Breeding

Girlsday: a glimpse into the Syngenta Flowers lab

A group of 25 girls from Martinus College secondary school in Grootebroek, the Netherlands visited the Syngenta Flowers lab on Thursday 11 April. At the Syngenta location in Enkhuizen, the girls experienced the world of phytopathology and cell biology up close. It was Girlsday, an international day where…

Hishtil, Cohen, Jaldety, Nir, Greenfuse, PAC, Westhoff:

CAST: What you've missed at Greenfuse Botanicals and Suncrest

Many varieties were on display at the California Spring Trials 2019. So, even if you visited the event, you could have missed some. For this reason, FloralDaily.com presents several highlights that were on display at the participating companies in a series of articles. We visited all locations and…

Peter Seabrook interviews Anna Ball

Getting younger people interested in horticulture

At this year's California Spring Trials, British garden broadcaster Peter Seabrook interviewed Ball Horticultural Company president and CEO Anna Ball. In the video, Peter and Anna discuss the efforts needed to entice younger people into horticulture careers. In the United States, Anna is a key promoter…

"Interplay of pollinators and pests influences plant evolution"

Brassica rapa plants pollinated by bumblebees evolve more attractive flowers. But this evolution is compromised if caterpillars attack the plant at the same time. With the bees pollinating them less effectively, the plants increasingly self-pollinate. In a greenhouse evolution experiment, scientists at…

Anthura:

“The world has changed, and we have changed with it”

Anthura breeds anthuriums and orchids and sells them all over the world. Management board member Mark van der Knaap talks about being agile in an ever-changing market. “The art is to match supply with demand.” How agile is Anthura? Mark: "In the beginning this was a small-scale family business. My…

CAST: What was on display at Windmill, Floricultura and Headstart Nursery?

Tons of new, existing and improved varieties were on display during the California Spring Trials, held from March 23-27. Can you still remember what the varieties were presented at Windmill Nursery in Buellton, Floricultura in Salinas and Headstart Nursery in Gilroy? Below, we will refresh your memory,…

Ball's latest varieties shine at Asocolflores Assembly 2019

During the Asocolflores Assembly 2019 that was held on April 3, the Asocolflores members were greeted by the Display of BallSB. It was placed at the entrance of the assembly and highlighted their latest varieties. This year, BallSB presented the new Delphinium Trick, the cut flowers Marigold COCO, a new…

Resistosome illuminates plant disease resistance mechanisms

Like animals, plants possess an immune system to fight off invading parasites. Unlike vertebrates that possess both adaptive immunity and innate immunity, plants solely rely on innate immunity, which deploys immune receptors to detect molecules derived from parasites and activate defenses. Plant innate…

Chinese-European partnership leads to 200,000 m2 breeding innovation site

Jinpin Flower Seedling Co., Ltd. is the largest business partner of Urbinati in China. To meet production needs It has introduced Urbinati's Lambda, Kappa series seeding line equipment and series double rail irrigation boom IRMO3. Jinpin Flower was jointly established by Chengdu Jintian Seedling Co.,…

May 15-16, Orlando

US (FL): Breeders, education experts, industry members to gather at Florida Flower Trials

FNGLA's Florida Flower Trials serve as a place to sharpen business skills and get a first-hand glimpse of how the newest annual plant varieties can boost profit margins. Florida Flower Trials is a two-day annual event where top plant breeders, education experts and key industry members come together to…

Dutch chrysanthemum breeder increases disbud collection supply

The new disbud Chrysanthemum ‘Vanya Pink’ has a big, pink spherical flower and tons of flower petals. Because of the demand from florists, Royal Van Zanten focuses on the expansion of their collection of disbud Chrysanthemums, making them more widely available. To stand out from the crowd, florists need…

Botanical Society Award for research on “Genetic mapping in Polyploids”

On Monday April 8, during the EPS conference in Lunteren, Dr. Peter Bourke from Plant Breeding, Wageningen University & Research, received the Hugo de Vries Award from the…

What was on display at Ball Horticultural during CAST?

