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August 04, 2006
The University of Minnesota has created a new Web site and set up a toll-free phone number to help answer questions about this summer’s drought. The University’s Extension Service Web site now has a section containing information on heat safety and...
August 04, 2006
A recent meeting of green industry academia and horticultural professionals highlighted some important research projects currently being funded by the Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative (FNRI). These Initiative-funded projects continue to...
August 04, 2006
Last week, a coalition of 14 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require pesticide manufacturers to disclose all of the hazardous ingredients on their product labels. Currently, the EPA requires...
July 27, 2006
PW Adds To Packaging Program Proven Winners (PW) is making new pots and POP kits available for several of the varieties in its Proven Packages program. For the 2006-2007 growing season, growers will have the option of purchasing any-sized,...
July 27, 2006
Sakata Seed America will conduct pansy trials this fall at three different locations. Each site will provide a venue for a regionalized evaluation of Sakata genetics to include a full comparison trial. The trials will provide an opportunity for...
July 27, 2006
The Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) recently announced a new policy allowing floriculture industry professionals the opportunity to link to the FPO Web site. Web traffic at www.flowerpossibilities.com/ and www.flowermd.com has increased more...
July 27, 2006
The floriculture industry came together in Columbus, Ohio, earlier this month for the 2006 OFA Short Course, sponsored by OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals. Short Course took place July 8-11 at the Columbus Convention Center....
July 27, 2006
A recently enacted state law in Florida exempts electricity used for agricultural production, including floriculture and horticulture, from the state’s sales tax. The new law is designed to help growers keep their production costs down. Under the...
July 27, 2006
Don “Skeeter” McCorkle, CEO of McCorkle Nurseries, Dearing, Ga., and a member of the American Nursery & Landscape Association’s Legislative Policy Committee, met with United States Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez last week to discuss...
July 27, 2006
With 80 percent of its land in use for agriculture, Texas is the second-largest agriculture state in the country and ornamental plants rank second-largest agricultural product in the state. Wholesale receipts last year from Cherokee, Van Zandt,...
July 27, 2006
A recently released study in North Carolina found the metabolite level in children across six counties is higher than the national averages. Researchers tested 60 children between the ages of one and six living with migrant farm workers. They...
July 21, 2006
This summer D.S. Cole Growers, Loudon, N.H., invites green industry members to take a trip to southern New Hampshire. Cole’s will be hosting its annual open house Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. The 4-acre greenhouse operation and surrounding gardens will...
July 21, 2006
Country Living Gardener Partners With Proven Winners ColorChoice Country Living Gardener, a gardening lifestyle magazine, has expanded its Editor’s Choice Collection to incorporate Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs from Spring Meadow...
July 21, 2006
“What happened to me will happen to growers and producers all over the country, except they won’t have the resources to survive it,” southern California tomato grower Luawanna Hallstrom told Congress at a hearing held last week by the House...
July 21, 2006
Sakata has recently announced plans for a fall cut-flower seminar and trial to be held Sept. 12-13, 2006, in Costa Rica. The seminar portion of the event will be held at Hotel Tryp Corobici, San José, Costa Rica. The seminars will include technical...
July 21, 2006
The 7th Annual Dramm/OFA 5K Relay/Walk, held July 8, 2006, raised thousands of dollars for America in Bloom (AIB). Ten teams of runners and a few walkers participated in the event, which took place at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio, the morning...
July 21, 2006
Suntory Ltd. and Tohoku University collaborated to create new biotechnology process that will create flower colors unachievable by traditional breeding. Led by Eiichiro Ono, a researcher at Suntory Ltd., the team recently artificially bred yellow...
July 21, 2006
Research remains an ongoing process as growers and plant geneticists try to discover why there are no red irises. Irises are notoriously known for being the easiest flowers to grow and come in a variety of colors. In fact, growers have been able to...
July 14, 2006
Syngenta to acquire Conrad Fafard, Inc. Syngenta Professional Products announced last week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Conrad Fafard, Inc., a North American producer of packaged growing media for the professional ornamental...
July 14, 2006
p>On top of the already extensive list of exhibitors for the 2006 Fashion In Bloom event, Garden Centers of America (GCA) announced the following companies will be joining the team: Beds & Borders Murakami Seed Biancheri Ranunculus Plug...