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December 07, 2007
As part of the ongoing integration of S&G Flowers and Fischer USA, Syngenta Seeds, Inc. recently announced new names for its NAFTA Flower business, a move that echoes the "exciting changes on the horizon for these companies," according to a...
December 07, 2007
For those who think "sustainability" is just a buzzword, the teleconference meeting that took place last Monday, Dec. 3, on the issue is the latest sign that recent discussions about the establishment of a national sustainable agriculture standard...
November 30, 2007
Sakata will be presenting a full comparison Primula Trial at its Denmark facility beginning this month. The trial will be available for viewing from Dec. 12 through January 25 and will feature Primula vulgaris (acaulis), Primula veris (polyanthus)...
November 30, 2007
Blooming Nursery Joins Hort Couture Grower Network Hort Couture announced the addition of Blooming Nursery to its grower network. Blooming Nursery Inc., founded in 1982, spans 52 acres of a combination of indoor heated space, shade, cold frame...
November 30, 2007
Fischer USA announced the addition of Natalia Hamill, brand manager for seed and perennials, to their team. With Fischer USA preparing to manage the product development of all S&G proprietary genetics starting with the 2008-2009 season, Hamill...
November 30, 2007
Bell Nursery, based in Burtonsville, Md., recently announced it has acquired Ulery Greenhouse Company. The move marks an expansion for Bell Nursery, who currently supplies plants to Home Depot and others in the mid-Atlantic region. With the...
November 30, 2007
What can the industry do to ensure Congress hears their concerns loud and clear? According to the Society of American Florists (SAF), one way to achieve this is by attending Congressional Action Days 2008, taking place Feb. 25-27 at the Fairmont...
November 16, 2007
Terra Nova Nurseries Celebrates 15th Birthday Happy B-day Terra Nova Nurseries! The perennial plant breeding company celebrated its 15th birthday on Oct. 15. Terra Nova has grown from a backyard breeding project to over 15 acres of trial beds,...
November 16, 2007
The American Nursery & Landscape Association's (ANLA) landscape division will launch its Masters in Landscape Business Management Program February 7 and 8, 2008, in Louisville, Ky. The program is an intense course for owners and general...
November 16, 2007
In an effort to save water and install water control features in every home, Orme, Tenn. Mayor Tony Reames and the City Council agreed to team up with H2O Guard, an Austin, Texas company in a "Save the Water Race," which was scheduled to take place...
November 16, 2007
Pike Family Nurseries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Wednesday, citing the unrelenting drought gripping the Southeast region of the country, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. According to the paper, the "heralded Norcross-...
November 09, 2007
Scotts Co. Restructures Professional Business Group The Scotts Co., a producer and marketer of professional horticulture products, announced a new organizational structure for its Professional Business Group last week intended to leverage the...
November 09, 2007
The Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation, which encourages educational opportunities for young people interested in entering the floriculture industry, is asking scholarship recipients to let them know where they are in their career today...
November 09, 2007
In an attempt to spark dialogue and awareness regarding the establishment of national standards for sustainable agriculture, the OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals — has created a page on their website dedicated to the issue that...
November 09, 2007
Ball Horticultural Co. has acquired the Dutch perennials company Darwin Plants, Ball announced last week. The new partnership combines Darwin’s expertise in perennials with Ball’s capabilities in research, production, sales, marketing and customer...
November 02, 2007
Anthony Tesselaar USA Licenses Altman Plants Anthony Tesselaar USA, Inc., recently announced that Altman Plants, headquartered in Vista, Calif., has joined the group of Tesselaar-licensed growers. Tesselaar has licensed Altman’s Loxahatchee, Fla...
November 02, 2007
Anthony Tesselaar USA Licenses Altman Plants Anthony Tesselaar USA, Inc., recently announced that Altman Plants, headquartered in Vista, Calif., has joined the group of Tesselaar-licensed growers. Tesselaar has licensed Altman’s Loxahatchee, Fla.,...
November 02, 2007
The American Hemerocallis Society, an international daylily society, announced its picks for the most dashing daylilies of the bunch. Judges throughout North America have selected the winners of various awards given out by the American...
November 02, 2007
The Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA), which represents Florida’s environmental horticulture industry, has been awarded $30,000 from the USDA Risk Management Education Partnership agreements. The funding was awarded for...
November 02, 2007
Goldsmith Seeds announced last week that, in a quest to offer the best and widest range of products possible, it would enter a marketing partnership with Kieft-Pro-Seeds. Throughout North America, Goldsmith will now market and support with...
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