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June 01, 2007
Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to meet Environmental and Economic Needs), Michigan’s plant agriculture initiative at Michigan State University (MSU), recently awarded grants for 50 new research projects for fiscal year 2007....
June 01, 2007
Effective communication between employer and employee can be challenging, especially within agricultural-based industries where Hispanic migrant workers dominate the labor force. Many owners have little knowledge of the language and culture, which...
June 01, 2007
The Ball Horticultural Company recently announced the launch of Ball Ornamentals, which includes, innovative trees, shrubs and perennials specifically for the nursery industry. All Ball Ornamentals products are specially selected for easy growing,...
May 24, 2007
BASF Insignia Fungicide Receives California Registration BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals announced that its broad-spectrum Insignia fungicide is now registered for ornamentals disease control in California. Insignia is intended to help...
May 24, 2007
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an active 2007 Atlantic hurricane season due to warmer ocean waters. It foresees as many as 10 hurricanes occurring, and 3-5 of them could be severe. The NOAA predicts 13-17...
May 24, 2007
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is holding its first ever Supplier Forum in Chicago, Ill., on May 30-31, 2007. PLANET’s supplier members have been invited to meet and discuss forum topics with PLANET president Jim Martin and PLANET chief...
May 24, 2007
The American Landscape & Nursery Association is offering an opportunity for companies to position themselves in front of green industry leaders and elected congressional representatives. The Legislative Conference, taking place July 23-25, 2007...
May 18, 2007
Fides Partners With Koppe Fides North America has announced it is teaming up with begonia breeder Koppe. This collaboration officially started with the begonia line presentation at this year’s Pack Trials. As a result of this cooperation, Fides...
May 18, 2007
A fungus spotted on eggplant-feeding insects in Texas may become a new biological control for whiteflies. The new fungus, Isaria propawskii, has been shown to kill larval and adult silverleaf whiteflies. It is a promising candidate for the control...
May 18, 2007
The sixth annual Dallas Arboretum Plant Trials Field Day will take place Wednesday, June 27, 2007, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Numerous annuals, sub-tropicals, bulbs, herbaceous perennials and woody plants will be tested at the trial gardens to...
May 18, 2007
Last week, Texas A&M University announced the appointment of Charlie Hall as holder of the Ellen and Jim Ellison Chair in International Floriculture at the university’s department of horticultural sciences. Hall, professor of agricultural...
May 18, 2007
The White House and several key senators announced last week an agreement has been reached on an immigration overhaul that would strengthen the U.S.-Mexico border and grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the United...
May 11, 2007
Read the latest news from Abbott-IPCO. Abbott-IPCO Celebrates 35-year Operation Dallas-based Abbott-IPCO, Inc., is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The company, a combination of Abbott Industries and International Products Company, is...
May 11, 2007
The Garden Writers Association Foundation has released its 2007 Late Spring Gardening Trends Research Report. This new study contains some very interesting information on this year's consumer gardening attitudes and expectations for the current...
May 11, 2007
TechShop is a partnership between the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) and the Southern Nursery Association (SNA) and takes place just before the SNA Forum. This year’s SNA Forum is set for Aug. 9-11 and TechShop is scheduled for Wednesday...
May 11, 2007
The OFA Short Course has been named one of the 200 largest trade shows by the annual edition of the Tradeshow Week 200. With more than 139,000 net sq.ft. of exhibit space, the OFA Short Course was ranked number 194 in the United States for 2006....
May 11, 2007
As of May 2, 2007, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a federal quarantine order restricting interstate movement of cut flowers, cut foliage, plants and other products from several...
May 11, 2007
The Senate is scheduled to take up the issue of immigration reform during the last two weeks of May, and it is important to let lawmakers know it is vital to the green industry that comprehensive immigration reform is passed this year. The Society...
May 04, 2007
Proven Winners On Display At Kentucky Derby For the second year in a row, Proven Winners varieties were on display at the grounds of Churchill Downs, home of the 133rd Kentucky Derby, which took place May 5, 2007. ‘Supertunia Raspberry Blast’...
May 04, 2007
According to the 2007 edition of Lawn and Garden Products in the United States, a new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts, growth rates are slowing, with sales only expected to reach $25.7 billion by 2011. After peaking in 2003 and...