due to its limited availability, this plant was less studied. Hence, a new study is focused on its molecular studies, where researchers have sequenced the complete chloroplast…

Charles Kariuki on United Selections' Spray Rose Trials at Subati - Subukia

"We're impressed by the length, number of heads per spray and shorter growing cycles"

Subati Flowers Ltd is one of the leading growers and exporters of standard (single head) and spray roses. Most of these cut flowers are grown at an altitude of 2200m above sea level. In recent years, the company has been focussing on developing their spray rose line even further. In this regard, they…

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Joint call for reason and fairness regarding payment of royalties in 2020

Growers and breeders of ornamental plants and flowers are being called upon to show fairness and understanding as the time comes for growers to pay their royalty payments to breeders. International industry organisations, AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers), CIOPORA (International…

Mohammed Ravanbakhsh

Utrecht scientists discover fast-forward plant improvement technology

Utrecht scientists demonstrates a new, non-GMO technology to develop new crops at a fraction of the costs of traditional breeding. By engineering the genes of bacteria that surround the plants the scientists obtained the same outcome as adjusting genes from the plant itself. They publish their findings…

a lot of visitors at their physical booth at FlowersExpo 2020

Russia: Dutch breeder Dekker Chrysanten welcomed with open arms

Whereas many exhibitions in Europe are being cancelled, the FlowersExpo in Moscow, Russia continued. Last week, from September 8-10 the Crosus Expo in Moscow opened its doors. Of course, with less international exhibitors, the exhibition was different from past editions, but still there was a lot to see,…

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…

September 23-24, Naivasha

Select Breeding to organize Open House

Select Breeding is organizing an Open House at their breeding facilities in two lakes flower park, Naivasha, Kenya. Next week, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th of September, customers are welcome to admire and get acquainted with all there is to know about all (new) commercial varieties the breeder has…

Optimizing genotyping processes at lower costs

NRGene, AI based genomic analysis for research and agricultural breeding company, announced the launch of SNPer – a new product that optimizes genotyping processes and gathers…

Johnny's Selected Seeds

This year's unsolicited seed scare highlights the work of legitimate seed growers

If you've ever wondered where those vegetable seeds you sow come from, the answer of late seems to be in mysterious little packages from somewhere in China. You may have caught the recent headlines about thousands of Americans receiving what appear to be seeds of cucumbers, peppers and other popular…

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…

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…

Graff Breeding introduces bee and butterfly friendly, mosquito repellent lavender

Danish breeder ventures into lavender

For more than 30 years they have bred hibiscus, the last few years they have added poinsettia and dipladenia / mandevilla and now, they are introducing their own-bred lavendula stoechas. The company in question is Danish breeder Graff Breeding A/S. Five years ago, after a request from one of their…

Toolgen

South Korea's first genome edited petunia approved in the U.S.

The research team led by professor Geung-Ju Lee of Chungnam National University and Toolgen announced that the new variety of petunia co-developed with CRISPR genome editing technology has been determined as non-GMO by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The decision was released under the "Am I…

Agriom

Royal Palace and Royal Wedding in the spotlight

There is a new video showing Agriom's cut hydrangeas in the HBA test greenhouse in De Kwakel. Curious about how Royal Palace and Royal Wedding look now? Check it out in this video. Assess the varieties yourselfAgriom cordially invites cut flower hydrangea growers and relations to take a look at Achterweg…

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…

Terra Nova releases 2020-2021 plant catalog and new geum series video

Terra Nova Nurseries recently released their 2020-2021 plant catalog that presents hundreds of varieties and numerous series and collections from Terra Nova Nurseries. One of the series presented is the Geum Tempo Series of which they released a new video recently as well. This new geum video is part of…

Double Play Big Bang Spiraea awarded the KVBC-Award Gold Medal

The Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society (RBHS) trials committee has awarded the KVBC-Award Gold Medal to Proven Winners ColorChoice Double Play Big Bang Spiraea. Double Play Big Bang Spiraea, ‘Tracy’, features extra-large pink flowers against bright chartreuse-yellow foliage that glows orange in the spring.…

