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October 20, 2006
According to the chairman of the Colombian Flower Exporters Association, U.S. consumers buy approximately 60 percent of the flowers grown in Columbia. Speaking as part of Texas A&M University’s International Floriculture Distinguished Lecture...
October 20, 2006
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared Oct. 21-27, 2006, as California School Garden Week. This past weekend California First Lady Maria Shriver was scheduled to help kick off the inaugural California School Garden Week at Locke High...
October 20, 2006
Earlier this month, Riverview Flower Farm, Riverview, Fla., received Florida’s 2006 Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award. The award was presented at the Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting in Daytona Beach. Lightsey...
October 13, 2006
Walters Gardens Expands Product Line Walters Gardens, Inc. has expanded its line of perennial plugs to include virus-indexed 35-mm perennial Elle plugs. The move is in response to customers’ requests for smaller plugs that can finish in gallons,...
October 13, 2006
OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals will present outreach seminars on pest management and energy issues in November and December. The first program on pest management will take place at the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo next month...
October 13, 2006
The Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter will host its 2006 poinsettia open house this December. More than 70 poinsettia varieties will be on display. The open house will take place Dec. 8, at the Burden Conference Center in Baton Rouge, La.,...
October 13, 2006
Thanks to a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), university design students at institutions like Southern Illinois University (SIU) and the University of Tennessee are competing to develop sustainable environmental solutions. This...
October 13, 2006
Researchers at The Ohio State University (OSU) have developed a petunia DNA microarray to help identify genes controlling senescence in petunias. The microarray is a glass microscope slide spotted with petunia genes at a very high density rate....
October 13, 2006
The deadline for applying for the GPN/Nexus Internship Scholarship Program is rapidly approaching. Applications for this year’s program are due Oct. 31, 2006. Each year, the GPN/Nexus Internship Scholarship Program recognizes a worthy student...
October 13, 2006
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) announced its 2006-2007 officers at its 107th annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga. D.E. “Skeeter” McCorkle, McCorkle Nurseries, Dearing, Ga., is the new SNA president. William Turk, Martin’s Nursery, Semmes, Ala.,...
October 13, 2006
Dole Food Co. announced last week it was restructuring its fresh flower division. The company said the move was designed to help the division “…better focus on high-value products and flower varieties and position the business unit for future growth...
October 06, 2006
Bayer Unveils Plant Health Lab Bayer Environmental Science recently opened a new research and training center in Clayton, N.C. The new lab was established as part of a plant health initiative in cooperation with North Carolina State University. The...
October 06, 2006
GPN magazine was recently named a finalist for the Eddie Award by publishing industry magazine Folio:. The Eddie Awards recognize overall editorial excellence in magazine publishing and are open to all magazines (consumer, business-to-business and...
October 06, 2006
America In Bloom (AIB) recently presented nine population category and eight criteria award winners at its fifth annual symposium and awards program in Eureka Springs, Ark. More than 200 people participated in this year’s conference that offered two...
October 06, 2006
A plant pathologist at North Carolina State University is developing a Web-based database to give farmers in the Southeast instant access to fungicide recommendations and links to region-specific integrated pest management practices. Dr. Frank...
October 06, 2006
According to a new study, the presence of flowers in a home can change people’s moods or states of mind. The study is the result of a joint effort from the Society of American Florists (SAF) and the Flower Promotion Organization (FPO). The results...
October 06, 2006
Pleasant View Gardens will host its fourth annual Northeast Poinsettia Trials on Nov. 29 at its Pembroke, N.H. facilities. More than 130 poinsettias from five breeders from around the world will be on display at the trials. The trials will take...
October 06, 2006
In late September, Congress approved legislation that would tighten security at U.S. ports. The measure calls for the installation of radiation monitors to inspect incoming cargo containers at the 22 largest ports by the end of 2007. According to...
September 29, 2006
Florida Governor Recognizes Florikan E.S.A. Florikan E.S.A., Sarasota, Fla., recently received Florida’s 2006 Governor’s Business Diversification Award for business expansion in a major market. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush presented the award to Florikan...
September 29, 2006
Wal-Mart opened its first store in Chicago, Ill. last week. This comes just two weeks after Mayor Richard Daley vetoed an ordinance that would have required big box stores in the city to increase the minimum wage and benefits they pay their workers...