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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...
May 04, 2007
For the fourth consecutive year, young plant growers in Michigan are teaming up with Michigan State University (MSU) to offer a 2-week tour of floricultural displays. Growers and retailers are invited to attend the Michigan Garden Plant Tour to...
May 04, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) is waiting for the final two weeks in May when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has scheduled floor time to debate immigration legislation. Negotiations still have not produced a comprehensive...
May 04, 2007
Attendees of this year’s OFA Short Course have the chance to participate in the 8th Annual Dramm/OFA 5K Relay for Floriculture on Saturday, July 14, at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio. Teams of four people compete in the relay, running one lap around...
May 04, 2007
The Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC), an educational conference and trade show held in Greenville, S.C., has announced that OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals, will manage the event beginning this October. Terri Bates Cantwell,...
May 04, 2007
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Perennial Plant Symposium and Trade Show will take place Aug. 5-11, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The week-long symposium includes lectures, workshops, tours and a trade show. This event is...
April 25, 2007
ForemostCo And C. Raker & Sons Join Forces ForemostCo, Inc., a young plant supplier, and C. Raker & Son’s, plug and liner producers, have formed a new working relationship that should broaden both companies’ product offerings. ForemostCo has...
April 25, 2007
Plant health experts from around the world will gather in San Diego, Calif., for the joint meeting of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Society of Nematologists (SON). The meeting will take place July 28-Aug. 1, 2007, at the Town...
April 25, 2007
The Board of Directors of the Southeast Greenhouse Conference recently announced that Marvin N. Miller will be awarded the 2007 Horticulture Initiative Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the floriculture industry. Currently a...
April 25, 2007
The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) recently announced it has grant funds available to be used for research. Although basic criteria for research proposals requires a direct relationship to the herbaceous perennial industry, preference will be...
April 25, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) joined other members of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) in signing onto an advertisement urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform in the weekly newspaper The Hill's immigration...
April 25, 2007
As the Virginia Tech Department of Horticulture mourns the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy that occurred on April 16, 2007, it also remembers Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, wife of Jerzy Nowak, Department of Horticulture head, who was among the 32...
April 20, 2007
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and its Endowment Fund, the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), announced that donations were recently given honoring green industry professionals through HRI’s...
April 20, 2007
New England Grows, a green industry exposition and educational conference, has announced an enhanced format for the 2008 show. New England Grows 2008 will take place Feb. 6-8 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. The new...
April 20, 2007
Nearly $7 million in grant funds is now available through the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to help enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. The grants are available to state departments of agriculture through the Specialty...
April 20, 2007
This year’s Floriculture Field Days is set to take place at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center and Fifield Hall on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., on May 16-17, 2007. Hosted by the Florida Nursery,...