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March 06, 2009
Ball Horticultural Co. and Summit Plastic Co. recently announced that a new size of the Rice Hull NetPot will be available beginning April 1, 2009. The first plantable, 6-inch Rice Hull NetPot is the newest addition to complement the six other...
March 06, 2009
As part of a strategic initiative to increase the organization’s communication efforts, the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) has launched a new website, www.HRIresearch.org/. The website is designed to provide a portal between the green...
March 06, 2009
Optimism reigned during the spring meeting of the Society of American Florists’ volunteer leadership in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. "We can effect positive change. We can become better. We can survive," said SAF President Rod Saline of...
March 06, 2009
In this time of economic uncertainties, decision makers have a high-tech and convenient resource to help them navigate a shifting terrain. A three-part webinar series, “Shine in ’09: High Performance Management to Survive Turbulent Times,”...
February 27, 2009
OHP Introduces Shuttle O Miticide to Ornamental Market OHP, Inc., which markets pest-control solutions to the nursery and greenhouse markets, recently introduced Shuttle O, a new miticide for control of several key mite species. Shuttle O is...
February 27, 2009
BioWorks, Inc., a privately held company that provides environmentally responsible, safe and cost-effective solutions to the horticulture industry, is offering the BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship for students pursuing a career in...
February 27, 2009
Despite dismal consumer spending predictions, more Americans bought Valentine’s Day flowers and plants this year compared to the 2008 holiday, according to the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Valentine’s Day polling results. In fact, nearly 29...
February 27, 2009
Syngenta recently published its new Guide to Protecting Woody Ornamental Shrubs. The comprehensive guide contains information on how to scout for different diseases and insect pests, as well as identify the appropriate measures needed to protect...
February 27, 2009
There’s no doubt about it: The edible gardening trend has taken hold and continues to soar in popularity. And with the current state of the economy, even more consumers are jumping on the bandwagon and growing their own vegetables. In an effort to...
February 27, 2009
Following the unexpected death of John R. Holmes last month, the board of directors of OFA — an Association of Horticulture Professionals — has named Jim Broderick, current OFA treasurer, as the interim chief executive officer. Broderick is the...
February 20, 2009
Growth Products, Ltd. Launches Website Growth Products, Ltd., recently launched its new website, www.growthproducts.com. The site boasts a “dynamic new look and easy navigation,” according to Growth Products. Through the website, green industry...
February 20, 2009
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research arm of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), recently granted $200,000 to nine research projects and five student scholarships throughout the country for 2009, fueling the...
February 20, 2009
Greensys, an international conference and symposium, takes place every other year under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural Science, bringing together the horticultural leaders of the world. This event focuses solely on...
February 20, 2009
The U.S. horticulture industry can breathe a collective sigh of relief, according to the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA). For several weeks, the group had been tracking the development of the economic stimulus bill, signed into...
February 13, 2009
Project EverGreen and the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) recently announced the creation of their “Buck It Up for Military Families” program. A partnership between both organizations, the program is designed to raise $1 each...
February 13, 2009
Last week, Goldsmith Seeds debuted a digital magazine, Color Up Close, to provide retailers with new and creative ideas that they can implement in their garden centers to be more successful this spring. The digital magazine includes a look at many...
February 13, 2009
Beginning April 1, 2009, growers will have a new packaging option to assist them in their sustainable efforts. A joint effort by Ball Horticultural Company and Summit Plastic Company, the new OP47 Bio Pot is made from 100 percent renewable...
February 13, 2009
John R. Holmes, 45, chief executive officer of OFA — an Association of Horticulture Professionals — died unexpectedly Thursday evening, Feb. 12, in Columbus, Ohio. “We are deeply saddened by John’s sudden passing. He was a great friend and a...
February 10, 2009
On Feb. 28, the second day of the Yard, Garden and Patio Show in Portland, Ore., Proven Winners and Bauman Farms will give away a free ‘Flirtation Pink’ diascia, a new Proven Winners variety for Spring 2009, to the first 1,000 attendees of the show...
February 06, 2009
Michigan Peat Hires New Sales and Marketing Director Michigan Peat, producers of peat products for the commercial grower and home gardening markets, recently announced the appointment of Tom Roth as director of sales and marketing. In this role,...