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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...
November 30, 2006
The Society of American Florists (SAF) now offers new online tools that are intended to help businesses grow in a number of ways. There are four business-building tools available: MagnetMail. This provides E-mail marketing and E-newsletter tools to...
November 30, 2006
Costa Farms announced the acquisition of a production facility in Pipersville, Pa. Located one hour north of Philadelphia and two hours west of New York City, the newly acquired facility will stretch Costa’s footprint through the Mid-Atlantic States...
November 22, 2006
Concise Now Registered For California Fine Americas, Inc., recently announced that the new growth regulator Concise is now registered for California. Concise was developed to produce compact and marketable plants across a range of ornamentals,...
November 22, 2006
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting an electronic public discussion on methods that can be used to evaluate the potential of imported plants to become invasive species if they are introduced into the United States. Any...
November 22, 2006
The fifteenth annual New England Grows conference and exhibition will take place Feb. 6-7, 2007, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. The conference program will feature 30 different educational programs designed...
November 22, 2006
The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) will celebrate its 36th year Jan. 18-20, 2007, at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. More than 500 tropical foliage-related companies will be on hand to display their products....
November 22, 2006
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) board of directors has established an educational fund for former SNA Executive Vice President Danny Summers’ children and will make an initial contribution to the fund. Summers and his wife, Karen, who have...
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