Important Takeover for Family Business Plantipp

December 21, 2021 Plantipp

Reinier van Rijssen started the company with the aim to represent breeders and support them by managing the royalties, licenses and labels of new plant varieties. After decades of running Plantipp and American sister company Concept Plants, the time has come for Reinier to pass the baton.  

Fleuroselect Breeders Continue Campaign Against Illegal Propagation

December 7, 2021 Fleuroselect

After a break due to Covid-19 last year, breeders united in Fleuroselect have picked up again their controlling campaign against illegal propagation of pot and bedding plants. As in previous years, growers were visited at random and checks were carried out to determine if the finished plant production matched the deliveries of cuttings.  Fleuroselect worked in partnership with Royalty Administration International, worldwide specialist in plant breeders’ rights, licensing agreements and royalties. Also for 2022, a next round of controls is scheduled.

Lack of Plant Breeding Programs Could Further Impact Food Security

August 13, 2020 Jordan Strickler, Forbes

A new study published in Crop Science by Washington State University (WSU) has discovered that declines in crop breeding programs due to COVID-19 have put a damper on funding and personnel.

Dümmen Orange Launches INTRINSA for Sustainable Innovations in Breeding

July 1, 2020 Dümmen Orange

Dümmen Orange has launched INTRINSA™. This new brand will represent all upcoming product innovations for several innovative traits and crops designed to deliver increased value-add for our customers.

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.