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July 09, 2013
Chase Agricultural Consulting has added four new videos to the company's YouTube page to help keep growers up to date on the company and its research activities. The new videos feature GPN contributors Dr. Ann Chase and Dr. Margery Daughtrey as well...
July 03, 2013
Dan Schantz Farm in Zionsville, Pa. will host an industry poinsettia trial open house in November. All major international poinsettia breeders have agreed to provide their very best cultivars as well as experimentals for your appraisal....
July 03, 2013
Growers Supply will host a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) School Sept. 17-19, 2013 at the company's campus in Dyersville, Iowa. CEA participants will take part in three, one-day sessions focusing on hydroponic growing, fodder production...
July 02, 2013
In May, e-GRO.org the same website that brought e-GRO Alerts to the industry, launched it’s latest addition, e-GRO University.e-GRO University is not a traditional university; but a collaborative virtual university.  The e-GRO University...
June 27, 2013
Proven Winners has released the latest edition of its quarterly online magazine Proven Beauty. The digital-only publication contains gardening ideas, how-to-tips and other gardening advice. The summer issue of Proven Beauty also includes articles on...
June 26, 2013
Metrolina Greenhouses, Huntersville, N.C., has announced it has entered into a purchase agreement to buy the assets of Stacy’s Greenhouses, Inc. pending U.S. bankruptcy court approval. Upon completion of the transaction, combining Stacy’s quality...
June 21, 2013
Oglesby Plants International has expanded its perennial program with selections both from the company's own breeding and other industry leaders. The newest additions to Oglesby’s perennial selection include Sisyrinchium ‘Blue Note’; Echinacea ‘Kim’s...
June 21, 2013
Greenheart Farms has announced the publication of the industry's first guide to container rose production.  In publishing Greenheart’s Guide to Container Rose Production, the company worked with industry professionals such as Ann...
June 13, 2013
On June 10, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2013 Farm Bill (Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013) by a vote of 66-27. The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals...
June 07, 2013
Four Star Greenhouse has moved the dates of its Grower Open House Week to coincide with the Michigan Garden Tour.  This year’s Grower Open House will take place Aug. 5-9 in Carleton, Mich. “We’re excited about this new format,” says Four Star...
June 07, 2013
OHP's has announced that its Shuttle O miticide may now be used on fruiting vegetables grown in a greenhouse. The new labeling allows for use on greenhouse-grown fruiting vegetables including eggplant, groundcherry, pepino, pepper, tomatillo, and...
June 06, 2013
Proven Winners has joined with the Grand Hotel to host The First Annual Grand Garden Show this summer on Mackinac Island, Mich. This is a three-day, hands-on event will take place, August 25-27, and is for gardeners of all levels. Guests will have...
June 05, 2013
Fleuroselect has announced the eight entries in its FleuroStar Contest for 2013-2014 in the “winner with the ‘wow’ effect” category, which looks for the variety with the highest visual impact at retail. The entries will be judged by at least 30...
June 05, 2013
The American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) annual fundraising dinner will take place Sept. 19, 2013, at the Sheraton Wide Horse Pass in Phoenix, Ariz.    At the dinner, AFE will kick off its new awareness campaign video, release the findings...
June 05, 2013
BASF has added Empress Intrinsic brand fungicide to its lineup as a drench fungicide for soil-borne diseases and added plant health benefits.  The product is the second fungicide brought to the professional ornamentals market labeled for...
June 05, 2013
GPN's sister publication, Lawn & Garden Retailer, has announced a call for entries for its 2013 Merchandiser of the Year contest. Do you know a retail operation (perhaps your own) that created a unique and innovative merchandising display this...
June 03, 2013
Dr. Abhay Thosar has joined Philips as a plant specialist for horticultural LED lighting in North America. In this role, Thosar will be responsible for identifying and advising on the best LED lighting recipes for plant production in North America....
May 24, 2013
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced final details of SNA 2013, scheduled for Aug. 5-7, at Atlanta’s Georgia International Convention Center.   SNA 2013 combines a new regional marketplace with the Southern Plant Conference,...
May 23, 2013
The Macfarlane Greenhouse Facility, located on the University of New Hampshire campus, recently received MPS-ABC sustainability certification. The 25,000-square-foot greenhouse is focused on research and teaching. It reportedly is the first research...
May 23, 2013
More than 90 ornamental cultivars have been added to the list of tolerant ornamentals for Dimension 2EW herbicide, bringing the total list to 444. Dow AgroSciences says these additions will allow turf professionals and nursery managers to apply its...