New, existing and improved varieties. They were all on display at the California Spring Trials, that took place from April 14-19. Also at Ball Horticultural Company in Santa Paula many varieties were on display. In this article, we will highlight the novelties of Kieft Seed, PanAmerican Seed, Darwin…

Breeders cooperate in new campaign to stop illegal propagation

Pot and bedding plant breeders united in Fleuroselect launch a new campaign against the illegal reproduction of legally protected varieties. Grower controls are executed at random and a tip line has been created to report on suspected illegal reproduction. Karol Pawlak, Fleuroselect President and owner…

Mutation examples and how they happen

Health and survival of an organism depends on reliable and accurate DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) replication and orderly cell division. Without these processes being highly dependable, survival is questionable. However, occasional mistakes occur. What kind of mistakes happen, what causes them to happen…

The 3 highlights of the companies at Grolink

CAST: Loads of varieties form sea of color at Grolink

For many California Spring Trial visitors, GroLink was either their first or last stop. This location was home to many companies and to breeders and propagators, several suppliers presented their products and services too. In this article, we will present the highlights of the following breeders: ABZ…

Photo Report: California Spring Trials 2019

California was the center of the US floriculture sector last week, during the California Spring Trials. Growers, distributors, retailers and more found their way to 15 locations. There were tons of varieties on display and the participating companies did their utmost best to show the potential of their…

Rosa Danica puts its first own bred Isophylla campanula on the market

Plenty of potential for former ‘grandma plant’

Next week, Danish grower Rosa Danica will put its first own bred Isophylla campanula on the market. After pot roses, the campanula is their biggest year-round crop, but so far, they only had the portenschlagiana type in their assortment. Now they added the first Isophylla type, namely IceBlue. This…

If native plants are altered, do bugs and birds suffer?

The growing popularity of butterfly gardening has spurred sales of native plants at the garden center, and inspired gardeners across the U.S. to add attractive native plants to support insects in our landscapes. Research into different characteristics of native plants and their links to biodiversity is…

Functional analysis of GhCYC5 gene in gerbera hybrida

The complex inflorescence architecture in Asteraceae is characterized by the presence of morphologically distinct flowers having specialized functions. In gerbera, the…

International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV):

Plant variety protection: A driving factor behind the success of Kenya and Colombia

Over the last decade, countries like Kenya and Colombia have become large players in the floriculture industry. But what made them so successful? The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) System seems to play a large role as it provides plant variety protection and…

Robert Bett, PlantHaven on Corydalis "Porcelain Blue:

Australia warming up to a blue flowered Christmas plant

Last year, on April 1, the blue corydalis "Porcelain Blue" from Hillier Nurseries was introduced by PlantHaven in North America. Many thought it was an April Fool's joke and thought that the flowers were dyed aqua blue. "Now we see that people are getting to know the variety and it's natural blue color",…

Imara is known for its high resistance to Downy Mildew. But what does this mean?

The Impatiens Imara series expanded with more colors this season: Purple and Salmon Shades. Imara is known for its high resistance to Downy Mildew. But what does this exactly mean? Product Manager Steve Waters and Breeder Ton Groot explain in detail. “Imara has an outstanding garden performance…

Preview photo report CAST

Over the last week, we’ve kept you up to date with pictures and info on the California Spring Trials. Now, it is almost time to publish the full photo report, including more information on the products on display. Curious what it will look like? Below a preview of the photo report that will be published on Monday April 1. Later…

Breeders play with color in new CAST varieties

It’s a wrap, the California Spring Trials 2019 are officially over. From March 23-27, tons of new exciting and even experimental varieties were shining at different locations throughout the state. Every grower has their own novelties and varieties, one can notice general trends. Below we listed some.…

Erysimum Erysistible

"An irresistible wallflower"

"I can't do anything about it, but sometimes I'm so happy with what I have made", says breeder Har Stemkens enthusiastically. He worked on the perennial Erysimum for more than 10 years and has a new introduction ready now: the Erysimum Erysistible. "We now have a compact series with all kinds of colors that are well branched,…

"New plant breeding techniques need new regulatory framework"

The ‘new plant breeding techniques’ need new EU legislation that takes into account the latest advanced technologies, EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV.com, adding there was too much manipulation and “scare-mongering” around the issue. “From my point of view, we need a new legal…

University of Saskatchewan paper:

“There must be public support for gene-editing revolution”

Gene editing will become the next big thing in plant science, crop development and agriculture only if the public accepts the technology. It has the potential to change agriculture, but only if consumers believe it’s beneficial. Experts believe gene editing of crops has more potential than genetic…

North America: Beekenkamp signs agreement with SlijkermanKalanchoe

Beekenkamp Plants and SlijkermanKalanchoë have agreed to a cooperation effective immediately for the North American market. SlijkermanKalanchoë, a family owned company,…

