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March 6, 2009 - 10:31

Knox Nursery Welcomes New Head Grower

Megan Gilbert has joined Knox Nursery, Inc. as young plants head grower. Megan is a recent graduate from the Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM) program at the University of Florida. Participants in this new program receive extensive classroom and hands-on training in all aspects of plant production, including pest and disease control.

Prior to returning to the University of Florida for her graduate work, Megan received her bachelor of science degree from the University of Georgia — Athens, and had worked as a plug grower and in retail garden center operations.

In her new position at Knox Nursery, Megan is responsible for the production of both plugs from seed and liners from vegetative cuttings.

Megan can be reached at or (407) 654-1972.

BASF Receives Full California Registration For Herbicides

Two of BASF Turf & Ornamentals herbicides, FreeHand 1.75G herbicide and Drive XLR8, received full state registration in California.

FreeHand 1.75G herbicide combines a granular formulation of dimethenamid-P with pendimethalin for time-saving pre-emergent weed control. It is labeled for use in landscape ornamentals maintained areas (residential and commercial), as well as in container, liner and general grounds maintenance in specified non-crop areas.

Broad-spectrum Drive XLR8 herbicide features an innovative liquid formulation of quinclorac for postemergent control of the most prevalent weeds, including crabgrass, dandelions and clovers, and can be used on most tolerant cool- and warm-season grasses.

For more information about BASF Turf & Ornamentals visit and

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