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August 17, 2007
John Henry Appoints Senior VP, Hort. Division Kristi Huffman has been named Senior Vice President of the Horticultural Division at John Henry. Her focus will be sales, marketing, new product development, customer service and creative strategies....
August 17, 2007
Garden plants and perennials retailers with an interest in plant life beyond the U.S. borders are encouraged to enter the 2007 Perennials Marketing Award contest, sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association. The...
August 17, 2007
Want to discover the next great idea in nurseries? Then register now for the 2007 Kick the Dirt Tour, organized by the The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) grower division. The 3-day event, to take place Sept. 25-27, will...
August 17, 2007
The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing green industry business professionals, welcomed three new 2007-2008 Division Board Presidents and recognized the service of their...
August 17, 2007
The annual Southeast Regional Pansy Trial and grower meeting, to meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, will include some new offerings this year. The trials have been expanded to include two technical trials as well as speaker...
August 10, 2007
Norman Winter’s Radio Show Features Selecta Begonia Southern garden writer Norman Winter recently devoted an entire radio segment and a newspaper column to Selecta First Class’ Begonia Bonfire. Additionally, he owns a potted Begonia Bonfire, which...
August 10, 2007
A new survey released by The Ohio State University (OSU) Department of Horticulture and Crop Science has made known some valuable information about the makeup of the green industry workforce. The survey was conducted by Hannah Mathers, an OSU...
August 10, 2007
The Atlantic hurricane season looks to be slightly less active than had originally been predicted. Instead of the original prediction of 13-17 named storms with 7-10 becoming hurricanes, the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA...
August 10, 2007
The winners of the 2007 Because Green Matters scholarships have been announced by Project EverGreen. These $2,500 awards are designed to assist students preparing for a career in the green industry. Winners this year were John Eastman, Michigan...
August 10, 2007
The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Board is made up of regional representatives in addition to the president, president elect and the immediate past president. New Board Members were elected during the annual meeting in...
August 02, 2007
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has announced its Specialty Symposium will take place in Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 24-26, 2007. Small group discussion forums for three specialty tracks of the green industry will be offered. Design/build/...
August 02, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) is hosting the 2007 Outstanding Varieties Competition Sept. 26-29 at SAF Palm Springs 2007, SAF’s 123rd annual convention in Palm Springs, Calif. Each year, growers use this opportunity as a powerful marketing...
August 02, 2007
Under a Foot Plant Company and its STEPABLES brand recently created a point-of-purchase plant display contest for nationwide independent garden centers. This year’s winner is the Andersons Inc. garden center and nursery, in Maumee, Ohio. The “Best...
August 02, 2007
According to recent Harvard University behavioral research, the factors most likely to impact 21st-century employees’ well being were commitment and productivity. This study was commissioned by the SAF/FPO Alliance to provide a solid news hook for a...
August 02, 2007
Dwight Hughes Jr, Dwight Hughes Nursery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, assumed presidency of the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) during the Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. He stated, “During my year as president, I will work to continue...
July 26, 2007
Summit, Ball Team Up On Biodegradable Pots Summit Plastic Co. and Ball Horticultural Co. are partnering to make biodegradable, compostable pots. Summit will be the exclusive distributor this new Ball product, Circle of Life pots. This product...
July 26, 2007
Ball Tagawa Growers in Arroyo Grande, Calif., has been certified under the VeriFlora sustainability certification program for fresh cut flowers and potted plants. The company is a joint venture of Ball Horticulture of Chicago and Tagawa Greenhouses...
July 26, 2007
The American Phytopathological Society (APS) has elected new officers for 2007-2008. The APS was pleased to welcome Barbara Christ as vice president. She will serve as APS president in 2009-2010. Currently, Christ is a professor and head of the...
July 26, 2007
Project EverGreen’s national work to preserve and enhance green spaces is steadily gaining more support. Den Gardner, executive director, commented on the financial contributions that have been received in the first half of 2007, stating, “This year...
July 26, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) surveys the floral and nursery industry to help determine priorities for research funding. This survey is conducted through the IR-4 project and is intended to help ensure new chemicals are available to...
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