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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,...
April 12, 2007
New Blog Shares Seed Stories To help Park Seed and Wayside Gardens customers share their gardening stories, the company is hosting a new blog at www.parkseedmemories.com. The blog kicks off a year of preparations for Park Seed Company’s 140th...
April 12, 2007
The Floriculture Program at Colorado State University (CSU), through the CSU Library, has put together an online archive collection of carnation literature. The collection, titled Carnations and the Floricultural Industry, highlights the industry...
April 12, 2007
EuroAmerican Propagators is inviting all members of the horticulture industry to attend its annual Open House Days, Sept. 5-15, 2007, in Bonsall, Calif. This event is an opportunity to see EuroAmerican’s newest plant introductions in person. “We...
April 12, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) is working with small-business groups to ensure that any Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposals to address the tax gap are not unfair to small business. The tax gap is the difference between what the federal...
April 12, 2007
Southeast Greenhouse Conference’s (SGC) board of directors has announced Norman Winter will be the key speaker at the conference’s annual event, which will take place June 20-23, 2007. Winter is a horticulturist and professor at Mississippi State...
April 12, 2007
Before Congress began its spring recess, there were several developments on immigration reform. In addition to the bipartisan STRIVE Act, there was action from other House members and the administration. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), now Ranking...
April 05, 2007
New Name, Web Site For Chase Research Gardens Chase Research Gardens, Inc., announced its name has changed to Chase Horticultural Research, Inc. The company’s new Web site is www.chasehorticulturalresearch.com; the company’s address and phone...
April 05, 2007
House members, who thought an increase in the minimum wage would be easy, are now fighting with the Senate as well as the President, who has said he would sign an increase in the minimum wage. A difference of more than $10 billion between tax relief...
April 05, 2007
KRSNetwork is providing the second annual U.S. Pesticide Industry Report, which provides details on changes during the 2006 calendar year within the pesticide industry. All information provided is from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
April 05, 2007
A research team in Colorado issued predictions for a very active hurricane season this year. The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University forecasts 17 tropical storms: Nine of them are predicted to be hurricanes, and five of those...
April 05, 2007
After a 41-year-old partnership, Harry & David Holdings announced last week that it is selling its rose-growing and wholesale unit, Jackson & Perkins, to two unaffiliated buyers for an aggregate of $49 million, of which $46 million is...
March 30, 2007
Northwest Horticulture Honored Northwest Horticulture (NWH) announced its Grower Planning Wheel has received the Garden Writers Association (GWA) Silver Award of Achievement for the Trade — Special Project category. The wheel-like device helps...
March 30, 2007
The Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC), an education program and trade show, is expanding its education curriculum from two to three full day sessions. The event, currently in its 15th year, offers workshops, classes and demonstrations designed...
March 30, 2007
Dona Abbott, vice president of advertising, Highland Supply Corp., an internationally recognized artist, died March 2, 2007, in Boulder, Colo., after a 5-year battle with cancer. She worked for High Supply for 37 years handling creative design and...