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Plant Breeding with Proven Winners and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Oct, 06, 2014 @ 09:10 AM

ProvenWinners PlantBreederEveryone loves new plants, so there is a continual demand for them. Proven Winners works with breeders to bring new plant introductions to the popular market. Rigorous testing ensures the new plants are garden worthy. 

Plant Breeding is the art and science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics. Breeding targets might be a larger tomato, shorter stems on a flowering plant, increased bloom time, or a new color (anyone remember Burpee Seed Company's white marigold contest from the 1960's?). Proven Winners offers advice and support to plant breeders, then helps them through to marketing of their new plants. This week on #Plantchat learn how to partner with Proven Winners to bring your breeding breakthroughs to market and get tips and hints from the team at Proven Winners on #Plantchat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Stacey Hirvala, Jane Beggs-Joles and Shannon Springer representing Proven Winners @Proven_Winners on this week's topic, Favorite Fall Plants. The live chat begins Monday, Octover 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview 

Plant breeding is both an art and a science 

Plant breeding (and plant selection) has been done for thousands of years, it is not a new practice. 

Low Tech Methods -New plants can be developed with very low-tech methods, so really, anyone can dabble in it. 

Time Span -Developing and introducing a new plant takes time – 5+ years, typically. 

Case Histories of New Plants - Plant breeding has brought about major changes in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry, for example success stories like ‘Princeton’ elm and Shasta daisies.

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, Proven Winners, Plant Breeding

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