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Star Roses and Plants Receives Four Rose Awards

Star Roses and Plants, a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, edibles, perennials and woody plants, recently announced it has received four awards from the 2020 American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) testing program. AGRS reportedly... more »

Dümmen Orange Petals It Forward

On October 23, Dümmen Orange, North America led four Petal It Forward events across the country. The initiative is part of a nationwide effort called Petal It Forward organized by the Society of American Florists... more »

Benary’s Redlefsen Receives TASPO Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Matthias Redlefsen, managing director of Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH, was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the TASPO Awards in Berlin. Redlefsen was honored with the TASPO Gold Award during a gala reception on Oct.... more »

Syngenta Parent Company Invests $2 Billion to Combat Climate Change

On Oct. 22, the parent company of Syngenta Flowers and Syngenta Plant Protection announced it will spend $2 billion over the next five years to help prepare for and tackle the increasing threats posed by... more »

Dümmen Orange to Work with Orchid Alliance

On Oct. 2, Dümmen Orange signed a technical service contract with the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Orchid Biotechnology and Creative Industry-University Alliance (Orchid Alliance) in Taiwan. Under this contract, NCKU will provide nuclear DNA... more »

Terra Nova Varieties Score at University Trials

Terra Nova Nurseries' Begonia 'T Rex Ruby Slippers’ variety received high honors at the annual flower trial garden at Colorado State University (CSU) and Agastache 'Poquito Butter Yellow' and Begonia Silver Treasure plants won accolades... more »

Dümmen Orange Names New CEO

On Oct. 9, Dümmen Orange announced that Hugo Noordhoek Hegt will become its next chief executive officer, on Jan. 1, 2020. That is also the date when current CEO, Biense Visser, will retire. Noordhoek Hegt will... more »

Sakata, Kitayama Bros. Team Up for Petal It Forward

For the third year now, Sakata Seed America and Kitayama Brother Nurseries and Floralife will partner to participate in Society of American Florists’, Petal it Forward! This year, Petal it Forward is Wednesday, Oct. 23.... more »

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