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November 02, 2007
Glass Corner Greenhouses, Inc. announced last Wednesday, Oct. 31, that "after five years of continuous setbacks and extraordinary circumstances," the Michigan-based operation would be closing its doors. "It is with great sadness and deep regret we...
October 26, 2007
B&H Flowers Receives Green Award In recognition of its environmentally conscious growing practices, B&H Flowers, Inc., a fifth-generation family operation located in Carpinteria, Calif., was awarded Santa Barbara County's Green Award. The...
October 26, 2007
The apricot-hued spray rose, ‘Kelly', reigned supreme at the Society of American Florists' (SAF) 2007 Outstanding Varieties Competition, held at the SAF's 123rd annual convention in Palm Springs, Calif., in late September. The rose was produced by...
October 26, 2007
The U.S. Senate may consider, as early as the week of Oct. 29, critically important immigration reform legislation known as AgJOBS. The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and the Society of American Florists (SAF) helped negotiate...
October 26, 2007
At a time when margins on poinsettias have been squeezed razor-thin, the OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals — is sponsoring a symposium aimed at helping wholesale and retail growers of all sizes rediscover the value in this crop....
October 26, 2007
Interested in sharpening your business skills? Registration is now open for the 2008 American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) Management Clinic, to take place Friday through Monday, Feb. 8 to 11, in Louisville, Ky. The clinic is the...
October 19, 2007
Gulley's Greenhouses Joins Rock Star Network Valleybrook International Ventures Inc. announced recently that Gulley's Greenhouses of Fort Collins, Colo., has joined the network of Rock Star grower licensees. In addition to becoming licensed growers...
October 19, 2007
Conrad Fafard, Inc., a supplier of professional mixes, retail mixes and Canadian Sphagnum peat moss, has recently added Dr. Jamie Gibson as the company's corporate manager for quality control/technical services. Gibson will be based at Fafard's...
October 19, 2007
In two separate inspections of Yoder Brothers' facilities in Alva and Parrish, Fla., in early October, the United States Department of Agriculture determined that both facilities were clean of Chrysanthemum White Rust (CWR), according to a Yoder...
October 19, 2007
As part of a continuing effort to help growers combat rising labor costs, increase profits and ease crop production, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) has introduced two new programs aimed at making growers' jobs a little easier. The Plant & Ship...
October 19, 2007
The deadline for Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to Meet Economic and Environmental Needs) proposals is Jan. 7, 2008, Michigan State University (MSU) announced recently. About $1.3 million will be available for funding new...
October 19, 2007
Last week, the Senate passed a one-year extension of the H-2B return guest worker exemption program. This marks a critical step forward in the continuing push to secure a more permanent extension. Corey Connors, director of legislative relations...
October 12, 2007
Speedling Inc. Announces Personnel Changes Speedling Inc. announced the following personnel changes, effective with the start of fiscal year 2008: Mike Samilian will shift focus from nursery operations to his new role as vice president of special...
October 12, 2007
The online interactive exhibit floor plan for the Mid-America Horticulture Trade Show (Mid-Am), a premier horticulture trade show in the Midwest, has been updated for the 2008 trade show. The floor plan is available to assist Mid-Am both exhibitors...
October 12, 2007
The NASDAQ Stock Market announced last Tuesday that it would delist the common stock of Hines Horticulture, Inc. The stock was suspended on Aug. 8, 2007, and has not traded on NASDAQ since that time. NASDAQ will file a Form 25 with the Securities...
October 12, 2007
The Community Resource Center's annual gala fundraiser, "Putting on the Ritz," honoring Paul Ecke III and the Ecke family, raised a record quarter-million dollars for center programs that shelter abused women and children, provide assistance to low...
October 12, 2007
Want to learn more about succession planning in particular and corporate wellness in general? The Professional Landcare Network's (PLANET) 2008 Executive Forum aims to improve corporate wellness through a series of presentations that combine the...
October 12, 2007
Poinsettia aficionados can feast their eyes on 125 varieties from five of the industry's top breeders during Pleasant View Garden's annual trial. The event, going on its fifth year, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Pleasant View'...
October 12, 2007
Tropical plants are becoming a hot trend in the ever-evolving world of floriculture, making a bold statement with their exotic flair and commanding the attention of professionals and customers alike. The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE),...
October 05, 2007
Chase Horticultural Research Adds On-Line Store Chase Horticultural Research, Inc. recently added an On-Line Store to its Web site. This e-commerce section allows growers purchase downloadable digital imagery as well as discount packages along...
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