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August 22, 2008
Hines Horticulture, Inc., one of the largest commercial nursery operations, announced last week that it filed for bankruptcy. The company’s board of directors determined that a Chapter 11 filing was necessary to maximize value for all stakeholders...
August 15, 2008
Heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’ Earns UK Exhibition Award Terra Nova Nurseries’ heuchera ‘Midnight Rose’ was recognized as “Best New Plant” at the 2008 Woking Nursery Exhibition in England this July. The event is one of several major nursery trade shows...
August 15, 2008
The Southeast Climate Consortium has done some housecleaning on their website. They have tweaked their domain name — AgClimate.org is now AgroClimate.org — and made some improvements. On the redesigned site, you can access new features and updated...
August 15, 2008
The Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo is scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich. Browse booths at the trade fair and listen in on educational “breakout sessions” including a special presentation by OFA — an Association...
August 15, 2008
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working on a web portal designed to streamline information about environmental compliance, sustainability and pollution prevention relevant to the retail industry. The EPA has worked with the...
August 15, 2008
On Sept. 12, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in suburban Chicago, growers from around the nation will gather for discussion with Proven Winners propagators. Growers will have the opportunity to “pick the brains” of growers from Four Star...
August 15, 2008
“The answer lies in Mother Nature.” That is the philosophy of Esmeralda Farms — one of largest importers of cut flowers to the U.S. — says Peter Ullrich, chairman of the Miami-based company. It is this idea that has guided their Ecuadorian...
August 15, 2008
At 10:27 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, firefighters were dispatched to VanWingerden Greenhouses in Mills River, N.C. They set to work extinguishing a massive fire that caused an estimated $2.5 million in damages. The cause of the fire was not determined...
August 15, 2008
Meet. Learn. Discover. These are the themes of the 2008 Landscape Show, hosted by the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA). It’s slated for Sept. 25 to 27 in Orlando, Fla. The show will offer a variety of educational and...
August 08, 2008
LINLA Names “Men of the Year” The Long Island Nursery & Landscape Association (LINLA) has named Dwight Andrews and Gary A. Brown, Ph.D., as 2008 “Men of the Year.” Andrews is an award-winning landscape designer, and Brown is chairman of...
August 08, 2008
The Indiana Flower Growers Association Annual Conference will take place on Oct. 8 and 9, 2008, in West Lafayette, Ind. Themed “Greenhouse Energy and Efficiency,” the conference will focus on efficient greenhouse processes. From alternative energy...
August 08, 2008
The Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA) has announced the election of new leaders for the upcoming term. FNGLA’s 57th president, president-elect, and secretary/treasurer are now equipped to move ahead and get their hands...
August 08, 2008
The Purdue University study — mentioned in previous issues of GPN Weekly — will continue through the end of September. Conducted by Drs. Jennifer Dennis and Roberto Lopez, the survey will help determine grower interest and knowledge about...
August 01, 2008
Eco-Irrigation Shows Results “Eco-Irrigation” is a new project promoted jointly by Chemilizer Products, Inc. and Applied and Experimental Microbiology. The goal of this project is to conserve water through reduced demand and runoff, and to reduce...
August 01, 2008
The Water Education Alliance for Horticulture will host a day-long water treatment workshop on Aug. 20 at Pleasant View Gardens in Loudon, N.H. The event includes instruction from industry and university experts and a greenhouse tour. With the...
August 01, 2008
The New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo, taking place Nov. 5 to 7, 2008, in Worcester, Mass. will host Dr. Erik Runkle from Michigan State University to speak about one of today’s most popular potted plants: orchids. Runkle’s speech, “...
August 01, 2008
Garden Genetics is a new commercial plant breeding company based in Pennsylvania. The company’s plan is to develop new plant varieties and license them to growers for production. This concept allows customers to create custom orders and provides...
August 01, 2008
During their annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio this year, the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) held elections for their new leaders. This year’s board of directors will see a new president-elect as well as two new members filling...
August 01, 2008
Reports from the American Nursery & Landscape Association say that the landscape industry may not see much-needed legislative action to extend the H-2B cap. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the H-2B cap for...
August 01, 2008
The committee that will set the country’s first national standards of sustainable agriculture has been selected and GPN’s Dr. Jim Barrett, University of Florida and Stan Pohmer, Pohmer Consulting Group, will serve as industry representatives. The...
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