Breeding

Selecta One presents bedding and pot plants highlights 2021

Unfortunately, Selecta One will not be able to meet attend this year as usual at the IPM in Essen at the end of January. Here they present their bedding and pot plant highlights 2021 that would have been on show at IPM: Verbena series DrumsA new Verbena series and the first very early flowering and very…

US: Shadowland 'Diamond Lake' is 2022 Proven Winners National Hosta of the Year

2022 is just around the corner, especially when considering the extended production time it takes to get a premium size Hosta. Therefore, in this article, we highlight 2022 Proven Winners National Hosta of the Year, Shadowland 'Diamond Lake'. Proven Winners National Plant of the Year program The Proven…

Terra Nova Nurseries shares its Pantone Plant Pairings for 2021

Terra Nova Nurseries has officially released its list of plants for gardeners and growers that coordinate with Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating. This year’s exciting reveal is the first time since 2016 Pantone has released two Colors of the Year, and Terra Nova’s vast…

"First-ever virtual version of the yearly event is a success"

Danziger kicks off the 2022 season with NovemberFest

NovemberFest, Danziger's flagship event, has always marked the start of the new season. The annual open house, held at the company’s research and development facilities in Israel, is a chance for industry leaders to explore Danziger’s latest genetics. With travel restrictions in place, the Danziger team…

Kai Lønne Nielsen on Queen Regent Asters:

"New exciting prospects in Asters breeding"

One cutting only, less cutting back, great compactness and new, beautiful colours. That is on the agenda for Queen Genetics, when expanding their assortment of Queen Regent Asters in 2021. Aside from greater products, this new initiative is highly beneficial for growers and breeders. How come? R&D…

February 9 and 11, 2021.

Proven Winners to present a 2-day virtual Landscape Roadshow series

As part of its online educational event series, Proven Winners® will be presenting a Landscape Roadshow on the afternoons of February 9 and 11, 2021. Megan Mathey with Peppy Le Pom The program kicks off Tuesday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m. ET, when representatives from Proven Winners annuals, perennials, and…

Con Amore, Kordes Roses

Valentine's Day: "High expectations for this bright red rose"

With the experience they have so far, growers of Con Amore® consider this new red rose of breeder Kordes Roses as “the world’s most sustainable red rose”. Now two Dutch Con Amore® growers Berg RoseS and Van der Hulst are geared up for Valentine’s Day (and subsequently Women’s Day) and they have high…

"Brand new colours, ready to make 2021 a colourful year"

Kenya: United Selections kicks off the year with its annual open day event

An open day event has always been important for breeders, solely because this presents a mutually-beneficial platform to both the breeders and the growers to interact and share new varieties that have the potential to fit into the growers’ current business plans and beyond. Rose breeder United Selections…

Bushel and Berry introduce three new strawberry plants

Bushel and Berry®, the collection of homegrown berries from Star Roses and Plants, announces the introduction of three new strawberry plants for 2021. These ornamental, everbearing strawberries are the first non-blueberry additions to the collection since the Baby Cakes blackberry plant was introduced in…

Genome revealed by SRAP markers

New study on genetic diversity of dianthus plants

Dianthus is a valuable genetic resource for flower breeding. However, study on the genetic similarity of Dianthus plants is rare. In this work, 20 pairs of SRAP markers were used to analyze genetic diversity of 44 Dianthus plants, including 13 lines of wild Dianthus chinensis L., 7 lines of wild Dianthus…

Anthura's green Anthurium cut flower

Grand Slam Facebook post reaches one million people

In 2019, Grand Slam made its debut in the world of Anthurium cut flowers. After a successful introduction campaign, we once again bring this beautiful green winner to the attention of florists through an activation campaign. An action among florists has been set up in collaboration with Master Florist.…

Genes and genome editing tools for breeding desirable phenotypes in ornamentals

In this research, they review the main genes underlying commercial traits in cut flower species and critically discuss the possibility to apply genome editing approaches to…

