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April 17, 2018

Dümmen Orange’s New Gamechanger, Plants for All Seasons, and Roses and Dreams at CAST 2018

Greenhouse Grower's California Spring Trials Team headed north on Day 3, with stops at Dümmen Orange in picturesque San Luis Obispo and Floricultura in fertile Salinas.

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Benary 2018

April 18, 2018

At CAST 2018, Sakata Captures Consumer Attention Spans, and Benary Celebrates Its History

More than halfway through the California Spring Trials, the Greenhouse Grower team had a busy but fantastic day seeing dozens of our friends at American Takii and Benary, and spending time talking about the industry's past and its bright future.

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April 18, 2018

California Spring Trials 2018: New Varieties to Watch From American Takii, Hilverdakooijj, Hem Genetics, Thompson & Morgan, Sakata Ornamentals, and Ernst Benary of America

Check out the newest 2018 plant introductions from American Takii, Hilverdakooijj, Hem Genetics, Thompson & Morgan, Sakata Ornamentals, and Ernst Benary of America.

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April 17, 2018

California Spring Trials 2018: Stand-Out New Plants from Dümmen Orange, Westhoff, Beekenkamp, and Plug Connection

Check out these new plant introductions from the California Spring Trials 2018 trail featuring breeding from Dümmen Orange , Westhoff, Beekenkamp, and Plug Connection.

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April 18, 2018

How the Horticulture Industry’s Past Shaped Its Present

Andrew Scheldorf, the winner of Dr. Allan Armitage’s California Spring Trials Scholarship, says the stories of plant origins help ground our industry to the people and places that have changed us.

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April 18, 2018

Dr. A Weighs in on His CAST Favorites From American Takii, Sakata Ornamentals, and Benary+

Here are some of the top variety introductions for 2019 that have pleased Dr. A during California Spring Trials 2018.

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Verwer-Dahlias

April 17, 2018

Syngenta Flowers Acquires Netherlands-Based Dahlia Breeder

Syngenta Flowers has reached an agreement with Verwer Dahlia BV to acquire the company’s dahlia assortment and breeding program. Both companies expect to finalize the acquisition in the coming weeks.

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April 17, 2018

Armitage Scholarship Winner Weighs in on Plant Breeding Innovation

Andrew Scheldorf, the winner of Dr. Allan Armitage’s California Spring Trials Scholarship, says breeders' persistence in making small and large breeding improvements is a testament to their passion and dedication to excellence.

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April 17, 2018

Allan Armitage’s Noteworthy 2018 Plant Intros from Dümmen Orange and Plug Connection

Here are some of the top variety introductions for 2019 that have pleased Dr. A during California Spring Trials 2018.

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April 16, 2018

CAST 2018 Provides Fresh Inspiration for Infusing Marketing, Displays With Fun and New Trends

The  second day of California Spring Trials took the Greenhouse Grower Team to GroLink in Oxnard, CA, and then up the coast to Windmill Nursery in Buellton. Here are some of the marketing, display, trend, and people highlights we saw at those locations, as well as some beautiful scenery from our evening in Pismo Beach.

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April 16, 2018

Allan Armitage’s Spring Trials Favorites From Green Fuse Botanicals, GroLink, and Windmill Nursery

Here are some of the top variety introductions for 2019 that have pleased Dr. A during California Spring Trials 2018.

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April 16, 2018

California Spring Trials 2018: New Plant Intros from GroLink and Windmill Nursery Stops

New plants from Suntory Flowers, Terra Nova Nurseries, Prudac, Florist, PlantHaven, Anthura, Kapiteyn, Kientzler, 2 Plant International, and more on day two of California Spring Trials 2018.

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April 16, 2018

Terra Nova Nurseries Debuting New Heuchera, Echinacea Varieties

Terra Nova Nurseries has created profile pages for these new varieties on its website to help growers learn about growing habits, plant characteristics, and other insights provided by the breeding team.

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April 16, 2018

Armitage Scholarship Recipient Reflects on Conversations at CAST 2018

Andrew Scheldorf, the winner of Dr. Allan Armitage’s California Spring Trials Scholarship, is realizing the power of networking and building relationships in the floriculture industry.

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April 16, 2018

Allan Armitage’s Top Plant Picks From Day One of CAST 2018

The Greenhouse Grower Variety Team at California Spring Trials (CAST) 2018 visited Green Fuse Botanicals, Floranova and Vegetalis, and Ball Horticultural Co. on the first day. Here are Dr. Allan Armitage’s top plant picks of the day.

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April 15, 2018

California Spring Trials 2018: Musings of a Spring Trials Rookie on Surviving Day One

Andrew Scheldorf, winner of the Dr. Allan Armitage Scholarship for California Spring Trials and a student at North Dakota State University, shares his thoughts after visiting Green Fuse Botanicals, Floranova, Vegetalis, and Ball Horticulture.

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