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September 14, 2007
They're not just creepy crawlers. A monthly podcast about people, insects and the environment, launched in July with the name InsectaPod Cast, aims to change people's perceptions of insects as simply pests. The podcast and its online home, www....
September 14, 2007
OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals has developed a marketing and advertising electronic tool kit to help growers promote, enhance and expand their businesses. The premise behind the tool kit, which includes tools that help growers...
September 14, 2007
For wholesale and retail growers who are constantly seeking ways to improve their production and marketing of poinsettias — along with their bottom line — the OFA wants to help. OFA — an association of Floriculture Professionals is presenting a 1 1/...
September 14, 2007
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) joined seven business organizations on a lawsuit filed last week, challenging the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "Social Security No-Match" regulation that stands to significantly...
September 07, 2007
BASF Names New Director BASF Agricultural Products appointed Paul Rea as director of its Specialty Products Division (SPD). The SPD group consists of three businesses within BASF, including Professional Pest Control, Professional Turf &...
September 07, 2007
Proven Winners announced the winners of the 2007 Destination Contest this month. Each of the winners, employees at garden centers, nurseries or greenhouses in varying U.S. states, received $1000 for their creativity and resourcefulness. Mariemont...
September 07, 2007
The greenhouse operations at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. — the largest non-commercial greenhouse operation in the state — has recently turned over a new leaf. In addition to facility upgrades to the tune of $800,000 over the past couple of...
September 07, 2007
Growers and retailers with an appreciation for garden mums and their complimentary sidekicks, the fall-blooming asters, are invited to feast their eyes on the 2007 Yoder Garden Mum and Aster Fall Field Day. The event, scheduled to take place on...
September 07, 2007
What will the future hold for the U.S. floriculture industry? Anna Ball, president and chief executive officer of the century-old Ball Horticulture Co., will lead a talk about this hot topic on Oct. 10. The event, sponsored by the Texas A&M...
September 07, 2007
As greater-than-normal buildup of whiteflies on field crops continues to plague parts of Southeastern United States, the Ad Hoc Whitefly Task Force is asking ornamental growers to do their part in the fight to manage whiteflies. The task force,...
August 30, 2007
The 2008 plant catalog from Emerald Coast Growers is now available. The 80-plus page colorful catalog features more than 400 plant varieties. Among the highlights are the exclusive Athens Select line of heat- and humidity-tolerant plants and other...
August 30, 2007
Every year the PPA, a professional trade association dedicated to improving the perennial industry through education, reviews landscape design submissions from its members. The designs that most effectively utilize herbaceous perennial plant...
August 30, 2007
Growers are invited to expand their knowledge of Integrated Pest Management by attending an “ABCs of IPM” program in different cities in California throughout September. The goal of the full-day program, organized by the California Ornamental...
August 30, 2007
Proven Winners is gearing up for its month-long Roadshow this fall, taking place throughout the month of October. A traveling team of horticulturalists, retail experts and marketers will be visiting seven cities throughout North America to share...
August 30, 2007
Savvy retail florists and designers who want to stay on the cutting-edge of floral trends now have a new tool to help them do just that. The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) and Flower PR have joined creative forces to launch the electronic...
August 30, 2007
An educational workshop aimed at helping garden centers make the shopping experience more time and cost effective for busy consumers is slated for Oct. 3 at the Indiana War Memorials Foundation in Indianapolis and Oct. 5 at the Franklin Park...
August 27, 2007
Poppelmann Begins Production At New Plant Poppelmann Plastics USA has begun production at its new factory, located on a 30-acre site in the Claremont International Business Park in Claremont, N.C. The facility will produce thermoformed and...
August 27, 2007
Registration has begun for the next class of the American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Garden Center University (GCU). The 2-year course, led by Ian Baldwin of Nursery Business Consultants, is likened to a “mini-MBA” for garden...
August 27, 2007
Growers are invited to partake in the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers’ (ASCFG) national conference and trade show, slated for Oct. 1-4 in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the trade show, open Oct. 2 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., the annual event...
August 27, 2007
Imagine growing nursery and floriculture crops in biodegradable pots made from chicken feathers. The Maryland Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) recently donated $68,000 to the Horticulture Research Institute’s (HRI) Emerging Issues and...
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