Floritec

Sneak preview of Spray Chrysanthemum Aurora

Soon, Floritec will introduce a new spray chrysanthemum; Aurora. "It has a unique colour combination which matches wonderfully with many bouquets and arrangements. Sparkling fresh green combined with pastel pink. This beauty is not called Aurora for nothing; the Latin name for the Northern Lights. It is…

Jet Fresh Flowers presents hippy psychedelic roses Valentine’s Day collection

Jet Fresh Flowers is getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit with their fresh collection of Hippy Psychedelic Roses. Their farm Jet Fresh Flower Growers, S.A. has unveiled their natural and color-enhanced rose options available to order now for Valentine’s Day. Join Casey in this fresh episode of JFTV as…

Lazzeri presents 2021 poinsettia assortment in new video

100% made in Italy is one of the trademarks of Lazzeri's poinsettias. Curius about their 2021 varieties? In this video you will get a "virtual tour" in their "Poinsettia Collection 2021" greenhouse with the focus on their reds and future reds, the different colors with their specialties and the news…

China: Guangdong Weisheng holds the 6th Flower Variety Exhibition

On December 28, 2020, the 6th Flower Variety Exhibition of Guangdong Weisheng opened in Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong.  This year's variety exhibition was jointly held by Guangdong Weisheng Greenhouse Technology Co., Ltd. and Syngenta Flowers. Despite the smaller setup of the event, due to the Covid pandemic, hundreds…

Snowstorm+

Dümmen Orange launches new white rose

This month, Dümmen Orange will introduce its newest white rose to the market. An exciting premiere, as this product is destined to be one of the top white roses for florists all over the world. Snowstorm+ is a rose like no other, with an amazing strength and strong petals that open into a stout and…

Get to know new cut flower division BloomStudios at Ball

"We plan to leverage the breeding powerhouse, advanced technologies that Ball has invested in"

"Are you familiar with the story of the disease-resistant impatiens Beacon of PanAmerican Seed? These are exactly the kind of breakthroughs and value, we want to bring into cut flowers," says Scott Rusch, GM of BloomStudios Cut Flowers, a new cut flower division of Ball Horticultural that was established…

Video: From bud to open bloom by David Austin Wedding Roses

David Austin has created a short video for florists about how to care and open David Austin Wedding Roses. Wedding & Event Roses. ‘From Bud to Open Bloom’ not only features their rose varieties but shares the team’s top care and handling tips… one not to miss. You can also download their new care leaflet…

New Proven Winners IGC Webinar Series

Because of the great participation and interactions we had during the IGC Fall Webinar Series, Proven Winners have decided to offer three more webinars to our IGC partners this winter. "First up, we are joined by special guest, Anne Obarski. Anne is a professional speaker and CEO of Merchandise Concepts…

possibilities, opportunities for cut flower growers and producers

Trial shows potential of single stem marigold cut flowers for vase, bouquet use

Marigolds, Tegetes erecta, have increased in popularity over the last thirty years and are grown in most countries for pot, bedding and landscape purposes. But what about marigolds as cut flowers? They were very popular 50 year ago, but according to Ameriseed, these cut flowers, referred to as "Hedge…

Bases for plant breeding in Gerbera hybrida

Gerbera hybrida, popularly known as Daisy of Japan, is an ornamental plant that is grown in almost all regions of the planet, both as a potted plant and to be used as a cut flower. Its inflorescences has a long post-harvest duration, being very suitable for making flower arrangements. The modern gerbera…

Hubert Brandkamp, Brandkamp:

Cut chrysanthemum: "important to be 'able to work in a team'"

Chrysanthemums are, after roses, the most produced and sold cut flower around the world. And over the last years, for the cut chrysanthemum, it is becoming more and more important to be “able to work in a team". That means they have to offer a good performance in mixed bouquets, explains Hubert…

What colors are hot in pot roses?

