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March 23, 2007
Four key fundraisers supporting the non-profit organization America In Bloom (AIB) will be held in conjunction with this year’s OFA Short Course, July 14-17, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio. AIB chose this venue for the fundraisers because OFA has provided...
March 23, 2007
A memorial tribute has been established within the American Floral Endowment honoring Arthur Ito, a longtime member of the floral industry. Ito began his floriculture career in 1935 at the age of 17. His first job in the industry was at Los Angeles...
March 15, 2007
In 1999, Jenn Buck completed the Professional Landcare Network’s Student Career Days event at the University of Kentucky as part of Virginia Tech’s team. She had no idea that eight years later, she would be running the event. She finished in the top...
March 15, 2007
Growers attending the 2007 OFA Short Course, July 14-17, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio, will find solutions to today’s business challenges. The session tracks are divided into greenhouse production, greenhouse advanced and greenhouse survival. Here is an...
March 15, 2007
According to new report from the Garden Writers Association Foundation (GWAF), a shift in consumer attitude may signal a market gain for garden centers and local retailers in 2007. As reported in the Early Spring Gardening Trends Research Report...
March 15, 2007
February retail sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) increased 2.7 percent unadjusted over last year and declined 0.5 percent seasonally adjusted from January, according to the National Retail Federation. According to figures...
March 15, 2007
North Carolina’s green industry contributes $8.6 billion to the state’s economy, according to results of a study released last week. The green industry comprises growers of greenhouse/nursery stock, Christmas trees and flowers, sod producers and...
March 09, 2007
McCorkle Nurseries Joins Encore Azalea Grower Network Encore Azalea has added McCorkle Nurseries to its 9-member wholesale grower network. McCorkle Nurseries should bring increased distribution and growing capacity for Encore Azalea. Encore...
March 09, 2007
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) spoke on behalf of labor-intensive agriculture in the United States at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Agricultural Outlook Conference. ANLA provided an overview of agriculture’s...
March 09, 2007
Steve Newton has been named executive vice president of the Southern Nursery Association (SNA). Skeeter McCorkle, SNA president, made the announcement last Monday. “SNA has found the right leader for our ever-changing marketplace,” McCorkle stated...
March 09, 2007
Totaling more than 7 acres, this year’s OFA Short Course trade show is expanding to 1,440 exhibit spaces, a 122-booth increase. AgriNomix, Dillen Products, and Novalis have moved to a newly opened section and will anchor this expanded space. Also...
March 09, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is the primary agency tasked with preventing the entry of potentially invasive pests and pathogens via nursery plants and other pathways. Currently, the agency...
March 02, 2007
Hines Opens New California Facility Hines Horticulture is preparing for the spring season with a new growing facility in Winters, Calif. This new facility has more than 600 available acres for production. Main irrigation lines encompass more than...
March 02, 2007
College students preparing for careers in the green industry are invited to apply for the 2007 Because Green Matters scholarships offered by Project EverGreen. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2007. Den Gardner, executive...
March 02, 2007
Every year, All-America Selections tests new, unsold cultivars in various trials and informs gardeners about the winners. The newest winners were announced recently and will be available May 1, 2007. There are three 2008 winners: Bedding plant...
March 02, 2007
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and its Endowment Fund, the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), announced the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) Board of Directors has agreed to...
March 02, 2007
U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) offered an amendment to the Improving America’s Security Act (S. 4) currently being considered by the Senate. The Schumer-Menendez amendment would require 100 percent of containers...
February 23, 2007
Fafard Acquires Manitoba Peat Quarry Leases FPM Peat Moss Company Ltd., a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Conrad Fafard Inc., closed its purchase of peat quarry leases in Manitoba, Canada, earlier this week. The acquisition from Gromor...
February 23, 2007
The Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Alumni Association has named its annual lecture series the “Fred Hicks ’62 Memorial Lecture Series” in memory of Fred Hicks, the late president of Hicks Nurseries, Westbury, N.Y., and 1962...
February 23, 2007
New England Grows, a green industry exposition and educational conference, announced it has committed $50,000 to the Boston Schoolyard Funders Collaborative (BSFC) in support of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative (BSI), a public/private partnership...
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