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January 18, 2008
As Kenya’s economy continues to reel from the recent political upheaval and violence following a disputed presidential election, the horticulture sector — the country’s second-highest earner after tourism — reports only a slight impact. The region...
January 15, 2008
Amid the violent aftermath of the disputed Dec. 27 presidential elections in Kenya — which has claimed the lives of more than 500 people, displaced thousands and hurt the tourism-heavy economy — business remains mostly as usual for large U.S....
January 11, 2008
Takao Nursery Becomes Exclusive Agent for De Ruiters Garden Bloomer Takao Nursery, a perennial plug producer, has been appointed the exclusive North American agent for De Ruiters of Holland for all of their potted plant and garden varieties...
January 11, 2008
A well-designed mixed bed can be a living work of art, if you know what you’re doing. The Perennial Plant Association & Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer present the 12th annual P.L.A.N.T. seminar, “Creating the Well-...
January 11, 2008
Associations from across the country have joined forces to develop a national green industry careers website, designed to spark interest in the myriad professional opportunities the green industry offers, from landscape design to horticultural...
January 11, 2008
The Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Congressional Action Days, to take place Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25 and 26, is your chance to have your concerns heard by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, the nation’s top business policy maker...
January 11, 2008
A new website, designed to guide home gardeners in selecting plant material and alerting them to some of the pesky disease problems they may encounter, has hit cyberspace. “Hortanswers”, launched by the University of Illinois Extension, allows...
January 11, 2008
As the Latino population in the United States continues to rise, the growing industry is faced with both a challenge and an opportunity. A week-long study program in Cuernavaca, Mexico, “A Spanish Immersion: Floriculture & Marketing,” led by...
January 11, 2008
Amid the violent aftermath of the disputed Dec. 27 presidential elections in Kenya — which has claimed the lives of more than 500 people, displaced thousands and hurt the tourism-heavy economy — business remains mostly as usual for large U.S....
December 14, 2007
Funded by the Society of American Florists (SAF) Fund for Nationwide Public Relations, a new campaign is alerting the media to the results of the Power of Giving Flowers Study, conducted at Rutgers University and funded by the American Floral...
December 14, 2007
In early December, the Senate approved the U.S./Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA), sending the measure to the president for his signature, the Society of American Florists (SAF) reported in a press release last week. Flowers exported from Peru to the...
December 14, 2007
The Senate was slated to begin debating 40 amendments to the Farm Bill last Friday, Dec. 14. The amendments will be split evenly between both parties, each side offering 20, according to the Society of American Florists' (SAF) lobbying branch. The...
December 14, 2007
Do you know a college student planning a career in floriculture who deserves a little recognition? Applications and information regarding the 2008-2009 Shinoda Memorial Scholarship for college students interested in a career in floriculture and...
December 07, 2007
Check out the latest from Horticultural Identification Products and Rocket Farms. HIP develops sustainable plant tags Horticultural Identification Products (HIP), a customized tag and labeling products company for the horticulture industry,...
December 07, 2007
Growers, make sure to check your mail at the end of the month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be mailing out Census forms on Dec. 28, 2007, to collect data for the 2007 calendar year. The...
December 07, 2007
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for coastal and mountain areas of California Friday, fearing that recent wildfires may have left the regional susceptible to flash flooding, CNN reported Friday. The forecast called for winds...
December 07, 2007
As part of the ongoing integration of S&G Flowers and Fischer USA, Syngenta Seeds, Inc. recently announced new names for its NAFTA Flower business, a move that echoes the "exciting changes on the horizon for these companies," according to a...
December 07, 2007
For those who think "sustainability" is just a buzzword, the teleconference meeting that took place last Monday, Dec. 3, on the issue is the latest sign that recent discussions about the establishment of a national sustainable agriculture standard...
November 30, 2007
Sakata will be presenting a full comparison Primula Trial at its Denmark facility beginning this month. The trial will be available for viewing from Dec. 12 through January 25 and will feature Primula vulgaris (acaulis), Primula veris (polyanthus)...
November 30, 2007
Blooming Nursery Joins Hort Couture Grower Network Hort Couture announced the addition of Blooming Nursery to its grower network. Blooming Nursery Inc., founded in 1982, spans 52 acres of a combination of indoor heated space, shade, cold frame...
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