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May 02, 2008
A pioneering research project exploring the potential of liquid crystal technology for creating more sustainable, energy-efficient greenhouses is now in full swing. Cleveland Botanical Garden and Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute...
April 25, 2008
New Plant Varieties Make Colorful Splash Novalis, a professional horticulture trade consortium comprised of color, perennial and woody ornamental growers from across the United States, recently announced a select group of top new 2008 varieties as...
April 25, 2008
Staying informed of The American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) latest scientific research endeavors just got easier. The Endowment has updated and improved its website with information on all current and previously funded projects as well as an expanded...
April 25, 2008
A diverse array of more than 100 plant agriculture research projects targeting the industry’s most pressing needs will share almost $2.5 million in grant funding from Project GREEEN for fiscal year 2008. Project GREEEN (Generating Research and...
April 18, 2008
SePRO Introduces New PGR Formulation SePRO Corp. recently introduced a new low-odor formulation of Topflor plant growth regulator. This new formulation provides the same growth regulation performance with less odor, according to a company press...
April 18, 2008
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) continues to lobby on behalf of extending the H2-B guest worker programs — and legislative reform in general — as the industry continues to face a mounting labor crisis. ANLA submitted...
April 18, 2008
The deadline for Educational Grant Applications for the 2008/2009 American Floral Endowment (AFE) Funding Cycle is approaching. The due date for all applications is June 1, 2008. All forms and additional information are available on the AFE website...
April 18, 2008
If you want to observe how thousands of garden plants perform under Michigan growing conditions and view side-by-side comparisons of new plant material, join leading young plant growers and Michigan State University (MSU) during the fifth annual...
April 18, 2008
Early each spring, OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals — selects up to six students to serve as the year’s OFA Scholars. This rigorous competition identifies some of the industry’s brightest young professionals and helps launch their...
April 18, 2008
Mark your calendars! The 2008 Floriculture Field Days at the University of Florida is slated for May 14 to 15. The annual event will take place at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center & Fifield Hall at the University of Florida...
April 11, 2008
Hortica Names New President and CEO Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits, which provides business insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance to the horticultural industry, is bidding farewell to company president and CEO Robert...
April 11, 2008
For those interested in playing a role in the establishment of a national sustainable agricultural standard, it’s not too late to get involved. Because of increased interest in the development of the draft standard, the Leonardo Academy, a...
April 11, 2008
America in Bloom (AIB) recently announced the election of its officers and board members during its annual meeting in March. Marvin Miller of Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago, Ill., was re-elected as president; Stan Pohmer of Pohmer...
April 11, 2008
Researchers wanting to tackle a significant issue impacting the green industry might have a resource to help fund their projects. The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and its Endowment Fund, the research division of the American Nursery...
April 11, 2008
For growers seeking to learn more about the industry’s hottest trends, best products and latest research, the Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC) and Trade Show offers just that — and then some. The event, taking place June 19 to 21 in Greenville...
March 27, 2008
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has elected three new trustees to serve three-year terms on the Board of Trustees. Dwight Larimer, Design Master Color Tool Inc., Boulder, Colo.; Robert Maddux, Krueger-Maddux Greenhouses, Cincinnati, Ohio, and...
March 27, 2008
As if we needed another reason to worry about the effects of global warming, recent research points a finger at global warming as the possible culprit behind a new generation of more aggressive weeds. According to a press release by the Weed...
March 27, 2008
The can’t-miss event for garden center owners, greenhouse retailers and growers in New England, the New England Greenhouse Conference & Expo, is slated for Nov. 5 to 7 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Each day will feature consecutive...
March 27, 2008
Ball Horticulture Company and French firm Alliance 47 have joined forces to develop and commercialize new bio-packaging options for the horticulture industry, according to a Ball press release. Under the long-term agreement, Ball has exclusive...
March 27, 2008
With new offerings and an inspiring “Learn, Grow and Connect” theme, the 2008 OFA Short Course, taking place July 12 to 15 in Columbus, Ohio, promises to be better than ever this time around. The floriculture industry’s premier educational and...
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