Colombia: 2,000+ visits for virtual Chrysanthemum Week

Last week, from August 24-28, Chrysanthemum Week was held in Antioquia, Colombia. This year, for the first time, people could visit the event and the open houses and they did from all over the world. In total, more than 2000 visits from international and local producers and traders were registered.  Open house…

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,…

Kalanchoe growers prepping for Easter: "Timing is key"

Easter may feel far away, but for kalanchoe growers it is not. Yellow is the main color and usually makes up for up to 60 percent of their entire production that is sold during the weeks up until the actual holiday. Due to COVID-19, growers have had some difficulties to sell what has been produced for…

A peek inside at Yuxi De Ruiter Flower

De Ruiter going strong in China

In East Africa and South America, De Ruiter Innovations is one of the market leaders in the breeding of cut roses, but it has also invested in its own operation in China, called Yuxi De Ruiter Flower Co. Ltd. (YXDR). This company started on a small scale in 2012 by renting a 2 ha greenhouse for 4 years. In 2015, 2 ha of…

CIOPORA, AIPH, Euroseeds and Plantum request revision of Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 on Community Plant Variety Rights

In a joint letter addressed to the EU Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, AIPH, CIOPORA, Euroseeds and Plantum have requested that the European Commission…

Terra Nova Nurseries announces bold foliage varieties, new videos

Terra Nova Nurseries, a world leader in plant breeding and genetics, today announced a list of top varieties that have bold foliage color, texture, size, or other unique characteristics. The company also released brand-new videos showcasing select, bold foliage varieties, including Agastache Poquito…

Fresh Forward Breeding joins Breeding Accel

Breeding Accel was founded in 2014, when KP Holland, Schoneveld Breeding, Sion Orchids and Interplant Roses joined forces in order to minimalize the “Time to Market” for new products. This collaboration in research and innovation has proven fruitful by enabling all parties involved to effectively use the…

PMA's Becky Roberts, Chrysanthemum Week webinar:

"Today's consumers are more conscious about what they are spending"

Floral is bouncing back, but consumers spending behaviours are changing. In yesterday's first 'Chrysanthemum week Webinar', Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Director of Floral, Becky Roberts presented these changing spending behaviours as well as the positive floral sales trend in the USA and…

Brandkamp extends the Dalitza dahlia series

German breeder and young plant producer Brandkamp has significantly expanded its two dahlia series. "We can now offer all the important basic colours from its own breeding for the next bedding plant season", they say in a press release.  Dalitza Red Tips and Dalitza Ruby The Dalitza series is medium-strong…

Colombia: Selecta cut flowers Chrysanthemum Virtual Tour during Chrysanthemum Week 2020

This week, from August 24-28,  Chrysanthemum Week 2020 will be held. During this week, 9 breeders will present their varieties and Selecta cut flowers is one of these companies presenting their innovative Chrysanthemum assortment and trials in a digital exhibition.  The Selecta cut flowers team was ready and excited…

Juan David Lecuona reflecting on the year so far

Colombia: 250+ Deliflor varieties blossom at Delishow 2020

Next week, Chrysanthemum Week will be held where several breeders in Colombia will showcase their varieties. One of the breeders participating is Deliflor, presenting more than 250 varieties at their 'Delishow 2020'. With this show around the corner, which is Deliflor's most important event of the year,…

Progeny Breeding celebrates 10th anniversary

The flower industry has a collection of unique and inspiring stories about how, through time, and along the whole supply chain, with passion and commitment, it has developed into what it is today, an organized, state of the art, innovative and thriving industry, a well-oiled machine bringing wellness to…

Morel and their efforts to become a more sustainable company

"When ecology fits in with economy, it’s a win-win situation"

