Breeder News

Syngenta Flowers, McLeod Valley Greenhouse to Collaborate on Begonia Breeding

Syngenta Flowers announced on Dec. 15, 2020 that it has entered a global breeding collaboration with McLeod Valley Greenhouses, Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada. McLeod Valley will work exclusively with Syngenta Flowers to breed and develop innovative... more »

Syngenta Flowers Purchases Hydrangea Genetics from Bay City Flower Co.

On Dec. 8, Syngenta Flowers announced the successful purchase of key hydrangea and other select genetics along with the Hana Bay Flowers brand from Bay City Flower Co. in Half Moon Bay, California. Bay City... more »

Longtime Dümmen Orange Employee Retires

On Dec. 2, Dümmen Orange announced that its current longest-tenured employee, Carmen Bautista, would be retiring. Bautista, who grew up in San Diego County, started working in 1977 at... more »

Gloeckner & Co. to Transfer Open Orders to Ball Seed

In November, owner, Joseph A. Simone, president and CEO of Fred C. Gloeckner & Co. Inc., announced his plans to retire from the distribution industry and announced an agreement with Ball Horticultural Co. to transfer its... more »

Schoneveld Beekenkamp

Schoneveld and Beekenkamp Announce Collaboration

Beekenkamp Plants has taken a minority share in Schoneveld Breeding. Both companies continue to operate independently in the field of breeding, production and sales. They see joint opportunities in exchanging knowledge of innovative breeding techniques... more »

Soiree Kawaii - Girls Inc

Suntory Raises Funds for Charity

Suntory Flowers has announced charitable contributions to two organizations devoted to helping young people thrive — Girls Inc. and Covenant House. Funds were raised through the sale of Soiree Kawaii catharanthus plants in 2020. Inspired... more »

Syngenta Flowers Names New Sales Head for North America

Syngenta Flowers has named Chad Underwood as its new Head of Sales in North America. Underwood brings a tremendous amount of industry knowledge and experience in various business roles... more »

Costa Farms’ Trial Gardens to Host Events in March

Costa Farms will open its Miami, Florida, trial garden on March 4-5, 2021, to brokers, growers and other members of the industry for an opportunity to preview 2022 new plant varieties. The trial garden will host... more »

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