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September 07, 2007
The greenhouse operations at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. — the largest non-commercial greenhouse operation in the state — has recently turned over a new leaf. In addition to facility upgrades to the tune of $800,000 over the past couple of...
September 07, 2007
Growers and retailers with an appreciation for garden mums and their complimentary sidekicks, the fall-blooming asters, are invited to feast their eyes on the 2007 Yoder Garden Mum and Aster Fall Field Day. The event, scheduled to take place on...
September 07, 2007
What will the future hold for the U.S. floriculture industry? Anna Ball, president and chief executive officer of the century-old Ball Horticulture Co., will lead a talk about this hot topic on Oct. 10. The event, sponsored by the Texas A&M...
September 07, 2007
As greater-than-normal buildup of whiteflies on field crops continues to plague parts of Southeastern United States, the Ad Hoc Whitefly Task Force is asking ornamental growers to do their part in the fight to manage whiteflies. The task force,...
August 30, 2007
The 2008 plant catalog from Emerald Coast Growers is now available. The 80-plus page colorful catalog features more than 400 plant varieties. Among the highlights are the exclusive Athens Select line of heat- and humidity-tolerant plants and other...
August 30, 2007
Every year the PPA, a professional trade association dedicated to improving the perennial industry through education, reviews landscape design submissions from its members. The designs that most effectively utilize herbaceous perennial plant...
August 30, 2007
Growers are invited to expand their knowledge of Integrated Pest Management by attending an “ABCs of IPM” program in different cities in California throughout September. The goal of the full-day program, organized by the California Ornamental...
August 30, 2007
Proven Winners is gearing up for its month-long Roadshow this fall, taking place throughout the month of October. A traveling team of horticulturalists, retail experts and marketers will be visiting seven cities throughout North America to share...
August 30, 2007
Savvy retail florists and designers who want to stay on the cutting-edge of floral trends now have a new tool to help them do just that. The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) and Flower PR have joined creative forces to launch the electronic...
August 30, 2007
An educational workshop aimed at helping garden centers make the shopping experience more time and cost effective for busy consumers is slated for Oct. 3 at the Indiana War Memorials Foundation in Indianapolis and Oct. 5 at the Franklin Park...
August 27, 2007
Poppelmann Begins Production At New Plant Poppelmann Plastics USA has begun production at its new factory, located on a 30-acre site in the Claremont International Business Park in Claremont, N.C. The facility will produce thermoformed and...
August 27, 2007
Registration has begun for the next class of the American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Garden Center University (GCU). The 2-year course, led by Ian Baldwin of Nursery Business Consultants, is likened to a “mini-MBA” for garden...
August 27, 2007
Growers are invited to partake in the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers’ (ASCFG) national conference and trade show, slated for Oct. 1-4 in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the trade show, open Oct. 2 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., the annual event...
August 27, 2007
Imagine growing nursery and floriculture crops in biodegradable pots made from chicken feathers. The Maryland Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) recently donated $68,000 to the Horticulture Research Institute’s (HRI) Emerging Issues and...
August 27, 2007
The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship Fund, which benefits horticulture students, received a $50,000 boost from the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show Inc. (MANTS). The Horticulture Research Institute (HRI), the research division of the...
August 27, 2007
Next year, Proven Winners will show off a new look — one that stems directly from the needs and likes of their consumers. Proven Winners recently unveiled new tag and container designs for 2008, selected by visitors to the Proven Winners Web site....
August 17, 2007
John Henry Appoints Senior VP, Hort. Division Kristi Huffman has been named Senior Vice President of the Horticultural Division at John Henry. Her focus will be sales, marketing, new product development, customer service and creative strategies....
August 17, 2007
Garden plants and perennials retailers with an interest in plant life beyond the U.S. borders are encouraged to enter the 2007 Perennials Marketing Award contest, sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association. The...
August 17, 2007
Want to discover the next great idea in nurseries? Then register now for the 2007 Kick the Dirt Tour, organized by the The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) grower division. The 3-day event, to take place Sept. 25-27, will...
August 17, 2007
The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing green industry business professionals, welcomed three new 2007-2008 Division Board Presidents and recognized the service of their...
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