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November 02, 2006
Researchers in Japan have developed a system of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and batteries that emulate sunlight and reportedly can prolong the life of cut flowers while reducing production costs. This lighting system can be installed in containers...
November 02, 2006
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recently elected 13 individuals to its board of directors and its retailer, grower and wholesaler councils. The election results were announced at SAF’s 122nd Convention in Naples, Fla. Three people were...
November 02, 2006
Love at First Sight: America’s Love Affair with the Rose, a documentary released by All-America Rose Selections (AARS) that looks at the United States’ national flower, premiered at the 2006 Garden Writers Symposium in Valley Forge, Pa. The film...
November 02, 2006
MerryGro Farms, Eustis, Fla., announced it is restructuring its operations and liquidating assets by online auction. The sale is expected to be the green industry’s largest online auction ever. The company plans to sell all of its greenhouse...
November 02, 2006
The deadline for applying for the 8th annual GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship has been extended until this Friday, Nov. 10, 2006. The scholarship award winner will receive a check for $3,000 and an expense-paid trip to the OFA Short Course, July 14-17,...
October 27, 2006
Northwest Horticulture Hires Operations Director Northwest Horticulture recently hired Warren Banner as director of operations. Banner assumed his position on Oct. 16; he will manage Northwest Horticulture’s Mabton, Wash., facility to meet the...
October 27, 2006
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recently presented many different awards and honors during SAF Naples 2006, SAF’s 122nd Annual Convention in Naples, Fla. John H. Walker Award Augusto Solano, president and chief executive officer of the...
October 27, 2006
Danny Summers, executive vice president of the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), recently notified the SNA board of directors that he intends to resign. Summers plans to pursue another opportunity in the nursery business. “Working for the SNA and...
October 27, 2006
Sakata Seed will conduct primula trials this winter at two separate sites. Each location will include a full comparison trial of Sakata genetics. The trials will focus on Primula acaulis, Primula polyanthus and Primula malacoides. Trials will take...
October 27, 2006
The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Nominating Committee will be considering nominations of individuals interested in being elected to several ANLA board positions. Elections will take place July 2007 at ANLA's Annual Meeting...
October 27, 2006
Earlier this month, The Home Depot presented its 2006 Product Innovation Award to Floragem for the introduction and marketing of its VIVA! SunPatiens impatiens line. Floragem received the award at a presentation in Atlanta, Ga., and beat out...
October 27, 2006
GPN magazine was the Gold Award winner at the 2006 Eddie Awards presented annually by publishing-industry magazine Folio:. The Eddie Awards recognize overall editorial excellence in magazines and are open to all publications (consumer, business-to-...
October 20, 2006
Biobest Canada Names New Distributor Biobest Canada and Biobest Biological Systems N.V. have named Bio Control S.A., Cartago, Costa Rica, as one of their distributors in Central America. Y-C Nurseries Founder Dies Y-C Nurseries founder Foster...
October 20, 2006
Advanced recruiting strategies, immigration compliance and worker safety are just some of the human resources issues specifically pertaining to horticultural and agricultural employers that will be covered at the second Mid American Ag and Hort...
October 20, 2006
The Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) Identification Technology Program recently released a new tool to help growers identify invasive mites. Invasive Mite Identification: Tools for Quarantine and Plant Protection is an on-line...
October 20, 2006
According to the chairman of the Colombian Flower Exporters Association, U.S. consumers buy approximately 60 percent of the flowers grown in Columbia. Speaking as part of Texas A&M University’s International Floriculture Distinguished Lecture...
October 20, 2006
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared Oct. 21-27, 2006, as California School Garden Week. This past weekend California First Lady Maria Shriver was scheduled to help kick off the inaugural California School Garden Week at Locke High...
October 20, 2006
Earlier this month, Riverview Flower Farm, Riverview, Fla., received Florida’s 2006 Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in Daytona Beach. Lightsey...
October 13, 2006
Walters Gardens Expands Product Line Walters Gardens, Inc. has expanded its line of perennial plugs to include virus-indexed 35-mm perennial Elle plugs. The move is in response to customers’ requests for smaller plugs that can finish in gallons,...
October 13, 2006
OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals will present outreach seminars on pest management and energy issues in November and December. The first program on pest management will take place at the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo next month...