For over a century, Morel has been breeding cyclamen and sustainability has always been a subject high on their priority list. For over the last 30 years now, this French company committed themselves with a sustainable culture approach. They've undertaken several initiatives to become more sustainable.…

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Taiwan to send seeds to outer space

Taiwan is to send plant seeds to outer space for the first time in October to observe how the space environment affects their genetic makeup, the National Space Organization (NSPO) said. The Space Seeds for Asian Future program is being developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Nine nations,…

The insight behind Danziger’s new Chrysanthemums Portfolio strategy

“We grow emotions”

Danziger MUMs assortment and innovative breeding will be presented at Danziger’s Open Days, August 24th - 29th (week 35), in Antioquia, Colombia. Different studies show that flowers are a powerful inducer of positive emotions. Living in an environment surrounded by flowers or just buying or receiving flowers have a significant…

"Massive displays of kniphofia and other perennials"

China: Terra Nova Nurseries showcases plants at Beijing Expo Park, Terra Nova Garden

Terra Nova Nurseries announced the progress and performance of its thousands of plants that were installed at Beijing Expo Park in the Yanqing District Beijing, China, in April 2020. Large quantities of coleus, coreopsis, echinacea, heuchera, kniphofia, tradescantia, and other genera in the designated…

Luca Morelli - CRAG

New biofortification method that transforms leaves into nutrient stores

A new collaborative study led by researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Barcelona and the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP) in Valencia describes a promising strategy to improve the nutritional…

New UF/IFAS website helps consumers understand the importance of plant breeding program

Peruse the produce section of a grocery store and you can find citrus, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, sugarcane, corn and lettuce developed by UF/IFAS researchers. Go to…

Four varieties from Terra Nova Nurseries make a splash on Netflix’s “The Big Flower Fight.”

Global plant breeder’s Heuchera proves pivotal during Netflix debut

Several heuchera varieties bred by Terra Nova Nurseries made their Netflix debut on the streaming service’s original series, “The Big Flower Fight.” Contestants of the new Netflix-produced show used Heuchera ‘Fire Alarm’, Heuchera ‘Marmalade’, Heuchera ‘Obsidian’, and Heuchera ‘Paprika’ for various…

Named: Emmelie de Forest Forever Plant’n’relax Syn. ‘Only Teardrops'

Danish Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest gets own garden rose

Danish International Eurovision Song Contest Winner of 2013, Emmelie de Forest, got a garden rose named after her and the song she won the contest with. Emmelie de Forest Forever Plant’n’relax Syn. ‘Only Teardrops' is the name of this new floribunda rose, bred by Danish roses breeder Rosa Eskelund of…

Preparing for Carnation Open House 2021 in Colombia

The Dümmen Orange team in Colombia has started preparing for the Carnation Open House 2021 in week 9 at La Gaitana Farms, near Bogotá. Currently they are planting carnation cuttings at the experimental station. The Carnation Open House 2021 runs parallel to the national Carnation Week during which all…

Also opens new webshop place to order Indiaka labels

Morel introduces 14 new varieties

This year, French cyclamen breeder Morel introduces several new varieties, 14 in total. In this article, an introduction of several of those new varieties and their news series, namely Midi+. Besides these new introductions, they also opened a webshop place, in order to make it easy for the growers to…

Suntory's Bracteantha Granvia Gold; first choice at Plantpeddler’s Variety Day

Plantpeddler held their annual Variety Day, Friday August 7, along with celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the company. The trials were held in the new site, completed the Spring of 2020, and represents an investment in grower success by “Testing the Best in the Midwest”. The event showcased nearly…

Christina Krönauer and Damiano Lironi

Researchers discover how plants distinguish beneficial from harmful microbes

Legume plants know their friends from their enemies, and now, researchers found how they do it at the molecular level. Plants recognize beneficial microbes and keep harmful ones out, which is important for healthy plants production and global food security. Scientists have now discovered how legumes use…

