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Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
- “Here in Türkiye, we heat greenhouses with geothermal water, which is much cheaper than gas”
- "You have to be knowledgeable about the crop, but also know how to work with others"
- Belgian tomato grower raided on suspicion of using prohibited ToBRFV vaccine
- "A month later, we've had to replant up to 27% of the strawberry plants"
- Labor challenges and inflation in the Canadian horti sector
Top 5 -last month
- Zambia: "We produce 5,000 units of lettuce per week, per tunnel, year-round"
- UK growers stop planting and put nurseries on sale amidst energy crisis and labor shortage
- Family business: growing tomatoes in greenhouses for over 60 years with an eye on innovations
- Passive solar greenhouses: How Ladakh farmers are harvesting crops in winter
- Grow it forward receives USDA grant and doubles hydroponic capabilities
USDA helping growers build success with new technology
In Lowell, OR, Dave Brazelton, President of Fall Creek Farm and Nursery (right), talks with representatives from China’s State Forestry Administration about plant variety protection. As a result of this AMS orchestrated visit, Fall Creek filed a number of plant variety protection applications in China!
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has a long tradition of increasing the marketing options for American farmers, growers, and plant breeders. Our Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) grants certificates for intellectual property protection to developers of new plant varieties. These certificates enable breeders to market their variety exclusively for 20 years, providing them a strong incentive to invest the time and money to develop new improved varieties. These PVPO issued certificates are recognized worldwide, increasing trade opportunities for agricultural business across the country.
AMS identified a clear opportunity to improve the customer experience by adopting an innovative technology to automate plant variety protection applications. This week PVPO launched a new electronic Plant Variety Protection (ePVP) System.
The ePVP System features the ability to file applications with supporting data, analyses and high resolution photographs. The system also provides an efficient and secure way to pay fees electronically and makes it easier for customers to check the status of an application or amend an existing application.
From seeds to tubers, the AMS Plant Variety Protection Office examines characteristics in order to grant certificates that protect new, distinct, uniform, and stable varieties for 20 – 25 years. Photo credit: Ken Melton, USDA-AMS
Seminis Vegetable Seeds and Pioneer Hi-Bred International are just two of many customers that helped us pilot the first phase of the project. With their evaluation and feedback, the web accessible system is now fully operational! Our improved services will benefit a variety of customers from land grant universities with plant breeding programs to specialized breeders such as 3 Star Lettuce and Highland Specialty Grains, and those companies with a long history of plant breeding like Ball Horticultural and Pure-Seed Testing.
The efficiency and cost savings from the new ePVP System will benefit both the customer and USDA. The new online system is just another example of AMS staff striving to provide the best service to American agriculture.
Source: USDA (Dr. Ruihong Guo)
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