New intellectual property protection for new varieties in the US

In the US, the 2018 Farm Bill passed with language allowing the U.S. Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) to accept application for protection vegetatively propagated varieties. Protection through the PVPO has long been offered for seed propagated crops, such as corn and soy beans. Currently there are…

New roses and tech at Plantec Ecuador open house

March of 2019 marked the introduction for Plantec Ecuador’s new rose collection. In this year’s open house Plantec hosted approximately 300 producers, exporters, and commercializers from all over Ecuador and parts of the USA at their headquarters, located at 2625 meters above sea level, conveniently…

Laura Lara, Darwin Perennials:

"Breeding is an art and a science"

Perennials are a product class that is in a period of rapid growth. Consumer demand continues to expand and breeders are diving deeper into the huge pool of genetic diversity that has not yet been explored. This makes it a particularly exciting time to be breeding perennials. by Laura Lara, Star Roses…

Geum Tempo Rose by Terra Nova Nurseries

Re-blooming perennial keeps pollinators coming back for more

"Blooming" might be the word that characterizes Terra Nova's new perennial Geum Tempo Rose. "It blooms early, for a long time and even re-blooms", explains Chuck Pavlich, director of new product development with Terra Nova Nurseries. This new variety will be officially introduced on Wednesday, March 27,…

Selecta one targets children with "Christmas Mouse"

Appealing to a new target group with a slightly different poinsettia

What story-telling can do. The breeders of this variety were not sure they should launch it, but the marketing department saw the opportunity to tap into a new target group. The variety in question is the Euphorbia pulcherrima Christmas Mouse of Selecta one. The "mouse ears" make the difference,…

PanAmerican Seed buys Kitchen Minis program

PanAmerican Seed has purchased the Kitchen Minis program from Dalina Genetics, a Danish breeder of ornamental and edible plants. The purchase includes breeding lines, as well as commercial products of compact tomatoes and cucumbers. This announcement comes only a few years after PanAmerican Seed’s…

Uganda: Take a look inside a cuttings production location

At Floritec's production location they constantly analyse data. From various processes they determine use of materials and energy consumption. Each process is monitored and improvements are initiated where needed. However, it's not only about figures, but it's about people too, as is evident from a look…

Hishtil’s new series of English Lavender: BeeZee

“Uniform growth, lower transport costs and higher bee amounts ”

Picture a sea of lavender in a blue-white color palette. Well, that is how a nursery might look like when it is filled with Hishtil’s new series of English Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia 'BeeZee'. The series, bred by world famous plant breeder David Kerley, consists of five different colors, with the…

Helix Australia builds profile in Israel

Following on from its recent initial commercial planting in California USA, Helix Australia has recently spent a week visiting waxflower growers in Israel. The purpose of the visit by Helix Australia Managing Director Adrian Parsons was to see first hand current plantings of Helix waxflower in Israel as…

The inner struggle of the evening primrose

Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian monk in the 19th century, already knew that the mother and father each inherit half of their genetic material. However, this only applies to the genome in the cell nucleus. Organelles, such as mitochondria and chloroplasts possess their own small genetic material, which is…

Dutch football team donates old jerseys to Kenyan breeders

Flower Business Support is sending a set of football clothing from the Katwijk football club FC Rijnvogels to various nurseries in Kenya. This was already done at the Equinox and Ravine rose nurseries, and later more will follow. The small Dutch football club started its own clothing line, which is why a…

United Selections becomes a Master Florist Partner

United Selections recently became a Master Florist partner by supporting the initiatives in the industry to better serve the needs of florists and flower consumers. As a premier rose breeder, including a strong portfolio in reds, they do have a long history of supporting florists worldwide and the…

Fleuroselect Approved Novelty Register 2019

New varieties which have been recognised by the Fleuroselect judges to be sufficiently new and different versus existing cultivars and which have passed the rigorous requirement for uniformity are granted Novelty Protection. These innovative cultivars are protected by the membership from reproduction.…

How shipwrecked ducks became beautiful marigold varieties

Once upon a time, during a winter storm, a large ship, sailing from Hong Kong to America lost several containers over board. Inside one of these containers were 28,000 bath ducks. No one would have guessed that these ducks would still be floating around the world’s oceans 25 years later and have taught…

