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March 20, 2009
Selecta First Class, Inc. will facilitate a webinar highlighting its spring annual program, with a special focus on novelties. The webinar, which will be led by General Manager Stefan Reiner, is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. EST on April 14...
March 20, 2009
Are you interested in water conservation, managing diseases and algae in water, or using recycled or reclaimed water in your nursery or field crops? The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and The Water...
March 20, 2009
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) website, www.ANLA.org, has received a serious makeover. According to ANLA President Greg Schaan of Imperial Nurseries in Connecticut, the website represents a two-year milestone in an effort...
March 20, 2009
Last week, Encore Azaleas debuted Blooms — Spring Vibrance 2009 — a digital magazine targeted at consumers. The e-zine is designed to show today’s consumers how easy it is to plant and grow the 23 different varieties of Encore Azaleas. The digital...
March 20, 2009
In case you ever doubted the popularity of the much-buzzed-about edibles trend, the White House has just made it official: Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama broke ground on a new vegetable garden near the fountain on the South Lawn, which will...
March 20, 2009
The National Poinsettia Cultivar Trials, conducted at North Carolina State University, Purdue University, the University of Florida and Homewood Nursery in Raleigh, N.C., highlighted the year’s most captivating cultivars. Of the 113 cultivars in...
March 19, 2009
Editors' Note: The following news story contains supplemental information to what was provided in the February and March 2009 issues of GPN. To get it in print, watch the news section of our May 2009 issue. The National Poinsettia Cultivar Trials...
March 15, 2009
RootShield WP Approved for Sale in California BioWorks recently announced that RootShield WP had been approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for sale in California. RootShield WP, EPA registered in August 2008, is a new and...
March 15, 2009
Designed to inspire and inform home gardeners from novices to master gardeners about perennial gardening, Walters Gardens Inc. recently launched two new consumer websites: www.perennialresource.com and www.growdesignerplants.com. A key feature of...
March 15, 2009
In an effort to further educate on the benefits of drip irrigation, the Toro Co., a worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, recently launched a new website aimed at members of the agricultural, landscape and greenhouse...
March 15, 2009
With a radio campaign that centers on creating an emotional connection between listeners and their favorite radio personalities, Proven Winners’ national beautification effort is in full swing. The campaign, playing out through radio stations in...
March 13, 2009
In an effort to provide the optimal vegetative solutions to their customers, Ball Horticultural Co. and Selecta Klemm recently entered into an exclusive distribution agreement. Effective June 1, Ball Horticultural Co. will become the sole supplier...
March 06, 2009
Knox Nursery Welcomes New Head Grower Megan Gilbert has joined Knox Nursery, Inc. as young plants head grower. Megan is a recent graduate from the Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM) program at the University of Florida. Participants in this new...
March 06, 2009
All-America Selections recently announced the three winners of the 2008 Exemplary Education Award, recognizing successful educational events, presented to one AAS Display Garden in three categories. The three categories are based on the estimated...
March 06, 2009
Ball Horticultural Co. and Summit Plastic Co. recently announced that a new size of the Rice Hull NetPot will be available beginning April 1, 2009. The first plantable, 6-inch Rice Hull NetPot is the newest addition to complement the six other...
March 06, 2009
As part of a strategic initiative to increase the organization’s communication efforts, the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) has launched a new website, www.HRIresearch.org/. The website is designed to provide a portal between the green...
March 06, 2009
Optimism reigned during the spring meeting of the Society of American Florists’ volunteer leadership in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. "We can effect positive change. We can become better. We can survive," said SAF President Rod Saline of...
March 06, 2009
In this time of economic uncertainties, decision makers have a high-tech and convenient resource to help them navigate a shifting terrain. A three-part webinar series, “Shine in ’09: High Performance Management to Survive Turbulent Times,”...
February 27, 2009
OHP Introduces Shuttle O Miticide to Ornamental Market OHP, Inc., which markets pest-control solutions to the nursery and greenhouse markets, recently introduced Shuttle O, a new miticide for control of several key mite species. Shuttle O is...
February 27, 2009
BioWorks, Inc., a privately held company that provides environmentally responsible, safe and cost-effective solutions to the horticulture industry, is offering the BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship for students pursuing a career in...