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Sector | Breeding

Advancing global agriculture from the greater Rotterdam-The Hague area

Tomato Experience Center in the Netherlands opened

© Roman Volskiy |

Advancing smart breeding for resilient agriculture

A new variety from Seeds Technologies Italia

The reason to involve producers in the development of a plum tomato variety

© Veranika Semchanka |

New CRISPR tomatoes require less water, but yield remains the same

AI to transplant only healthy young plants into greenhouse

"There’s a lot of knowledge and people out there”

UC Davis: breeding for a growing strawberry market

New strawberry species to debut in Brazil

Building capacity to accelerate vegetable breeding in Nepal

New labor-friendly cucumber variety unveiled

Léo Vaillant, Gautier Semences

“Our priority is to develop resistant and productive varieties”

Fan Wenzhuo, Planasa:

"We want to introduce more good varieties to China and build a fruit brand”

Japan: Okayama Prefecture pitches new strawberry variety Hareichigo

Agung Pratama of Bejo South East Asia:

"The Vietnamese vegetable market is becoming a modern trade”

Erin Brown-John/SFU

SFU research to bring fresh, local blueberries to B.C. markets in the winter

© Pressmaster |

"Genetically engineered fruits and vegetables will soon emerge as a grocery store ‘selling point rather than a scare tactic’"

© Sarit Richerson |

Sri Lanka: CIC Seeds launches 5 new hybrid vegetable seeds

Prior to launching, demand for purple tomato already exceeds supply

NL: Enza Zaden inaugurates new building at Voorst site

Breeding food crops for the future

New partnership in the Indonesian seed industry

Mexico: Well visited open days at Hazera

New Seed Health Lab opened in India

The team of Semillas Fitó:

"We don't want to be just another seed house, but an 'expert partner' for every link in the chain"

© MartinBergsma |

Does intellectual property in agriculture really drive up costs for farmers and restrict access?

The Berkeley Lab

US: Hacking the genome of fungi for smart foods of the future

What does the new tissue culture facility at Rijk Zwaan look like?

Costa Group develops and grows world's heaviest blueberry

India: National speed breeding crop facility inaugurated

Semillas Fitó introduces Gasol, its new yellow bell pepper

Vietnam: From agriculture, to horticulture

© Adrea |

Are pest-free tomatos real?

"Helping growers holistically"

Kenya: Kirinyaga growers to benefit from seedling propagation center

CapGen Seeds

Colima F1, a new greenhouse papaya variety

Harmoniz Italia

"Midi plum is the most popular tomato segment within the chain"

Acreage devoted to Marimbella production in Huelva reaches 500 hectares

Bayer Crop Science to connect grower-marketers and retailers:

"Growers in the U.S. often have their own B2C brands, something that isn’t very common in Europe yet"


"Even more ToBRFV-resistant tomato varieties in 2024"

© Song Yang |

China's 'vegetable capital' Shouguang develops, promotes domestic seeds

Jacek Bursztynski, Syngenta:

"Turkish growers looking to export to Europe have to comply with European rules"

Rox Middleton via

Scientists reveal why blueberries are blue

“We like the Salanova lettuces for the uniformity, color, and simplicity of cultivation"

Bayer launches online ToBRFV knowledge center


Syngenta expands its innovation centers in Almería and Murcia, Spain

US: A sweet springtime reveal for Valentine’s Day

Purple GMO tomato now available in the US

© Sarit Richerson |

A cherry tomato that dries itself in the sun

Novel seed enhancement tech makes deserts bloom

Prudac achieves GSPP certification

Dutch wholesaler, seed supplier partner with F1 Hybrid Strawberries

Regeneration of strawberries from gene-edited single cells successfully complete

UK: Defra minister visits Norwich Research Park to observe the potential of precision breeding

Long-cane raspberry production with pine bark alternative

US (AR): Fruit Breeding Program releases new late-season blackberry

Durable resistance to ToBRFV

“Durable resistance is a key strategy against ToBRFV"

New collaboration between European growers enables consumers to enjoy snack lettuce year round

NL: Hazera acquires new greenhouse to up R&D efforts

"Thanks to resistant varieties we can supply our customers high-quality cucumbers year round"