Syngenta announces today, that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Varinova’s Cyclamen business. The combination of technical expertise and the innovative varieties from Varinova with the market access and world class science of Syngenta allows Syngenta Flowers to strengthen its position in the Cyclamen market.
Marga Janus and Bart Kuijer, owners of Varinova, are very pleased with this acquisition: “Varinova has a strong name in the market. This step will help bring our breeding program with beautiful Cyclamen genetics to the next level.”
Please read the full press release here.
Our open days, the Varitrials 2018, will take place from 22nd October till 9th November. We would like to invite you to visit our open days. You can make an appointment by phone +31.10.5111340 or by email email@example.com. On 7th, 8th and 9th November (Trade Fair Aalsmeer) you can also visit us without having an appointment.
What can you expect to see….
All our ánd competitive varieties are on display in the trials. In every series we show various experimental (Shine) colours. Furthermore we present several Easy Mixes. This year we have cultivated Magnia in 13, 17 as well as in 23 cm pot. In our outdoors trial you will find Melody Outdoor®, Goblet, Outsider and several colours of Merita.
We look forward to seeing your reaction!
What is the effect of micro-organisms on the growth and resilience of Cyclamen? In cooperation with suppliers Soiltech and Koppert we have developed a trial with several products. The treatments are partly focused on chain sustainability and partly on resilience.
In addition, a separate test for chain sustainability, which has been set up together with the other 3 Cyclamen breeders, can be assessed at each breeder’s location.
Meanwhile we have noticed distinctive differences with regard to the growth of the plants.
Flower Trials 2018 will be organized from 12th until 15th June 2018. You will find Varinova in the Westland area at Green05, Oranjesluisweg 6 in Maasdijk. Opening hours will be: mo/tu/we 08.00-18.00 hrs, fr 08.00-16.00 hrs.
The Californian Spring Trials 2018 will take place from April 14 – 19. You will find our colleague Bart Kuijer at the location of Headstart Nursery, 4860 Monterey Road in Gilroy.
In 7 weeks we will be in Essen, Germany at the IPM again. You can find us in hal 2E19. We look forward to seeing you there!