June 19, West Chicago

US (IL): Dozens of new varieties at Darwin Perennials Day

Each June, for the annual Darwin Perennials Day, the breeder opens its zone 5 perennial trial gardens to see the products you grow in action. There will be dozens of new varieties from Darwin Perennials and Kieft Seed on display, as well as overwintered trials of several key and trending perennial crops.…

Scientists thread a nano-needle to modify the genes of plants

Is there an efficient way to tinker with the genes of plants? Being able to do that would make breeding new varieties of crop plants faster and easier, but figuring out exactly how to do it has stumped plant scientists for decades. Now researchers may have cracked it. Modifying the genetics of a plant…

Robbie Gieslink, Syngenta Flowers:

"Regardless of the season we actually always have a trend color"

"The Viola is the announcer of spring", says Robbie Gieslink, breeder with Syngenta Flowers. Day in, day out, Robbie works on new and improved versions of 'his' Delta series, a process that can take up to 10 years. His newest addition: Delta Lavender Shades. "This is the introduction of this season",…

Helix Australia kicks off American planting programme

Helix Australia specialises in the breeding, licensing and marketing of new and improved varieties of Waxflower and Boronia. Since commencing in 2008, Helix Australia, has established a global network of licensed growers in Australia, South Africa, Israel and Portugal. In addition to its cut flower…

US (FL): Scientists sequence vanilla genome, could support domestic industry

University of Florida scientists have sequenced the genome of Vanilla, which will help them select the best types for breeding new varieties of the popular plant to grow in Florida. Some consumers crave vanilla. The U.S. leads the world in imported vanilla beans, said Alan Chambers, an assistant…

Part 3:

Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2019

Just a couple of weeks left till the participants of the California Spring Trials 2019 open their doors. At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from March 23-27, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In a series of five…

US (NY): Hortus Forum scores big at the Philly Flower Show

Some might call it beginner’s luck. But it really has more to do with the top-notch growing skills of the talented horticulturists in Hortus Forum, Cornell’s undergraduate horticulture club. The club entered 44 plants in various categories at the Philadelphia Flower Show. And they brought home 38…

Plans to add sticking machines to keep up with increasing production

Hishtil to take their upgraded sticking room to a higher level

After upgrading the sticking room at their Afula nursery just recently, Israeli young plant grower Hishtil is already thinking about the next step to keep up with the annually increasing production at this site; they have plans to add 2 or 3 sticking machines in 2020. "In this way, we can stay at the…

New Zealand: Bright begonias have scent, stripes and spots thanks to this plant breeder

After falling for the genus as a schoolboy, begonia specialist Graham Milne went on to develop and breed one of the largest collections of tuberous begonias in New Zealand. When Graham Milne's grandmother gave him a begonia for his ninth birthday, it's unlikely she knew what she'd started. The boy was…

Dümmen Orange adds Westhoff genetics to Basewell program

Dümmen Orange and Westhoff, a flower breeding company based in Germany, partner to include the Westhoff line of spring annuals in the Basewell product form for spring of 2020 to the North American market. Dümmen Orange introduced Basewell to the North American market in 2018. After a successful inaugural…

New hydrangea offers blooms all over

"Unlike the ordinary hydrangea, this new hydrangea has flowers all along the stem", says Didier Boos of HW². The variety in question is French Bolero and even though it was not in flower at the IPM Essen last January, it attracted a lot of interest of the visitors. "The reactions were excellent. Many…

How the Michelle Obama orchid was made

In 2009, orchid grower and connoisseur Arthur E. Chadwick, owner of Chadwick & Son Orchids, arrived at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, Virginia. He was there to meet the then-First Lady Michelle Obama at a private reception. In his arms, he was juggling an arrangement of five gorgeous orchids…

Partnership between Raymond Evison Clematis and Hongyue Horticulture

Hongyue Horticulture Co. Ltd. from Golden Garden, Chang an Haining, Zhejiang province of China and Raymond Evison Clematis, of Guernsey, Channel Islands, Great Britain reached a cooperation agreement (Licence Contract) in January 2019. Hongyue Horticulture Co.Ltd. is authorized to use the Raymond Evison…

Part 2:

Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2019

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2019? At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from March 23-27, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each…

Kees Veldhuijzen, Iribov:

NL: "New facilities offer extensive possibilities for our customers"

Over the last few months, Iribov has given its laboratory a substantial upgrade and has expanded the greenhouse facilities considerably. The glass building in Heerhugowaard (Netherlands) has grown to nearly a hectare and with 21 distinct departments it offers a wide range of applications. "This enables…

