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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...
July 25, 2008
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) has inducted Carl Meyer, president of Horticultural Services, Inc. into its hall of fame and has sworn in Greg Schaan, president and CEO of Imperial Nurseries, as the new president of ANLA....
July 25, 2008
HIP Meets Global Standards for Biodegradable Labels Horticultural Identification Products (HIP) — a customized tag and labeling products company for the horticulture industry — recently announced it had met the standard specification set by ASTM...
July 25, 2008
The Perennial Plant Association is sponsoring a two-day perennial symposium on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23, in Madison, Wis. On Friday, six speakers will share their expertise on a variety of woody and herbaceous perennials. Topics range...
July 25, 2008
The 2008 OFA Short Course, sponsored by OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals — concluded on Tuesday, July 15, amid positive feedback from both attendees and exhibitors. Under the “Get Connected” umbrella slogan, U.S. floriculture’s...
July 18, 2008
Ernest Joins Proven Winners’ PR Team Proven Winners North America LLC has hired Danielle Ernest to a newly created position: public relations and brand development coordinator. The position was created to help boost efforts for Proven Winners’...
July 18, 2008
OHP, Inc. has announced an exclusive marketing partnership with Arysta LifeScience North America LLC. As of July 14, 2008, OHP is the exclusive marketer for the greenhouse and nursery markets of Varanda O fungicide and Shuttle O miticide. Arysta...
July 18, 2008
Conrad Fafard, Inc. has completed a six-month research trial blending academic and practical research in large-scale commercial greenhouses. Called the Fafard Research Leader Program, the trial was designed to test advanced potting media...
July 18, 2008
From Aug. 18 to 22, Growing Places Marketing will partner with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., to offer a four-day, hands-on team workshop called “Store School.” The workshop is geared to independent garden centers and focuses on consumer-based...
July 18, 2008
Metrolina Greenhouses, Inc. has been awarded VeriFlora certification for their achievements in the horticulture industry. Metrolina is a family-owned wholesale plant company, started in 1972 by Tom Van Wingerden. The business is now run by second-...
July 11, 2008
Bonnie Plant Farm to Open New Facility Bonnie Plant Farm, Inc. has announced plans to establish a new growing and distribution facility in Springfield, Ky. The new facility will use 20,000 square feet of an existing greenhouse and add about 100,000...
July 11, 2008
Proven Winners is sending a team of experts on a roadshow across North America this October. The shows will highlight the new Proven Winners flowering annuals, perennials and shrubs and talk about merchandising and marketing ideas. The shows are...
July 11, 2008
A new survey to help determine growers’ interest and knowledge about sustainable floriculture production has been developed by Purdue University researchers. By participating in the survey, growers can evaluate the degree of sustainability already...
July 11, 2008
The American Nursery & Landscape Association and Society of American Florists have joined with major U.S. propagation and breeding companies to present a free, 30-minute educational webinar about the plant disease, Chrysanthemum White Rust (CWR...
July 11, 2008
Summit Plastic Company and Ball Horticultural Company have agreed to manufacture and market sustainable packaging options for the horticulture industry. Using two years of cooperative research and development, the agreement is designed to provide...
July 11, 2008
With more than 600 companies exhibiting in 1,500 exhibit spaces and nearly 10,000 horticulture industry professionals expected to attend, there is sure to be an abundance of everything at OFA Short Course this year — including plant material. At...
July 03, 2008
Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. has acquired Skagit Gardens, Inc., a Mount Vernon, Wash., wholesale grower that delivers annuals and perennials to independent retailers, landscapers and growers in the United States and Canada. As a strategic and...
July 03, 2008
Terra Nova Nurseries’ begonia ‘Metallic Mist’ earned a blue ribbon from the American Begonia Society at its national convention in Houston. Scoring 96 out of 100 points, ‘Metallic Mist’ ranked first in the field of “New Introduction from a...
July 03, 2008
More than 150 professionals and plant enthusiasts visited the annual horticultural bedding plant trials and field day on June 26 in Overton, Texas. Founded 14 years ago by Dr. Brent Pemberton of Texas AgriLife Research, the original trials compared...
July 03, 2008
Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits and the Society of American Florists (SAF) have formed a Health Insurance Association plan exclusively for SAF members. Hortica and SAF have formed a strategic relationship with Trustmark Affinity Markets,...
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