Anthura Announces New Research Centre

August 22, 2019 Anthura BV

Anthura recently announced that the DNA of Anthurium and Phalaenopsis had been sequenced and mapped. For the application of molecular techniques, having the DNA information alone is not enough. This information must be linked to plant properties. This allows breeders to speed up the breeding process by applying selections at a DNA level. This makes the search for new varieties more efficient and allows for more targeted breeding of sustainable varieties. This is one of the reasons why the Research Centre has been built.

Farwest 2019 Seminars Explore Innovations in Plant Breeding

In one seminar, “‘Good’ Isn’t Good Enough; Breeding Plants in a Crowded Market,” David Roberts, general manager of Bailey Innovations, will discuss the scrutiny plant breeders face in bringing a plant to market. He will also talk about the aspects of breeding that can help plants stand out in the crowded field of new plant introductions.

Next Steps FSI Beyond 2020: Engaging With Members

August 22, 2019 Union Fleurs

Currently FSI members are focusing all their efforts towards achieving the 90% target in the coming one-and-a-half year. 2020 will come fast enough and it is crucial that they also prepare for after 2020, to have clear and common objectives moving forward.

Spring Meadow Nursery and the Deppe Family Recognized for Commitment to Horticultural Research Institute

August 21, 2019 Spring Meadow Nursery

The Deppe Family and Spring Meadow Nursery were given a milestone recognition for commitment to Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) at Cultivate ‘19 on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Deliflor Chrysanten Introduces Gaviria

August 21, 2019 Deliflor Chrysanten

Deliflor’s newest chrysanthemum variety Gaviria, an intense purple colour disbud with dark green leaves. A combination that will certainly be appreciated in autumn.