Apply for access
Forgot Password?

Articles

News and Views of Note

SunPatiens®--Filling the Gap Downy Mildew Leaves Behind

SunPatiens®--Filling the Gap Downy Mildew Leaves Behind

Growers in North America are well aware of how downy mildew (Plasmopara obducens) has devastated the Impatiens walleriana crop throughout both North America and Europe. In many locations both seed and vegetative* varieties (with walleriana blood*) have been entirely wiped out within a very short period of time.

[Full Article]
Producing SuperCal® in Quarts

Producing SuperCal® in Quarts

Technical Support Specialist Bob Croft Tells You How

SuperCal is a new class of petunia with two great parents (petunia x calibrachoa) that combine to create a remarkable plant. Their exceptional garden performance demonstrated in trials throughout North America have earned SuperCal the title “All Weather Petunia®”

[Full Article]
ColorMax Viola - New Series!

ColorMax Viola - New Series!

Crop Culture Report

The ColorMax viola series complements and completes a long-standing tradition of excellent viola breeding programs from Sakata.  

[Full Article]
Success With SunPatiens

Success With SunPatiens

SunPatiens are growing in market visibility due to several enhancements over traditional New Guineas Impatiens:

[Full Article]
Refocus of our Majestic Giants II Line

Refocus of our Majestic Giants II Line

NEWS RELEASE – SAKATA ORNAMENTALS

Complexity has no place in today’s fast-paced, competitive market. That’s why Sakata Ornamentals is pleased to introduce a streamlined pansy portfolio which clearly consolidates Sakata’s many pansy choices into a complete, efficient, and simplified offering.

[Full Article]
Pansies and Violas: Something for Everyone

Pansies and Violas: Something for Everyone

Pay Attention to the Trends & Reap the Rewards!

Pansies and violas are something to get excited about. They come in unique colors, perform well in the garden and have unmatched versatility and great consumer appeal.  

[Full Article]
Refinement of our Festival Gerbera line

Refinement of our Festival Gerbera line

NEWS RELEASE – SAKATA ORNAMENTALS

Sakata Ornamentals wants to make things simpler in today’s complicated marketplace. For that reason we are proud to introduce Festival Simplified—a collection of 10 popular colors that have been selected for their overall uniformity and their consistent production requirements.

[Full Article]
The 411 on Candy Showers Snapdragon

The 411 on Candy Showers Snapdragon

Candy Showers Trailing Snapdragons

There is one thing upon which most of us will agree... color sells!

[Full Article]
She Loves Daisies

She Loves Daisies

Trending Now: Gerbera Daisies!

Endless marketing opportunities abound for garden retailers looking to benefit from popular daisy trends.   

[Full Article]
Primula

Primula

Culture Connection: Variety Spolight: Primula

[Full Article]
MSU Plant Trials Report

MSU Plant Trials Report

Sakata's Profusion Yellow Zinnia makes MSU's best and tough annual list.

[Full Article]
Crop Culture Report: Impatiens SunPatiens® Series

Crop Culture Report: Impatiens SunPatiens® Series

These impatiens perform brilliantly in full sun and heat, giving growers, landscapers, retailers and consumers plenty of reasons to be excited about this series.

[Full Article]
Sakata Achieves NAKT Certification

Sakata Achieves NAKT Certification

Sakata Ornamentals recently earned Naktuinbouw Elite certification (NAKT) from the Netherlands Inspection Service for horticulture.

[Full Article]
Colorful SunPatiens Hybrid: Something new under the sun

Colorful SunPatiens Hybrid: Something new under the sun

By Joshua Siskin

Once upon a time, coleus and impatiens were shade garden standbys, but not anymore.



[Full Article]
Sakata Goes Solar!

Sakata Goes Solar!

Sakata Seed America Announces New Solar Project Installation

Taking a significant step toward environmental sustainability.

[Full Article]
Sakata Supports AHA through its Charitable Giving Program

Sakata Supports AHA through its Charitable Giving Program

Sakata Takes Home Top Team and Top Walker Honor

[Full Article]
Sakata Seed America Supports the Annual Salinas Valley Fair

Sakata Seed America Supports the Annual Salinas Valley Fair

Salinas, CA, May 2014 - Sakata Seed America, Inc. is pleased to continue its support for the annual Salinas Valley Fair as 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the agriculture tradition.