NAGC

How Jackie Kennedy’s criticism improved the gladiolus

Guess what is the one flower Jackie O disliked and didn’t want in any floral arrangements? It’s the flower of August – the gladiolus. However, since the legendary Jackie O was…

Geert Peters is proud of all team players of Beekenkamp Plants 30 July 2020

"You really are a spider in the web"

Geert started working at Beekenkamp Plants 2 years ago as a Product Assistant and has grown into a Product Specialist within two years. Beekenkamp is a breeding company. This means that we develop new and improved varieties through breeding; the crossing of plants. This is done in the lab and in the…

NL: Four plants awarded a KVBC Award

During a field inspection on August 4, four plants were awarded a KVBC Award by the trial committee of the KVBC, 3 of which with gold. GoldNo fewer than 3 golden KVBC Awards were awarded, to Juniperus squamata ‘Little Joanna’, to Magnolia ‘Genie’ and to Spiraea ‘Tracy’ (DOUBLE PLAY BIG BANG). The trial…

Take a peek at the online Fleuroselect Trial

At Fleuroselect, they were very happy they could organise a Digital Trial Walk this July. Approx. 30 professionals from all over the world joined us for an online visit of this year’s Fleuroselect trial at the PanAmerican Seed trial location in Venhuizen (NL). Ruud Brinkkemper, Regional Breeding Director…

Ball SB introduces Marigold Xochi

"Stronger peduncles, bigger heads and stable color"

As a result of a breeding and trialing by PanAmerican Seed, a new Marigold variety has been introduced, the Marigold Xochi. "It was selected under strong and rustic conditions ensuring an easy production of the variety and a reliable crop under adverse conditions.” This big head flower was named after the…

Check out their new series digitally

Danziger Open House event in the Netherlands in review

This June, Danziger showcased their novelties at Imperial Plants in the Netherlands. They hosted many growers, young plant producers and retailers from Europe. In order to better evaluate the new series and varieties for the coming season, the Danziger team, in cooperation with Imperial Plants, created a…

Kelsey Minalga, Ball Ingenuity:

"We're always on the lookout for the next ingenuity"

It all started seven years ago with a variety that was not bred by one of Ball Horticultural Company’s breeders. The desire to bring a new variety to the North American market and the awareness of the broad range of special varieties around the globe has resulted in the establishment of a new division…

Eduardo Letort, Hoja Verde, on yellow rose variety Lighthouse:

"It was love at first sight with this variety"

"The strong yellow color contrasting with the dark green leaves." It made Eduardo Letort, owner of Ecuadorian farm Hoja Verde, fall in love with this rose variety instantly and started to produce it quickly after his first 'meeting'. The variety in question is Lighthouse, bred by United Selections and…

US (CA): American Takii's August Open Day cancelled, event will be recorded

American Takii has come to the difficult decision to cancel our August Open Day set for the 11th and 12th. "The growing uncertainty with Covid-19 made the way forward too…

Danziger launches its new perennials catalog for the 20-21 season

With more than 24 novelties, 40 different crops, and more than 200 varieties, Danziger is proud to introduce its new 20-21 catalog that offers a vast perennial assortment for the upcoming season. The 20-21 introductions include 3 brand new series including: EARLY BIRD™ Delosperma, LAYLA™ Lavendula and…

a look at the University and Public trials

"A snapshot in time of which Proven Winners are looking great right now"

University and Public trials are a valuable asset to the industry. These trials deliver performance evaluations over a wide range of climates and are a valuable tool for understanding which plants might perform well in your specific area. While the full season data is the final word, Proven Winners…

Ball Seed

July 28-August 14, West Chicago

US (IL): The Gardens at Ball are open for the Ball Seed Customer Days

The annual Ball Seed Field Day and Landscape Day is reinvented this Summer to accommodate a wider range of open dates and to welcome guests safely with adequate social distance. Ball Seed Customer Days will run Tuesdays through Fridays, July 28-August 14, in two daily visitor time periods: 8am to 10am…

