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August 27, 2007
Poppelmann Begins Production At New Plant Poppelmann Plastics USA has begun production at its new factory, located on a 30-acre site in the Claremont International Business Park in Claremont, N.C. The facility will produce thermoformed and...
August 27, 2007
Registration has begun for the next class of the American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Garden Center University (GCU). The 2-year course, led by Ian Baldwin of Nursery Business Consultants, is likened to a “mini-MBA” for garden...
August 27, 2007
Growers are invited to partake in the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers’ (ASCFG) national conference and trade show, slated for Oct. 1-4 in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the trade show, open Oct. 2 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., the annual event...
August 27, 2007
Imagine growing nursery and floriculture crops in biodegradable pots made from chicken feathers. The Maryland Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) recently donated $68,000 to the Horticulture Research Institute’s (HRI) Emerging Issues and...
August 27, 2007
The Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship Fund, which benefits horticulture students, received a $50,000 boost from the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show Inc. (MANTS). The Horticulture Research Institute (HRI), the research division of the...
August 27, 2007
Next year, Proven Winners will show off a new look — one that stems directly from the needs and likes of their consumers. Proven Winners recently unveiled new tag and container designs for 2008, selected by visitors to the Proven Winners Web site....
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...
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