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January 16, 2015
The Perennial Plant Conference — A Conference for the Landscape and Horticulture Professional will take place March 5 at the Lewis B. Rome Commons on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. The conference, sponsored by UConn Extension, will...
January 16, 2015
Greenex has hired Steve Swart to be the company's sale representative in the western portion of the United States. Swart has more than twenty years of horticultural experience with a strong background in both commercial and research growing, as well...
January 13, 2015
On Jan. 8, Myers Industries announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Lawn & Garden business for $115 million to an entity controlled by Wingate Partners V, L.P., a private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas. The agreement...
January 12, 2015
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Bailey  Nurseries acquired plant breeding company Plant Introductions,  Inc. (PII). Plant Introductions, Inc., has developed numerous  innovative new varieties that have been marketed worldwide, many...
January 12, 2015
On Jan. 12., DNA Green Group announced it is incorporating Terra Nigra, a company specializing in breeding and propagation of gerberas and roses.  Terra Nigra, previously owned by the Boerlage family, will join the DNA Green Group. “Now that we...
Malia Michaud, Pleasant View Gardens
January 09, 2015
Malia Michaud joined the Pleasant View Gardens team as account manager for its Retail Division. Michaud will manage relationships with independent garden centers in the Northeastern region of the U.S. Prior to coming on staff at Pleasant View...
January 07, 2015
Proven Winners has announced the date and locations for its 2015 Outdoor Living Extravaganza program. The daylong educational seminars are designed to inspire gardeners with new plants, design ideas and more. Attendees also will have a chance to...
January 06, 2015
On January 1, AmericanHort celebrated its first birthday. The organization formally launched on January 1, 2014 through the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA—The Association of Horticulture...
January 02, 2015
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is now accepting scholarship applications for 2015. Horticultural students who are eligible are encouraged to apply for this year’s scholarship awards. Eligibility requirements and the...
January 02, 2015
Prior to the 2015 Rose Parade on Jan. 1,  in Pasadena, California, the Buy California Marketing Committee (BCMA) and the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) recognized California Polytechnic universities  in San Luis Obispo and Pomona...
December 19, 2014
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) has released an app for iOS devices that helps nursery industry businesses connect with each other. The Oregon Nursery Map app is a digital counterpart to the OAN’s printed Wholesale Nursery Map. “It’s more...
December 19, 2014
Plant selections for the coming year have been released by Star Roses and Plants. The following list are some new selections for 2015: -Icecap: contains pure white flowers on a rounded shrub. It has been a consistent performer at independent trials...
December 15, 2014
T.O. Plastics recently launched a new line of plug trays, SureRoots Elite.  The SureRoots Elite plug trays were designed in collaboration with growers, distributors, the T.O. Plastics sales force and its engineering department. The new...
December 15, 2014
American Hosta Growers Association (AHGA) announced ‘Victory’ as the 2015 Hosta of the Year (HOTY). AHGA selects the HOTY two to three years in advance to allow for sufficient inventory. Mark Zilis, the registrant of the hosta, discovered ‘Victory’...
December 12, 2014
T.O. Plastics has expanded its 3-D printing and scanning capabilities to improve the company’s efforts to provide fast turnaround on product design solutions for its customers and the company's own proprietary products. The company, with...
December 05, 2014
BioWorks, Inc. recently announced that RootShield Plus+ WP and RootShield Plus+ Granules have been approved for sale in California. Both products received Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) approval. RootShield Plus provides preventative...
December 05, 2014
Mollie Hoare, Skagit Gardens' new operations manager, will be responsible for all production of Skagit’s Finished and Super Starts divisions. Hoare started working for Skagit Gardens in 1986. Later she worked for Color Spot and Smith Gardens where...
December 04, 2014
The Pantone Institute has announced its choice for the Color of the Year for 2015 — Marsala (Pantone 18-1438), “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.” Each year, color specialists from the Pantone Institute “comb the world” looking for color...
December 01, 2014
Dramm Corporation has hired Fritz Dramm as the company's new fertilizer production and compliance manager. In his new position at Dramm, Fritz will be handling many different roles, including documenting standard operation procedures, ...
November 25, 2014
The National Garden Bureau (NGB) is taking part in the #GivingTuesday movement, which will use the power of social media to create a national movement dedicated to giving on  Dec. 2. By using crowdfunding site Indiegogo, NGB is bringing more...
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