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May 11, 2008
Hortica Announces New Board Chair and Member Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits, specialists in providing business insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance to the horticultural industry since 1987, recently announced a new...
May 11, 2008
For growers seeking to drive down costs and boost profits, FlowVision’s two-day Lean Flow Workshops can help you flow your product through your processes quicker and more efficiently. FlowVision, a leading Low Flow consulting company that uses...
May 11, 2008
Do drought concerns have you worried about the future of the industry in general and your business in specific? Then the daylong session, “What You Need to Do Right Now to Survive the Drought,” offered on Thursday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....
May 11, 2008
To assist Spanish-speaking growers select the most effective solutions for their pest management challenges, BASF Turf & Ornamentals has posted a free Spanish version of its Pest Management Guide on http://www.betterplants.com. “This Spanish...
May 11, 2008
The OFA Short Course has once again claimed a coveted spot on Tradeshow Week magazine’s 200 largest U.S. trade shows list. With nearly 152,000 net square feet of exhibit space, the OFA Short Course was ranked as number 185 in the United States for...
May 02, 2008
Growing Business Named SBA 2008 Hawaii State Exporter of the Year David Fell and Sandy Kasman, owners of Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery, have been named Hawaii’s Small Business Exporters for 2008 by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This award...
May 02, 2008
Calling all early birds! Are you ready to run? The 2008 Dramm/OFA 5K Relay is all set for 7 a.m., July 12, 2008. It’s time to gather your four-person team and take part in this Short Course staple. Don’t worry if you don’t have a full team; you...
May 02, 2008
It’s not too late to register for the 2008 Floriculture Field Days, taking place May 14 to 15. The annual event, held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center and Fifield Hall at the University of Florida in Gainesville, provides...
May 02, 2008
Apparently, Americans can’t contain themselves when it comes to container gardening. U.S. consumers spend more than $1.3 billion a year on this gardening method, according to Container Gardening Associated, a website devoted to the technique....
May 02, 2008
In an effort to provide necessary leadership in the field of taxonomy and nomenclature of cultivated plants, a new organization was launched last fall during the fifth annual International Symposium on the Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants in...
May 02, 2008
From tours of innovative operations to educational sessions on today’s most timely issues, the Southwest Growers Conference promises to be a truly educational experience. The annual conference will take place in Conroe, Texas, on July 8 and 9,...
May 02, 2008
A pioneering research project exploring the potential of liquid crystal technology for creating more sustainable, energy-efficient greenhouses is now in full swing. Cleveland Botanical Garden and Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute...
April 25, 2008
New Plant Varieties Make Colorful Splash Novalis, a professional horticulture trade consortium comprised of color, perennial and woody ornamental growers from across the United States, recently announced a select group of top new 2008 varieties as...
April 25, 2008
Staying informed of The American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) latest scientific research endeavors just got easier. The Endowment has updated and improved its website with information on all current and previously funded projects as well as an expanded...
April 25, 2008
A diverse array of more than 100 plant agriculture research projects targeting the industry’s most pressing needs will share almost $2.5 million in grant funding from Project GREEEN for fiscal year 2008. Project GREEEN (Generating Research and...
April 18, 2008
SePRO Introduces New PGR Formulation SePRO Corp. recently introduced a new low-odor formulation of Topflor plant growth regulator. This new formulation provides the same growth regulation performance with less odor, according to a company press...
April 18, 2008
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) continues to lobby on behalf of extending the H2-B guest worker programs — and legislative reform in general — as the industry continues to face a mounting labor crisis. ANLA submitted...
April 18, 2008
The deadline for Educational Grant Applications for the 2008/2009 American Floral Endowment (AFE) Funding Cycle is approaching. The due date for all applications is June 1, 2008. All forms and additional information are available on the AFE website...
April 18, 2008
If you want to observe how thousands of garden plants perform under Michigan growing conditions and view side-by-side comparisons of new plant material, join leading young plant growers and Michigan State University (MSU) during the fifth annual...
April 18, 2008
Early each spring, OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals — selects up to six students to serve as the year’s OFA Scholars. This rigorous competition identifies some of the industry’s brightest young professionals and helps launch their...