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June 12, 2014
McHutchison has started a succession plan with Mike Tizio promoted to president-CEO and Keith Cable and Scott Crownover becoming corporate vice presidents, effective July 1. Tizio received a bachelor’s degree in floriculture and ornamental...
June 11, 2014
Greenstreet Growers, Lothian, Md., announced the addition of Michaela Fralen to the position of marketing director. This position was created as a result of the company’s growing emphasis on increasing the number and scope of special events at what...
June 09, 2014
Next month a meeting to discuss horticultural lighting standards for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will take place during the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) annual conference in Orlando, Fla.  It is scheduled to convene...
May 30, 2014
Producers of the International Floriculture Expo (IFE) have announced plans to combine forces in 2015 and 2016 with the United Fresh Produce Association’s United Fresh, starting in Chicago June 9 -11, 2015, at McCormick Place. The floral and...
May 29, 2014
After 15 years working as a customer service representative for the Dramm Corporation, Joy Mleziva retired May 28, 2014. Since January 1999, Joy has provided Dramm customers, whether they are a homeowner, commercial/retail distributor, farmer or any...
May 29, 2014
Millstadt Young Plants announced a change to how the company will bring young plants to the market. For the past 13 years the company has operated as a contracted rooting station with Fischer USA/Syngenta Flowers. Beginning with the 2014-2015 season...
May 19, 2014
The 11th annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour will take place from July 28 to August 8, at leading young plant producers in Michigan and Michigan State University (MSU).    The objective of the Tour is to educate growers and industry...
May 09, 2014
Florikan, a specialist in polymer-coated fertilizer technologies, will be expanding operations to better serve the needs of the company’s customers and partners. “Due to the tremendous support from customers and partners, Florikan has grown to the...
May 02, 2014
Any past or present America in Bloom (AIB) participant can record their community’s involvement with the program for a chance to win $1,500 cash. The video must be posted on YouTube and should be between 2 and 3 minutes long. AIB suggests the...
May 02, 2014
Ball Seed recently announced three grand-prize recipients of its WebTrack “winWIN” contest: Richard Conner, Conner Farms (Nathalie, Virginia); Chase Sides, Integrated Botanics (Fort Worth, Texas); and Leland Headings, Stutzman Greenhouse (Hutchinson...
April 25, 2014
The Dramm Corporation is “Springing for Hope” — each May, the company will choose a non-profit organization and donate financially to the organization. This year efforts will benefit the Free to Smile Foundation, with a portion of May’s retail sales...
April 03, 2014
BioSafe Systems recently announced that GreenCleanPRO and GreenClean Liquid 2.0 have been fully approved in New York. BioSafe Systems’ Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) has been approved by the state of New York with full label use...
April 03, 2014
A partnership between LED lighting manufacturer Illumitex Inc. and greenhouse manufacturer GGS Structures will provide complete growing solutions to all horticulture markets including vegetable, flower and medicinal cannabis in both greenhouse and...
April 03, 2014
The public will soon be able to vote for their favorite of the four entries in the 2014 American Garden Award Contest. The entries are: Celosia Arrabona Red (PanAmerican Seed) Cuphea Sriracha Violet F1 (Syngenta Flowers) Foxglove Digiplexis...
April 03, 2014
Dr. Charlie Hall, professor at Texas A&M University, is the new America in Bloom (AIB) president. The new vice president is Katy Moss Warner. Each will serve a two-year term. Hall, a native of North Carolina, has served on the AIB board since...
April 02, 2014
The new Greenheart Farms rose catalog features an assortment of genetics that are easy to grow and ship. It includes detailed cultural information as well as color symbolism and marketing ideas that will help drive sales at retail. With a...
April 02, 2014
Two students have been awarded a 2014 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship through the American Floral Endowment (AFE). The merit-based scholarship honors the late floriculture pioneer and is awarded to M.S. or Ph.D. students who are on track to become...
March 26, 2014
Emily Mason, previously divisional propagation manager and trialing captain for Color Spot Holdings in Troup, Texas, is joining the Dümmen Group team in the Red Fox brand management role. Mason grew up in the horticulture industry and along with a...
March 26, 2014
ePlantSource, a full-service, online broker of live goods to professional greenhouse growers, recently announced the release of upgraded features to their cart. With this release freight costs and other supplier surcharges are calculated in the cart...
March 26, 2014
Proven Winners recently announced  that Kentucky's Governor's Mansion was named as a Proven Winners Signature Garden. One of only six prestigious designations, Kentucky’s Governor’s Mansion joins Mackinac Island’s Hotel Iroquois, Charlotte’s...