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March 02, 2015
The deadline to apply for Syngenta Flowers’ 2015 Goldsmith Scholarship program is next week — March 13 to be exact! If you know a college student studying plant breeding or ornamental horticulture they just might be interested in applying for one of...
February 24, 2015
Forty five... The 2015 California Spring Trials are just 45 days away! Have you put the finishing touches on your coastal itinerary? Have you even begun? If not, you better hurry! You've got just over a month before the big event begins. Last week,...
February 23, 2015
As the temperature hovered around -5°F this morning in the suburbs of Chicago, I couldn't stop thinking about California Spring Trials. Even though the Trials are still seven weeks away, they will be here before you know it. And I know Mother Nature...
February 19, 2015
Last week, growers from across the country converged on Orlando, Florida, for the eighth annual Big Grower Executive Summit. The theme for this year's event was "Surviving & Thriving" as attendees had the opportunity to learn about many of the...
February 18, 2015
Nelson and Pade Inc., a leading aquaponics supplier, has announced its 2015 training schedule. The purpose of the company's course offerings is to share science-based knowledge of aquaponics to help people get started and become successful in...
February 17, 2015
Does your community provide a "welcoming and vibrant place to live, work, and play" for residents as well as visitors? Is your community "benefitting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage; and planting...
February 10, 2015
I can't believe the 2015 California Spring Trials are almost here. I wasn't able to attend the big event last year, since I was at home figuring out this whole "mom thing" with my 6-week-old son, but that makes me even more pumped about this year's...
February 06, 2015
Are you up for a trip to Bloomtown? Do you know where Bloomtown is? You won't find Bloomtown on a map but it looks like a worthwhile destination for our industry. Bloomtown is a proposed reality web series about "the mud, sweat and tears of the...
February 04, 2015
Even though a good portion of the country is still dealing with the after effects of Winter Storms Juno and Linus, Lowe’s has got spring fever already. The No. 2 home improvement retailer recently announced plans to hire 30,000 seasonal employees at...
February 02, 2015
Have you noticed anything different GPN Weekly in recent weeks? At the beginning of the year we redesigned all of our e-newsletters using responsive web design. Responsive web design makes it easier to read and navigate our electronic newsletter...
January 27, 2015
All-America Selections has announced a third round of 2015 Winners, bringing the grand total this year to 25! The seven winners detailed below join the 12 varieties announced last November and six announced last July. This is a 75-year high for All-...
January 26, 2015
If you wanted to nominate someone to the Class of 2015 of GPN's 40 Under 40 and missed last week's deadline, you are in luck. The deadline has been extended until THIS Friday, Jan. 30. So now you do not have any excuses to not submit your...
January 21, 2015
Are you interested in adding hydroponically grown tomatoes to your production? Hort Americas recently released the "Tomato Greenhouse Roadmap," a 123-page guide designed for growers, farmers and investors interested in entering the world of...
January 16, 2015
The clock is ticking rather loudly right about now if you want to nominate someone for the Class of 2015 of GPN's 40 Under 40. That's because the deadline for nominations is THIS Friday (1/23). If you know someone under the age of 40 who you think...
January 15, 2015
Have you registered for the 2015 Big Grower Executive Summit yet? If you have, congratulations! The big event will be here before you know it — Feb. 8-10, in Orlando, Florida. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? You have less than a week to...
January 13, 2015
In my last blog, Jim Barrett of University of Florida shared some of the top performers and trends he observed during the UF poinsettia trials. Today, I'd like to head northeast to Zionsville, Pennsylvania, where Dan Schantz Farm conducts one of the...
January 09, 2015
Attention all college students studying horticulture — Syngenta Flowers has moved up the dates for its 2015 Goldsmith Scholarship program. The company will again be awarding two $7,500 scholarships to college students who have shown high...
January 05, 2015
Welcome to Week 1 of 2015! In the past few days, Father Time bowed out, Baby New Year debuted and Mother Nature made her presence known! She finally decided to start 2015 with a big bang as Winter Storm Gorgon is now pounding us here in...
December 23, 2014
With Christmas just around the corner, poinsettia season will soon see its end. With so many new introductions each year, I know it can be tasking to figure out which varieties to grow, plus growing poinsettias in general has its own set of unique...
December 22, 2014
The Christmas holiday is just days away. Are you ready? In the past, we have covered poinsettia trivia in this column so this year I thought I might spread a little holiday cheer and talk about another holiday “plant” — the Christmas tree. While the...
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