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October 27, 2006
Danny Summers, executive vice president of the Southern Nursery Association (SNA), recently notified the SNA board of directors that he intends to resign. Summers plans to pursue another opportunity in the nursery business. “Working for the SNA and...
October 27, 2006
Sakata Seed will conduct primula trials this winter at two separate sites. Each location will include a full comparison trial of Sakata genetics. The trials will focus on Primula acaulis, Primula polyanthus and Primula malacoides. Trials will take...
October 27, 2006
The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Nominating Committee will be considering nominations of individuals interested in being elected to several ANLA board positions. Elections will take place July 2007 at ANLA's Annual Meeting...
October 27, 2006
Earlier this month, The Home Depot presented its 2006 Product Innovation Award to Floragem for the introduction and marketing of its VIVA! SunPatiens impatiens line. Floragem received the award at a presentation in Atlanta, Ga., and beat out...
October 27, 2006
GPN magazine was the Gold Award winner at the 2006 Eddie Awards presented annually by publishing-industry magazine Folio:. The Eddie Awards recognize overall editorial excellence in magazines and are open to all publications (consumer, business-to-...
October 20, 2006
Biobest Canada Names New Distributor Biobest Canada and Biobest Biological Systems N.V. have named Bio Control S.A., Cartago, Costa Rica, as one of their distributors in Central America. Y-C Nurseries Founder Dies Y-C Nurseries founder Foster...
October 20, 2006
Advanced recruiting strategies, immigration compliance and worker safety are just some of the human resources issues specifically pertaining to horticultural and agricultural employers that will be covered at the second Mid American Ag and Hort...
October 20, 2006
The Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) Identification Technology Program recently released a new tool to help growers identify invasive mites. Invasive Mite Identification: Tools for Quarantine and Plant Protection is an on-line...
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...
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