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July 18, 2014
The inaugural edition of Cultivate’14 concluded last Tuesday with more than 10,000 attendees.  The event took place in the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. According to AmericanHort, it is the event’s best...
July 11, 2014
Nature’s Source Organic Plant Food 3-1-1 will now be available to home gardeners at retail garden centers. The same 3-1-1 formulation that certified organic growers use in their greenhouse production is now available to home gardeners. Retail...
July 10, 2014
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued FlowVision LLC a new patent for its approach to supply chain management. The patent is titled "Inventory Management System.” This is the third patent granted to FlowVision for its material management...
July 08, 2014
Hishtil Ltd. and Pacific Plug & Liner recently announced that the Basil Savour product can now also be purchased as an unrooted cutting for the U.S. and Canadian markets. Pacific Plug & Liner will continue to offer Basil Savour rooted liners...
July 03, 2014
Cat Pumps has released its new mobile app for iOS/Apple and Android smart phones. Users can size and select Cat Pumps products from a mobile phone. The app allows users to: Find product and technical information, with email or text links that can...
July 02, 2014
OHP Inc. announced that Marengo liquid pre-emergent herbicide is now labeled for use on greenhouse floors. The new use pattern allows growers to apply under benches, on ground cloth, on gravel areas and on dirt floors in greenhouse structures. ...
June 26, 2014
Hurst Boiler has received patent approval for its new counter-flow device designed to improve boiler efficiency. Integrated inside of the pressure vessel, Hurst’s optional counter-flow device is factory-built into the company’s Thermal Master...
June 23, 2014
Proven Winners is  introducing a $15,000 scholarship program that will reach out to students in three distinct areas of the horticulture industry. In 2014 the company will award a total of $15,000 in college scholarship programs. This...
June 22, 2014
Northwest Horticulture has hired Debbie Thorne (formerly Hewlett) as program product manager for its Grower Division and Gina Falcetti as research and development manager. Thorne has spent over 25 years at Skagit Gardens where her experience...
June 22, 2014
Earlier this month, Myers Industries announced that it has engaged the investment bank William Blair & Co. to commence the sale of its Lawn & Garden Segment. In February 2013, the company had announced that it was beginning a two phased...
June 13, 2014
During the past 13 years, Lucas Greenhouses of Monroeville, N.J., has partnered with Syngenta and Fischer USA as their rooting station. George and Louise Lucas have announced their continued partnership with Syngenta but as an independent root and...
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...
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