“We see that all kind of yellows and orange to coffee colors are colors that customers start to like to see in pot roses increasingly more,” says Rosa Eskelund of Roses Forever. For this reason, this Danish rose breeder has been selecting orange and yellow in many shades for production trials for several…

Poinsettia Variety Day Videos from Plantpeddler

Plantpeddler created several videos from their Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day. They gave each breeder representative that was present an opportunity to discuss a bit about their Poinsettia varieties to help inform the industry. In the Plantpeddler overview they also include a countdown of the top 10…

Aviram Krell, Plantec, reviewing 2020, expressing high hopes for red variety Fortune

"The market is shying away from older red varieties and is looking for new alternatives"

Luckily our sector is coming out of this crisis leaner, more efficient, and supplying an American market that has learned to appreciate and demand flowers at a higher level than ever before, explains Aviram Krell of Plantec Ecuador, a representative of over 5 rose breeders in Latin America with their…

Seminar on Enforcement of Plant Variety Rights in China

A three-day seminar on Enforcement of Plant Variety Rights in China took place from 30 November to 2 December 2020, writes Dr Audrey Gerber, AIPH Technical Advisor. The…

De Ruiter presents assortment at "Exposed" Ecuador

Last week, on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16, complying to all hygiene and social distance regulations and via the digital channels, De Ruiter presented "Exposed" Ecuador. They managed to import new and upcoming rose varieties in different cutting stages out of Ecuador. They presented…

Chuck Pavlich Terra Nova Nurseries reviews 2020

"The demand for new and novel products was enhanced by the new gardeners"

In this article, we look back on the year with Terra Nova Nurseries. How was the year, what were the trends, the most popular varieties and interesting novelties? Terra Nova's director of new product development Chuck Pavlich tells us all. Chuck Pavlich at Cultivate'19 holding begonia Silver Treasure…

Report avaiable of International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee meeting

On December 16th, the International Year of Plant Health International Steering Committee (IYPH ISC) held its thirteenth meeting. Eager to know what has been discussed? See…

Oregon State University

New flower from 100 million years ago brings fresh holiday beauty to 2020

Oregon State University researchers have identified a spectacular new genus and species of flower from the mid-Cretaceous period, a male specimen whose sunburst-like reach for…

Danziger revises timeline regarding bringing new introductions to the market

"The 2020 season has brought many challenges and opportunities for all of us. We have learned much this past year and most importantly, continued to change how we communicate with our customers so they are comfortable and safe. As we greet 2021, we know a “new normal” will continue to include an…

"strong red and special varieties"

Selecta’s Poinsettia highlights of 2021

With the 2021 seedling schedule and just in time for the new year, Selecta one is unveiling its new Poinsettia range. Selecta is presenting its entire 2020/2021 range online at a glance in the form of a freely accessible variety showcase at https://sortenschau.selecta-one.com.  Whether vivid orange-red, brilliant light…

AmeriSeed Visits “Ban Kae Noi” An Orphan School Near The Myanmar Border

There are many children in Thailand who lack opportunities for self-improvement and are unable to escape from poverty, cultural and political conflicts. Many of these children are orphans and do not have undocumented identity. AmeriSeed staff have been visiting “Ban Kae Noi”, a school and place of hope…

Ans van der Velde in Be Beekenkamp

'I'm proud of my team that develops new varieties with customer requested characteristics'

In 2017 Ans van der Velde started at Beekenkamp Plants as Manager Breeding, a new position with the freedom to develop a team with the goal of expanding Beekenkamp’s genetics. Quite a lot has changed in four short years! Under Ans the breeding team has grown to 14 colleagues, the breeding department…

AIPH

EU Commission willing to take more robust measures to protect CPVR

The EU Commission has included the revision of the Community Plant Variety Right (CPVR) Regulation 2100/94 into the IP Action Plan, published on November 25. By doing so, the Commission responded to the joint request brought forward by CIOPORA, AIPH, Euroseeds and Plantum, as well as many CIOPORA breeder…

