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July 05, 2007
Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA) honored 14 individuals with the 2007 FNGLA Industry Awards during its 55th Annual Convention in June. These awards are given annually to those contributing time and energy into enhancing,...
July 05, 2007
Duty-free status for flowers coming into the United States from Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru will continue after Congress passed legislation extending the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) for eight months — through...
July 05, 2007
FNATS: The Landscape Show is set to take place Oct. 4-6, 2007, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This trade event is designed to offer comprehensive education, helpful information, new business relationships and connection with...
July 05, 2007
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) expressed deep disappointment at the Senate’s failure to advance S.1639, the comprehensive immigration bill. The bill stalled after a critical procedural vote failed 53-46. According to the...
June 29, 2007
Mid-Am, a premier horticultural trade show, recently held elections in Schaumburg, Ill., for its board of directors. The board of directors is made up of representatives from each of Mid-Am’s sponsoring organizations, namely, The Illinois Green...
June 29, 2007
Free Pest Management Guide Available BASF Turf & Ornamentals has published a free pest management guide to help nursery, greenhouse and turf maintenance professionals select effective solutions for a variety of pest management challenges....
June 29, 2007
In response to recent attention given to sustainability and organics, Ball Horticultural Co. has earned certification to process and distribute organic seed by the Organic Crop Improvement Association under the National Organic Program (NOP)...
June 29, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently decided its Census of Horticultural Specialties should be conducted more frequently. The census provides statistics on several agricultural segments, including floral and nursery, and will serve as...
June 29, 2007
The second annual Ride The Wave Fan Club Party will be held on July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m in Columbus, Ohio. It will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Franklin Conference Rooms C and D. This party, which occurs during the 2007 OFA Short Course,...
June 29, 2007
Mid-Am, a premier horticultural trade show, recently held elections in Schaumburg, Ill., for its board of directors. The board of directors is made up of representatives from each of Mid-Am’s sponsoring organizations, namely, The Illinois Green...
June 21, 2007
Chemtura Enters Marketing Partnership With OHP Chemtura Corporation announced last week it has entered into a marketing partnership agreement for its greenhouse and nursery products line with OHP, Inc. Effective July 2, 2007, Chemtura will partner...
June 21, 2007
The Trustees of the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2007-2008 Shinoda Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are given to students studying floriculture, horticulture and related fields. Eight...
June 21, 2007
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) recently announced that plans are well under way for the upcoming Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery and Historic Congressional Cemetery on Monday, July 16, 2007, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:...
June 21, 2007
The University of Florida trial garden recently selected its spring award winners based on April and May garden performance when weather conditions are similar to late spring in the Southeast and summer in the Midwest. The trial places significant...
June 21, 2007
The 2007 Flower Trial Field Day, co-sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension, Capital Regional Greenhouse Advisory Committee and PA Floral Industries Association, is set to take place on July 26, 2007, at the Southeast Research Center and...
June 21, 2007
United States Department Of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have discovered a way to make potting mixes more successful than fungicide in reducing Botrytis gray mold, the most common disease affecting greenhouse floral crops such as begonia,...
June 15, 2007
Farm bill legislation has seen some progress in the House of Representatives recent. Chairman Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.) convened the Horticulture and Organic Agriculture Subcommittee to consider the draft of provisions of the farm bill that fall...
June 15, 2007
Celebrate community improvement initiatives at the sixth annual America In Bloom (AIB) symposium and awards program Sept. 27-29, in Rockford, Ill. AIB encourages nationwide beautification programs, personal and community involvement, educational...
June 15, 2007
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the final stages to begin screening pesticides for their potential effect on the endocrine system. The agency is seeking comment on the draft list of 73 pesticides to be evaluated under the new...
June 15, 2007
Swanson Russell Associates (SRA) has partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, creating the department’s “Go Green” awareness campaign. Armed with posters, t-shirts, bags, buttons and...