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November 09, 2007
In an attempt to spark dialogue and awareness regarding the establishment of national standards for sustainable agriculture, the OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals — has created a page on their website dedicated to the issue that...
November 09, 2007
Ball Horticultural Co. has acquired the Dutch perennials company Darwin Plants, Ball announced last week. The new partnership combines Darwin’s expertise in perennials with Ball’s capabilities in research, production, sales, marketing and customer...
November 02, 2007
Anthony Tesselaar USA Licenses Altman Plants Anthony Tesselaar USA, Inc., recently announced that Altman Plants, headquartered in Vista, Calif., has joined the group of Tesselaar-licensed growers. Tesselaar has licensed Altman’s Loxahatchee, Fla...
November 02, 2007
Anthony Tesselaar USA Licenses Altman Plants Anthony Tesselaar USA, Inc., recently announced that Altman Plants, headquartered in Vista, Calif., has joined the group of Tesselaar-licensed growers. Tesselaar has licensed Altman’s Loxahatchee, Fla.,...
November 02, 2007
The American Hemerocallis Society, an international daylily society, announced its picks for the most dashing daylilies of the bunch. Judges throughout North America have selected the winners of various awards given out by the American...
November 02, 2007
The Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA), which represents Florida’s environmental horticulture industry, has been awarded $30,000 from the USDA Risk Management Education Partnership agreements. The funding was awarded for...
November 02, 2007
Goldsmith Seeds announced last week that, in a quest to offer the best and widest range of products possible, it would enter a marketing partnership with Kieft-Pro-Seeds. Throughout North America, Goldsmith will now market and support with...
November 02, 2007
Last Thursday, VeriFlora blanketed New York City with 80,000 flowers grown under environmentally friendly and socially responsible conditions, as part of Garden in Transit, a community art project celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the New...
November 02, 2007
Glass Corner Greenhouses, Inc. announced last Wednesday, Oct. 31, that "after five years of continuous setbacks and extraordinary circumstances," the Michigan-based operation would be closing its doors. "It is with great sadness and deep regret we...
October 26, 2007
B&H Flowers Receives Green Award In recognition of its environmentally conscious growing practices, B&H Flowers, Inc., a fifth-generation family operation located in Carpinteria, Calif., was awarded Santa Barbara County's Green Award. The...
October 26, 2007
The apricot-hued spray rose, ‘Kelly', reigned supreme at the Society of American Florists' (SAF) 2007 Outstanding Varieties Competition, held at the SAF's 123rd annual convention in Palm Springs, Calif., in late September. The rose was produced by...
October 26, 2007
The U.S. Senate may consider, as early as the week of Oct. 29, critically important immigration reform legislation known as AgJOBS. The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and the Society of American Florists (SAF) helped negotiate...
October 26, 2007
At a time when margins on poinsettias have been squeezed razor-thin, the OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals — is sponsoring a symposium aimed at helping wholesale and retail growers of all sizes rediscover the value in this crop....
October 26, 2007
Interested in sharpening your business skills? Registration is now open for the 2008 American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) Management Clinic, to take place Friday through Monday, Feb. 8 to 11, in Louisville, Ky. The clinic is the...
October 19, 2007
Gulley's Greenhouses Joins Rock Star Network Valleybrook International Ventures Inc. announced recently that Gulley's Greenhouses of Fort Collins, Colo., has joined the network of Rock Star grower licensees. In addition to becoming licensed growers...
October 19, 2007
Conrad Fafard, Inc., a supplier of professional mixes, retail mixes and Canadian Sphagnum peat moss, has recently added Dr. Jamie Gibson as the company's corporate manager for quality control/technical services. Gibson will be based at Fafard's...
October 19, 2007
In two separate inspections of Yoder Brothers' facilities in Alva and Parrish, Fla., in early October, the United States Department of Agriculture determined that both facilities were clean of Chrysanthemum White Rust (CWR), according to a Yoder...
October 19, 2007
As part of a continuing effort to help growers combat rising labor costs, increase profits and ease crop production, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) has introduced two new programs aimed at making growers' jobs a little easier. The Plant & Ship...
October 19, 2007
The deadline for Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to Meet Economic and Environmental Needs) proposals is Jan. 7, 2008, Michigan State University (MSU) announced recently. About $1.3 million will be available for funding new...
October 19, 2007
Last week, the Senate passed a one-year extension of the H-2B return guest worker exemption program. This marks a critical step forward in the continuing push to secure a more permanent extension. Corey Connors, director of legislative relations...
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