Dümmen Orange Greencare

"Start clean, stay clean"

Start clean, stay clean. This is the essence of the upgraded Greencare policy in use at Dümmen Orange. The increasing disease pressure and globalisation are making this a must. Frank Wagenaar: "We’re taking on a big responsibility, not only for roses as a product category but also for the commercial interests of the…

Ball SB's new video features Limonium 'Silver Pink' and its Mediterranean origin

Earlier this year, Ball SB introduced a new pink color Hybrid Limonium Altaic type: “Silver Pink” and they now publish a 1-minute video that promotes this new variety and its Mediterranean origin.  "This wonderful new variety has been inspired from its Mediterranean origin, a place where the pink mist comes in from the…

Brandkamp Solfaro Pelargonia line is growing steadily

The German breeder and propagation company Brandkamp, ​​known for many years in the cultivation of chrysanthemums, lantans or fuchsias, has developed its own pelargonium breeding line under the brand name Solfaro with great commitment in recent years. Every year, new varieties are brought onto the market…

AIPH, CIOPORA and Union Fleurs call for reason, fairness

Breeders miss out on royalty payments during crisis

Some growers, especially of cut flowers, saw huge sales losses in some markets as the retail supply chain shut down in response to rules imposed worldwide to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Many flower growers had to destroy flowers, for which a royalty payment was due, and businesses throughout the chain…

EHR’s 2020 Virtual California Spring Trials Report is now available

Eason Horticultural Resources is pleased to announce the release of their 2020 edition of the California Spring Trials Report. This year’s booklet was more of a challenge to produce since they didn’t get to travel to California and see the plants in person, but the breeding companies have been great to…

"infringement on free movement of seeds and finished products"

Plantum expresses concern about French proposal to ban “in vitro mutagenesis”

On May 6, the French ministry submitted a "Draft Decree" to the European Commission. It states that France considers products of “in vitro mutagenesis” as regulated GMOs. Specifically, it is proposing to ban a number of herbicide tolerant rapeseed varieties in France. This proposal has triggered a…

Bureau IMAC merges into new crop optimization department within Anthura

Bureau IMAC Bleiswijk B.V. will end its paid services on 1 January 2021 and will cease to exist. Years of knowledge and experience will be retained, as both Andre Lont and Mark van de Ven will transfer to the new crop optimization department at Anthura. The latter took this step on 1 July as a crop…

KeyGene

Webinar shines light on data science for genome insights

On Thursday, July 9, KeyGene organized a one-hour webinar on the use of Data Science in creating Genome Insights and boosting crop innovation. Scientists from Google, Anthura and KeyGene shared their views on the perspectives. You can view the recorded presentations and the Q&A session here. For plant…

Collection of Interplant’s Babylon Eyes Roses substantially extended

Interplant Roses B.V. is a family owned company who have been breeding roses for the Dutch and international markets for over 60 years. Well known for their cut rose varieties, especially spray roses, Interplant also has a very strong presence in the garden rose segment. Babylon Eye’s, which are part of…

A peek in the new trial and show garden of Brandkamp

At Brandkamp, they are really happy about their completely redesigned trial garden. At a glance, all of their varieties are clearly arranged in one field for assessment. In this video, you can see more about it: For more information: Brandkampinfo@brandkamp.dewww.brandkamp.de

Ameriseed introduces new cut flower Marigold, receives top performer status for orange Zinnia

Marigolds are popular flowers to cultivate in India, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Latin and North America and are mostly used for religious purposes as well as for cut flower bouquets and vase life decorations. The demand for this species in hybrid form, has increased over the years, and interest for…

Ball SB partners with well known wedding planner Sarah Campbell

All about Delphiniums tutorials by Intrigue Teaches

Ball SB has partnered with the well known wedding planner, Sarah Campbell from Intrigue Designs. She is the founder of Intrigue Teaches and has become leader in the industry where she openly shares her talent and knowledge through speaking, workshops and classes designed specifically for the wedding…

tours will continue all summer long

An impression of Selecta one's individual virtual tours

You may not be able to feel, touch or sniff it, but you can see it and ask all the information you need. By displaying their varieties virtually, Selecta one did and are still doing their utmost best to bring their creations and concepts to the attention of the industry since shows, events and open days…

