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June 29, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently decided its Census of Horticultural Specialties should be conducted more frequently. The census provides statistics on several agricultural segments, including floral and nursery, and will serve as...
June 29, 2007
The second annual Ride The Wave Fan Club Party will be held on July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m in Columbus, Ohio. It will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Franklin Conference Rooms C and D. This party, which occurs during the 2007 OFA Short Course,...
June 29, 2007
Mid-Am, a premier horticultural trade show, recently held elections in Schaumburg, Ill., for its board of directors. The board of directors is made up of representatives from each of Mid-Am’s sponsoring organizations, namely, The Illinois Green...
June 21, 2007
Chemtura Enters Marketing Partnership With OHP Chemtura Corporation announced last week it has entered into a marketing partnership agreement for its greenhouse and nursery products line with OHP, Inc. Effective July 2, 2007, Chemtura will partner...
June 21, 2007
The Trustees of the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2007-2008 Shinoda Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are given to students studying floriculture, horticulture and related fields. Eight...
June 21, 2007
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) recently announced that plans are well under way for the upcoming Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery and Historic Congressional Cemetery on Monday, July 16, 2007, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:...
June 21, 2007
The University of Florida trial garden recently selected its spring award winners based on April and May garden performance when weather conditions are similar to late spring in the Southeast and summer in the Midwest. The trial places significant...
June 21, 2007
The 2007 Flower Trial Field Day, co-sponsored by Penn State Cooperative Extension, Capital Regional Greenhouse Advisory Committee and PA Floral Industries Association, is set to take place on July 26, 2007, at the Southeast Research Center and...
June 21, 2007
United States Department Of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have discovered a way to make potting mixes more successful than fungicide in reducing Botrytis gray mold, the most common disease affecting greenhouse floral crops such as begonia,...
June 15, 2007
Farm bill legislation has seen some progress in the House of Representatives recent. Chairman Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.) convened the Horticulture and Organic Agriculture Subcommittee to consider the draft of provisions of the farm bill that fall...
June 15, 2007
Celebrate community improvement initiatives at the sixth annual America In Bloom (AIB) symposium and awards program Sept. 27-29, in Rockford, Ill. AIB encourages nationwide beautification programs, personal and community involvement, educational...
June 15, 2007
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the final stages to begin screening pesticides for their potential effect on the endocrine system. The agency is seeking comment on the draft list of 73 pesticides to be evaluated under the new...
June 15, 2007
Swanson Russell Associates (SRA) has partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s (UNL) Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, creating the department’s “Go Green” awareness campaign. Armed with posters, t-shirts, bags, buttons and...
June 15, 2007
Discover ways for your company to be more Hispanic ready at the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) Specialty Symposium, taking place Aug. 24-26, 2007, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Ind. The keynote address will focus...
June 15, 2007
At the end of the Senate’s second week of debate on S. 1348, the comprehensive immigration reform bill, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pulled the bill from the floor following disagreements with opponents of the bipartisan compromise. Reid held...
June 08, 2007
Peters Family Celebrates 60 Years In Horticulture Founded in 1947 by Bob Peters as Horticultural Services in Allentown, Pa., the Peters family is celebrating its 60th year in the horticulture industry. Today, J.R. Peters Inc. is still housed in...
June 08, 2007
An entomologist, a plant pathologist, an economist and a sociologist are the newest William Neal Reynolds professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU). The William Neal Reynolds Professorship...
June 08, 2007
New England Grows, a green industry exposition and educational conference in the Northeast, has announced that Christopher Zane, owner of Conn.-based Zanes Cycles, will give the keynote address on the opening day of the 2008 event. New England Grows...
June 08, 2007
With a June 30 deadline approaching, Congress has not yet taken steps to ensure continuation of the duty-free status for flowers coming into the United States from Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, according to the Society of American Florists (...
June 08, 2007
On June 28, 2007, nursery growers, greenhouse managers and gardening enthusiasts can view field tests of flowering bedding plant varieties at the annual Overton Horticultural Field Day. More than 800 varieties will be on display, including 180...
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