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October 05, 2007
Chase Horticultural Research Adds On-Line Store Chase Horticultural Research, Inc. recently added an On-Line Store to its Web site. This e-commerce section allows growers purchase downloadable digital imagery as well as discount packages along...
October 05, 2007
Thirty communities from all regions of the country participated in the sixth edition of American in Bloom. This year's population-category winners are: Frankenmuth, Mich. (5,000 or less) St. Clairsville, Ohio ( 5,001-10,000) Buffalo, Minn. (10,001...
October 05, 2007
What do a native groundcover, an almond-scented flowering shrub, a tropical-looking perennial, a native fan plant, a versatile foliage plant and a storm-durable native tree have in common? They were all named the 2008 Florida Plants of the Year by...
October 05, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) announced the winners of the floral industry's top honors on Sept. 28 during the association's annual convention in Palm Springs, Calif. The winners were recognized for their commitment and contributions to...
October 05, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Oct. 1 that it had received sufficient petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for the first half of fiscal year 2008. As of last week, Congress had not reauthorized or...
October 05, 2007
Is the time ripe for a grower certification program measuring sustainability efforts to thrive in the United States? With issues like sustainability and organic growing becoming hot topics among growers, Doug Cole, D.S. Cole Growers, Loudon, N.H.,...
September 28, 2007
John Henry Co. Recognized for Design Excellence The John Henry Co., Lansing, Mich., recently won first place at the recent Teddy Awards Ceremony honoring excellence in Design and Innovation of Promotional Displays. The annual Teddy Awards honor the...
September 28, 2007
America in Bloom recognized eight groups last Thursday for earning the highest marks out of all contestants in all population categories. The Criteria Award winners are: Ball Horticultural Company Floral Displays Award (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)...
September 28, 2007
A La Niña watch has been issued by the Southeast Climate Consortium and the state climatologists of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. A watch means conditions are likely for the development of a full-fledged La Niña event. The watch will be followed by...
September 28, 2007
Takii & Company, a long-standing Japanese company that breeds, produces and sells vegetable and flower varieties, has acquired a 100-percent share of Dutch flower seed company, K. Sahin, Zaden B.V. By acquiring Sahin, Takii hopes to strengthen...
September 28, 2007
The fairest - and hardiest - of them all have been chosen. The University of Florida trial garden recently selected its 2007 summer award winners, based on their excellent heat and humidity tolerance from June through August. This year, more than...
September 21, 2007
Emerald Coast Growers, Ball Seed Team Up Emerald Coast Growers and Ball Seed have joined forces to set the market on fire with panicum ‘Ruby Ribbons’, grown by Emerald Coast and available exclusively through Ball Seed. The sun-loving variety...
September 21, 2007
The topic of immigration reform has come alive again in Congress, regardless of the failed immigration bill earlier this summer. Congress could start working on immigration reform again this week if several senators and congressmen have their way....
September 21, 2007
After 38 years, the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA) is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence in landscaping through its Landscape Awards Program. Winners will be recognized at FNGLA’s Landscape Awards...
September 21, 2007
The clock is ticking. Grower’s interested in expanding their technical knowledge and skills through Michigan State University’s innovative Floriculture College of Knowledge Certificate program are encouraged to register before Oct. 24, 2007. The...
September 21, 2007
In the aftermath of the failed comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform is emphasizing the importance of continuing grassroots efforts. The coalition is asking members to generate as much...
September 14, 2007
Ecke Ranch Introduces Height-Tracking Program A new web-based height-tracking program for poinsettias is eliminating the constant guessing game for poinsettia growers. Ecke Ranch customers can now take advantage of the free program, called On Target...
September 14, 2007
The 35th annual North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Grower's Association's Annual Conference is slated to take place Oct. 30-31 at the Wake County Agricultural Service Center in Raleigh, N.C. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including...
September 14, 2007
The research branch of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) has awarded several scholarships to the nation's future horticulturalists, in recognition of their dedication and talent to the industry. The following students received...
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....
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