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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...
February 01, 2008
The 2008 Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE), which drew nearly 7,500 industry professionals, was a resounding success by most accounts. The three-day event, took place Jan. 17-19, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale,...
January 25, 2008
American Coolair Celebrates 80 Years of Innovation Eighty years later, and American Coolair doesn’t show any signs of letting down its zest for product innovation. The company is celebrating its 80th anniversary by furthering its tradition of...
January 25, 2008
Glance around your community. See blooming flowers, charming landscapes and other lush nature accents? If you are proud of where you live, or perhaps want to help give your community’s image a well-deserved makeover, the American in Bloom (AIB)...
January 25, 2008
The wheels are churning furiously as the Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association, in conjunction with the Maryland Greenhouse Growers Association and the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, puts the finishing touches on the 2008...
January 25, 2008
A potential bureaucratic nightmare for nursery crop insurance customers was averted thanks to quick action by Hortica and other industry associations. Insurance carriers were notified in early December that nurseries that had purchased crop...
January 25, 2008
The clock is ticking. Have you registered yet for the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Congressional Action Days, taking place Feb. 25-26 in Washington, D.C.? Many critical issues impacting the floral industry will be coming to the forefront in...
January 18, 2008
Syngenta Announces Two Key Appointments Syngenta announced last week the following changes within the NAFTA region, effective Jan. 1, 2008: Rob Neil, currently general manager of professional products, NAFTA region, has been appointed global head...
January 18, 2008
The Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA), which represents the sunshine state’s $15.2 billion environmental horticulture industry, is calling for nominations for their annual Industry Awards. Each year, FNGLA honors...
January 18, 2008
The Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) is blazing a new trail to raise consumer’s awareness of the many benefits of surrounding themselves with soothing, fresh and fragrant flowers. During the entire month of February, American Airlines’ Sky...
January 18, 2008
Although winter is traditionally a slow season for garden centers, for those battling the continuing drought in the Southeast, these past few months have been brutal for business. In northern Georgia, which has been under a state-ordered outdoor...
January 18, 2008
As Kenya’s economy continues to reel from the recent political upheaval and violence following a disputed presidential election, the horticulture sector — the country’s second-highest earner after tourism — reports only a slight impact. The region...
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