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Purdue study tests complexity of important plant hormones

A Purdue University study confirms complex associations among plant hormones and their signaling pathways that are key to controlling plant architecture.Plant architecture is partly controlled through the production and perception of plant hormones. The loss of either the brassinosteroid or gibberellin plant.....

How Driscoll's reinvented the strawberry

One foggy May morning, the Joy Makers, a team of scientists employed by Driscoll’s, the world’s largest berry company, gathered at its research-and-development campus, which is known as Cassin Ranch, in the small agricultural town of Watsonville, on California’s Central Coast. Before them was a table laden.....

Enza Zaden opens South African office

Enza Zaden South Africa Commercial (Pty) Ltd officially started its operations on 1st August 2017. The company is located at Route 21 Corporate Park, in Centurion. “We are ready to service our customers,” says Matome Ramokgopa, General Manager of Enza Zaden South Africa Commercial. “We have a solid team with.....

Sri Lanka to boost domestic seed production

Sri Lanka wants to boosts its domestic hybrid vegetable seed production. Therefore it was announced that the Mahailluppallama Seed Farm will no longer be subject to a sale. According to an article on ColomboPage.com, the farm has not been given to any foreign company and there are no plans to transfer 300.....

Michaël Wilde, Eosta

“Organic is booming thanks to the rise of the conscious consumer”

‘Where ecology meets economy’ is the motto at Eosta. The company, which is specialised in greenhouse crops and tropical fruit, is seeing a rise in demand everywhere. “A growing number of consumers are making a conscious decision to buy organic,” says Michaël Wilde, Sustainability & Communications Manager.....

NL: New demo greenhouse for Westland Seeds

More space, a more modern greenhouse, better accessibility, cultivation on tables and the possibilities to monitor everything that is going on in the greenhouse. At Westland Seeds, they are very pleased with their new demo greenhouse.The new demo greenhouseNew greenhouse"We are, of course, a young company.....

House Agriculture Committee highlights specialty crop production

“Support for specialty crop producers is an essential part of the farm bill”

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to highlight the importance of technology and innovation in specialty crop production as a continuation of the committee’s hearing series preparing for the next farm bill. Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and members of the committee heard from stakeholders.....

India promotes hybrid vegetables to boost production

To help farmers in the prevailing drought situation in the state, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a scheme offering subsidized hybrid vegetable seeds to enhance production. The programme, under the National Horticulture Mission, is aimed at expanding the coverage to 11,250 acres in 22.....

Red Rhapsody

Australian breeders develop easier to grow strawberry

Strawberry lovers will have a new Queensland-bred favourite to sink their teeth into this season.Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne said the Red Rhapsody strawberry had been developed by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to be deep red, easier to grow, more resistant to disease and easier and cheaper.....

Vineland celebrates 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since a new horticultural research facility in Niagara Region was launched as the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland).Since then, Vineland has been turning heads across Canada and internationally with its needs-based innovations. The organization reflects the entire.....

East-West Seed Philippines appoints new GM

Tropical vegetable seed company, East-West Seed, named Henk Hermans as new General Manager in the Philippines, effective 11 July 2017. Former General Manager of East-West Seed Philippines, Dr. Mary Ann Sayoc, has taken on a new role, representing EWS globally as Lead Public Affairs for the East-West Seed.....

Phenotyping at the summer school

This summer, the Campus in Wageningen was the stage for the Summer School Plant Phenotyping. The 4 day programme included both lectures and hands-on training, offering researchers working on automatic phenotyping and technical experts in breeding companies who use, or plan to use, image analysis a pleasant,.....

Australia: The Hydroponics Company granted cannabis research licence

The Hydroponics Company is one of the first ASX-listed cannabis companies to have secured a medicinal cannabis research licence.The license was granted to THC’s wholly owned subsidiary Canndeo Ltd by the Office of Drug Control.The research licence will allow Canndeo to build its exclusive Plant Breeders.....

Rijk Zwaan enters squash market

Rijk Zwaan has launched its first three commercial squash varieties. The breeding company offers a complete market solution under its own identity. In this way, Rijk Zwaan aims to actively improve the financial performance of squash growers.Extensive researchFor Rijk Zwaan, squash is a valuable addition to.....