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July 27, 2006
With 80 percent of its land in use for agriculture, Texas is the second-largest agriculture state in the country and ornamental plants rank second-largest agricultural product in the state. Wholesale receipts last year from Cherokee, Van Zandt,...
July 27, 2006
A recently released study in North Carolina found the metabolite level in children across six counties is higher than the national averages. Researchers tested 60 children between the ages of one and six living with migrant farm workers. They...
July 21, 2006
This summer D.S. Cole Growers, Loudon, N.H., invites green industry members to take a trip to southern New Hampshire. Cole’s will be hosting its annual open house Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. The 4-acre greenhouse operation and surrounding gardens will...
July 21, 2006
Country Living Gardener Partners With Proven Winners ColorChoice Country Living Gardener, a gardening lifestyle magazine, has expanded its Editor’s Choice Collection to incorporate Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs from Spring Meadow...
July 21, 2006
“What happened to me will happen to growers and producers all over the country, except they won’t have the resources to survive it,” southern California tomato grower Luawanna Hallstrom told Congress at a hearing held last week by the House...
July 21, 2006
Sakata has recently announced plans for a fall cut-flower seminar and trial to be held Sept. 12-13, 2006, in Costa Rica. The seminar portion of the event will be held at Hotel Tryp Corobici, San José, Costa Rica. The seminars will include technical...
July 21, 2006
The 7th Annual Dramm/OFA 5K Relay/Walk, held July 8, 2006, raised thousands of dollars for America in Bloom (AIB). Ten teams of runners and a few walkers participated in the event, which took place at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio, the morning...
July 21, 2006
Suntory Ltd. and Tohoku University collaborated to create new biotechnology process that will create flower colors unachievable by traditional breeding. Led by Eiichiro Ono, a researcher at Suntory Ltd., the team recently artificially bred yellow...
July 21, 2006
Research remains an ongoing process as growers and plant geneticists try to discover why there are no red irises. Irises are notoriously known for being the easiest flowers to grow and come in a variety of colors. In fact, growers have been able to...
July 14, 2006
Syngenta to acquire Conrad Fafard, Inc. Syngenta Professional Products announced last week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Conrad Fafard, Inc., a North American producer of packaged growing media for the professional ornamental...
July 14, 2006
p>On top of the already extensive list of exhibitors for the 2006 Fashion In Bloom event, Garden Centers of America (GCA) announced the following companies will be joining the team: Beds & Borders Murakami Seed Biancheri Ranunculus Plug...
July 14, 2006
More than 2,800 growers and industry representatives attended the 14th Annual Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC) in Greenville, S.C., June 21-24, 2006. The conference is the largest educational conference and trade show in the South focused on...
July 14, 2006
The views of the nursery and landscape industries were well represented recently at an immigration reform field hearing held by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA). The hearing, held in Philadelphia, Pa., was the first of...
July 14, 2006
Research and Markets, a leading source for international market research and market data, has announced the addition of Seeds — Global Strategic Business Report to its offering. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for seeds. The major...
July 14, 2006
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) and Floriculture Industry Research & Scholarship Trust (FIRST) have merged, creating a united organization that will become the floriculture industry’s comprehensive endowment for both research and scholarship...
June 30, 2006
Florikan ESA Receives EPA Award Florikan E.S.A. (Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture) recently received a Gulf Guardian Award through a program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program. The award was presented...
June 30, 2006
With the discussion of the Q-biotype whitefly continuing to evolve, researchers and industry leaders would like to survey growers on their perceptions and how they are managing the situation in their growing operations. This week growers can...
June 30, 2006
Because its Web site (www.ofa.org) was hijacked last month by a foreign entity, OFA would like to remind everyone that it has established a new site at www.ofanet.org. No personal data about association members or Short Course registrants was listed...
June 30, 2006
Scientists at the University of Hawaii (UH) are working to genetically engineer hardier anthuriums and orchids. The university plans to conduct greenhouse trials of types of genetically modified organisms and a field trial on a third organism....
June 30, 2006
Ecke Ranch announced last week that it would acquire Oglevee's business effective later this month. The two companies are working to integrate their production, sales, marketing, breeding and Oglevee’s patented CVI clean stock system. “It’s a great...