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January 05, 2007
For the second consecutive year, All-America Rose Selections (AARS) announces the call for entries to its Designing with Roses Competition, which recognizes and honors excellence in landscape architecture and garden design. The competition is...
January 05, 2007
Erin Benzakien has been selected as the recipient of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) Research Committee Grower Grant for 2006. Benzakien, an organic flower grower and owner of Floret, a small floral design business in Mount...
January 05, 2007
Thomas Boyle, professor of plant and soil sciences at the University of Amherst and GPN contributing author, died Dec. 19, 2006, of renal cancer. Boyle managed a research program in plant genetics and taught undergraduate and graduate students....
January 05, 2007
Last Wednesday, The Home Depot announced its CEO, Robert Nardelli, resigned. In a statement released by the company, Nardelli and the board “mutually agreed” to the decision. Frank Blake, the current vice chairman of Depot’s board of directors and...
December 15, 2006
Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery To Distribute PBH Product Riceland Foods, Inc., has named Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supplies its exclusive Northeast and Mid-Atlantic distributor of PBH Growing Medium Material, a processed and sterilized...
December 15, 2006
Selecta First Class recently announced a new Pack Trial presentation called the Profit Center. The presentation will focus on growers and their distributors and help sales reps to better serve customers. Selecta will present the 2007/08 spring...
December 15, 2006
Microsoft Corp. recently announced that Paul Ecke Ranch, producer of more than 70 percent of the world’s poinsettias and chief patent holder of the plant’s many varieties, has selected Microsoft Dynamics GP to help its financial processes grow. The...
December 15, 2006
Congress recently approved a 6-month extension of the Andean Trade Preference and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) for Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia (major cut flower supplier countries). Therefore, duties will not be assessed on importers of...
December 15, 2006
Last month, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell signed legislation that makes it more difficult for order-gatherers to masquerade as local florists. The new law establishes "a private cause of legal action" against out-of-state businesses that pretend...
December 08, 2006
Danville Gardens New Trial Site For FloraStar Danville Gardens, Danville, Ill., has joined FloraStar as a new trial site. Danville Gardens also has a satellite location in Champaign, Ill. This addition marks FloraStar’s twentieth trial site in...
December 08, 2006
The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Management Clinic will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2007, in Louisville, Ky. The Management Clinic is focused on developing the business skills of owners and managers in growing, distributing...
December 08, 2006
Project EverGreen unveiled the SHOVELS ArtWork at a special invitation-only reception on Nov. 2, 2006, and then exhibited the shovels in the central hall during the Green Industry Expo in Columbus, Ohio. "The goal of SHOVELS was to graphically...
December 08, 2006
ANLA has been working hard recently on a number of immigration issues. See what the association has been up to and what you can do to help. H-2B Cap Reached For First Half Of Fiscal Year The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (...
December 08, 2006
The deadline for Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation grant proposals has been set for April 1, 2007. Submissions should be for research and educational projects in floriculture and related fields, such as plant pathology, plant breeding, agricultural...
December 08, 2006
Applications and information regarding the American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) Ball and Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Programs are now available for eligible students looking to gain experience in greenhouse production, floral retail and wholesale,...
November 30, 2006
Premier Tech Opens Manitoba Plant Premier Tech recently opened a new plant in Ste. Anne, MB, Canada. The plant was built through Premier Horticulture, the company’s business unit. The new facility will replace a plant that was destroyed in a...
November 30, 2006
Horticultural and agricultural employers have the opportunity to attend a conference focused on the employee issues facing their businesses. The Mid American Ag and Hort Human Resource Conference will meet Jan. 15, 2007, at the Greater Columbus...
November 30, 2006
Pennsylvania Senate Bill 198, which makes it unlawful for a floral vendor to misrepresent its geographic location by listing a fictitious name in a local telephone/electronic directory, was approved by a unanimous vote in the Pennsylvania House...
November 30, 2006
U.S. agriculture held its own in a bitter fight at this year's Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (the international treaty governing methyl bromide), Oct. 30- Nov. 3, 2006, in New Delhi, India. With strong support from many agriculture...