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Vicenzo Tancredi, of Viveros Alcanar:
"Italian citrus growers increasingly prefer Spanish varieties"Founded in 1969, Viveros Alcanar is the largest citrus nursery in Europe, with a total of 200 hectares of nurseries with certified plants spread between the north of the province of Castellon and the south of Tarragona, Spain. It offers the whole range of citrus plants, namely oranges, mandarins, lemons,.....
Spain: Fruit Attraction adds starting material platformThe ninth edition of Fruit Attraction, to be held from 18 to 20 October, will feature a new area, called Seed Planet, devoted to the presentation of innovations in seeds and plant varieties.This new area will highlight the importance of seeds as a starting point for the food chain and other consumer chains,.....
Orange-brown tomato full of carotenoids and chlorophyllTomatoes are a significant source of antioxidant compounds such as carotenoids, lycopene and β-carotene. During ripening, carotenoid accumulation and chlorophyll degradation determine the colour of the fruit. These traits continue to be essential for varietal selection and genetic improvement.....
Video: How to improve tomato varietiesOrganic vegetable growers need varieties that are optimally adapted to their farming systems. In this webinar, participants describe how to develop and select improved vegetable varieties using the breeding component of the tomato organic management and improvement (TOMI) project as an example. The goal of.....
Plant breeders to EU:
"Don't slow down the second green revolution"The National Association of Plant Breeders has stated that agriculture is entering a new green revolution linked to advances in genetics, and they have asked the EU not to retard this development and to ensure a "modern, competitive, and sustainable production."After participating at the meeting of the.....
Italy: Rijk Zwaan inaugurates second Trial StationA commercial offer cannot be successful without direct experience: it's not possible to sell seeds from a catalogue. This is why Rijk Zwaan's Italian and Dutch management have inaugurated a second Trial Station, located in Latina.Click here for the photo gallery.Clients, partners and journalists attended the.....
Spain: Huelva develops own varieties to reduce foreign supplyThe Florida Fortuna, Victory, San Andreas and Calinda are the main strawberries grown in Huelva during the 2016-2017 season. All of them are the result of genetic improvement programs carried out by the University of Florida (Fortuna) and California (Andreas).In the 1950's, the strawberries grown in Spain.....
Valencia and Murcia
Spanish researchers look for drought-tolerant tomatoes, peppersResearchers from Valencia and Murcia, working together with the agrarian organization La Unió de Llauradors, are involved in a pioneering project to obtain traditional tomato and pepper varieties adapted to drought and high salinity conditions.The study is coordinated by the pepper and chilli improvement.....
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