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February 06, 2009
Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. recently announced the appointment of Michael Donaldson as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Valent U.S.A. Corp., Valent BioSciences Corp. and the Region Americas operating entities. In this newly...
January 30, 2009
To meet the increasing demand for new Tesselaar branded plant products and popular Next Generation Flower Carpet roses, Anthony Tesselaar Plants has named Village Nurseries of Orange, Calif., as a licensed grower of its products for the landscape...
January 30, 2009
Nexus Greenhouse Systems, a designer and manufacturer of retail garden centers and commercial growing ranges, recently announced the evolution of its website, in the form of a redesign aimed at highlighting industry trends. Nexus Greenhouse Systems...
January 30, 2009
Proven Winners will be hosting its first-ever consumer event called Outdoor Living Extravaganza, as part of an ongoing effort to reach new gardeners. The first of this year’s two events will take place March 14 in the Chicago area. The second...
January 30, 2009
Don’t miss the unique opportunity to mobilize and educate Congress on floral industry issues during one of the most active legislative sessions in decades. The Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Congressional Action Days will take place March 2...
January 23, 2009
The deadline to register for the 2009 America in Bloom (AIB) contest is fast approaching: Feb. 28. Don’t miss the chance to beautify your community and nurture pride and awareness among its citizens. America in Bloom is an independent nonprofit...
January 23, 2009
To help growers improve their poinsettia production process and sales numbers, Ecke Ranch is hosting a webinar titled “Cold Grow Poinsettia Review & the Importance of Properly Scheduling Your Poinsettia Crop” from 10 to 11 a.m. PST on Thursday...
January 23, 2009
Rough Brothers Greenhouses, a greenhouse designer, manufacturer and installer, has launched two new website features — an “Ask Our Experts” industry forum and an online parts catalog — to help growers navigate what can be a confusing process....
January 23, 2009
John Henry, a Multi Packaging Solutions Company, which provides print, packaging and merchandising solutions for the horticulture industry, recently announced the addition of the former TGM Marketing Group to its organization. John Henry is now “...
January 16, 2009
The trustees of the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation Inc. recently announced a new scholarship award for 2009: the Shinoda Scholar of the Year. The scholarship, open to any student studying floriculture, horticulture or a related...
January 16, 2009
Oregon nurseries were hit hard by late December storms, The Oregonian reported recently. Damages to crops and structures are estimated to the tune of $31 million. The state’s top nursery and greenhouse counties — Washington, Clackamas, Multnomah,...
January 16, 2009
What’s in a [brand] name? Plenty. As most of you know, a memorable brand name can be a powerful tool to convey your product’s message and appeal to customers. On that note, Ball Horticultural Company recently announced that Darwin Perennials will...
January 16, 2009
The 2009 National Floriculture Forum, a gathering of leaders in floriculture research, teaching and extension each year, will focus on “Sustainability in the Real World.” The event, scheduled to take place March 6 and 7 in Miami and Orlando, Fla...
January 16, 2009
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has denied the USDA’s appeal of the Leonardo Academy’s status as an ANSI-accredited standards developer. The focus of the appeal before ANSI’s ExSC was Leonardo...
January 11, 2009
Winners of 2008 Perennials Marketing Contest Announced Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association recently announced the winners of the 2008 Perennials Marketing Contest. Open to garden centers throughout North America, the contest...
January 11, 2009
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware recently authorized the sale of Hines Horticulture assets to Black Diamond Capital Management, a privately held alternative asset management firm. Hines Horticulture filed voluntary...
January 11, 2009
Bailey Nurseries has acquired the 377-acre Bork Nursery, located in Onarga, Ill., 90 miles south of Chicago in a strategic move aimed at improving customer service and satisfaction through broader plant offering and quicker shipping to key markets...
January 11, 2009
The Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America (NLAE) has announced that OFA — an Association of Horticulture Professionals — will manage the organization, effective immediately. "We are excited about this new opportunity to...
January 11, 2009
Pleasant View Gardens has earned an electrifying half-million-dollar renewable energy grant to power its biomass burner efforts, which has drastically diminished its dependency on oil. The payoff at their Pembroke location, home to the new system,...
December 19, 2008
Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced last week that Robin Demouth has been named the company’s acting president and general manager Region Americas. Demouth succeeds Trevor Thorley, who will resign from his role with Valent, effective Jan. 2, 2009...