WAC opens new trials sites in Colombia and Ecuador

WAC, Wagagai Agriom Combination, has opened new trial sites for roses in Ecuador and Colombia. In 2018 several hundred WAC selections were planted at both sites. “During the open days in March, we will be proud to present them to potential customers”, says Agriom director Jaap Stelder. He…

BloomyPro enters US market

"Getting new varieties to the end user instantaneously"

Imagine you're a South American breeder that developed a new variety that would look wonderful in a beautiful flower bouquet. However, before designers in the US have the chance to get to know your novelty product, a lot of time can pass. Traders tend to select varieties that have already proven their…

Rob Houwing, Multi Vitro:

NL: "Plant propagation is small talk for us"

Turning your passion into your job is a luxury not many people have. One of the lucky ones is Rob Houwing from Multi Vitro, who's been living his dream for 34 years. With a close-knit team he supplies Dutch growers orchids and carnivorous plants. "Growing orchids was and still is my hobby. I started…

US (CA): Sustainable rose trials at San Joaquin County UCCE

San Joaquin County UC Cooperative Extension in Stockton maintains pesticide-free roses as one of two trial sites in California for the American Rose Trials for Sustainability , reported Angelina Dequina in the Daily Titan . The other California location is at California State University, Fullerton. Since…

Netherlands: One hundred young talents visit Syngenta Flowers

One hundred pupils from ISW secondary school and MBO Westland were given a look inside the greenhouses of Syngenta Flowers on Thursday 14th February. The goal was to introduce the youngsters to the many opportunities and possibilities offered by the innovative horticultural sector. Part of the student…

Jo Bird, David Austin Roses

“Every rose has to exude exceptional charm and grace before it achieves our David Austin hallmark"

Juliet (Ausjameson) is one of David Austin’s first cut roses, introduced in 2004. It has subsequently become one the world’s most recognized and iconic wedding flowers. Juliet is also known as the £3 million rose because that’s how much it cost David Austin to breed and create this new cut rose over the…

Queen celebrates 10,000+ followers on Instagram

As a grower, you can create the most beautiful flowers, but if the end consumer does not have the information and inspiration of how to use the flowers, your products will never become a success. That's why the Danish breeder Knud Jepsen a/s created an Instagram account for their Queen branded kalanchoes…

February 28 and March 1, 2019:

Kenya: Open Days at WAC International in Naivasha

At the end of this month, WAC International will be having open days at their trial house in Naivasha, Kenya on Thursday February 28 and Friday March 1. "We will be showing all our latest newest selections including the first viewing of the 2019 selection", says Richard McGonnell, Sales Manager at WAC…

Tropical Seeds, Arthur Spruit

Searching for Chamaedorea in Mexican forests

Chamaedorea, the family name of a group of (ornamental) palms, originates from Mexico. The plants are grown from seed and there is a high demand for the popular plant. So where does a grower get the seeds? The short answer: from a seed merchant. A big supplier of seeds for a number of years now is…

Machine learning unlocks plants' secrets

Plants are master chemists, and Michigan State University researchers have unlocked their secret of producing specialized metabolites. The research, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , combined plant biology and machine learning to sort through tens of…

Syngenta Flowers:

"Full of energy and ready for 2019"

Syngenta Flowers is looking back at a fruitful IPM 2019 in Essen, Germany, amid an impressive display of novelties, brands and initiatives. One of the introductions is Poinsettia Mirage Red, a true grower’s poinsettia. Easy production is a definite advantage but it also wins the hearts of retailers and…

"Genome data explosion means improved crops for vast rose family"

Encompassing not only hundreds of rose varieties, but thousands of species of useful, beautiful and edible plants including apples, almonds, cherries, pears, raspberries and strawberries, the rose family of plants, Rosaceae, is vast and valuable, adding more than $15 billion annually to the U.S. economy.…

New research characterizes evolution of genetic pathway for reproductive fitness in flowering plants

Small RNAs (sRNAs) are key regulators involved in plant growth and development. Two groups of sRNAs are abundant during development of pollen in the anthers – a critical process for reproductive success. One of these pathways for sRNA production, previously believed present in grasses and related…

