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Copyright of two made-in-Vietnam orchid types successfully transferred

Centre for Flowers, Ornamentals Research and Development has successfully transferred the copyright of two moth orchid types to Lam Dong Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The moth orchid type the copyright of which has been successfully transferred. Photo: Hai Tien.

The moth orchid type the copyright of which has been successfully transferred. Photo: Hai Tien.

Centre for Flowers, Ornamentals Research and Development has successfully transferred the copyright of two moth orchid types to Lam Dong Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

According to Nguyen Van Tinh, the director of the centre, the successful transference is an important milestone in the orchid industry in Vietnam.

This is the first time domestic scientists have commercialized the results of breeding bonsai flowers in general and moth orchids in particular, opening great prospects for the next similar transactions.

The event also created a strong motivation to promote many new varieties of flowers that are 'Made in Vietnam'.

Furthermore, a prestigious foreign partner in the field of research and production of orchid offered to order a large number of moth orchid seedlings from Centre for Flowers, Ornamentals Research and Development, which is unprecedented for the fledgling high-end flower industry of Vietnam as the country still had to import large quantities of moth orchids from abroad just a few years before.

The successful transference is an important milestone in the orchid industry in Vietnam. Photo: Hai Tien.

The successful transference is an important milestone in the orchid industry in Vietnam. Photo: Hai Tien.

It therefore can be confirmed that the technological level of flower production in Vietnam has reached the international standard.

In the past ten years, the Centre for Flowers, Ornamentals Research and Development has successfully selected over 100 varieties of flowers, built 32 sets of technical procedures for growing and caring for ornamental plants.

Particularly, nearly 30 varieties of moth orchid with diverse colors and mild scent have been put into mass production.

At the same time, the centre has identified and built a bank of a native bonsai flower genetic, including 22 samples.

Commercially, the center has successfully cultured nearly 2.5 million moth orchid seedlings yearly, meeting more than 20% of the demand for commercial flower production in the country.

Particularly, the center can produce from 12,000 to 15,000 moth orchid seedlings to supplement the market of Hanoi and the vicinity on the Lunar New Year, which provides an important source of revenue for the Center to finance itself and to expand production.

In the production of moth orchid, the scientists of Centre for Flowers, Ornamentals Research and Development have created millions of seedlings with the same characteristics as the mother plant by mastering the improved tissue culture technique, which had only been done by countries with a high level of science and technology.

According to Tinh, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Dang Van Dong has significantly contributed to in the orchid industry in Vietnam.

He is the first scientist to successfully integrate the results of research of moth orchids into the mass production; therefore, Vietnam’s high-end flower market could be as vibrant as it is today.

In addition, the associate professor has also directly fostered and trained dozens of young, enthusiastic and creative scientists specializing in bonsai flower research. This is a basic foundation to help Vietnam’s ornamental plant flower industry flourish.

Breeding moth orchid by applying improved tissue culture technology is conducted at the Centre for Flowers, Ornamentals Research and Development. Photo: Hai Tien.

Breeding moth orchid by applying improved tissue culture technology is conducted at the Centre for Flowers, Ornamentals Research and Development. Photo: Hai Tien.

“During an international cooperation program, the Center for Flowers, Ornamentals Research and Development asked a foreign partner to transfer a detail of a new technology; however, they offered the price of US$70,000. With limited budget, the Centre conducted research on our own. After nearly a year, the foreign partner was amazed at the Vietnamese creativity”.

PhD. Nguyen Van Tien, deputy director of the Center for Flowers, Ornamentals Research and Development.

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