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October 06, 2006
Pleasant View Gardens will host its fourth annual Northeast Poinsettia Trials on Nov. 29 at its Pembroke, N.H. facilities. More than 130 poinsettias from five breeders from around the world will be on display at the trials. The trials will take...
October 06, 2006
In late September, Congress approved legislation that would tighten security at U.S. ports. The measure calls for the installation of radiation monitors to inspect incoming cargo containers at the 22 largest ports by the end of 2007. According to...
September 29, 2006
Florida Governor Recognizes Florikan E.S.A. Florikan E.S.A., Sarasota, Fla., recently received Florida’s 2006 Governor’s Business Diversification Award for business expansion in a major market. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush presented the award to Florikan...
September 29, 2006
Wal-Mart opened its first store in Chicago, Ill. last week. This comes just two weeks after Mayor Richard Daley vetoed an ordinance that would have required big box stores in the city to increase the minimum wage and benefits they pay their workers...
September 29, 2006
Project EverGreen has created a new fundraising campaign that will provide donors with an opportunity to show off their artistic sides. The program is called the Shovels ArtWork Project. It is open to any individual or company that would like to...
September 29, 2006
The University of Florida has announced its 2006 Spring and Summer Trial Garden Awards. This year 657 varieties were on display in the gardens including 238 new introductions. The trial season at the University of Florida runs from the cooler spring...
September 29, 2006
On Sept. 15, a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture inspector detected Chrysanthemum White Rust (CWR) on seven potted chrysanthemums during a routine Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS). The plants were part of a lot of 302 chrysanthemums...
September 29, 2006
Last week, Kevin Van Dyke, president of Skinner Nurseries, Jacksonville, Fla., testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture regarding the 2007 Farm Bill. He spoke to the subcommittee about the concerns facing...
September 29, 2006
The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service will award block grants to enhance the competitiveness for specialty crops growers. The Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 authorizes...
September 22, 2006
Landmark Introduces New Containers Landmark Plastic Corp. has introduced 16 new injection molded products for the horticulture market. The company is now offering square pot sizes ranging from 4.5 inches to 1 gal., decorative pots from 10 to 14...
September 22, 2006
GPN and Nexus Corp. are looking for an undergraduate college student who has recently completed a floriculture-related internship. Do you know a hard-working student that has completed an internship and is worthy of a scholarship for his or her...
September 22, 2006
Professionals from all sectors of the green industry are expected to convene in Ohio in early November for the Green Industry Conference. The educational program will include more than 50 different sessions covering such topics as safety, human...
September 22, 2006
According to a recent survey done by GPN and OFA — an association of floriculture professionals, pot standardization continues to be a hot issue for many growers. Earlier this year, more than 570 growers were polled to find their opinions on a range...
September 22, 2006
Over the years, growers have only imagined the possibilities that plant biotechnology might create in the greenhouse. This was due to the fact that most biotech developments were only occurring in the agricultural arena. But as researchers continue...
September 15, 2006
The Scotts Company Renames Fungicide Systemic fungicide Fungo has been renamed AllBan by The Scotts Company. The fungicide now has an expanded label to include field, nursery, greenhouse, landscape and turf. AllBan reportedly provides control for...
September 15, 2006
Bedding plants were the number-one crop produced by growers in 2005, according to a new survey done by GPN magazine and OFA — an association of floriculture professionals. The study provides growers with up-to-date information about the green...
September 15, 2006
A new report on consumers’ insights into gardening attitudes and expectations for the fall gardening season has been released by the Garden Writers Association Foundation. According to the 2006 Fall Gardening Trends Research Report, in the coming...
September 15, 2006
The demand for packaged lawn and garden consumables is expected to increase nearly 5 percent per year to $9.1 billion in 2010. The residential market will account for more than 75 percent of this growth. These are the findings of a report released...
September 15, 2006
Three flower and foliage experts will discuss the 10-year outlook for floriculture in Hawaii at a seminar in Honolulu, Hawaii, next month. The Hawaii Floriculture Industry seminar will meet Oct. 27, 2006, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The keynote...
September 15, 2006
The Floriculture College of Knowledge and Business College of Knowledge will be presented at the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo in November in Lansing, Mich. The trade fair will take place Nov. 7-8 at the Lansing Center. The Floriculture and...