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October 10, 2008
Frisco, Texas, will play host to the industry’s first-ever conference focused exclusively on sustainability on Nov. 7 and 8. Organizers of the conference want to help “set the record straight” regarding sustainability and help growers get on the...
October 10, 2008
There is still time to get your applications in for the 10th annual GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship. The deadline is Oct. 31, 2008. The GPN and Nexus Corp. scholarship recognizes a college student who is studying horticulture and has successfully...
October 10, 2008
Ball Horticultural Company’s recently redesigned website, Simply Beautiful, is now live. Highlights of the website include an improved shopping list feature that allows visitors to create customized plant lists of products along with information...
October 10, 2008
Want to talk shop with industry experts? Workshop speakers and local industry experts will be available to spend some one-on-one time with growers — answering questions and sharing ideas — as part of the New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo’s...
October 10, 2008
After being bought by Bailey Nurseries in 1984, the Charles City, Iowa-based Sherman Nursery continued operating independently as a wholesale supplier of fine nursery stock. However, Bailey Nurseries, based in Newport, Minn., recently decided to...
October 10, 2008
The Floriculture College of Knowledge certificate program is preparing for its grand finale. The last planned offering will be held in coordination with the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo on Nov. 11 and 12, 2008, in Lansing, Mich. The four...
October 03, 2008
Dümmen USA Appoints John Orendoff as General Manager Dümmen USA is pleased to announce the hire of John Orendorff as the new general manager for its U.S. activities. In key management positions with Wal-Mart and recently logistics and distribution...
October 03, 2008
Before planning a pansy program, growers might want to check out Sakata’s Fall Pansy trial, taking place at Metrolina Greenhouses on Oct. 22 in Huntersville, N.C. The event, which starts at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m., is a complete comparison...
October 03, 2008
No more guessing games. A new honor — The American Garden Award — aims to recognize the most popular flowers as voted by American consumers. Competing flowers will be grown at prestigious gardens and visitors, patrons and gardeners will be able to...
October 03, 2008
The industry’s first-ever conference focused exclusively on sustainability is not to be missed. The conference, taking place Nov. 7 and 8 in Frisco, Texas, aims to “set the record straight” regarding sustainability and help growers get on the path...
October 03, 2008
Chilli thrips, a new invasive insect pest, is causing severe damage to ornamental plants throughout the Houston area. And Hurricane Ike may have spread the pest farther, beyond the region, said Dr. Scott Ludwig, Texas AgriLife Extension Service...
October 03, 2008
After much discussion and debate, the Standards Committee charged with developing a sustainable agriculture standard reached a consensus during their inaugural meeting Sept. 25 and 26: In order to move forward, they needed to take a step back. The...
September 26, 2008
The University of Florida is canceling its popular Variety Trial Garden in Gainesville due to recent budget restrictions. The trial garden in Gainesville was started eight years ago by Proven Winners’ Rick Schoellhorn and was managed by Jennifer...
September 26, 2008
For the first time in more than 100 years, the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), the non-profit, professional trade association for Southern green industry and horticultural companies and professionals, is breaking tradition and holding a winter...
September 26, 2008
James Leider Reassumes Chairman Role at Hortica Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits recently announced that former chairman of the board James Leider will reassume the role of chairman until the company’s February 24, 2009 policyholders’...
September 19, 2008
Hines Horticulture has secured $62 million in debtor-in-possession financing, which the commercial grower will use to continue operations as it seeks to sell its assets. The loans, approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware...
September 19, 2008
After a successful history of exhibiting together at the California Pack Trials, Syngenta and Goldsmith Seeds will be displaying separately in 2009 because of space constraints. By exhibiting separately, the two companies will have more room to...
September 19, 2008
The industry is mourning the loss of one of its pioneers: McConkey founder and innovator Jack McConkey. McConkey died Sept. 3, 2008, at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The Seattle native purchased McLean Bulb Farms in...
September 19, 2008
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the American Society for Horticulture Science (ASHS) and 28 state green industry associations have joined forces to raise awareness of green...
September 19, 2008
Calling all young plant professionals: The 2008 Plug & Cutting Conference, an intensive, hands-on learning and network event focused on increasing profits, will take place Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2008 in Orlando, Fla. The conference, a...