Nigel Judd new commercial director of Genesis Plant Marketing

Nigel Judd moves on from Thompson & Morgan to Genesis Plant Marketing where he has appointed Nigel Judd as commercial director. He will be working with independent plant breeders to bring … [Read more...]

Bert Scholte new Head of Variety Testing at Naktuinbouw

Bert Scholte - photo: Naktuinbouw

From 1 November Bert Scholte (58) will join Naktuinbouw (Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture) and will become the new Head of Variety Testing of this independent agency carrying … [Read more...]

Spring Meadow’s owner Dale Deppe honoured

Dale Deppe - photo: Spring Meadow Nursery

Last month, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College has selected Dale Deppe, president and owner of Spring Meadow Nursery, as the 2016 Scott Medal and Award recipient. The annual award is … [Read more...]

Bailey Nurseries hires plant breeder David Roberts

US based Bailey Nurseries announces that David Roberts has been hired as the General Manager and Breeder for Plant Introductions, Inc (PII). Roberts will manage day-to-day operations, lead … [Read more...]

Poinsettia breeder Franz Fruehwirth dies at 83

Franz Fruehwirth

December 28, 2015 poinsettia breeder Franz Fruehwirth passed away. He reached the age of 83. On his website he explains how he as a native of Hungary, was trained as a tailor in Germany, … [Read more...]

All-America Selections honours Elisabeth Sahin

Dr. Elisabeth Sahin-Georgiadou - photo: All-America Selections

All-America Selections (AAS) honoured Dr. Elisabeth Sahin-Georgiadou with the AAS Medallion of Honor. This award is designed to recognize someone with a lifelong dedication to advancement in … [Read more...]

Chrysanthemum breeder Keith Lintott passed away

Keith Lintott - photo: Realflor

Chrysanthemum breeder Keith Lintott passed away on Thursday, 8th October 2015. He was 73 years. Tomorrow, October 22 the funeral service will take place in the UK. Lintott was a known … [Read more...]

Strength in providing new and old varieties that perform reliably

Patrick Fairweather - photo: Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery

“Where are nurseries going", asks Patrick Fairweather of UK based Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery rhetorically in a recent mailing. He notes that during the last 2 years significant changes … [Read more...]

Denis Flaschenriem retires

Denis Flaschenriem – photo: PanAmerican Seed

Senior Plant Breeder Denis Flaschenriem at PanAmerican Seed retires after 35 years in the floriculture industry. He has a long history of flower breeding, beginning in 1979 at W. Atlee … [Read more...]

Society of American Florists honors John Dole

John Dole - photo: Society of American Florists

John Dole, Ph.D., head of the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University, in Marco Island, Florida (US) received the Alex Laurie Award 2014 from the Society of … [Read more...]