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September 28, 2007
Takii & Company, a long-standing Japanese company that breeds, produces and sells vegetable and flower varieties, has acquired a 100-percent share of Dutch flower seed company, K. Sahin, Zaden B.V. By acquiring Sahin, Takii hopes to strengthen...
September 28, 2007
The fairest - and hardiest - of them all have been chosen. The University of Florida trial garden recently selected its 2007 summer award winners, based on their excellent heat and humidity tolerance from June through August. This year, more than...
September 21, 2007
Emerald Coast Growers, Ball Seed Team Up Emerald Coast Growers and Ball Seed have joined forces to set the market on fire with panicum ‘Ruby Ribbons’, grown by Emerald Coast and available exclusively through Ball Seed. The sun-loving variety...
September 21, 2007
The topic of immigration reform has come alive again in Congress, regardless of the failed immigration bill earlier this summer. Congress could start working on immigration reform again this week if several senators and congressmen have their way....
September 21, 2007
After 38 years, the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA) is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence in landscaping through its Landscape Awards Program. Winners will be recognized at FNGLA’s Landscape Awards...
September 21, 2007
The clock is ticking. Grower’s interested in expanding their technical knowledge and skills through Michigan State University’s innovative Floriculture College of Knowledge Certificate program are encouraged to register before Oct. 24, 2007. The...
September 21, 2007
In the aftermath of the failed comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform is emphasizing the importance of continuing grassroots efforts. The coalition is asking members to generate as much...
September 14, 2007
Ecke Ranch Introduces Height-Tracking Program A new web-based height-tracking program for poinsettias is eliminating the constant guessing game for poinsettia growers. Ecke Ranch customers can now take advantage of the free program, called On Target...
September 14, 2007
The 35th annual North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Grower's Association's Annual Conference is slated to take place Oct. 30-31 at the Wake County Agricultural Service Center in Raleigh, N.C. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including...
September 14, 2007
The research branch of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) has awarded several scholarships to the nation's future horticulturalists, in recognition of their dedication and talent to the industry. The following students received...
September 14, 2007
They're not just creepy crawlers. A monthly podcast about people, insects and the environment, launched in July with the name InsectaPod Cast, aims to change people's perceptions of insects as simply pests. The podcast and its online home, www....
September 14, 2007
OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals has developed a marketing and advertising electronic tool kit to help growers promote, enhance and expand their businesses. The premise behind the tool kit, which includes tools that help growers...
September 14, 2007
For wholesale and retail growers who are constantly seeking ways to improve their production and marketing of poinsettias — along with their bottom line — the OFA wants to help. OFA — an association of Floriculture Professionals is presenting a 1 1/...
September 14, 2007
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) joined seven business organizations on a lawsuit filed last week, challenging the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "Social Security No-Match" regulation that stands to significantly...
September 07, 2007
BASF Names New Director BASF Agricultural Products appointed Paul Rea as director of its Specialty Products Division (SPD). The SPD group consists of three businesses within BASF, including Professional Pest Control, Professional Turf &...
September 07, 2007
Proven Winners announced the winners of the 2007 Destination Contest this month. Each of the winners, employees at garden centers, nurseries or greenhouses in varying U.S. states, received $1000 for their creativity and resourcefulness. Mariemont...
September 07, 2007
The greenhouse operations at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. — the largest non-commercial greenhouse operation in the state — has recently turned over a new leaf. In addition to facility upgrades to the tune of $800,000 over the past couple of...
September 07, 2007
Growers and retailers with an appreciation for garden mums and their complimentary sidekicks, the fall-blooming asters, are invited to feast their eyes on the 2007 Yoder Garden Mum and Aster Fall Field Day. The event, scheduled to take place on...
September 07, 2007
What will the future hold for the U.S. floriculture industry? Anna Ball, president and chief executive officer of the century-old Ball Horticulture Co., will lead a talk about this hot topic on Oct. 10. The event, sponsored by the Texas A&M...
September 07, 2007
As greater-than-normal buildup of whiteflies on field crops continues to plague parts of Southeastern United States, the Ad Hoc Whitefly Task Force is asking ornamental growers to do their part in the fight to manage whiteflies. The task force,...
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