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Plant Haven expands internationally


December 19, 2011
By Dave Harrison

Dec. 19, 2011 – PlantHaven® International, Inc. (PHI) has expanded its
services worldwide, offering plant breeders across the globe expert
assistance bringing new varieties to market.

Dec. 19, 2011 – PlantHaven® International, Inc. (PHI) has expanded its services worldwide, offering plant breeders across the globe expert assistance bringing new varieties to market.

“With 15 years of experience in the new plant introduction and management business in North America and now internationally, we take pride in our independence and creativity in crafting solutions which are effective locally and globally,” says Robert Bett, director of horticulture and marketing.
 

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 PlantHaven founders Maureen and Geoff Needham.

PlantHaven’s clients include a global family of independent breeders, breeding companies and universities. Their cultivars undergo extensive testing and trialing ensuring consistency and plant worthiness in different climate zones. The company has developed systems and methods allowing them to assemble a unique offering of more than 700 new varieties for the garden and landscape markets.

Breeding programs represented by PHI include Penhow Alonsoas, Diascias and Nemesias; Realflor™ Gaillardias and Leucanthemums; University of Hawaii Royal Hawaiian® Colocasias; North Carolina State University Cercis; and Whetman® Pinks Dianthus.

PlantHaven will officially launch its new international services at IPM Messe Essen in Germany (Jan. 24-27).

PlantHaven is a market-leading, independent, new plant introduction agency that assists plant breeders worldwide in bringing their new varieties to market.

The company offers advice and service in market research, garden trials and variety protection through Plant Breeders Rights and U.S. Plant Patents.

PlantHaven manages approximately 100 nursery licensees in the United States and represents its breeder-clients in the Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation. They also collaborate with like businesses internationally toward the goal of simultaneous worldwide new variety testing, protection and marketing.


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