Jerusalema Challenge at Selecta Colombia

The challenge continues spreading happiness within the Selecta one Group

It was fast, less than 2 weeks had pass by since the SKY #JerusalemaChallenge and the SCC team was already working on a new mission; shooting their unique version. For more than a week the team practice 1 hour daily afterhours in the farm. It was a big “project” everybody was motivated and giving their…

United Selections’ varieties grown at Rift Valley Roses

"Our culture has enabled us over the years to produce and deliver quality roses"

Rift valley Roses (RVR) is a farm located in Naivasha, at the Great Rift valley. Since its inception, the farm has tremendously grown to command substantial attention in the flower market. It is easy to understand why roses perform so well at this altitude; the farm is sandwiched between the two rugged…

Terra Nova Nurseries plants flourish in Damu Flower Valley

Terra Nova Nurseries announced an update on its involvement with licensee Chongqing Tianmu Agriculture and the companies’ efforts to combat human-caused degradation in the Wuling Mountain range of Southwest China. Terra Nova Nurseries began working with Chongqing Tianmu in 2018 in an effort to remediate…

Starting on Monday the 11th of January

Dümmen Orange organizes digital event ‘Poinsettia Week Online’

In January 2021, Dümmen Orange organizes a brand new digital event called ‘Poinsettia Week Online’. The current pandemic accelerated the digital market approach of many floricultural organizations. Dümmen Orange also found new ways to inspire and inform customers online. With the upcoming ‘Poinsettia…

Fleuroselect presents the 2022 Gold Medal winners

Fleuroselect is proud to present the 2022 Gold Medal winners. Each one of these breeding breakthroughs obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance, convincing our judges to award the coveted Gold Medal.  Helianthus annuusGummy BearHM.Clause Is this not the sweetest thing? Helianthus annuus…

Syngenta Flowers adds McLeod Valley's begonias to portfolio

Syngenta Flowers has entered a global breeding collaboration with McLeod Valley Greenhouses of Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada. McLeod Valley will work exclusively with Syngenta…

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How to save phallic flowers from being inbred to extinction

To save endangered plant species, horticulturalists are using a tactic they’ve borrowed from horse breeders and zookeepers, building breeding registries or “studbooks” to avoid inbreeding. Naturally, they’re starting with a plant with a Latin name that means “large misshapen penis.” At botanical gardens…

PMA comments on EPA proposed rule on exemptions of Plant Incorporated Protectants

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rule for Pesticides; Exemptions of Certain Plant…

Peter van Noort looks back on Evanthia trial at Van Tuijl

“The power of Brassica Empire is being appreciated more”

During a trial at Peter van Tuijl in the Dutch town of Gameren, Evanthia put all of their commercial and experimental varieties from the brassica product range together. The product range has grown a lot over the past few years, which is reflected in its market performance. All the more reason to now…

SpaceX

Taiwan sends plant seeds into space

A cargo capsule carrying seeds from four plant species provided by Taiwan is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) after launching from the U.S. state of Florida on Sunday (Dec. 6). The seeds were among supplies transported by SpaceX using its newly upgraded Dragon spacecraft. They were…

Terra Nova Nurseries introduces sneak peek of Echinacea ‘Sweet Sandia’

Terra Nova Nurseries announces a sneak peek of its brand-new variety, Echinacea ‘Sweet Sandia’. This exciting echinacea produces single, broad petals that look like slices of watermelon. Its compact habit and many flowering stems have contributed to Echinacea ‘Sweet Sandia’ being one of Terra Nova’s most…

Carmen Bautista

Dümmen Orange celebrates retirement of longtime employee at Southern California breeding and production site

