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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...
November 02, 2006
Carolina Nurseries Hires Sales Director Carolina Nurseries announced that it has hired Danny Summers to be its director of sales. Summers’ responsibilities will include developing and augmenting Carolina Nurseries’ sales programs, customer relations...
November 02, 2006
Westcan Greenhouses will present its 13th annual poinsettia trials and open house from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. More than 87 varieties from all of the major poinsettia breeders will be on display. The event will take place at the...
November 02, 2006
Researchers in Japan have developed a system of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and batteries that emulate sunlight and reportedly can prolong the life of cut flowers while reducing production costs. This lighting system can be installed in containers...
November 02, 2006
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recently elected 13 individuals to its board of directors and its retailer, grower and wholesaler councils. The election results were announced at SAF’s 122nd Convention in Naples, Fla. Three people were...
November 02, 2006
Love at First Sight: America’s Love Affair with the Rose, a documentary released by All-America Rose Selections (AARS) that looks at the United States’ national flower, premiered at the 2006 Garden Writers Symposium in Valley Forge, Pa. The film...
November 02, 2006
MerryGro Farms, Eustis, Fla., announced it is restructuring its operations and liquidating assets by online auction. The sale is expected to be the green industry’s largest online auction ever. The company plans to sell all of its greenhouse...
November 02, 2006
The deadline for applying for the 8th annual GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship has been extended until this Friday, Nov. 10, 2006. The scholarship award winner will receive a check for $3,000 and an expense-paid trip to the OFA Short Course, July 14-17,...