Brandkamp takes over neighbor, expanding into hydrangeas

Recently, Brandkamp took over their neighboring company, a breeder and propagator of hydrangeas. It is a 2 ha company with 4,000 square meter under glass and – more importantly – it has its own distinctive assortment of hydrangeas. “For us, it is about the mother plants , the varieties. Martin Wilkes…

August 26-30, Wageningen

Netherlands: Summer School Green Genetics

Are you a student? Is the plant breeding world your field of interest? Do terms like green genetics, horticulture & plant breeding sound familiar? Then you're invited to participate in the Summer School Green Genetics at Wageningen University & Research. Why is there a Summer School Green…

Netherlands and Japan

Calibration Manual harmonizes DUS examination in anthurium

An Anthurium Calibration Manual was established by collaborative activities between Naktuinbouw (Netherlands) and NCSS (/NARO) (Japan). The purpose of the Calibration Manual is to harmonize technique of DUS examination in the two countries and use it also internationally. The Calibration Manual indicates…

Interview with breeder Raymond Evison

How a Channel Island came to supply the world with clematis

The island Guernsey, one of the English Channel Islands, is known for its clematis production. That’s due in large part to the enthusiasm of breeder Raymond Evison. Over 2 million young plants a year are being produced at his 4.5 acre company Guernsey Clematis Nursery, which provides 20% of the world's…

Syngenta Flowers launches Vegetalis

Breeder develops consumer line of veg and herbs seeds

Syngenta Flowers announces the launch of its new ‘Vegetalis’ range of vegetable and organic herbs seeds. The Vegetalis range includes only high-performing, tested varieties. Each variety has been bred over many years with the consumer in mind. So whether a passionate, experienced grower or a beginner,…

February 25-March 1, Venhuizen

Netherlands: New varieties of Pansies and Violas in direct comparison

Growers are invited to have a look at the new varieties during the Benary Pansy Trials in Venhuizen. During Week 9, from February 25th to March 1st 2019, Benary Pansies and Violas can be examined in direct comparison to competing varieties. Growers who are interested in visiting, please contact…

Johan and Wouter David, Dataflor

Dataflor committed to ecologically responsible strawberry cultivation in Belgium

Belgian company Dataflor is probably the only grower that cultivates just chrysanthemums and strawberries together. Johan David specializes in the cultivation and breeding of bulb chrysanthemums, which started 30 years ago when he followed in his father Frans' footsteps. Frans cultivated pot…

Three new red pot rose varieties added to the assortment

Denmark: Reds through the roof at Rosa Danica

It's the time of the year again when Rosa Danica is adding new varieties to their pot rose assortment. While this in itself isn't that remarkable, they did add three new reds - a difficult color in breeding. And with Valentine's Day around the corner, Torben Moth Madsen is happy with some extra reds.…

HBA starts cut hydrangea trial greenhouse in Colombia

Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) in De Kwakel, the Netherlands, opened a trial greenhouse with cut hydrangea in Colombia. In the new testing grounds HBA has planted fifty selections to test them under local growing conditions. "The market demands new shapes and colors, which we want to deliver", says…

Orchids in history

A blast from the past

“It is difficult to realize that one of these tiny plants may well eventually prove to be a champion and worth a small fortune.” Greenhouses filled with orchids as we know them now are actually the result of orchid hunting by curious botanists in the past. One of them is David Sander who is making his appearance in this old…

Genome analysis of a model chrysanthemum species

Cultivated chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.) is one of the most economically important ornamental crops grown worldwide. It has a complex hexaploid genome (2n = 6x = 54) and large genome size. The diploid Chrysanthemum seticuspe is often used as a model of cultivated chrysanthemum, since…

CIOPORA - Uniting breeders, protecting innovations

For more than 50 years, CIOPORA (International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties) has been representing breeders in all matters of Intellectual Property (IP) Protection and aims to foster an environment in which the innovation of the breeders can flourish. The…

Rosa Eskelund of Roses Forever:

"Everyone put their nose in it"

"It has been a more successful show than ever", says Rosa Eskelund of Roses Forever. Last month, they attended the IPM Essen and with their enlarged booth in the new hall, they attracted the attention of many. The scented roses took center stage and by running a competition they now know which of their new scented potted rose…

Darwin Perennials turns 10

It was February of 2009 when Mike Klopmeyer was given the responsibility of proposing a way to organize the perennials business for Ball Horticultural Company. As a company, Ball had been involved in perennials breeding for many years. However, a more formal structure was needed. Over the course of a few months (and some…


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