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January 14, 2016
Ludvig Svensson, Inc. has hired Katherine Wolper as West Coast sales manager. Wolper joins Svensson’s North American sales team with more than 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Svensson, Wolper was the Northwest account manager for...
January 14, 2016
Dow AgroSciences has added four new sales representatives to the company's Turf & Ornamental (T&O) team. Yusif Jaouni will be assisting customers in Michigan, Ohio and western  Pennsylvania. Jordan Symon joins the Southeast region...
January 14, 2016
Van Belle Nursery recently announced the launch of RocketLiners, an improved version of the company's “classic” 4-inch young plant. Developed in-house, the new RocketLiner offers growers a larger liner with improved root structure for a...
January 13, 2016
ePlantSource is expanding its product offering to include retail ready products for retail garden center customers. ePlantSource has had three full seasons of selling live goods to professional greenhouse growers. Currently, ePlantSource has retail...
January 13, 2016
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection has formed a new alliance with EuroAmerican Propagators beginning in 2016, according to Randy Hunter, managing partner of Agricola Management Group. EuroAmerican will begin offering HGTV HOME Expressions...
January 08, 2016
The e-GRO Team has announced its Spring 2016 webinar series. The four webinars are free. Webinar length is generally under an hour. PGR University and the Supplemental Lighting webinars have multiple speakers, so they are longer. Registration is...
January 07, 2016
Dramm has hired Devon Vanzalen as a new member of the sales team in its Canadian office. Vanzalen will be responsible for coordinating the sales efforts and supporting the sales team at Dramm’s Canadian office. He will work with customers...
January 07, 2016
Floranova announced plans to build a new research station in Chile in early 2016 that will be operational by mid-2016. Chile provides a climate and day-length very similar to that experienced in California, enabling plant breeding to be...
January 06, 2016
The deadline for nominations for the Class of 2016 of GPN’s 40 Under 40 is Jan. 22. In May, we will once again be recognizing the industry's up-and-coming rock stars in our annual 40 Under 40 issue. We want to identify those all stars who are under...
January 06, 2016
For the fifth consecutive year, America in Bloom (AIB) will have a display garden at the Philadelphia Flower Show. The show will take place March 4 to March 13 in Philadelphia.  "Explore America," this year’s theme, honors the 100th...
January 05, 2016
Ball Seed recently launched its mobile app WebTrack To Go for phones and tablets. WebTrack To Go gives customers mobile access to real-time inventory, order status, delivery information, and more. “WebTrack To Go is our new mobile portal...
January 05, 2016
Colorado State University (CSU) and Philips Lighting have signed an agreement to create an LED-lighted education, research and training horticulture facility at CSU. “It all started with the stadium,” said Steven Newman, greenhouse crops extension...
January 05, 2016
Bailey Nurseries has hired David Roberts as the general manager and breeder for Plant Introductions, Inc. Roberts will manage day-to-day operations, lead breeding direction and coordinate breeding objectives for the company with...
December 23, 2015
Star Roses and Plants recently won three awards from the American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) testing program—the successor organization to All American Rose Selections. AGRS recognizes roses that are easy to care for, disease-resistant and...
December 23, 2015
In December, Matt McCallum, CEO of GPN's parent company Great American Media Services, received the Michigan State Horticultural Society's Distinguished Service Award.  The award was presented to McCallum on Dec. 9, at the awards banquet...
December 23, 2015
AmericanHort recently released "An Introduction to SHIFT," a downloadable PDF containing the nearly 30 insights and recommendations from its SHIFT initiative. These insights and recommendations present all businesses in the horticulture industry...
December 23, 2015
Since the introduction of the Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea in 2009, sales from this plant have raised funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  At the end of 2015, fundraising efforts reached more than $900,000 toward its million...
December 21, 2015
AG 3 has hired Katy Furnas as the company's new sales manager.   Furnas previously worked at AG 3 from 2003 to 2008 as the lead sales person, then took a hiatus to begin her family. Her love for plants and the customer relationships...
December 18, 2015
Syngenta is launching two fungicides, each containing a new active ingredient. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted federal registration to the fungicide active ingredients Solatenol and oxathiapiprolin, with first product sales...
December 17, 2015
Norman Belliveau, president and CEO of Summit Plastic Company and JānorPot, LLC, is retiring after 25 years with the Tallmadge, Ohio-based manufacturing company. On January 1, 2016, Chuck Snyder, Summit's vice president of operations...