Dümmen Orange wishes its current longest-tenured employee, Carmen Bautista, a wonderful and well-earned retirement. Bautista, who grew up in San Diego County, started working in 1977 at the famed former Paul Ecke Ranch, now a key Dümmen Orange breeding facility, in Encinitas, California as a direct laborer.…

Dutch grower Wouter van der Harg, Leo van der Harg, presents Adele

New Kordana mutant opens perspectives for 2021

"Despite the current prices and demand, due to the second wave, not being optimal, we will end the year on a positive note," Wouter van der Harg said during a visit to the 3.5 ha potrose nursery Leo van der Harg in Vierpolders, the Netherlands. The cultivation is fully focused on the Kordana pot roses of…

Takii's Lisianthus novelties with Hendri Veurink

In this video Takii's Product Manager Hendri Veurink, who is working for more than 15 years with Takii, presents the company's new Lisianthus varieties and highlights.  For more information:Takii EuropeHoofdweg 19 1424 PC De KwakelThe NetherlandsTel.: +31(0) 297 500 758marketing@takii.eu    www.takii.eu

Gloeckner’s Joseph A. Simone to retire from distribution

Fred C. Gloeckner & Co. transfers open orders to Ball Seed

This month, owner, President and CEO of Fred C. Gloeckner & Company Inc., Joseph A. Simone, has made definite his plans for retirement from the distribution industry and announced an agreement with Ball Horticultural Company to transfer its open orders to Ball Seed, the leading horticultural distributor…

Mr. Jorge R. Sahagun, DOST-PNRI

Philippines: Alocasia to be improved through mutation breeding in a govt project

Alocasia, also known as ‘elephant’s ear,’ has recently gained popularity among ‘plant parents’ since the start of the community quarantine. This trend, which was coined as…

NZ: Manawatū rose breeder John Ford dedicates win to influencial aunt Nola Simpson

A newly crowned top rose breeder has dedicated his win to his aunt, one of New Zealand’s most prolific breeders, thanking her for all the help she gave him. Manawatū breeder…

Ilonka Ekelmans, Kwekerij Sensation, about white cut Chrysanthemum "Ilonka":

"This variety has the potential to become one of the biggest of its kind"

"This chrysanthemum is white as snow and it really shows when putting it next to other white varieties. Furthermore, it has a very green heart, a lot of volume, it's very uniform, easy to dye, and very durable, allowing it to be transported over long distances". This is what Ilonka Ekelmans of Kwekerij…

Lazzeri Società Agricola a r.l. explains and introduces 2021 catalogs

Less cyclamen and poinsettia on the Italian market for 2020, but hopes high for 2021

The cyclamen season is in full swing and the poinsettia season is about to take off in Italy. Due to the caution by the growers in the order phase due to Covid-19, there are less products on the market, but for the cyclamen it turned out well as prices were better for everyone. "Let's hope the same goes…

Strategic Centres for ornamental crops

UK: "They act as a hub for industry to facilitate networking and encourage best practice"

The two Strategic Centres for ornamental crops act as an umbrella for a range of near market projects, decided upon by the grower steering group of each project. The centres host a range of small-scale trials along with extensive knowledge exchange programmes including open days, workshops, study tours,…

New discovery by SMART allows early detection of shade avoidance syndrome in plants

Researchers from the Disruptive & Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision (DiSTAP) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) have discovered a way to…

Soiree Kawaii sales support girls & at-risk youth

Suntory Flowers announces charitable contributions to two organizations devoted to helping young people thrive – Girls Inc. and Covenant House. Funds were raised through the sale of Soiree Kawaii catharanthus plants in 2020. Inspired by the youthful Kawaii girl brand identity, the campaign launched at Cultivate…

or actually, leaving the greenhouse

Poinsettia Christmas Mouse is in the house

"When our breeding came around the corner with this new variety, everyone was a bit baffled at first and didn't really know what to do with it," says Milena Weller, Communications Manager at Selecta one when talking about their new poinsettia Christmas Mouse. "But the longer we thought about it and even…

Podcast with Neame Lea Nurseries, Woodlark Nurseries and Cobbins Nurseries.

