vegetable breeding

New sweet corn varieties hold flavor, fight pests

Sweet corn growers are seeing improvements in many areas, including sugars, flavor holding, ear placement, stalk height and strength, shelf life and improved picking windows. Seed catalogs typically feature dozens of sweet corn varieties, often... more »

Enza Zaden celebrates breeding success stories

Since 1938, Enza Zaden has been expanding the reach of its seed breeding to include countries all over the world. Eighty-five years later, the company employs more than 2,000 people, and reinvests 30% of sales... more »

Rijk Zwaan starts breeding soft fruit

Expanding its product profile, vegetable breeder Rijk Zwaan has entered soft fruit breeding. Since the company’s 1924 foundation, Rijk Zwaan has been active in vegetable breeding. The company is now launching a new breeding program... more »

Scientists study lettuce that resists E. coli

Researchers at the University of California-Davis are working to identify strains of lettuce that can resist bacteria like E. coli. The research, led by Maeli Melotto, associate professor in the UC-Davis College of Agricultural and... more »

Summer Swell tomato developed through ‘On-Demand Breeding’

Sound Agriculture has launched the Summer Swell tomato, a new slicing tomato variety developed through a unique breeding process. The Summer Swell is the first food to be grown using what Sound Agriculture calls On-Demand... more »

Rijk Zwaan winter leafy hydroponics demo approaching

Rijk Zwaan’s winter leafy hydroponics demo is nearing. Scheduled for Feb. 1-10, the plant breeding company plans its winter leafy hydroponics high tech demo in the Netherlands, its home base. This year’s demo features Rijk... more »

Groundwork BioAg names new general manager

Groundwork BioAg, a global bioagriculture company, has named Andrew Duff as general manager for North America. Duff’s more than 20 years of experience in biostimulants, seed technology and U.S.... more »

NuPlant introduces plant tissue culture propagation system

NuPlant is introducing SmartClone, an advanced plant tissue culture propagation system designed to rapidly deliver significantly improved plants from breeding programs for multiple species, according to a news release. SmartClone uses precision robotics to deliver... more »

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