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February 09, 2007
Piccolo Accepted For Registration In Canada Fine Americas, Inc., has announced that the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has accepted Piccolo for registration in Canada. Piccolo will be available in Canada in 1-liter bottles and can be...
February 09, 2007
Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) will be speaking at the SAFPAC Gold Club Lunch during the Society of American Florists’ Congressional Action Days. He is chief sponsor of the AgJOBS bill and a major supporter of comprehensive immigration reform. He will...
February 09, 2007
David Fujino, a horticulture consultant with more than 19 years of experience in the nursery industry, has been hired to lead the new California Center for Urban Horticulture (CCUH) at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). He is the...
February 09, 2007
To help the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establish an emergency status for liverwort, the agency is allowing growers to share their comments on why it should grant emergency use of Gentry, a product from Chemtura that contains the active...
February 09, 2007
OFA – an Association of Floriculture Professionals will host its annual Short Course July 14-17, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio. The OFA Short Course is expected to attract exhibitors and visitors from around the world this July. The trade show will...
February 09, 2007
The Colombian Association of Flower Exporters (Asocolflores) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Florverde, its certification program that was created to improve the lives and living standards of floral farm workers and their families; to...
February 09, 2007
All-America Selections (AAS) recently announced the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Society, an AAS flower display garden since 1982 and an official AAS trial ground since 2002, as the Category III Exemplary Education Award winner. The Dallas...
February 01, 2007
Stuppy Sells Floral Products Company The Stuppy family has sold the assets of Stuppy Floral Products Company to Baisch and Skinner Inc. of St. Louis, Mo. Stuppy will now focus on operating Stuppy Greenhouse Manufacturing, Inc., and SGM Management,...
February 01, 2007
The Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) Student Career Days are held each year at a different college or university across the United States. The 31st annual event will take place at Michigan State University, March 29 through April 1, 2007....
February 01, 2007
Spring is Home Depot’s major hiring season, and it is planning to create 15,000 new positions this year at stores across the United States. The chain has been trying to improve service in response to complaints that customer service has decreased in...
February 01, 2007
Changes are taking place in Washington, and the green industry may be affected by decisions made in the 110th Congress. Green industry members can let their legislators know what is important to them by participating in SAF’s Congressional Action...
February 01, 2007
The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently released its 2007 forecast, predicting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) will increase 4.8 percent from last year. According to its quarterly Retail Sales...
January 26, 2007
Selecta Adds Three Root-And-Sell Companies Selecta First Class, Inc., recently announced the addition of three new companies: Pleasant View Gardens, Van de Wetering Greenhouses and Yoder Brothers. They are joining Selecta’s existing root-and-sell...
January 26, 2007
The Society for American Florists (SAF) 23rd Annual Conference on Pest and Disease Management for Ornamentals will take place next month in Portland, Ore. The focus of this year’s conference is “New Directions.” Organizers have planned more than 20...
January 26, 2007
President Bush expressed a commitment to comprehensive immigration reform recently during his State of the Union address. The President said that reform must include security at U.S. borders; a workable worksite enforcement system; a temporary...
January 26, 2007
The House of Representatives recently approved H.R. 1, the Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007 introduced by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), in a 299-128 vote. One bill provision would expand...
January 19, 2007
America In Bloom has organized a contest that helps community members better their neighborhoods. Registration for this year’s contest closes on Feb. 28. The 8-point program works to improve tidiness, heritage awareness, environmental programs and...
January 19, 2007
New England Grows 2007 will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Mass., Feb. 6-8. Thousands of green industry professionals are expected to participate in this year’s conference. Industry professionals, academics,...
January 19, 2007
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) recently announced the appointment of Sten Crissey to the new position of vice president of development and industry relations. Effective Feb. 1, Crissey will be responsible for raising awareness for AFE and...
January 19, 2007
Greenhouse operators looking for strategies to lower their monthly fuel bills are encouraged to attend a series of winter grower meetings coordinated by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. Five meetings will take place across Michigan: Jan...