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June 16, 2006
The OFA Web site (www.ofa.org) was hijacked earlier this week by a foreign entity. As a result, OFA does not currently have ownership or control of its own Web site. While the association tries to resolve the matter, OFA has established a temporary...
June 09, 2006
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns met with more than 40 leading growers, producer associations and local politicians at a June 8, 2006, immigration roundtable in Fresno, Calif. It was the first of two stops in the state. Johanns opened the...
June 09, 2006
The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, Inc. (ASCFG) will holds its 2006 National Conference and Trade Show October 26-29 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, Calif. The popular Growers’ School, providing the basics of cut-flower...
June 09, 2006
New England Grows was listed among the top tradeshows in Tradeshow Week’s 32nd edition of Tradeshow Week 200, an annual ranking of the largest shows in North America. New England Grows ranked No. 174 on the list, which was published in April. The...
June 09, 2006
Ecke Ranch has launched two new programs designed to increase profits for growers and retailers: Some Like It Hot and Energy Efficient Annuals. Some Like It Hot “With the advent of commitment inventory and pay by scan, growers are being asked to...
June 02, 2006
Hamilton Engineering Celebrates 25 Years Hamilton Engineering, a provider of hot water boilers to the greenhouse industry, is observing its 25th anniversary. Founded in 1981 by current president Jeff Deal and his wife, Diana, the company has grown...
June 02, 2006
Garden Centers of America (GCA) has announced that the following companies will be returning to participate in GCA’s Fashion in Bloom in 2006: American Takii Kraft Gardens Bailey Nurseries Monrovia Growers Ball FloraPlant North Creek Nurseries...
June 02, 2006
Selenium could play a key role in effective integrated pest management, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists with the Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory in Columbia, Mo. Insect biochemist Kent Shelby and insect...
June 02, 2006
Chicago, Ill., City Council members are considering a proposed ordinance that would require larger retailers such as Wal-Mart or Home Depot to pay employees a “living wage” of at least $10 per hour plus $3 per hour in benefits. The bill would affect...
June 02, 2006
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced that a very active hurricane season is looming in the Atlantic region and encouraged individuals to make preparations to better protect their lives and livelihoods. During...
May 26, 2006
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) announced last Friday that they have decided not to proceed with plans to merge the two organizations. In confirming the decision, PLANET...
May 26, 2006
Last week, by a vote of 62-36, the U.S. Senate displayed overwhelming bi-partisan support for comprehensive immigration reform and cleared the way for a final conference with the U.S. House of Representatives. The main features of the Comprehensive...
May 26, 2006
New Sampler Package Makes Perennials More Accessible Darwin Plants has launched a new deal on its Darwin PlantSpotters program that makes it easy for nurseries of all sizes to stock and promote a collection of 26 varieties from the Darwin...
May 26, 2006
Trade Show Week, a trade show trade publication, recently announced its rankings for trade shows in Canada in 2005. Congress, Canada's international horticultural lawn and garden show, jumped two spots from 12th position to 10th place. "It is...
May 26, 2006
Results of the latest United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Floriculture Crops 2005 Summary, reported by the Society of American Florists (SAF), show the wholesale value of domestic...
May 26, 2006
The U.S House of Representatives isn’t likely to pass legislation that would curb the spike in gas prices, but as Congress faces increasing pressure to address the energy crisis, it turns to the floral industry and the Society of American Florists (...
May 19, 2006
RTT Now Offers Bamboo pervariablis Rancho Tissue Technologies (RTT), a plant-tissue culture facility serving the horticulture industry, is offering tissue-cultured Bamboo pervariablis for sale. Bamboo pervariablis is a cold-hardy, fast-growing...
May 19, 2006
Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC) will host a Container Garden Contest during this year’s conference and trade show, held June 21-24, 2006. For the past couple of years, the mixed-container demonstrations in SGC’s Garden Center Showcase have...
May 19, 2006
The consumer Web site of the Flower Promotion Organization (FPO), www.flowerpossibilities.com, announced it will begin posting monthly podcasts, or streaming video content, starting with its May updates. These 2-3 minute videos will feature a...
May 19, 2006
Heavy rainfall in Colombia has affected plant supplies in the United States. Some wholesalers found themselves without the usual amount of product shortly before Mother’s Day, one of the busiest times of the year for growers and retailers in the...