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Spain: Top Seeds working on new processing tomatoesTomatoes for processing are a very important extensive crop in Spain, with the country being the world's third largest producer, only behind China and the United States.The seed company Top Seeds, which belongs to the Japanese group Mitsui, has been developing two tomato varieties for the past four seasons:.....
Axia's Xandor TOV:
Adding taste and quality to Holland's largest tomato categoryCatching attention in the large TOV segment you cannot do exclusively in the greenhouse, is the opinion of the breeders of Axia Vegetable Seeds. "To match the production of current varieties is a minimum requirement for a new variety, but the difference is made further in the chain with quality."With about.....
new EFSA guidance provides advice
Assessing allergenicity of GM plantsEFSA has published supplementary guidance on allergenicity to further strengthen risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) plants. The document considers new scientific and regulatory developments, complementing recommendations in existing guidance and regulations.What are the key points?The new guidance.....
Pakistan: Scientists engineer disease-resistant tomato varietiesScientists of the Vegetable Research Institute, Faisalabad have successfully developed two new varieties of tomatoes, the Sundar Hybrid (suitable for high tunnels) and Ahmar Hybrid (suitable for low tunnels and open fields). The team, headed by Dr Saeed Ahmad Chishti, Kashif Nadeem, Dr Muhammad Iqbal,.....
East-West Seed strengthens position in Central AmericaWith the introduction of several promising new varieties, East-West Seed is building up its position in Central and Latin America. The independent breeder has high expectations of its first commercial determinate tomato variety for the Mexican market, but also their papaya program is bearing fruit.Herke van.....
"GSPP certification indispensable for any self-respecting breeder"Good Seed and Plant Practices (GSPP), has become a leading global standard for secured hygiene in seed production and plant propagation. Since the introduction of the certification, an increasing amount of growers and propagators no longer want to work with a propagator or seed breeder that is not backed by.....
CPVO appoints new Vice PresidentFollowing an open competition, the Council of the EU decided on 6 June 2017, on the basis of a proposal from the European Commission drawn up after obtaining the opinion of the Administration Council of the CPVO, to appoint Mr. Francesco Mattina, as Vice-President of the CPVO for a period of five years. His.....
Greengro signs cannabis genetic JV with plant geneticistGreengro Technologies has signed a joint venture with Maqsood Rehman, Ph.D., a leading horticulture geneticist, for the development, patenting and licensing of cannabis strains.The JV is between GenoBreeding, a majority-owned Greengro subsidiary, and Dr. Rehman. Under the terms of the agreement, GenoBreeding.....
Egypt: "Transition towards high value seeds has started"With 92 million people that need to be fed every day, Egypt is a big market offering plenty of opportunities to companies active in the agricultural sector. One such company is Rijk Zwaan. The breeding company takes part in the country’s transition from low to high value vegetables.The consumption habits in.....
Open house at Polish propagator Krasoń:
Polish nursery to hit 250 million seedlings this yearLast weekend, Poland's largest vegetable propagator Krasoń celebrated its 20th anniversary with a well-attended open day. The nursery, which currently operates a total acreage of 11 hectares, welcomed a large group of customers, suppliers and other interested parties to visit their newest greenhouse.....
De Ruiter launches new generation of large trussFor years, Merlice has been at the top of the large truss segment. The variety is from De Ruiter and just about every breeder has at one time stated that they had ‘the new Merlice’ - but it never turned out to be the case. With the new 1000 series, De Ruiter continues in this popular segment once again.It’s.....
Turkey: Yüksel names new tomato after Samuel Eto'oYüksel Tohum has named its latest heirloom specialty tomato after Samuel Eto'o, the world famous Cameroonian footballer. According to Yuksel, the tomato variety has a lot of vigor and it is very long-lasting, just like the 36 year old top scorer of Antalyaspor.While being very active on international markets.....
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