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December 19, 2008
Those interested in learning more about the development and implementation of bioplastics technology — emerging as a critical piece of the puzzle in the path toward sustainability — should plan to attend the 2009 Bioplastic Container Cropping...
December 19, 2008
On Jan. 1, 2009, Dutch advisory board organization DLV Plant will open a new independent company in Costa Rica: DLV Plant Agro Consultores Latin America, S.A. The new company will focus on advisory services for entrepreneurs in the horticultural...
December 19, 2008
Purple. Yellow. Orange. According to Ball Horticultural Company, these will be the hot hues to watch – and flaunt — in 2009. Ball has been reviewing extensive color preference information as well as published data from leading color forecasters,...
December 12, 2008
Syngenta Names Bert Wagemans as Ornamentals Business Manager Bert Wagemans has been named ornamental business manager for the Lawn & Garden team in Syngenta Professional Products, NAFTA Region. Wagemans will also be responsible for all business...
December 12, 2008
As part of an initiative by Texas A&M University to expand the horticultural education program in Latin America, the university successfully presented its first Junior Master Gardener training program in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Master...
December 12, 2008
After a long and successful tenure at the helm of Denmark, Wis.-based Floral Plant Growers (FPG), Dean Chaloupka has decided to embark on a new career and will be stepping down from his position as president and chief executive officer, effective...
December 12, 2008
Scott Lueder of Floral Plant Growers has been promoted to the position of president and chief executive officer of the Denmark, Wis.-based grower and wholesaler, following the resignation of Dean Chaloupka. Lueder has a rich history with the company...
December 05, 2008
Dosatron International Expands Into Hydroponics Market Dosatron International Inc. is expanding operations to encompass the hydroponics market, announced the leading fertilizer injection systems company. This move strengthens Dosatron’s presence...
December 05, 2008
Discussions of a possible merger between the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) and the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (WSNLA) are officially underway. Members of both groups have been casually discussing the idea since...
December 05, 2008
The Missouri Botanical Garden, which operates one of the most extensive residential garden recycling program in the nation, collected a record 150,000 pounds of horticultural waste in 2008 through its Garden’s Plastic Pot Recycling program. To date...
December 05, 2008
Matt Freund, inventor of CowPots manure fiber–based growing pots, has announced a distribution partnership with The Liquid Fence Company of Brodheadsville, Pa. “CowPots will benefit significantly from The Liquid Fence Company’s extensive sales...
December 05, 2008
Jackson & Perkins recently announced that the world-class genetics making up the Suntory Collection will now be more widely available than ever. With a total of 116 varieties, Suntory’s unrooted cutting (URC) program has expanded to include...
November 21, 2008
Cannon Equipment Names New Marketing and New Product Development Head Kenny Ramsey has joined Cannon Equipment as vice president of marketing and new product development. Formerly responsible for marketing and new product development with Atlanta-...
November 21, 2008
Purdue University will be sponsoring several important industry events over the next few months. Mark your calendars for the following events: The 2008 National Poinsettia Cultivar Trial Grower Open House will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on...
November 21, 2008
After much discussion and debate, OFA — An Association of Floriculture Professionals — members approved constitution and bylaws revisions mid-November during a second balloting. The original process was halted due to procedural error. All ballots...
November 21, 2008
During the second European Ornamental YPP Convention, 65 participants representing 40 young plant companies agreed to unite as a European group under the Fleuroselect umbrella. According to Frank Hüdepohl of Bruno Nebelung, a member of the steering...
November 21, 2008
Four prominent cut flower growers in Ecuador — Valleflor, Sande Ecuador, SunRite Farms and Flower Village — as well as California-based Farmers’ West Flowers & Bouquets have recently earned VeriFlora Certification. The VeriFlora Certified...
November 14, 2008
Syngenta Professional Products is accepting applications for the Syngenta Grower of Tomorrow 2009 internship program. The program, in its second year, is open to students pursuing degrees in agronomy or horticulture from 28 select universities in...
November 14, 2008
After seven years of planning, Taishan marigolds — dwarf African marigolds bred by PanAmerican Seed — earned a gold medal during the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Taishan Marigold stood out among the more than 200 million plants used in landscape beds...
November 14, 2008
Proven Winners has unveiled its new Container Design Guide for Professional Growers, created as a way to kick-start creativity for spring 2009 container designs. The colorful 48-page guide is scheduled to be released nationwide this month with the...