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February 09, 2007
The Colombian Association of Flower Exporters (Asocolflores) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Florverde, its certification program that was created to improve the lives and living standards of floral farm workers and their families; to...
February 09, 2007
All-America Selections (AAS) recently announced the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Society, an AAS flower display garden since 1982 and an official AAS trial ground since 2002, as the Category III Exemplary Education Award winner. The Dallas...
February 01, 2007
Stuppy Sells Floral Products Company The Stuppy family has sold the assets of Stuppy Floral Products Company to Baisch and Skinner Inc. of St. Louis, Mo. Stuppy will now focus on operating Stuppy Greenhouse Manufacturing, Inc., and SGM Management,...
February 01, 2007
The Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) Student Career Days are held each year at a different college or university across the United States. The 31st annual event will take place at Michigan State University, March 29 through April 1, 2007....
February 01, 2007
Spring is Home Depot’s major hiring season, and it is planning to create 15,000 new positions this year at stores across the United States. The chain has been trying to improve service in response to complaints that customer service has decreased in...
February 01, 2007
Changes are taking place in Washington, and the green industry may be affected by decisions made in the 110th Congress. Green industry members can let their legislators know what is important to them by participating in SAF’s Congressional Action...
February 01, 2007
The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently released its 2007 forecast, predicting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) will increase 4.8 percent from last year. According to its quarterly Retail Sales...
January 26, 2007
Selecta Adds Three Root-And-Sell Companies Selecta First Class, Inc., recently announced the addition of three new companies: Pleasant View Gardens, Van de Wetering Greenhouses and Yoder Brothers. They are joining Selecta’s existing root-and-sell...
January 26, 2007
The Society for American Florists (SAF) 23rd Annual Conference on Pest and Disease Management for Ornamentals will take place next month in Portland, Ore. The focus of this year’s conference is “New Directions.” Organizers have planned more than 20...
January 26, 2007
President Bush expressed a commitment to comprehensive immigration reform recently during his State of the Union address. The President said that reform must include security at U.S. borders; a workable worksite enforcement system; a temporary...
January 26, 2007
The House of Representatives recently approved H.R. 1, the Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007 introduced by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), in a 299-128 vote. One bill provision would expand...
January 19, 2007
America In Bloom has organized a contest that helps community members better their neighborhoods. Registration for this year’s contest closes on Feb. 28. The 8-point program works to improve tidiness, heritage awareness, environmental programs and...
January 19, 2007
New England Grows 2007 will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Mass., Feb. 6-8. Thousands of green industry professionals are expected to participate in this year’s conference. Industry professionals, academics,...
January 19, 2007
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) recently announced the appointment of Sten Crissey to the new position of vice president of development and industry relations. Effective Feb. 1, Crissey will be responsible for raising awareness for AFE and...
January 19, 2007
Greenhouse operators looking for strategies to lower their monthly fuel bills are encouraged to attend a series of winter grower meetings coordinated by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. Five meetings will take place across Michigan: Jan...
January 19, 2007
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting an electronic public discussion on methods used to evaluate the potential of imported plants to become invasive species if they are introduced into the United States. Anyone can...
January 19, 2007
The House of Representatives recently voted to increase the federal minimum wage for the first time since 1997, boosting it by $2.10 an hour to $7.25 in three phases over two years. The new rate would mean about $4,000 a year more for a minimum-wage...
January 12, 2007
Smithers-Oasis Co. Buys Floralife Smithers-Oasis Co. announced that it has purchased Floralife, Inc., a supplier of post-harvest floral products, from AgroFresh, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rohm and Haas Company. Smithers-Oasis...
January 12, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) is accepting nominations for its annual awards, which honors those who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the floral industry. The 2007 awards deadline is Feb. 1, 2007. This year’s awards will be...
January 12, 2007
The Perennial Plant Association will be hosting its 1-day regional P.L.A.N.T.S. Symposium on Jan. 21, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio. The event will take place in the ballroom of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Guest speakers will discuss “...