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January 30, 2018

Organic tomato seed production webinar

Join eOrganic for a webinar on organic tomato seed production on January 30, 2018 at 2PM Eastern Time (1 Central, 12 Mountain, 11 Pacific). The presenters are members of a NIFA OREI funded project entitled Tomato Organic Management and Improvement. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance.....

UK: Tozer Seeds adds Isobel Tickner to Product Development team

Isobel Tickner has recently joined Tozer Seeds as Product Development Assistant. Her role will facilitate an expansion of vegetable trial capacity in the UK and she will be responsible for managing global trial seed. Isobel comes to Tozer Seeds with an MSc in Biology which she gained at the University of.....

Researcher develops two new large varieties of Haskap

The Haskap is a red fruit of Japanese origin. After a recent selection process in the United States two new varieties have been developed. The varieties TANA (US PP26 706 P2) and KAPU (US PP26 820 P2) are new varieties with 100% Japanese genetic background and are the fruit of the work carried out by Dr......

Philippines: Two new superhot chillies developed by East-West Seed

Two new Habanero chilli varieties developed by East-West Seed are said to perform well under Philippine conditions both in the wet and dry seasons. This was learned from Ramil Panergayo, the company’s product and market combination manager.These are the Piquante Red and the Piquante Yellow which are claimed.....

February 14-17, Corvallis

US (OR): 'Nation's largest organic seed event' to take place this February

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA), along with co-hosts Washington State University, Oregon State University, and eOrganic, will hold the 9th Organic Seed Growers Conference in Corvallis, Oregon, from February 14-17, 2018. The conference features more than 60 experts in the fields of organic seed production,.....

Mexico: Hazera introduces Olene cherry tomato

This year at Expo AgroAlimentaria in Mexico, Hazera presented a wide range of dedicated varieties. Visitors to the Expo saw the new determinate Roma tomatoes Gabby & Vanessa, as well as the indeterminate Roma tomatoes, Romina & Romeo.In the Cherry tomatoes segment, Hazera introduced Olene,.....

UK: Gene experts use CRISPR/Cas to tackle pest control

Experts are to investigate how genetic techniques could be applied to help control pest species.The team is evaluating how a technology called gene drive could be used to spread an infertility gene in rats and mice. The technique could provide a more humane method of controlling vermin populations.A similar.....

EU: Revised wording in CPVO vegetable technical questionnaires

At the last annual CPVO Vegetable Expert Meeting (VEM), the representatives of the CPVO, the vegetable entrusted examination offices and the European Seed Association (ESA) agreed to revise the wording of question 04.01 regarding the breeding scheme, for all CPVO vegetable technical questionnaires.As from.....

Italy: Open Day for Monsanto Sicily

"Filling the gaps in the season with Eshkol and Maraskino"

"Since we first launched the Eshkol (vine) andMaraskino (cocktail plum) tomato varieties in May, feedback from producers have been positive," reportsLucio Colombo, Portfolio Marketing Manager for Monsanto Italia. We met him during the Open Day in Acate (RG) in Sicily.Above: visitors during the Open day in.....

Purple asparagus for salads

Bejo Zaden B.V. has developed a purple salad asparagus. The asparagus doesn't have to be peeled and can be eaten raw. Maurice Deben, Bejo asparagus expert: "This is the first 100% male purple asparagus in the world. The advantage of this is that the plant doesn't lose energy to forming berries. This means.....

"Dark-green Faiza RZ bean surprises German consumers"

Greentense is one of Rijk Zwaan’s newest concepts. It is based on Faiza RZ, an innovative variety of pole-slicing bean with an attractive dark-green colour and intense flavour. Various customers are already growing Faiza RZ and experiencing the benefits of Greentense for themselves. One such customer is Hans.....

Australia: Integrating new technologies into berry breeding

Consumers may be able to enjoy a broader selection of berries following the research of Nuffield Scholar and horticulturist Karen Brock, who aimed to find ways to assist Australian plant breeders take new berry varieties to market more quickly.Ms Brock received a Nuffield Scholarship to investigate how.....

EPO-CPVO conference in Brussels

"Supporting innovation in the plant sector with IP rights"

On 29 November the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) held a joint conference in Brussels to illustrate the way in which the two offices co-operate to support innovation in the plant sector. The conference attracted some 200 participants from industry and academia, the.....

GM crop ban in South Australia likely to be extended to 2025

The ban on genetically modified crops being grown in South Australia looks likely to be extended to 2025, after the state’s Parliament passed key legislation last week.A Bill by the Greens to extend the statewide moratorium on growing GM crops to 2025 passed the upper house of the South Australian Parliament.....