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February 26, 2008
As the sun comes out and the weather begins to warm up, gardeners are coming out of hibernation and looking for the best and brightest varieties to plant in their yards once spring begins. The Internet provides a wealth of information this time of...
February 21, 2008
Northwest Horticulture Releases its New Big Green Book Northwest Horticulture, a provider of perennials, ornamental grasses, landscape roses and groundcovers, has announced the release of its new Big Green Book. The 136-page book contains many...
February 21, 2008
Next week, floriculture takes the nation’s capital by storm. More than 110 Society of American Florists (SAF) members from 40 companies and 27 states will discuss their business concerns with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. during SAF Congressional...
February 21, 2008
Dave Barcel, senior technical manager for OHP, Inc., in cooperation with American Takii, has set up a number of plant growth regulator trials at the upcoming California Pack Trials and will share the results with attendees. Barcel will be showing...
February 21, 2008
Applications are now available for the American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) Vic & Margaret Ball and Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Programs for eligible students. These programs help students gain hands-on, real-world floriculture experience. The...
February 21, 2008
GPN will present the first in a series of free webinars, “PGR Best Practices with Perennials,” at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Editorial contributor Joyce Latimer will provide an update on plant growth regulators (PGR), give examples of their use on...
February 15, 2008
MasterTag Inroduces Sustainable Plant Labels MasterTag announces the introduction of two new label options made with environmentally sustainable materials. These new products are a result of an exhaustive search and testing and will provide growers...
February 15, 2008
Pantone, known as a world leader of the color and design industries, recently released its yearly PANTONE Fashion Report. According to the report, fall ’08 — which will be defined in part by the hotly contested upcoming presidential election —...
February 15, 2008
A recent survey conducted by SnagAJob.com and IPSOS Public Affairs recently found that one in four U.S. workers will be seeking new employment in 2008 — and some may be looking to supplement their income with a second job — according to an article...
February 15, 2008
Novalis, a professional horticulture trade consortium made up of annual, perennial and woody ornamental growers across the country, recently announced it had added new growers to its network. In a broad expansion of the alliance-based network,...
February 08, 2008
As international competition intensifies, floriculture associations in Hilo, Hawaii, are seeking the formation of an industry-wide umbrella organization to help Hawaiian nursery products compete in a global market. The Hawaii Florists and Shippers...
February 08, 2008
Industry Veteran Named New Executive Director of PDSI Nursery industry veteran Todd Carnley is the new executive director of Plant Development Services Inc. (PDSI). Carnley is also director of development for the new Southern Living Plant...
February 08, 2008
As you know, the battle to control pests and keep your crops healthy can be daunting. Bugs become resistant; diseases evolve; and new pests arrive. The Society of American Florists’ Pest Management Conference, taking place Feb. 28-March 1 in...
February 08, 2008
After a year marked by a series of devastating natural disasters — from wildfires in California to drought in the Southeast — growers would be wise to prepare themselves for fire, weather and other potential disasters. For growers, business is...
February 08, 2008
What are some of the key financial issues keeping growers up at night these days? Odds are that a potential recession, low pricing, reduced profitability, a maturing marketplace and water shortages all make the list. As a means of addressing the...
February 08, 2008
The Bush Administration has announced dramatic changes underway to increase the number of legal agricultural workers in the United States. As the industry grapples with a chronic labor shortage, steps are being taken for the most significant...
February 01, 2008
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) granted $425,000 to research endeavors throughout the country for 2008. The chosen projects focus on critical industry issues, with the goal of resulting in innovative solutions and problem-solving...
February 01, 2008
Project EverGreen ended 2007 with a bang, according to Den Gardner, executive director of the national nonprofit organization representing diverse segments of the green industry. The organization had a strong year, with more 112 contributions from...
February 01, 2008
Are you ready for New England Grows!? The Northeast’s largest green industry exposition and educational conference, with the zesty tag line “One Show. A Million Ideas,” is just two days away. New England Grows!, taking place Wednesday through...
February 01, 2008
Hines Horticulture Inc. recently announced that it anticipates filing a Form 15 on or around Feb. 7, 2008, with the Securities and Exchange Commission to deregister its common stock under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company is able to...
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