Fenix on their intraspecific hybrids

"More vigor and strength thanks to rootstocks"

Fenix, the Sicilian seed company based at the foot of Etna, has always worked on projects dedicated to the development of rootstocks for professional vegetable plants. Recently, it has begun to study the application of intraspecific hybrids to improve vigor management and maintain quality characteristics…

Emotion grows in UK debate over gene-edited crops

The U.K. government has just finished a fact-finding discussion with the public called a “consultation,” aiming to decide whether crops genetically edited to have desirable…

Increasing output and availability

California Giant announces partnership to boost berry innovation

California Giant Berry Farms and OnePointOne announce their strategic partnership aimed at increasing berry output and availability through vertical farming and data-driven berry cultivation. Silicon Valley based OnePointOne has developed automated, indoor, vertical farming technology that offers…

Leading the way discovering rugose virus resistance

Vineland’s greenhouse tomatoes on-the-vine (TOVs) breeding program – the only one of its kind in Canada – has focused since 2013 on developing high-yielding varieties with…

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Seed keepers in Turkey revive old farming methods to confront new climate threats

Huseyin Kara introduces each crop on his farm in southern Turkey with the pride of a new grandfather. Three types of okra, beans, and tomatoes grow happily from the dry, crusty earth. In a nearby garden, trees blossom with young figs, lemons, and pomegranates. Each comes from a line of seeds saved after…

Photo credit: Agromashov

another award for YOOM

Israeli black tomato wins top award at AgroMashov 2021

A new Israeli black tomato from Gedera Seeds was selected by judges at the Fresh AgroMashov 2021 Agriculture Exhibition as this year's top tomato. The tomato is noted for its distinct appearance and taste. It was highlighted at this year's Fresh AgroMashov exhibition (mashov is Hebrew for "feedback") in…

The Government of Spain modifies the regulations for the registration of plant varieties

The Council of Ministers approved today, at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPA), a royal decree that modifies the regulations for the…

Seeds of change grant to help farmers face climate challenges

Farmers around the world face unique challenges in their effort to provide abundant, safe, and flavorful food. One often overlooked issue for farmers is climate change. “The environment has a huge impact on plant health and reproduction,” said Alfred Huo, UF/IFAS assistant professor of plant breeding.…

US: Addressing resistance-breaking strain of tomato spotted wilt virus

The tomato industry is continuing to look for a solution to address the issues created by the resistance-breaking strain of tomato spotted wilt virus. The SW5 gene had been a significant breakthrough for the industry. Producers quickly adopted new cultivars with the gene that was shown to be resistant to…

Study on the use of intellectual property systems in plant breeding

Breeding innovations are relevant for sustainable agricultural development and food security, as new, resilient production systems require crop varieties optimally suited for these systems. In the societal debate around genetic engineering and other plant breeding innovations, ownership of patents on the…

Automatic germination test provides insight into tomato seed quality

How many healthy tomato plants will a seed lot yield? Researchers from Agro Food Robotics at Wageningen University & Research have developed an automatic germination test that gives seed breeders and growers quick and objective answers to this question, saving cost and increasing efficiency. Growers like…

The best strawberries to grow in hot locations

It's strawberry season in many parts of the U.S, and supermarkets are teeming with these fresh heart-shaped treats. Although the bright red, juicy fruit can grow almost…

Three insights from the table talk about data-driven growing

"Historical data can help for future decision-making"

Why is it important to have a connecting party when you are collecting data as a grower? And can you collect too much data? Just two of the many topics that were discussed during the table talk of TechnoHouse online tour hosted by Rijk Zwaan. Three experts joined a discussion about data-driven growing.…

Free covered crop energy webinars

The Bioenergy Association and Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) are hosting three webinars for covered crop growers. The webinars will provide growers with…

Julie Caignon, VOLTZ Maraîchage:

“We have great ambitions for all European countries”

Earlier this year, Graines VOLTZ, a distributor, developer and breeder of vegetable and flower varieties, divided its activities into two commercial structures: VOLTZ Maraîchage for food production and VOLTZ Horticulture for home and city gardens.  The two entities supply seeds and plants to professionals.…

Special Breeding at HortiDaily this month

A new month has started, which means a new special. In June our special will be focused on breeding. Breeding is an ongoing industry which is continuously developing. Resistances are an important subject in horticulture, especially with viruses like ToBRFV. The Pure Flavor RedRoyals Cherry Tomatoes on…


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