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November 07, 2008
In this age of instant communication, the horticulture industry has been making some strides forward. Ecke Ranch’s web support programs have enjoyed a 50 percent increase in active users to its online technical resource community. Busy customers...
November 07, 2008
The Athens Select Marketing Association has teamed up with the Southern Living Plant Collection to inspire gardeners with innovative varieties sure to reinvigorate their landscapes. Six Athens Select varieties will be offered as part of the...
November 07, 2008
The Horticultural Research Institution (HRI), the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) recently awarded several scholarships to the industry’s lifeblood — talented and committed students seeking a career in...
November 03, 2008
Ball Selects Mirel Bioplastic For New Soilwrap Plantable Container Application MBLX announced recently that Telles(TM), its joint venture with Archer Daniels Midland Company that produces Mirel(TM) bioplastics, has entered into an agreement to...
November 03, 2008
Frisco, Texas will host the industry’s first-ever conference focused exclusively on sustainability this weekend. Organizers of the conference, taking place on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8, want to help “set the record straight” regarding...
November 03, 2008
Altman Specialty Plants Inc., a wholesale nursery business, has completed the construction of a new, state-of-the-art greenhouse dedicated solely to research and improving the field of ornamental plant production. The research center is called the...
November 03, 2008
Kerry’s Nursery of Homestead, a leading orchid and bromeliad producer, and Twyford International, one of the largest plant tissue labs in the world, have achieved VeriFlora certification, the sustainability benchmark for potted plants and cut...
November 03, 2008
The Standards Committee, charged with spearheading the process to develop a national standard for sustainable agriculture, recently announced its officer selections: Marty Matlock – Standards Committee Chairman Ronald Moore – Standards Committee...
November 03, 2008
Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to meet Economic and Environmental Needs), Michigan’s plant agriculture initiative at Michigan State University, has issued its request for proposals (RFP) for fiscal year 2009. More than $2...
November 03, 2008
Two weeks after acquiring Goldsmith Seeds, Syngenta announced that it will purchase the Chrysanthemum and Aster product lines from Yoder Brothers. With this transaction, Syngenta acquires the Yoder chrystanthemum and aster genetics and breeding...
October 24, 2008
Mark your calendar for Ecke Ranch’s Poinsettia Trial Open House, slated for Nov. 24 to 28 and Dec. 1 to 5 at the Ecke Ranch facilities in Encinitas, Calif. The open house — whose theme is “Putting energy into solving your problems” — will...
October 24, 2008
Dosatron International, Inc. Joins the Water Education Alliance for Horticulture Dosatron International, Inc., an industry leader in water-powered proportional dosing technology, has joined the Water Education Alliance for Horticulture. In this...
October 24, 2008
An Ohio State University horticulturist has been appointed to the university's D.C. Kiplinger Endowed Chair in Floriculture in order to advance research and education and perpetuate the profitability and sustainability of the floriculture industry...
October 24, 2008
It’s time again for the National Poinsettia Trials, a collaboration of the research and trialing efforts of three universities (Purdue University, University of Florida and North Carolina State University), one commercial site (Homewood Nursery in...
October 24, 2008
A week after the announcement that Syngenta signed an agreement to acquire Goldsmith Seeds, the industry is still buzzing with questions: How will this affect Goldsmith’s customers? employees? the industry as a whole? The big reaction has been “...
October 17, 2008
On the heels of a destructive hurricane season – in which many industry professionals in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states were “battered and tattered” — the Southern Nursery Association’s (SNA) Disaster Relief Committee has been busy keeping...
October 17, 2008
As many growers seek ways to become more energy efficient or invest in renewable energy sources, the time is now to explore ways to fund these types of projects. With this goal in mind, growers are invited to attend a grant-writing workshop on...
October 17, 2008
Ball Horticultural Company, an international breeder, producer and wholesale distributor of ornamental plants, was off to a golden start when its booth presentations were awarded Gold — not once but twice — by the Horti Fair’s VKC committee. High...
October 17, 2008
Ecke Ranch Welcomes New Hire Steve Flickinger has joined Ecke Ranch’s sales team as key account sales manager for the western region. In this role, Flickinger will assume responsibility of the West Coast sales territory, reporting directly to...
October 10, 2008
Luscious Citrus Blend Wins Top Spot for Quebec’s Les Exceptionnelles Proven Winners’ Luscious Citrus Blend lantana claimed the coveted top spot for Quebec’s Les Exceptionnelles, a listing of the top 10 bedding plants selected by Quebec...