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March 02, 2007
U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) offered an amendment to the Improving America’s Security Act (S. 4) currently being considered by the Senate. The Schumer-Menendez amendment would require 100 percent of containers...
February 23, 2007
Fafard Acquires Manitoba Peat Quarry Leases FPM Peat Moss Company Ltd., a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Conrad Fafard Inc., closed its purchase of peat quarry leases in Manitoba, Canada, earlier this week. The acquisition from Gromor...
February 23, 2007
The Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Alumni Association has named its annual lecture series the “Fred Hicks ’62 Memorial Lecture Series” in memory of Fred Hicks, the late president of Hicks Nurseries, Westbury, N.Y., and 1962...
February 23, 2007
New England Grows, a green industry exposition and educational conference, announced it has committed $50,000 to the Boston Schoolyard Funders Collaborative (BSFC) in support of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative (BSI), a public/private partnership...
February 23, 2007
The future prospects for specialty, ornamental and greenhouse crops in Michigan, pest management research on these crops, new pest management tools now available and the role of the IR-4 program in bringing these to specialty crops will be the focus...
February 23, 2007
Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) are working to create an alternative to the plastic mulch films used by growers in the vegetable, nursery and landscape industries to retain moisture, control weeds and protect plants in the winter....
February 23, 2007
On Feb. 16, 2007, tragedy struck the family of Dallas Johnson Greenhouses, Council Bluffs, Iowa, when at approximately 9:30 p.m. the company’s corporate airplane crashed four miles east of the Council Bluffs Airport. The crash took the lives of all...
February 16, 2007
Syngenta Names Spain To Head Up Lawn & Garden Operations Steve Spain has been named head of Lawn & Garden Commercial Operations at Syngenta Professional Products. He succeeds Keelan Pulliam, who was recently named president of Syngenta-owned...
February 16, 2007
Has your city registered to participate in this year’s program to earn its recognition as an America In Bloom (AIB) award-winning place to live? If not, registration is still open until Feb. 28, 2007. Participating AIB towns have experienced...
February 16, 2007
A number of organizations, including the Society of American Florists (SAF), met recently to sign a letter to the president thanking him for demonstrating his continued support for family businesses. Again this year, President Bush included a...
February 16, 2007
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) recently announced that Tom Fochtman and Jesus Medrano, owners of CoCal Landscape, with locations throughout Colorado, have pledged $25,000 to the ALCA Educational Foundation (AEF) scholarship fund....
February 16, 2007
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) Executive Committee considered 100 applications for research funding in 2007 and granted $350,000 to 24 projects and four scholarships. The committee selected research focusing on industry priority issues...
February 16, 2007
Wal-Mart’s use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) was intended to save money on labor and inventory costs, but the savings have not been seen yet, reported the Wall Street Journal. With climbing costs, Wal-Mart needs a new breakthrough in its...
February 09, 2007
Piccolo Accepted For Registration In Canada Fine Americas, Inc., has announced that the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has accepted Piccolo for registration in Canada. Piccolo will be available in Canada in 1-liter bottles and can be...
February 09, 2007
Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) will be speaking at the SAFPAC Gold Club Lunch during the Society of American Florists’ Congressional Action Days. He is chief sponsor of the AgJOBS bill and a major supporter of comprehensive immigration reform. He will...
February 09, 2007
David Fujino, a horticulture consultant with more than 19 years of experience in the nursery industry, has been hired to lead the new California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). He is the...
February 09, 2007
To help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establish an emergency status for liverwort, the agency is allowing growers to share their comments on why it should grant emergency use of Gentry, a product from Chemtura that contains the active...
February 09, 2007
OFA – an Association of Floriculture Professionals will host its annual Short Course July 14-17, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio. The OFA Short Course is expected to attract exhibitors and visitors from around the world this July. The trade show will...
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...