[Full Article]
Sakata Continues to Go Red in Support of the American Heart Association

Sakata Continues to Go Red in Support of the American Heart Association

Sakata Seed America, Inc. is pleased to continue its support of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Go Red For Women movement. As part of its local sponsorship, Sakata attended the Central Coast’s Annual Go Red For Women luncheon on May 9th, where the AHA sought to bring awareness about heart disease and stroke, in addition to raising funds for research, community and educational programs that benefit women.

[Full Article]
SunPatiens Spreading Shell Pink Wins AAS Award!

SunPatiens Spreading Shell Pink Wins AAS Award!

From All-America Selections

After more than eighty years of trialing only seed-propogated varieties, All-America Selections (AAS) began trialing vegetatively propogated varieties in the 2014 trial season. AAS is pleased and honored to grant the AAS award to SunPatiens Spreading Shell Pink which preformed exceptionally well in the AAS container trails for vegetatively propogated annuals.

This is an extreme honor for Sakata and the SunPatiens line.

[Full Article]
Profusion Zinnias

Profusion Zinnias

Explosive, Easy Color All Season Long

[Full Article]
SunPatiens® - Not Your Ordinary Impatiens

SunPatiens® - Not Your Ordinary Impatiens

An In-Depth Look with the Expert

Mark Seguin, Sakata’s global marketing manager for cuttings, explains the benefits of SunPatiens and how they differ from ordinary impatiens. As featured in the January edition of Ornamental Breeder.

[Full Article]
Sakata Supports Salinas' Annual Plants for Paws Fundraiser

Sakata Supports Salinas' Annual Plants for Paws Fundraiser

Over $5,700 was raised in less than three hours last Saturday in Salinas at the 3rd Annual Plants for Paws Fundraiser benefiting the local animal shelter and animal services – doubling last year’s fundraising efforts.

[Full Article]
Sakata Partners with P. Allen Smith to Present P. Allen Smith's Home Grown Seed Collection

Sakata Partners with P. Allen Smith to Present P. Allen Smith's Home Grown Seed Collection

Sakata Seed America has announced a new partnership between the company’s Home Grown Vegetable division and P. Allen Smith Garden Home.  Effective immediately, Sakata Home Grown is the official vegetable seed brand of P. Allen Smith. 

[Full Article]
Sakata Continues to Support the American Heart Association

Sakata Continues to Support the American Heart Association

Sakata Continues to Support the American Heart Association

On October 3rd, in Monterey, CA, more than 600 Northern Central Coast residents and visitors gathered for the American Heart Association’s 9th annual Central Coast Heart & Stroke Walk to raise life-saving funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke.

[Full Article]
Sakata Finds and Rescues Panther Kitten!

Sakata Finds and Rescues Panther Kitten!

On Monday, January 18th, Sakata employees performing routine field maintenance found a young male panther kitten abandoned and sleeping in one of the fields of Sakata’s Research Station in Ft. Myers, FL. 

[Full Article]
Profusion Zinnias Become First Zinnias to Bloom in Space!

Profusion Zinnias Become First Zinnias to Bloom in Space!

Profusion zinnias have officially made the jump from international succes to intergalactic! 

[Full Article]
SunPatiens® Partners with Garden & Lifestyle Expert, P. Allen Smith

SunPatiens® Partners with Garden & Lifestyle Expert, P. Allen Smith

Sakata Seed America has announced an expanded partnership with P. Allen Smith. As part of this expanded partnership, P. Allen Smith will promote our world-renowned SunPatiens® impatiens brand to a robust audience of viewers and followers.

[Full Article]
Breakthrough Agreement Signed Between Republic of Indonesia (IAARD) and Sakata Seed

Breakthrough Agreement Signed Between Republic of Indonesia (IAARD) and Sakata Seed

Sakata Seed Corporation and the Indonesian government have formally agreed on the utilization of indigenous genetic resources for the further development of SunPatiens®.

[Full Article]
Sakata Contributes to the Betterment of the Local Community & Charitable Initiatives

Sakata Contributes to the Betterment of the Local Community & Charitable Initiatives

Sakata Seed America is increasing our efforts to improve the local community and the betterment of lives. In the past couple of months alone, Sakata has used our resources to make multiple donations to local organizations and events that support the Salinas Valley and extending regions.

[Full Article]
Leveling the Field

Leveling the Field

Protecting Plant Genetics

Breeding & Baseball

[Full Article]
Content

Take Our Online Poll

It's quick and easy.

Poll results will display upon successful submission. Thanks for taking part and we value your opinion!