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June 13, 2008
“Time is money,” the old saying goes. With that in mind, the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently launched a website that compiles horticultural resources, saving growers the time and trouble of searching for individual sources. The website...
June 13, 2008
After a long, hot summer of nonstop work, wouldn’t you like to have a cool fall getaway? The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers’ (ASCFG) National Conference & Trade Show is the perfect opportunity. Help the ASCFG celebrate its 20th...
June 06, 2008
Dow AgroSciences Creates New Position: Nursery Specialist Dow AgroSciences recently named Raymond Miller as nursery specialist for the nursery and green house markets. In this newly created position, Miller will provide technical support and...
June 06, 2008
Noted European garden center marketing expert Leon Smet will speak at this year’s Perennial Plant Association symposium, taking place from July 20 to 26 in Philadelphia. Smet, manager at International Consumer Markets for Plant Publicity Holland (...
June 06, 2008
The 2008 OFA Short Course — a must-attend event for industry professionals — is hailed for its targeted educational sessions. This year, growers can expect the same wealth of educational sessions on timely topics impacting their businesses and...
May 30, 2008
IHA Hires Managing Director The newly formed Integrated Horticultural Alliance (IHA) recently announced the addition of Joe Farinacci as managing director. Farinacci comes to IHA with more than 11 years of experience in the wholesale distribution...
May 30, 2008
Simplification: This was the goal behind the Scotts Company’s recent upgrade of its A-B-C website, the home of the Peters A-B-C Selection System. The enhancements are supposed to make choosing the best water-soluble fertilizer based on water...
May 30, 2008
From “going green” and getting your life in balance to the nuts and bolts of keeping a business secure and profitable, the program at SAF Palm Beach 2008, taking place Sept. 17 to 20 in Palm Beach, Fla., offers something for everyone. In...
May 30, 2008
Floral Plant Growers (FPG) is the latest company to join the growing list of Veriflora-certified growers. The company successfully completed certification in the VeriFlora program, and the grower-ready and retail-ready plants produced at their...
May 30, 2008
Networking. Education. Inspiration. All great reasons to attend the 2008 Cornell Floriculture Field Day, taking place on July 22 at the university, located in Ithaca, N.Y. The morning educational seminars will feature talks by leading industry...
May 30, 2008
In an effort to better meet the needs of their Spanish speaking greenhouse and nursery employees, Cleary Chemical recently hosted a two-day educational seminar on proper handling and application of chemicals. The seminar, conducted in Spanish in...
May 26, 2008
Chemilizer Launches New Company Website Chemilizer Products, Inc., recently announced the launch of its redesigned website. The company, founded in 1976, manufactures environmentally friendly liquid injectors that are used to disinfect drinking...
May 26, 2008
These days, who in the industry isn’t worried about rising energy costs? Whether you are a retail or wholesale grower, combating the rising costs of energy is sure to be on your mind. The 2008 New England Greenhouse Conference & Expo, taking...
May 26, 2008
The greenhouse industry is mourning the passing of one of its own. Fun-loving Larry Jay Boven, former owner of Boven¹s Quality Plants on H Avenue in Comstock Township, Mich., died Friday, May 16, when his helicopter crashed in the Chipman Preserve...
May 26, 2008
It’s still not too late to have a voice in the formation of a national sustainable agriculture standard. The Leonardo Academy, the ANSI-accredited standards-development organization guiding the process, has decided to re-extend the deadline for...
May 16, 2008
A bipartisan amendment, titled the Emergency Agriculture Relief Act, intended to provide relief for critical labor shortages in seasonal agriculture and nonagricultural seasonal industries was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee last week...
May 16, 2008
In a time of heightened rivalry resulting from a maturing marketplace, growers need to differentiate themselves from the competition. This year’s Seeley Conference, taking place June 21 to 24 at Cornell University, will explore the topic: “Profit...
May 16, 2008
The Michigan Floriculture Growers Council (MFGC) has partnered with Michigan State University (MSU) faculty, the MSU Product Center, and the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) to conduct a situation analysis that will explore the potential...
May 16, 2008
As part of a move to better focus all research and product development at its corporate headquarters, Ecke Geraniums, LLC recently announced the relocation of its pelargonium and geranium breeding to its Encinitas, Calif., facilities. “Having all...
May 16, 2008
Fafard to Build Manitoba Plant A wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Conrad Fafard, Inc., FPM Peat Moss Company Ltd., recently announced its plan to build a peat processing and mix facility in Manitoba. The new plant will allow Fafard to better...