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January 25, 2008
The wheels are churning furiously as the Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association, in conjunction with the Maryland Greenhouse Growers Association and the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, puts the finishing touches on the 2008...
January 25, 2008
A potential bureaucratic nightmare for nursery crop insurance customers was averted thanks to quick action by Hortica and other industry associations. Insurance carriers were notified in early December that nurseries that had purchased crop...
January 25, 2008
The clock is ticking. Have you registered yet for the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Congressional Action Days, taking place Feb. 25-26 in Washington, D.C.? Many critical issues impacting the floral industry will be coming to the forefront in...
January 18, 2008
Syngenta Announces Two Key Appointments Syngenta announced last week the following changes within the NAFTA region, effective Jan. 1, 2008: Rob Neil, currently general manager of professional products, NAFTA region, has been appointed global head...
January 18, 2008
The Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA), which represents the sunshine state’s $15.2 billion environmental horticulture industry, is calling for nominations for their annual Industry Awards. Each year, FNGLA honors...
January 18, 2008
The Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) is blazing a new trail to raise consumer’s awareness of the many benefits of surrounding themselves with soothing, fresh and fragrant flowers. During the entire month of February, American Airlines’ Sky...
January 18, 2008
Although winter is traditionally a slow season for garden centers, for those battling the continuing drought in the Southeast, these past few months have been brutal for business. In northern Georgia, which has been under a state-ordered outdoor...
January 18, 2008
As Kenya’s economy continues to reel from the recent political upheaval and violence following a disputed presidential election, the horticulture sector — the country’s second-highest earner after tourism — reports only a slight impact. The region...
January 15, 2008
Amid the violent aftermath of the disputed Dec. 27 presidential elections in Kenya — which has claimed the lives of more than 500 people, displaced thousands and hurt the tourism-heavy economy — business remains mostly as usual for large U.S....
January 11, 2008
Takao Nursery Becomes Exclusive Agent for De Ruiters Garden Bloomer Takao Nursery, a perennial plug producer, has been appointed the exclusive North American agent for De Ruiters of Holland for all of their potted plant and garden varieties...
January 11, 2008
A well-designed mixed bed can be a living work of art, if you know what you’re doing. The Perennial Plant Association & Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer present the 12th annual P.L.A.N.T. seminar, “Creating the Well-...
January 11, 2008
Associations from across the country have joined forces to develop a national green industry careers website, designed to spark interest in the myriad professional opportunities the green industry offers, from landscape design to horticultural...
January 11, 2008
The Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Congressional Action Days, to take place Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25 and 26, is your chance to have your concerns heard by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, the nation’s top business policy maker...
January 11, 2008
A new website, designed to guide home gardeners in selecting plant material and alerting them to some of the pesky disease problems they may encounter, has hit cyberspace. “Hortanswers”, launched by the University of Illinois Extension, allows...
January 11, 2008
As the Latino population in the United States continues to rise, the growing industry is faced with both a challenge and an opportunity. A week-long study program in Cuernavaca, Mexico, “A Spanish Immersion: Floriculture & Marketing,” led by...
January 11, 2008
Amid the violent aftermath of the disputed Dec. 27 presidential elections in Kenya — which has claimed the lives of more than 500 people, displaced thousands and hurt the tourism-heavy economy — business remains mostly as usual for large U.S....
December 14, 2007
Funded by the Society of American Florists (SAF) Fund for Nationwide Public Relations, a new campaign is alerting the media to the results of the Power of Giving Flowers Study, conducted at Rutgers University and funded by the American Floral...
December 14, 2007
In early December, the Senate approved the U.S./Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA), sending the measure to the president for his signature, the Society of American Florists (SAF) reported in a press release last week. Flowers exported from Peru to the...
December 14, 2007
The Senate was slated to begin debating 40 amendments to the Farm Bill last Friday, Dec. 14. The amendments will be split evenly between both parties, each side offering 20, according to the Society of American Florists' (SAF) lobbying branch. The...
December 14, 2007
Do you know a college student planning a career in floriculture who deserves a little recognition? Applications and information regarding the 2008-2009 Shinoda Memorial Scholarship for college students interested in a career in floriculture and...
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