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July 26, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) surveys the floral and nursery industry to help determine priorities for research funding. This survey is conducted through the IR-4 project and is intended to help ensure new chemicals are available to...
July 26, 2007
Syngenta Professional Products has introduced the “Grower of Tomorrow” scholarship program, open to undergraduate students in horticulture and agronomy. One student will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship and a paid summer internship with Syngenta in...
July 12, 2007
Hilltop Greenhouse & Farm Joins Athens Select The Athens Select Marketing Association welcomes Hilltop Greenhouse & Farm, Ellendale, Minn., to its group of licensed propagators. Founded in 1999, the Athens Select program is a collection of...
July 12, 2007
The Garden Writers Association Foundation (GWAF) has released the 2007 Summer Gardening Trends Research Report with insights on consumer gardening attitudes and expectations for the current gardening season. In early spring, the GWAF asked...
July 12, 2007
Last week, the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) announced that the American Nursery and Landscape Assocation’s (ANLA) executive vice president, Bob Dolibois, and his wife Susie, reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro! “Kili” is the tallest free...
July 12, 2007
New England Floriculture, Inc., sponsors of the New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo, has awarded five New England state grower associations $2,000 each, using funds from the New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo. In total, more than $10,...
July 12, 2007
The Garden Expo/Floral Expo trade show brings together the lawn, garden, floral and outdoor living industries. This year, the show will take place October 16-17, 2007 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The show will feature exhibitors, new product...
July 12, 2007
Michigan State University will sponsor Garden Day on Aug. 10, 2007, at the Wharton Center in East Lansing. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and features two guest speakers and a variety of workshops. The morning keynote address will be...
July 12, 2007
The 123rd Annual Convention of the Society of American Florists (SAF) will offer many new education programs and general sessions focusing on marketing/public relations and business revitalization. SAF Palm Springs 2007 will take place Sept. 26-29,...
July 05, 2007
Fine Americas Introduces New PGR Fine Americas has introduced a new plant growth regulator, Configure, for growers. Configure is intended to increase lateral/basal branching and promote flowering in certain ornamental crops. Additionally,...
July 05, 2007
Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA) honored 14 individuals with the 2007 FNGLA Industry Awards during its 55th Annual Convention in June. These awards are given annually to those contributing time and energy into enhancing,...
July 05, 2007
Duty-free status for flowers coming into the United States from Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru will continue after Congress passed legislation extending the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) for eight months — through...
July 05, 2007
FNATS: The Landscape Show is set to take place Oct. 4-6, 2007, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This trade event is designed to offer comprehensive education, helpful information, new business relationships and connection with...
July 05, 2007
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) expressed deep disappointment at the Senate’s failure to advance S.1639, the comprehensive immigration bill. The bill stalled after a critical procedural vote failed 53-46. According to the...
June 29, 2007
Mid-Am, a premier horticultural trade show, recently held elections in Schaumburg, Ill., for its board of directors. The board of directors is made up of representatives from each of Mid-Am’s sponsoring organizations, namely, The Illinois Green...
June 29, 2007
Free Pest Management Guide Available BASF Turf & Ornamentals has published a free pest management guide to help nursery, greenhouse and turf maintenance professionals select effective solutions for a variety of pest management challenges....
June 29, 2007
In response to recent attention given to sustainability and organics, Ball Horticultural Co. has earned certification to process and distribute organic seed by the Organic Crop Improvement Association under the National Organic Program (NOP)...
June 29, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently decided its Census of Horticultural Specialties should be conducted more frequently. The census provides statistics on several agricultural segments, including floral and nursery, and will serve as...
June 29, 2007
The second annual Ride The Wave Fan Club Party will be held on July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m in Columbus, Ohio. It will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Franklin Conference Rooms C and D. This party, which occurs during the 2007 OFA Short Course,...
June 29, 2007
Mid-Am, a premier horticultural trade show, recently held elections in Schaumburg, Ill., for its board of directors. The board of directors is made up of representatives from each of Mid-Am’s sponsoring organizations, namely, The Illinois Green...
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