Dogwood and holly hybridizer Elwin Orton honoured

The International Plant Propagators' Society Eastern Region Foundation announced the formation of a named endowment fund to honour 43-year IPPS member Dr. Elwin Orton, reports trade magazine … [Read more...]

Helen Spencer joins Plants for Europe

Helen Spencer - photo: Plants for Europe

Plants For Europe announces that Helen Spencer has joined the company. Helen will have broad responsibilities within the company, but will particularly focus on promoting and supporting … [Read more...]

New face at Selecta

Paola Coba - photo: Selecta

Selecta Colombia, a sales division of Selecta Cut Flowers, has appointed Paola Coba as its Junior Sales Manager. In her new role she will support Selecta’s market development activities in … [Read more...]

Rose breeder Robert Harkness died

Rosa Princess of Wales - photo: Courtesy of Harkness Roses

November 8, Robert Harkness, director at UK based Harkness Roses died at the age of 61. After selling the Harkness Garden Centre in the nineties he focused fully on the rose business. He … [Read more...]

AAS Medallion of Honor to Jim Alston

Jim Alston - Photo AAS

Recently retired Dr. Jim Alston, (“Doc” Alston ) of Park Seed Company is the 2012 recipient of the Medallion of Honor of All-America Selections (AAS). Earlier this month , former co-worker … [Read more...]

Jelle Posthumus returns to Preesman

Jelle Posthumus

Jelle Posthumus has re-joined the Dutch breeding company Preesman as Manager for Europe and for Preesman’s global network of agents. “Jelle has a long history with Preesman and years of … [Read more...]

Ron Schouteten is appointed marketing manager at Takii Europe

Ron Schouteten

Takii Europe announces that as of April 2 Ron Schouteten has been appointed Manager Marketing & Sales and Seed Supply replacing Wim Nijssen in this position. Nijssen continues as Managing … [Read more...]

Kevin Hurd new products director at Proven Winners

Proven Winners in Sycamore (USA) has appointed Kevin Hurd as new products director. Hurd will eventually replace Proven Winners’ current new products director, Rick Schoellhorn when he … [Read more...]

Louis Kester manager at Schoneveld Breeding

Louis Kester

Louis Kester (45) starts on March 15 as commercial manager at Schoneveld Breeding. The company, based in The Netherlands, is specialized in breeding flowering pot plants, Cyclamen and … [Read more...]