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March 27, 2008
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has elected three new trustees to serve three-year terms on the Board of Trustees. Dwight Larimer, Design Master Color Tool Inc., Boulder, Colo.; Robert Maddux, Krueger-Maddux Greenhouses, Cincinnati, Ohio, and...
March 27, 2008
As if we needed another reason to worry about the effects of global warming, recent research points a finger at global warming as the possible culprit behind a new generation of more aggressive weeds. According to a press release by the Weed...
March 27, 2008
The can’t-miss event for garden center owners, greenhouse retailers and growers in New England, the New England Greenhouse Conference & Expo, is slated for Nov. 5 to 7 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Each day will feature consecutive...
March 27, 2008
Ball Horticulture Company and French firm Alliance 47 have joined forces to develop and commercialize new bio-packaging options for the horticulture industry, according to a Ball press release. Under the long-term agreement, Ball has exclusive...
March 27, 2008
With new offerings and an inspiring “Learn, Grow and Connect” theme, the 2008 OFA Short Course, taking place July 12 to 15 in Columbus, Ohio, promises to be better than ever this time around. The floriculture industry’s premier educational and...
March 26, 2008
What’s out in 2008? Eco-weak. What’s in? Eco-chic! For the second year in a row, Project EverGreen is inviting garden centers to pull out all the stops and motivate Americans to turn their lawns and gardens into stylish green displays with its “...
March 26, 2008
The garden center track at this year’s OFA Short Course, July 12 to 15 in Columbus, Ohio, will provide plenty of ideas to make your company more profitable. The garden center program kicks off with an all-day garden center tour on Saturday, July 12...
March 26, 2008
If you’re interested in being part of the voting committee to create a national sustainability standard, your application deadline is approaching. Your last opportunity to submit an application to the Leonardo Academy, which is overseeing the...
March 22, 2008
Companies across the industry are announcing new personnel appointments taking over key positions. Fine Americas, Inc., a manufacturer of plant growth regulators, has appointed Dudley Dabbs as southeast regional sales manager. Dabbs, who is based...
March 22, 2008
In the wake of a continued labor crisis, the passage of anti-employer state legislation and the prospect of the social security no-match rule being reissued as early as April, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a strong supporter of the AgJOBS legislation, is...
March 22, 2008
Michigan greenhouse growers, currently facing increasing pressure from major retailers to operate in a sustainable manner, have a new assessment tool to help them meet the industry’s demand for environmental responsibility. Greenhouse *A* Syst...
March 20, 2008
We recently received this legislative action notice from OFA — An Association of Floriculture Professionals — and the Society of American Florists (SAF) and wanted to pass it on to you. The Floriculture & Nursery Research Initiative is at risk...
March 14, 2008
Costa Farms Names New Executives Costa Farms, a leader in indoor plant production and one of the nation’s largest bedding producers, has new energy in its management. Costa Farms has added three high-level executives to the team: Mike Rimland,...
March 14, 2008
Geranium growers: Any nagging questions keeping you up at night? Look no further then Ecke Ranch’s Tech Help Bulletin Board, On Board. The site has been the go-to place for fast, accurate poinsettia information for the past four poinsettia seasons...
March 14, 2008
Elzinga & Hoeksema’s (E&H) newest greenhouse embraces sustainability from top to bottom. E&H Greenhouses, one of southwest Michigan’s largest commercial greenhouse growers, has constructed “one of the Midwest’s first USDA-certified-...
March 14, 2008
Two Michigan State University researchers headed to the Netherlands on a journey to find solutions to curb the state’s rising energy costs. And the trip abroad opened their eyes to some innovative strategies. Since 2004, energy costs have...
March 07, 2008
California-based Armstrong Garden Centers has purchased 15 Pike Family Nurseries retail locations for $5.2 million, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last week. Pike, a long-standing Atlanta powerhouse, filed for bankruptcy protection last...
March 07, 2008
Water. Labor. The Farm Bill. These are some of the state and federal policy issues that the Michigan Floriculture Growers Council (MFGC) has selected to focus on for 2008. The MFGC Policy Committee established a comprehensive list of important...
March 07, 2008
In this fast-changing industry, the need to increase efficiency and accuracy in the supply chain has become more vital than ever. As a direct response to changes within the industry, three distributors — BWI Companies, Inc., Griffin Greenhouse and...
March 07, 2008
Takii & Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that breeds, produces and sells vegetable and flower varieties since 1835, has acquired 100 percent share in Global Flowers. Established in 1996, Global Flowers is a company specialized in breeding,...
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