Evanthia organizes trials at Dutch grower Kwekerij Daalakker

A visit to the Snapdragons' Den

In the past couple of days, the nursery of Dutch grower Jochem van Daalen was the center of the world when it comes to snapdragons. In the middle of the commercial varieties, Evanthia had set up no less than 80 different cultivars, a wide assortment that consisted of both existing codes and experimentals, of both early and late…

Using next generation sequencing to provide Australia's plant industry quick-access to new plant genetic material

A joint-levy funded project is facilitating faster and more accurate screening methods on imported nursery planting stock to allow for the introduction of new genetic material…

Belgium: 59th International Rose Examination in Kortrijk

At the end of June, the garden of castle 't Hooghe in Kortrijk, Belgium has traditionally been entirely devoted to roses. The Province of West Flanders, the City of Kortrijk and Inagro organize the International Rose Examination there every year. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the 2020 prize…

Anthura

Anthura looking up after uncertain months

After a few turbulent and uncertain months Anthura has entered somewhat calmer waters. This new reality requires adaptability and flexibility. This also creates new initiatives, such as the webinar AnthuraNXT goes digital as an alternative to the AnthuraNXT event. These summer temperatures include summer…

US (MI): Developing treatment for Alzheimer’s using plant products

MSU Horticulture Professor Muraleedharan Nair studies the human health benefits of plants for the treatment of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's…

UK: How Hardy's brings new plants to market

At Hardy’s they have two main ways of undertaking breeding or selecting new plants. The first way is to take two plants of the same family, remove any flowers and then place them together in isolation from other plants for them to be naturally pollinated by insects in the tunnel. The numerous seed that…

Hortinergy

Calculating optimal equipment and settings, before the greenhouse is built

“Our software calculates the best configuration of a closed greenhouse for any crop all over the world,” says Vincent Stauffer, director of Hortinergy, a French technology company. It’s mostly used before the construction of a closed greenhouse to select and size the equipment. It helps to make sure that…

Terra Nova Nurseries announces new Coleus Collection and varieties through breeder-inspired Video

Terra Nova Nurseries has released a new coleus video as part of its “Terra Nova Varieties View” series for summer 2020. The new video features a brand-new collection of coleus varieties named the Coleus Nova Collection and several new variety additions to the company’s popular Coleus Terra Nova…

Pixel Snowy

Deliflor introduces new santini

Deliflor keeps extending its santini assortment! In week 27 (Monday 29 June) Deliflor introduces another interesting santini: Pixel Snowy. Pixel® Snowy "This beautiful white santini differentiates…

13 Medals at Nyon International Rose trial for the House of Meilland and its breeders. - And how is it possible?

At the International Rose Trials of Nyon, Switzerland, 33 medals have been awarded to breeders from different countries on June 20, 2020. The notion of 'zero spraying' makes the trials special and the 13 awards harvested by The House of Meilland and its partner breeder is therefore the crowning glory of…

June 22 - August 18 in Merano

Italy: New varieties on display at Lazzeri Show Garden

Last week, on June 22, Lazzeri opened their "Show Garden" in Merano (BZ) where they are showing their new plants to customers and interested flower growing professionals. The Show Garden in which more than 250 pots and over 120 plant pots and balcony boxes will be on display, will remain open till August…

Intrinsa: their new brand for sustainable innovations in breeding

Breeding in full swing at Dümmen Orange's new BTC

Introducing next generation varieties with unique traits. That is one of the main aims Dümmen Orange tries to achieve with their new breeding Technology Center (BTC). It was officially opened earlier this month, but researchers have been busy for several months already and the first results are…


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