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March 09, 2007
McCorkle Nurseries Joins Encore Azalea Grower Network Encore Azalea has added McCorkle Nurseries to its 9-member wholesale grower network. McCorkle Nurseries should bring increased distribution and growing capacity for Encore Azalea. Encore...
March 09, 2007
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) spoke on behalf of labor-intensive agriculture in the United States at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Agricultural Outlook Conference. ANLA provided an overview of agriculture’s...
March 09, 2007
Steve Newton has been named executive vice president of the Southern Nursery Association (SNA). Skeeter McCorkle, SNA president, made the announcement last Monday. “SNA has found the right leader for our ever-changing marketplace,” McCorkle stated...
March 09, 2007
Totaling more than 7 acres, this year’s OFA Short Course trade show is expanding to 1,440 exhibit spaces, a 122-booth increase. AgriNomix, Dillen Products, and Novalis have moved to a newly opened section and will anchor this expanded space. Also...
March 09, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is the primary agency tasked with preventing the entry of potentially invasive pests and pathogens via nursery plants and other pathways. Currently, the agency...
March 02, 2007
Hines Opens New California Facility Hines Horticulture is preparing for the spring season with a new growing facility in Winters, Calif. This new facility has more than 600 available acres for production. Main irrigation lines encompass more than...
March 02, 2007
College students preparing for careers in the green industry are invited to apply for the 2007 Because Green Matters scholarships offered by Project EverGreen. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2007. Den Gardner, executive...
March 02, 2007
Every year, All-America Selections tests new, unsold cultivars in various trials and informs gardeners about the winners. The newest winners were announced recently and will be available May 1, 2007. There are three 2008 winners: Bedding plant...
March 02, 2007
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and its Endowment Fund, the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), announced the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) Board of Directors has agreed to...
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....