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October 19, 2007
In two separate inspections of Yoder Brothers' facilities in Alva and Parrish, Fla., in early October, the United States Department of Agriculture determined that both facilities were clean of Chrysanthemum White Rust (CWR), according to a Yoder...
October 19, 2007
As part of a continuing effort to help growers combat rising labor costs, increase profits and ease crop production, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) has introduced two new programs aimed at making growers' jobs a little easier. The Plant & Ship...
October 19, 2007
The deadline for Project GREEEN (Generating Research and Extension to Meet Economic and Environmental Needs) proposals is Jan. 7, 2008, Michigan State University (MSU) announced recently. About $1.3 million will be available for funding new...
October 19, 2007
Last week, the Senate passed a one-year extension of the H-2B return guest worker exemption program. This marks a critical step forward in the continuing push to secure a more permanent extension. Corey Connors, director of legislative relations...
October 12, 2007
Speedling Inc. Announces Personnel Changes Speedling Inc. announced the following personnel changes, effective with the start of fiscal year 2008: Mike Samilian will shift focus from nursery operations to his new role as vice president of special...
October 12, 2007
The online interactive exhibit floor plan for the Mid-America Horticulture Trade Show (Mid-Am), a premier horticulture trade show in the Midwest, has been updated for the 2008 trade show. The floor plan is available to assist Mid-Am both exhibitors...
October 12, 2007
The NASDAQ Stock Market announced last Tuesday that it would delist the common stock of Hines Horticulture, Inc. The stock was suspended on Aug. 8, 2007, and has not traded on NASDAQ since that time. NASDAQ will file a Form 25 with the Securities...
October 12, 2007
The Community Resource Center's annual gala fundraiser, "Putting on the Ritz," honoring Paul Ecke III and the Ecke family, raised a record quarter-million dollars for center programs that shelter abused women and children, provide assistance to low...
October 12, 2007
Want to learn more about succession planning in particular and corporate wellness in general? The Professional Landcare Network's (PLANET) 2008 Executive Forum aims to improve corporate wellness through a series of presentations that combine the...
October 12, 2007
Poinsettia aficionados can feast their eyes on 125 varieties from five of the industry's top breeders during Pleasant View Garden's annual trial. The event, going on its fifth year, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Pleasant View'...
October 12, 2007
Tropical plants are becoming a hot trend in the ever-evolving world of floriculture, making a bold statement with their exotic flair and commanding the attention of professionals and customers alike. The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE),...
October 05, 2007
Chase Horticultural Research Adds On-Line Store Chase Horticultural Research, Inc. recently added an On-Line Store to its Web site. This e-commerce section allows growers purchase downloadable digital imagery as well as discount packages along...
October 05, 2007
Thirty communities from all regions of the country participated in the sixth edition of American in Bloom. This year's population-category winners are: Frankenmuth, Mich. (5,000 or less) St. Clairsville, Ohio ( 5,001-10,000) Buffalo, Minn. (10,001...
October 05, 2007
What do a native groundcover, an almond-scented flowering shrub, a tropical-looking perennial, a native fan plant, a versatile foliage plant and a storm-durable native tree have in common? They were all named the 2008 Florida Plants of the Year by...
October 05, 2007
The Society of American Florists (SAF) announced the winners of the floral industry's top honors on Sept. 28 during the association's annual convention in Palm Springs, Calif. The winners were recognized for their commitment and contributions to...
October 05, 2007
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Oct. 1 that it had received sufficient petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for the first half of fiscal year 2008. As of last week, Congress had not reauthorized or...
October 05, 2007
Is the time ripe for a grower certification program measuring sustainability efforts to thrive in the United States? With issues like sustainability and organic growing becoming hot topics among growers, Doug Cole, D.S. Cole Growers, Loudon, N.H.,...
September 28, 2007
John Henry Co. Recognized for Design Excellence The John Henry Co., Lansing, Mich., recently won first place at the recent Teddy Awards Ceremony honoring excellence in Design and Innovation of Promotional Displays. The annual Teddy Awards honor the...
September 28, 2007
America in Bloom recognized eight groups last Thursday for earning the highest marks out of all contestants in all population categories. The Criteria Award winners are: Ball Horticultural Company Floral Displays Award (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)...
September 28, 2007
A La Niña watch has been issued by the Southeast Climate Consortium and the state climatologists of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. A watch means conditions are likely for the development of a full-fledged La Niña event. The watch will be followed by...
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