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February 07, 2014
President Barack Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law on Feb. 7. Earlier in the week, the United States Senate voted to pass the the act, also known as the Farm Bill, by a vote of 68-32.This follows the approval by the U.S. House of...
February 04, 2014
BioSafe System's AzaGuard insecticide is now labeled for hydroponic and tree injection applications.  AzaGuard is an organic listed, 3% azadirachtin-based insecticide that controls more than 300 insect species. AzaGuard’s combination of...
February 03, 2014
Darwin Perennials Day will take place June 18, at the Gardens at Ball Horticultural Co., in West Chicago, Ill. The Gardens will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to see: the latest new perennial variety...
January 31, 2014
The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) board of directors has announced the rollout of CENTS University, a new approach to educating the green industry at the CENTS Marketplace convention. “CENTS University will reach out not only with...
January 31, 2014
On Jan. 29th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2014 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642) with a bipartisan vote of 251-166. The bill, formally known as the Agricultural Act of 2014, has been in play since 2012 and now moves to the Senate for a vote,...
January 30, 2014
BASF has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of Trinity fungicide for use in a wide range of ornamental applications. “Trinity fungicide offers preventive control for many common diseases, including powdery mildew,...
January 30, 2014
Peyam Barghassa is the new accounts manager for PARsource in the Southeastern regions of the U.S. Before entering the industry in 2003 as a North American representative for Grodan, Barghassa earned a master’s degree in soil science at Texas A&M...
January 30, 2014
All-America Selections (AAS) has announced eight new AAS Winners that proved themselves to be superior garden performers. With these additions, AAS has a grand total of 19 winners for the 2014 gardening season, the most in one year since its first...
January 27, 2014
The deadline for communities to register to participate in America in Bloom's 2014 program is Feb. 28, 2014. The program honors efforts for livability in communities of all types. Participants are evaluated on their efforts in horticulture...
January 25, 2014
Burpee Home Garden flower varieties scored well in university plant trials in 2013. Osteospermum White Lightning, Petunia Flash Mob Bluerific and Zinnia UpTown Grape were some of the varieties that consistently ranked high in trials with positive...
January 24, 2014
On Jan. 22, Electronic Grower Resources Online (e-GRO) launched the third year of e-GRO Alert. The goal of the newsletter is to inform growers of insect, disease, nutritional or physiological growth situations occurring in production greenhouses...
January 24, 2014
ePlantSource has entered the Small Business FedEx Grant Contest to win $25,000. With the grant money, ePlantSource would put additional development resources toward making freight charges more transparent and upfront to its customers. Freight costs...
January 24, 2014
BASF Empress Intrinsic-brand fungicide has received supplemental labeling from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on herbaceous and woody plants in greenhouse, nursery container and field production in New York. The drench...
January 20, 2014
Van Belle Nursery, Abbotsford, British Columbia, has redesigned its young plant shipping method using lean manufacturing principles to provide customers a competitive edge when producing finished containers. The new FloGo Shipping System saves labor...
January 17, 2014
Harvest Automation Inc. and Practical Software Solutions have partnered to connect Harvest Knowledge robot data systems with the Grower Vertical for Sage ERP package to develop integrated production optimization tools. Following on the heels of the...
January 17, 2014
GGS Structures Inc. has been chosen by Google to try its new Google Glass device, a wearable computer that projects a screen in front of the user’s eye. Google Glass is currently in prototype stages and is not yet available to the general public....
January 16, 2014
For the fourth year, floriculture/greenhouse specialists Dr. Mark Bridgen and Dr. Neil Mattson of Cornell University are organizing a tour of several of the main stops along the California Spring Trials route. The tour, from April 8-10, 2014, is...
January 16, 2014
McConkey Co. has launched its Charlotte Collection container line designed to fit in well with home décor and provide an upscale, classic appearance. The new design was selected after studying the primary female gardening demographic and exploring a...
January 10, 2014
On Jan. 21, the first International e-GRO Webinar Conference will take place from 11 a.m. until 3:15 EST. Registration for the on-line conference is free.   The International e-GRO Webinar Conference, sponsored by Fine Americas, will...
January 10, 2014
Dow AgroSciences recently announced that Maureen Clark has returned to the company's U.S. turf and ornamental (T&O) business as product manager. In her new role, Clark will execute the portfolio marketing strategy and implement product launches...
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