UK: Commercial assessment of new non-red poinsettia varieties

As part of the Bedding and Pot Plant Centre, and other AHDB funded projects, a range of new poinsettia varieties (some still unnamed and coded) have been evaluated over several years. Previously, these have been red-bracted varieties, however this and next year the focus will be on non-red varieties.…

Cactus and Succulent Society of Australia

Cactus garden preserves collection for Australian growers

Nearly 90 years ago, a German named Harold Blossfeld set sail on an expedition to South America. He travelled about 6000 kilometres over two years through Bolivia, Peru and Argentina looking for one thing: cacti. In Australia, cactus hobbyist Ralph Field had invested in the voyage, paying £200 for his…

Roses Forever celebrates 25 years of rose breeding

After working for a pot rose grower in Denmark for several years and  starting up and running an own pot rose nursery, Rosa Eskelund's passion for breeding was born. She wanted to achieve a large head compact pot rose and achieved it in 1995 and immediately established breeding company Roses Forever. After…

NL: Armada on tour

This year Armada is not organizing a flowertrial at their facilities, instead they have prepared a special Armada van with the latest pot chrysanthemum genetics. This week Armada goes ‘on Tour’, visiting growers and plant trading companies and showing them them latest pot chrysanthemum genetics.   For more information:Armada Young PlantsTel: +31 (0)174-520713info@armadayoungplants.nlwww.armadayoungplants.nl

Selecta one presents new videos of perennials, chrysanthemum and bedding plants

Selecta one brings their assortment to your home. See below videos on their Perennials, chrysanthemum and bedding plants.  Click here for their YouTube channel.  For more information:Selecta Onewww.selecta-­one.com

Schoneveld Breeding shows off new varieties at Cyclamen Open Days 2020

When they organized the Cyclamen Open Days 2020, the team Schonveld Breeding knew they had to do it differently from other years. Due to the corona measures, the current version could not continue. Instead of receiving as many people as possible in the greenhouses, they went digital this year. Lots of…

Madiba celebrates 15th birthday with new brand identity

This year, Madiba turns 15 years old; and Dekker Chrysanten is celebrating with a colourful new house style featuring the powerful payoff "Flower Power". In 2005, Westeringh Flowers was the first to introduce a series of revolutionary Madiba varieties that have an impressive number of flowers and an excellent…

Syngenta's new 2021 poinsettia catalog is available now

Syngenta Flowers and Beekenkamp Plants announce their new and updated 2021 Poinsettia Catalog, also featuring four new varieties from Lazzeri. This newly released catalog is…

Global vision of heliconias research as a cut flowers: a review

It is relevant to systematize the global knowledge generated about heliconia due to its economic importance in tropical floriculture and the cut flower market. The objective…

Plantinova creates website to present new varieties to consumers

"During and probably due to Covid-19, orders via our B2C platform increased sharply"

“The ornamental industry is not reacting to what the consumer likes, it is reacting on what works best in the nursery. Therefore, there are so many pelargoniums and petunias on the market. Why not do a little more effort for a different crop?” says Charlotte Weis of Plantinova, who is working in the…

Nur B. Adam

US (MN): Meet David Remucal, the University’s ‘plant rescuer’

David Remucal is one of the few “plant rescuers” in the state. Collecting, breeding and salvaging endangered plants around Minnesota and Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota adjunct professor’s role at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is multifaceted. A plant ecologist by training, Remucal’s work now…

Brindabella Purple Prince wins American Garden Rose Selections Awards

Relative newcomer of the American rose scene, Brindabella Purple Prince of Suntory Flowers has won a second award for landscape performance. First was a Local Artist Award from American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.) for performance in the Upper Midwest and Northeast. Now, Purple Prince has…

Hydrangea Breeders Association:

"Surprising results in pinching trial cut flower hydrangeas"

