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Ball develops, produces, and distributes commercial seeds for flowers and ornamental crops. The company offers young plants, growers, landscapers, and nursery products. Ball markets its products worldwide. It is based in West Chicago, Illinois.

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622 Town Road

West Chicago, Illinois, 60185,

United States

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Latest Ball News

Outback Plants Merges with Ball Horticultural Company, Strengthens Collective Commercial Tissue Culture and Licensing Capabilities

Apr 26, 2023

Outback Plants Merges with Ball Horticultural Company, Strengthens Collective Commercial Tissue Culture and Licensing Capabilities Outback Plants Merges with Ball Horticultural Company, Strengthens Collective Commercial Tissue Culture and Licensing Capabilities WEST CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, April 2023: Outback Plants announces it has merged its tissue culture supply management and genetics licensing activities with Ball Horticultural Company. According to Ball, the merger will strengthen its capabilities of tissue culture supply management by merging and uniting existing talent with the Outback team. Additionally, Outback Plants will continue to foster collaborative relationships with breeders for the commercialization of their genetics through the licensing arrangements for which they are well known. “For years, Outback Plants has been passionate about refining pathways for tissue culture into both the local and global markets,” says Mark Lunghusen, managing director of Outback Plants. “Merging these services with Ball Horticultural Company is a natural next-step to pursuing even wider assortments of specimens into tissue culture.” “Mark and his team have built a strong foundation in tissue culture supply management and have found new avenues to bring new and exciting plants to market. Their close relationships with designated labs across all stages of T.C. development places them in the center of this growing segment,” says Allan Davidson, president of Ball Horticultural Company. “We look forward to combining forces and opening new channels for breeding and supply management in this area.” Through this merger, Ball will retain the naming rights to Outback Plants and Australian Horticultural Services. In addition, Mark Lunghusen will join Ball Horticultural Company in a licensing and supply management position, along with the Outback Plants team who will continue their work on sourcing new plant specimens from independent breeders and building global laboratory relationships. For more information about research, breeding, production and distribution of ornamental crops from Ball Horticultural Company, please visit our corporate website . About Ball Horticultural Company Ball Horticultural Company is an internationally renowned breeder, producer and wholesale distributor of ornamental plants. A family-owned business since it was founded in 1905, Ball has introduced many innovative and award-winning varieties to the world of horticulture. The company has worldwide production, sales and marketing through its many subsidiaries on six continents. For further information, visit . About Outback Plants Outback Plants is an established horticultural consulting company trusted worldwide to oversee and facilitate successful plant-breeding selections from multiple outside breeding firms. Based outside of Melbourne CBD, Outback Plants works with local and international clients, and provides research, management and market information through expert knowledge in ornamental and production horticulture. Visit  to learn more.

Ball Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Ball founded?

    Ball was founded in 1905.

  • Where is Ball's headquarters?

    Ball's headquarters is located at 622 Town Road, West Chicago.

  • Who are Ball's competitors?

    Competitors of Ball include Thompson & Morgan and 4 more.

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