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American Academy of Floriculture Honors Sakata’s Jamie Kitz

Sakata Seed America recently announced that Jamie Kitz, key account manager and corporate citizenship specialist of Sakata’s corporate giving program, Sakata Gives, has received the prestigious American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) designation. The AAF carries... more »

PanAm Seed Buys Celosia Breeding From Celex

PanAmerican Seed has purchased the complete celosia assortment and breeding research from Celex, b.v., a breeder/selection subsidiary under the Dutch cut flower company Fa. Van Der Boog & Van Den Bosch. PanAmerican Seed has collaborated... more »

Beacon Impatiens Granted Utility Patent

PanAmerican Seed  recently announced that a United States utility patent (US 10,285,362) was granted for its new Beacon impatiens. Beacon's patent is for having a unique form of disease resistance to Impatiens downy mildew.  It covers all six... more »

Varinova Syngenta Flowers cyclamen acquisition

Syngenta Flowers Acquires Varinova Cyclamen Business

Syngenta has announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Varinova's cyclamen business. The combination of technical expertise and the innovative varieties from Varinova with the market access and world-class science of Syngenta allows... more »

NGB Members to Host Summer Vegetable Trials

What is a now a yearly tradition, vegetable breeding companies dealing in the Fresh Market and Home Garden segments are hosting the Summer Vegetable Trials via Open Houses and Field Days. This event is hosted... more »

AGA Agro, Ball Partner in South And Southeast Asia

AGA Agro, a breeder, producer and distributor of garland marigolds in South and Southeast Asia, as well as a distributor of ornamental and cut flower seeds and plugs across the region, has partnered with Ball... more »

Benary, Jinpin Host Flower Trials in China

The first official Benary Flower Trials in China took place April 25 to 27, 2019, in Chengdu, Sichuan. The exhibition was hosted by Jinpin Flower Seedling Co., which is located in Pixan, part of Chengdu... more »

Dümmen Orange Hires Marketing Manager for Germany

In March, Martina Gerhards joined  Dümmen Orange as marketing manager in Germany. Working from the company's offices in Rheinberg, she will be responsible for the development of marketing activities and campaigns around annuals, perennials and a... more »

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