In 2020 Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) did a pinching trial with cut flower hydrangeas on their test location at Agriom, De Kwakel: two plants of each variety were pinched mid March, two plants were pinched April 1st and two plants were pinched April 15th. The aim was to gain knowledge about the…

Danziger launches its new cut flowers catalog for season 20-21

With more than 60 novelties, 3 brand new series, 18 crops and 300 varieties, Danziger is excited and proud to launch their new 20-21 cut flowers catalog. The catalog can be…

Improvement of crops with seeds from gene banks

Climate-adapted plant breeding

The famous seed vault in Spitsbergen and national gene banks retain hundreds of thousands of seed samples to preserve old varieties of crop plants and the genetic diversity associated with them. Are…

Terra Nova Nurseries announces key Management promotions

Terra Nova Nurseries announces the promotions of Rebecca Orr to marketing manager and Chris Park to research and development administration and contracts manager. Orr joined Terra Nova Nurseries in May 2017 as a customer service representative. She will retain her current role as a key account representative…

Dutch rose grower Berg RoseS on Con Amore:

"The world’s most sustainable red rose"

This year Berg RoseS is celebrating 45 years of rose-growing. Over those years they have had the privilege of growing many different varieties, including various red roses. That started as far back as 1975 with ‘Garnette’. Arie van den Berg joined Berg RoseS in 1991. "At that time, we were growing the…

Rosa Eskelund, Roses Forever

"Despite lack of exhibitions, good year so far"

Exhibitions are important ways to show your products to the world and last week would have been an important week for the international ornamental industry with two international exhibitions to be held in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works. For many companies, a big…

AIPH

webinar, December 10

Intellectual property protection in the green value chain

Plant breeders, growers, traders and retailers are invited to a webinar designed to help the horticultural supply chain get a better general understanding of how Intellectual Property (IP) works in the sector, how it benefits all players and why all links in the chain need to be aware. On 10 December,…

Uli Benz / TUM

A molecular break for root growth

Length of plant roots is controlled by hormones

The dynamic change in root growth of plants plays an important role in their adjustment to soil conditions. Depending on the location, nutrients or moisture can be found in higher or lower soil layers. This is why, depending on the situation, a short or a long root is advantageous. Caroline Gutjahr,…

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Chromosome manipulation for plant breeding purposes

The transfer of genetic variability from related species into crops has been a main objective for decades in breeding programs. Breeders have used interspecific genetic crosses and alien introgression lines to achieve this goal, but the success is always dependent on the interspecific chromosome…

Bernard Muthuri, Zena Roses:

"Demand for new varieties still high"

Crisis or not, the market is always looking for new and different products and ease. Kenyan grower Zena Roses limited experiences it firsthand. When the market started to open up in July, the demand for their new rose-varieties as well as recently added other crops was high. This is explained by Bernard…

A look at Morel's production trials in the Netherlands

'What you see is what you get'

"We are not only showing the 'Ferrari plants'", says Hein Desmet of Morel Diffusion when talking about the annual production trials in 's Gravendeel, the Netherlands, which are in full swing at the moment. "Besides being on trial to show our varieties to growers, traders and other professionals industry, it is also an important…

'Traveling to Israel has never been so easy!'

Danziger's NovemberFest 2020 goes virtual

NovemberFest, Danziger's flagship annual event, marks the kick-off of the new season and a chance for industry leaders - growers, retailers and distributors - to explore the company’s latest genetics and assortment from its R & D facilities in Israel. As usual, this year’s event promises customers and…

WIPO\BERROD

Daren Tang appointed as new UPOV Secretary-General

On October 25, 2020, the Council appointed Mr. Daren Tang as the Secretary-General of UPOV for the period from October 30, 2020, to September 30, 2026, in a procedure by correspondence. In an intervention made by Mr. Tang, at the opening of the Council of UPOV, held by virtual means on October 30, 2020,…


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