Breeder News

PP&L Announces Management Changes

Pacific Plug & Liner, Watsonville, California, has announced that Richard Gigot, director of sales and marketing, will retire on June 30, 2019. He will be moving into an advisory position beginning March 1. Gigot joined PP&L in... more »

Proven Winners Reaches 2 Billion Consumer Impressions in ’18

With an initial goal of delivering 1 billion consumer impressions in 2018, Proven Winners developed a broad reaching marketing campaign. All major social media channels were covered in addition to Google advertising, Pandora internet radio,... more »

Benary Opens New Production Facility in Chile

At the beginning of November 2018, Benary opened its new production site in Hijuelas, Chile.  Hijuelas offers the perfect climate for the production of some of the breeding company's most important crops. Benary has been producing... more »

Three Students Earn Spring Meadow-Proven Winners HRI Scholarships

Spring Meadow Nursery and the Horticultural Research Institute have announced the recipients of 2018-2019 Spring Meadow - Proven Winners Endowment Fund scholarships. Horticulture students Yufei Qian, Aaron Sledge and William Lewis were each awarded $3500 scholarships... more »

Westhoff/PAC Elsner Add New Sales Manager

Westhoff/PAC Elsner has hired Bart Hayes as sales manager. Hayes is a seasoned sales professional who brings his knowledge of plant production and product and program development to Westhoff/PAC Elsner. Hayes will assume a leadership... more »

Noted Rosarian David Austin Passes Away

David Austin, Sr., noted rosarian and founder of David Austin Roses Ltd. died peacefully at his home in Shropshire, England, on Dec. 18. He was 92. For more than 75 years, Austin’s dedication to roses... more »

Darwin Perennials to Ship Product with Autostix

Effective immediately, Darwin Perennials will ship AutoStix options for its vegetative perennial offerings through Darwin Colombia. AutoStix is the transplant technology developed by Visser Horti Systems (The Netherlands) that automates the process of sticking cuttings. Darwin Perennials will... more »

Terra Nova Varieties Receive Honors at PSU

Terra Nova Nurseries has announced that 10 of its plants received high honors and accolades at one at the Pennsylvania State University’s (Penn State) trial gardens, including top selections of heuchera, echinacea, artemisia, and other... more »

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