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August 10, 2007
The Atlantic hurricane season looks to be slightly less active than had originally been predicted. Instead of the original prediction of 13-17 named storms with 7-10 becoming hurricanes, the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA...
August 10, 2007
The winners of the 2007 Because Green Matters scholarships have been announced by Project EverGreen. These $2,500 awards are designed to assist students preparing for a career in the green industry. Winners this year were John Eastman, Michigan...
August 10, 2007
The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Board is made up of regional representatives in addition to the president, president elect and the immediate past president. New Board Members were elected during the annual meeting in...
August 02, 2007
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has announced its Specialty Symposium will take place in Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 24-26, 2007. Small group discussion forums for three specialty tracks of the green industry will be offered. Design/build/...
August 02, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) is hosting the 2007 Outstanding Varieties Competition Sept. 26-29 at SAF Palm Springs 2007, SAF’s 123rd annual convention in Palm Springs, Calif. Each year, growers use this opportunity as a powerful marketing...
August 02, 2007
Under a Foot Plant Company and its STEPABLES brand recently created a point-of-purchase plant display contest for nationwide independent garden centers. This year’s winner is the Andersons Inc. garden center and nursery, in Maumee, Ohio. The “Best...
August 02, 2007
According to recent Harvard University behavioral research, the factors most likely to impact 21st-century employees’ well being were commitment and productivity. This study was commissioned by the SAF/FPO Alliance to provide a solid news hook for a...
August 02, 2007
Dwight Hughes Jr, Dwight Hughes Nursery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, assumed presidency of the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) during the Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. He stated, “During my year as president, I will work to continue...
July 26, 2007
Summit, Ball Team Up On Biodegradable Pots Summit Plastic Co. and Ball Horticultural Co. are partnering to make biodegradable, compostable pots. Summit will be the exclusive distributor this new Ball product, Circle of Life pots. This product...
July 26, 2007
Ball Tagawa Growers in Arroyo Grande, Calif., has been certified under the VeriFlora sustainability certification program for fresh cut flowers and potted plants. The company is a joint venture of Ball Horticulture of Chicago and Tagawa Greenhouses...
July 26, 2007
The American Phytopathological Society (APS) has elected new officers for 2007-2008. The APS was pleased to welcome Barbara Christ as vice president. She will serve as APS president in 2009-2010. Currently, Christ is a professor and head of the...
July 26, 2007
Project EverGreen’s national work to preserve and enhance green spaces is steadily gaining more support. Den Gardner, executive director, commented on the financial contributions that have been received in the first half of 2007, stating, “This year...
July 26, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) surveys the floral and nursery industry to help determine priorities for research funding. This survey is conducted through the IR-4 project and is intended to help ensure new chemicals are available to...
July 26, 2007
Syngenta Professional Products has introduced the “Grower of Tomorrow” scholarship program, open to undergraduate students in horticulture and agronomy. One student will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship and a paid summer internship with Syngenta in...
July 12, 2007
Hilltop Greenhouse & Farm Joins Athens Select The Athens Select Marketing Association welcomes Hilltop Greenhouse & Farm, Ellendale, Minn., to its group of licensed propagators. Founded in 1999, the Athens Select program is a collection of...
July 12, 2007
The Garden Writers Association Foundation (GWAF) has released the 2007 Summer Gardening Trends Research Report with insights on consumer gardening attitudes and expectations for the current gardening season. In early spring, the GWAF asked...
July 12, 2007
Last week, the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) announced that the American Nursery and Landscape Assocation’s (ANLA) executive vice president, Bob Dolibois, and his wife Susie, reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro! “Kili” is the tallest free...
July 12, 2007
New England Floriculture, Inc., sponsors of the New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo, has awarded five New England state grower associations $2,000 each, using funds from the New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo. In total, more than $10,...
July 12, 2007
The Garden Expo/Floral Expo trade show brings together the lawn, garden, floral and outdoor living industries. This year, the show will take place October 16-17, 2007 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The show will feature exhibitors, new product...
July 12, 2007
Michigan State University will sponsor Garden Day on Aug. 10, 2007, at the Wharton Center in East Lansing. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and features two guest speakers and a variety of workshops. The morning keynote address will be...