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June 15, 2007
At the end of the Senate’s second week of debate on S. 1348, the comprehensive immigration reform bill, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pulled the bill from the floor following disagreements with opponents of the bipartisan compromise. Reid held...
June 08, 2007
Peters Family Celebrates 60 Years In Horticulture Founded in 1947 by Bob Peters as Horticultural Services in Allentown, Pa., the Peters family is celebrating its 60th year in the horticulture industry. Today, J.R. Peters Inc. is still housed in...
June 08, 2007
An entomologist, a plant pathologist, an economist and a sociologist are the newest William Neal Reynolds professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU). The William Neal Reynolds Professorship...
June 08, 2007
New England Grows, a green industry exposition and educational conference in the Northeast, has announced that Christopher Zane, owner of Conn.-based Zanes Cycles, will give the keynote address on the opening day of the 2008 event. New England Grows...
June 08, 2007
With a June 30 deadline approaching, Congress has not yet taken steps to ensure continuation of the duty-free status for flowers coming into the United States from Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, according to the Society of American Florists (...
June 08, 2007
On June 28, 2007, nursery growers, greenhouse managers and gardening enthusiasts can view field tests of flowering bedding plant varieties at the annual Overton Horticultural Field Day. More than 800 varieties will be on display, including 180...
June 08, 2007
In its June issue, Money Magazine promotes the increase in home value and selling price that landscape improvements provide. The article quotes a Michigan State University study funded by the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) that found,...
June 01, 2007
Novalis Introduces Nooks & Crannies Program Novalis announced recently it has added a new program of premium plant material to its Plants that Work brand. The new program, Plants that Work in Nooks & Crannies, will feature over 300...
June 01, 2007
Sales of existing homes fell in April, dropping to the lowest pace in almost four years. Home resales fell to a 5.99 million annual rate, a 2.6-percent decrease from March, reported the Wall Street Journal. The median price for a previously owned...
June 01, 2007
Garden Centers of America (GCA) has announced a strategic partnership with Better Homes and Gardens to be a sponsor for GCA’s Fashion In Bloom, taking place Sept. 20-22, 2007. GCA will be working directly with the senior editorial staff of the...
June 01, 2007
Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to meet Environmental and Economic Needs), Michigan’s plant agriculture initiative at Michigan State University (MSU), recently awarded grants for 50 new research projects for fiscal year 2007....
June 01, 2007
Effective communication between employer and employee can be challenging, especially within agricultural-based industries where Hispanic migrant workers dominate the labor force. Many owners have little knowledge of the language and culture, which...
June 01, 2007
The Ball Horticultural Company recently announced the launch of Ball Ornamentals, which includes, innovative trees, shrubs and perennials specifically for the nursery industry. All Ball Ornamentals products are specially selected for easy growing,...
May 24, 2007
BASF Insignia Fungicide Receives California Registration BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals announced that its broad-spectrum Insignia fungicide is now registered for ornamentals disease control in California. Insignia is intended to help...
May 24, 2007
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an active 2007 Atlantic hurricane season due to warmer ocean waters. It foresees as many as 10 hurricanes occurring, and 3-5 of them could be severe. The NOAA predicts 13-17...
May 24, 2007
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is holding its first ever Supplier Forum in Chicago, Ill., on May 30-31, 2007. PLANET’s supplier members have been invited to meet and discuss forum topics with PLANET president Jim Martin and PLANET chief...
May 24, 2007
The American Landscape & Nursery Association is offering an opportunity for companies to position themselves in front of green industry leaders and elected congressional representatives. The Legislative Conference, taking place July 23-25, 2007...
May 18, 2007
Fides Partners With Koppe Fides North America has announced it is teaming up with begonia breeder Koppe. This collaboration officially started with the begonia line presentation at this year’s Pack Trials. As a result of this cooperation, Fides...
May 18, 2007
A fungus spotted on eggplant-feeding insects in Texas may become a new biological control for whiteflies. The new fungus, Isaria propawskii, has been shown to kill larval and adult silverleaf whiteflies. It is a promising candidate for the control...
May 18, 2007
The sixth annual Dallas Arboretum Plant Trials Field Day will take place Wednesday, June 27, 2007, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Numerous annuals, sub-tropicals, bulbs, herbaceous perennials and woody plants will be tested at the trial gardens to...