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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,...
July 03, 2008
Trustees of the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation have announced the recipients of their 2008-2009 Shinoda Foundation Scholarships. Seven students studying horticulture have been awarded scholarships totaling $12,000 to assist in...
June 27, 2008
The University of Florida’s Trial Garden has announced the top performers of this year’s spring trials. The university provides preliminary trials of many of the industry’s newest introductions. This year, more than 850 varieties, including 280 new...
June 27, 2008
Flagship G Approved in California Syngenta Professional Products recently announced that Flagship G, a granular insecticide, has received registration for use in California. Flagship G is formulated specifically for ornamental plants grown in...
June 27, 2008
What better way to kick off this year’s most anticipated industry event — the OFA Short Course — than with some good exercise and a little friendly competition? The 2008 Dramm/OFA 5k Relay is set for 7 a.m. Saturday, July 12. It’s time to round up...
June 27, 2008
From July 16 to Aug. 29, the Raker trial gardens in Litchfield, Mich., will be open to the public between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Spanning more than three acres, the trial gardens consist of annual and perennial flowers used primarily for horticulture...
June 27, 2008
This year’s Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC), which took place June 19 to 21 in Greenville, S.C., strayed from the typical format to provide attendees with a unique, informative and interactive experience. The event featured nearly 400 trade...
June 27, 2008
The Society of American Florists (SAF) and the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) will join forces to help the horticulture industry fight chrysanthemum white rust (CWR), a quarantine disease, according to a recent press release....
June 27, 2008
The Society of American Florists (SAF) and the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) will join forces to help the horticulture industry fight chrysanthemum white rust (CWR), a quarantine disease, according to a recent press release....
June 27, 2008
A new organization dedicated to educating and promoting effective communications between regulators, consumers and water users in the green industries has just been launched by Aquatrols, a product manufacturer that strives to help customers...
June 20, 2008
Overture Gets EPA Approval Overture Insecticide by Valent U.S.A. Corporation has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for thrip control in greenhouse ornamentals. Thrips are one of the most widespread and damaging pests...
June 20, 2008
Ecke Ranch’s expert technical staff will host a special cold-grow poinsettia webinar on July 2, providing detailed cultural information, schedule planning and variety selection strategies. The hour-long webinar, Energy Efficient Poinsettia Culture...
June 20, 2008
Explore, discover, and design at the Cornell Floriculture Field Day, on July 22, in Ithaca, N.Y. View and discuss annuals and perennials, discover creative uses of plant material and enter your design in the fifth annual Kathy Pufahl Container...
June 13, 2008
No, we’re not talking about browsing the racks at your favorite department store — it’s time again for the Penn Atlantic Nursery Show (PANTS), which will be held from July 19 to 31 in Atlantic City, N.J. The show will display the latest trends,...
June 13, 2008
Jelitto Announces Rearrangements The German perennial seed company, Jelitto Staudensamen GmbH, recently announced that, after 12 years managing North American operations, Allen Bush will change positions to become director of special projects,...
June 13, 2008
“Time is money,” the old saying goes. With that in mind, the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently launched a website that compiles horticultural resources, saving growers the time and trouble of searching for individual sources. The website...
June 13, 2008
After a long, hot summer of nonstop work, wouldn’t you like to have a cool fall getaway? The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers’ (ASCFG) National Conference & Trade Show is the perfect opportunity. Help the ASCFG celebrate its 20th...
June 06, 2008
Dow AgroSciences Creates New Position: Nursery Specialist Dow AgroSciences recently named Raymond Miller as nursery specialist for the nursery and green house markets. In this newly created position, Miller will provide technical support and...
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