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November 30, 2006
U.S. agriculture held its own in a bitter fight at this year's Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (the international treaty governing methyl bromide), Oct. 30- Nov. 3, 2006, in New Delhi, India. With strong support from many agriculture...
November 30, 2006
The Society of American Florists (SAF) now offers new online tools that are intended to help businesses grow in a number of ways. There are four business-building tools available: MagnetMail. This provides E-mail marketing and E-newsletter tools to...
November 30, 2006
Costa Farms announced the acquisition of a production facility in Pipersville, Pa. Located one hour north of Philadelphia and two hours west of New York City, the newly acquired facility will stretch Costa’s footprint through the Mid-Atlantic States...
November 22, 2006
Concise Now Registered For California Fine Americas, Inc., recently announced that the new growth regulator Concise is now registered for California. Concise was developed to produce compact and marketable plants across a range of ornamentals,...
November 22, 2006
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting an electronic public discussion on methods that can be used to evaluate the potential of imported plants to become invasive species if they are introduced into the United States. Any...
November 22, 2006
The fifteenth annual New England Grows conference and exhibition will take place Feb. 6-7, 2007, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. The conference program will feature 30 different educational programs designed...
November 22, 2006
The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) will celebrate its 36th year Jan. 18-20, 2007, at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. More than 500 tropical foliage-related companies will be on hand to display their products....
November 22, 2006
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) board of directors has established an educational fund for former SNA Executive Vice President Danny Summers’ children and will make an initial contribution to the fund. Summers and his wife, Karen, who have...
November 22, 2006
The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) has named nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’ as the 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year. Catmint is the common name of this perennial, which has aromatic, silver-green foliage and dark blue-purple flowers from late spring to...
November 22, 2006
StandPoint, a market research company for the home and garden industry, has released new research on the outdoor living market. The report, “Outdoor Living — A New Landscape for Home & Garden Consumers,” is a look at the outdoor living market as...
November 17, 2006
Ball Seed, Paul Ecke Ranch Announce Mum Partnership Last week, Ball Seed Company and Paul Ecke Ranch announced a new partnership that will bring production of the Ball chrysanthemum exclusive line of garden mum varieties to the Ecke facility in...
November 17, 2006
The University of Arizona’s Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design short course will convene Jan 14-17, 2007, at the Doubletree Hotel in Tucson, Ariz. This is the seventh year for the short course and is sponsored by the College of...
November 17, 2006
South Dakota’s Department of Agriculture recently announced a new program that will provide grants for improving specialty crop projects. For this program, specialty crops are defined as nursery crops (including floriculture), vegetables, fruits,...
November 17, 2006
Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to meet Environmental and Economic Needs), Michigan’s plant agriculture initiative at Michigan State University (MSU), has issued a request for proposals for fiscal year 2007. It is seeking research...
November 17, 2006
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) recently welcomed three new board of trustees members. The new members are Tom Butler, chairman of Teleflora, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Gabriel Becerra, president of Golden Flowers, Miami, Fla.; and Chuck Gainan,...
November 10, 2006
EuroAmerican Catalog Wins GWA Award EuroAmerican Propagators LLC recently announced its 2006-2007 “The Nature of Color” catalog received the Garden Writers Association (GWA) Gold Award for Best Trade Product. At 208 pages, the full-color catalog...
November 10, 2006
Chicago will host more than 12,000 horticulture professionals during the Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show (Mid-Am) this January. More than 600 companies will be on hand to exhibit their products and services. Mid-Am will take place Jan.17-19,...
November 10, 2006
It’s time again for The National Poinsettia Trials, which are a collaboration of the research and trialing efforts of three universities (Purdue University, University of Florida and North Carolina State University), one commercial site (Homewood...
November 10, 2006
Last week, the Southern Nursery Association (SNA) named Sam Galloway interim executive vice president of the association, replacing the departing Danny Summers. Galloway began his duties at SNA on Nov. 6. Galloway comes to SNA after 27 years with...
November 10, 2006
The Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) passed the 5,000 mark in traditional consumer media coverage recently. More than 5,000 stories based on FPO press releases and public relations activities have been generated in the U.S. media since the FPO...