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May 30, 2008
From “going green” and getting your life in balance to the nuts and bolts of keeping a business secure and profitable, the program at SAF Palm Beach 2008, taking place Sept. 17 to 20 in Palm Beach, Fla., offers something for everyone. In...
May 30, 2008
Floral Plant Growers (FPG) is the latest company to join the growing list of Veriflora-certified growers. The company successfully completed certification in the VeriFlora program, and the grower-ready and retail-ready plants produced at their...
May 30, 2008
Networking. Education. Inspiration. All great reasons to attend the 2008 Cornell Floriculture Field Day, taking place on July 22 at the university, located in Ithaca, N.Y. The morning educational seminars will feature talks by leading industry...
May 30, 2008
In an effort to better meet the needs of their Spanish speaking greenhouse and nursery employees, Cleary Chemical recently hosted a two-day educational seminar on proper handling and application of chemicals. The seminar, conducted in Spanish in...
May 26, 2008
Chemilizer Launches New Company Website Chemilizer Products, Inc., recently announced the launch of its redesigned website. The company, founded in 1976, manufactures environmentally friendly liquid injectors that are used to disinfect drinking...
May 26, 2008
These days, who in the industry isn’t worried about rising energy costs? Whether you are a retail or wholesale grower, combating the rising costs of energy is sure to be on your mind. The 2008 New England Greenhouse Conference & Expo, taking...
May 26, 2008
The greenhouse industry is mourning the passing of one of its own. Fun-loving Larry Jay Boven, former owner of Boven¹s Quality Plants on H Avenue in Comstock Township, Mich., died Friday, May 16, when his helicopter crashed in the Chipman Preserve...
May 26, 2008
It’s still not too late to have a voice in the formation of a national sustainable agriculture standard. The Leonardo Academy, the ANSI-accredited standards-development organization guiding the process, has decided to re-extend the deadline for...
May 16, 2008
A bipartisan amendment, titled the Emergency Agriculture Relief Act, intended to provide relief for critical labor shortages in seasonal agriculture and nonagricultural seasonal industries was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee last week...
May 16, 2008
In a time of heightened rivalry resulting from a maturing marketplace, growers need to differentiate themselves from the competition. This year’s Seeley Conference, taking place June 21 to 24 at Cornell University, will explore the topic: “Profit...
May 16, 2008
The Michigan Floriculture Growers Council (MFGC) has partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) faculty, the MSU Product Center, and the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) to conduct a situation analysis that will explore the potential...
May 16, 2008
As part of a move to better focus all research and product development at its corporate headquarters, Ecke Geraniums, LLC recently announced the relocation of its pelargonium and geranium breeding to its Encinitas, Calif., facilities. “Having all...
May 16, 2008
Fafard to Build Manitoba Plant A wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Conrad Fafard, Inc., FPM Peat Moss Company Ltd., recently announced its plan to build a peat processing and mix facility in Manitoba. The new plant will allow Fafard to better...
May 11, 2008
Hortica Announces New Board Chair and Member Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits, specialists in providing business insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance to the horticultural industry since 1987, recently announced a new...
May 11, 2008
For growers seeking to drive down costs and boost profits, FlowVision’s two-day Lean Flow Workshops can help you flow your product through your processes quicker and more efficiently. FlowVision, a leading Low Flow consulting company that uses...
May 11, 2008
Do drought concerns have you worried about the future of the industry in general and your business in specific? Then the daylong session, “What You Need to Do Right Now to Survive the Drought,” offered on Thursday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....
May 11, 2008
To assist Spanish-speaking growers select the most effective solutions for their pest management challenges, BASF Turf & Ornamentals has posted a free Spanish version of its Pest Management Guide on http://www.betterplants.com. “This Spanish...
May 11, 2008
The OFA Short Course has once again claimed a coveted spot on Tradeshow Week magazine’s 200 largest U.S. trade shows list. With nearly 152,000 net square feet of exhibit space, the OFA Short Course was ranked as number 185 in the United States for...
May 02, 2008
Growing Business Named SBA 2008 Hawaii State Exporter of the Year David Fell and Sandy Kasman, owners of Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery, have been named Hawaii’s Small Business Exporters for 2008 by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This award...
May 02, 2008
Calling all early birds! Are you ready to run? The 2008 Dramm/OFA 5K Relay is all set for 7 a.m., July 12, 2008. It’s time to gather your four-person team and take part in this Short Course staple. Don’t worry if you don’t have a full team; you...
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