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Country Living Gardener Partners With Proven Winners ColorChoice
Country Living Gardener, a gardening lifestyle magazine, has expanded its Editor’s Choice Collection to incorporate Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs from Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, Mich. Country Living Gardener has selected six varieties of flowering shrubs for its Editor’s Choice endorsement for 2007 including: sambucus ‘Black Lace’, weigela ‘Wine & Roses’, hibiscus ‘White Chiffon’, hydrangea ‘Limelight’, itea ‘Little Henry’ and physocarpus ‘Summer Wine’. All Country Living Gardener Editor’s Choice selections will be sold at better garden centers nationwide beginning March 2007.
For more information, visit www.colorchoiceplants.com.
Fine Releases New Piccolo Guide
Fine Americas, Inc., a producer of plant growth regulators, announced the publication of its new product guide, Using Piccolo With Herbaceous Perennials, by Dr. Joyce Latimer of Virginia Tech. This guide is a resource tool for growers in search of new plant growth regulator alternatives for their herbaceous perennial crops.
The 40-page, full-color publication serves to introduce growers to Piccolo for use in producing a range of herbaceous perennials. The guide illustrates in detail Piccolo’s effect on herbaceous perennial crops through studies conducted by Dr. Latimer. The guide also provides growers with general use guidelines on piccolo applications for more than 90 different varieties of perennials.
Target Adopts A Soldier
Target Specialty Products recently adopted a U.S. Army soldier and his platoon. The California-based distributor connected with the soldier through a program called My Soldier, based out of Manhattanville College in New York. The program matches corporations and private citizens to men and women serving in the military. My Soldier encourages support of U.S. troops through letters, cards, E-mail and care packages. Target was assigned a 32-year-old Army soldier representing a platoon of 40 soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan near the Pakistani border.
Target associates in Arizona, California and Oregon raised $1,600 during the month of June for the care package. Anonymous in-kind donations brought the care package value up more than $1,800. The platoon received military calling cards, DVDs, sunscreen and dry goods. In addition, the package included cards of support from company employees.
Gowan, American Pacific Partner
Gowan Company, LLC, recently announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with American Pacific Corporation to develop and bring to market azide-based pest management products.
These azide-based products could offer an alternative to traditional fumigant products such as methyl bromide. Under the terms of the relevant agreements, Gowan will be the exclusive worldwide marketing and sales provider of all products developed under this agreement. Gowan will play a key role in obtaining regulatory approval of the azide-based pest management products.
For more information, visit www.gowanco.com