Fleuroselect set to unite firms

One hundred delegates attended the 39th Annual Convention of Fleuroselect, the international organisation representing the ornamental plants industry, in Madrid last month.

Fleuroselect endorsed a move to unite young plant companies within its ranks following the first convention of European Young Plant Producers in March.

The next Young Plant Producers Convention will be held at the Holiday Inn, Dusseldorf-Airport Ratingen, Germany, on 30-31 October. Subjects for discussion will include energy and the consequences of residue problems in herb production for young plant production.

Fleuroselect president Joel Goldsmith presented awards to breeder Kieft Seeds Holland for producing the 2009 Fleuroselect gold-medal-winning varieties Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Red' and A. pseudarmeria 'Ballerina White'.

Clause of France also won a gold medal for the variety Prunella grandiflora 'Freelander Blue'.

- See www.fleuroselect.com.


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