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November 22, 2006 - 10:58

Concise Now Registered For California

Fine Americas, Inc., recently announced that the new growth regulator Concise is now registered for California.

Concise was developed to produce compact and marketable plants across a range of ornamentals, including bedding plants, flowering and foliage potted plants, bulb crops, as well as herbaceous and woody perennials. “Even many previously hard-to-control crops can be improved with Concise. It provides longer lasting results, including richer colors, improved leaf thickness, stronger stems, increased stress tolerance, and increased flower size and count. Concise is highly effective at lower usage rates, which reduces chemicals costs for growers,” stated Fine.

Concise contains 0.055 percent uniconazole and is formulated as soluble concentrate. It can be used as foliar spray, drench, dip (both for bulbs as well as for liners) and media spray, according to Fine.

For more information or to locate a distributor, call (888) 474-3463 or visit www.fine-americas.com.

AIFD Offers Partners Marketing Package

The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) has developed a new program that will allow leading floral industry companies to better position themselves as partners with AIFD in presenting cutting-edge professional floral design education throughout the year but particularly during the acclaimed AIFD National Symposium, according to AIFD.

"In return for various levels of financial and product support of the AIFD Symposium," explained Chris Norwood, president of the Institute, "the Institute will offer a dynamic package of marketing opportunities including infomercials, E-mail blasts, Web banners, advertising in its membership directory and symposium education book, and much more."

AIFD Industry Partners are being asked to become a Rose Partner (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Contributor) of the National Symposium. The financial commitment ranges from $2,500 to $15,000.
The 2007 National Symposium will take place in Palm Desert, Calif., July 7-11.

For further information on AIFD’s National Symposium or its expanded Partners program, contact Tom Shaner at aifd@assnhqtrs.com.

Blumex USA Joins The Dutch Flower Group

Blumex USA has joined the Dutch Flower Group (DFG). Effective immediately, Blumex USA will commence operations under the new name of American Flower Group (AFG).

By making use of the DFG grower network, the AFG will be able to provide its customers with access to production from Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa. In addition, AFG will also be able to purchase its flowers from several other specialist DFG companies as a result of the merger.

Albert Vink will serve as CEO of AFG. Cindy McPherson continues as manager of the Miami, Fla., office. The sales forces at both locations will remain in tact.

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