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Whirling success

WESTLAND, The Netherlands: Working together with Ornamentex BV, Dutch potted plant grower De Plaats will launch its new Dracaena fragrans Tornado at the forthcoming IPM ESSEN (24-27 January). Dracaena fragrans (Compacta group) Tornado will be vying for the IPM Primeur 2017...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Explorer rose to conquer the world?

LEERSUM, The Netherlands: Dutch rose breeding company Interplant Roses, based in Leersum, says it has seen demand for its deep red ‘Explorer’ roses more than double since 2014. Launched in 2011, Rosa Explorer proves to be a hit across Europe, Russia, the Middle East and...
Posted On 16 Jan 2017
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Syngenta Selects NRGene Tech to Accelerate Crop Breeding

RALEIGH, USA/NESS ZIONA, Israel: Syngenta, a leading global agrochemical and seed company, has chosen NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM cloud-based software package for more comprehensive evaluations to accelerate trait discovery and breeding across diverse crops. NRGene is the...
Posted On 06 Jan 2017
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Naktuinbouw Appoints New Chairman

ZOETERMEER, the Netherlands: The Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture Naktuinbouw today announced the appointment of Ms. Agnes van Ardenne as chairman with effect from 1st January 2017. She succeeds Henk Lange who, after a 30-year career at Naktuinbouw will step...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016
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Belgium announces massive presence at IPM Essen 2017

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The international ornamental plant sector will soon be meeting up in Essen. True to tradition, Belgium will also be present. Under the VLAM flag, no less than 38 companies will be taking part. Belgium companies will exhibit in Hall 2 (stands B25 &...
Posted On 27 Dec 2016
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Dutch Economics Minister Henk Kamp visits fern king Vitro Plus

BURGH HAAMSTEDE, The Netherlands: Led by Dutch Economics Minister Henk Kamp a business delegation of 10 companies made a visit to Dutch fern breeder and propagator Vitro Plus on Monday December 12. Ard Stoutjesdijk, Director Operations and co-owner of Vitro Plus provided a...
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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PlAMV causes a lot of frustration in lily industry

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands: There is no official figure but it is believed there are 4500ha worldwide of lily bulbs grown for cut flowers. Today Mak Breeding works with around 750ha of land, producing in excess 250 million bulbs annually with the majority destined for Dutch...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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AIPH opens global plant health debate

RATINGEN, Germany: The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites growers and industry associations from around the world to join its discussion on the plant health challenges facing growers in different countries. The meeting, which will take place...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016
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Pöppelmann TEKU adds new size to VTG pot series for automated plant production

LOHNE, Germany: Pöppelmann TEKU® has expanded its 8° VTG round pot series for automated plant production with a new size. The Pöppelmann TEKU® VCG and VCH series of cultivation pots are synonymous with maximum efficiency and healthy plants and have been highly regarded for...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Update on the Nagoya Protocol and its EU implementation

by Philippe de Jong* BRUSSELS, Belgium: The Nagoya Protocol, signed in 2010, aims to ensure that the country of origin of the planet’s genetic resources, gets a fair share of the benefits of that resource when it is researched or developed. This article provides a...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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