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November 04, 2013
The University of Florida's 2013 Poinsettia Field Day will take place on Dec. 10.  These trials are a part of the North American Poinsettia Variety Trials held in cooperation with Vineland Research Station, Ontario, North Carolina State...
November 01, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is accepting applications now through Feb. 1, 2014 for the Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship Program. Applications are available online. The scholarship honors the late Paul Ecke Jr. of Encinitas, Calif., who made...
November 01, 2013
Quebec-based growing mix producer Berger has announced it recently acquired Beaver Peat Moss & Lafaille Peat Moss, consolidating a long-standing relationship between the companies. The transaction is effective on November 1, 2013.Under the...
October 31, 2013
The National Garden Bureau (NGB) website now features images and detailed descriptions of over 100 new ornamental flowers and edibles from its members. This NGB New Varieties program brings some of the best new varieties together in one easily...
October 31, 2013
Plant Development Services has welcomed four new growers that supply plants for some or all of its brands, including Encore Azalea, Southern Living Plant Collection and Sunset Western Garden Collection. The new growers are: Hawksridge Farms in...
October 31, 2013
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies has announced the dates for its 2014 Grower and Retailer Expos in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The two events will each span two full days and will feature suppliers and education sessions representing each of Griffin’...
October 24, 2013
N.G. Heimos Greenhouses and Millstadt Young Plants in Millstadt, Ill., will host an open house Nov. 21-22, 2013. It will showcase a comparison trial of more than 100 poinsettia varieties finished Natural and Black Cloth. The trial includes...
October 24, 2013
Past American Floral Endowment (AFE) trustee David Niklas and his wife Zoe Niklas have established a memorial tribute honoring David’s parents and floriculture veterans, Edmund Robert (“Ed” or “Nick”) and Dorothy (“Dot”) Niklas. Ed died Sept. 16,...
October 24, 2013
Dr. Allan Armitage recently introduced a new app for home gardeners, as well as horticulture industry professionals, called  Armitage’s Greatest Perennials & Annuals. It is available for all Android and iPhones and tablets. Dr. Armitage is...
October 23, 2013
GreenTech is now the official name for a biennial trade fair for the agricultural chain, focused on product technology for food and ornamental horticulture. After industry members weighed in on a name via crowdsourcing, a committee of exhibitors and...
October 23, 2013
Light and plants expert Tessa Pocock, Ph.D., has joined the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., as a senior research scientist, leading the development of a new plant physiology lighting program. Her...
October 23, 2013
SATO America Inc. has appointed Len Bono to the position of business development manager for consumables. Bono has more than 25 years of industry experience having held management positions at Monarch/Paxar, Lowry Computer Products and BlueStar....
October 18, 2013
Suntory Flowers has launched a new film series that captures the passion, dedication and even danger behind plant breeding. The four Hollywood-style short films show how plant explorers worldwide risk life and limb to climb high, rocky cliffs and...
October 18, 2013
The Central Environmental Nursery and Landscape Trade Show (CENTS) has chosen D.J. “Eagle Bear” Vanas as its keynote speaker. The international speaker and author has been recognized for his work with companies such as IBM, Walt Disney, NASA, the...
October 17, 2013
In a readers' contest this fall, the Cool Wave Pansy team and Southern Living magazine collaborated to name the newest color in the Cool Wave trailing pansy portfolio. The new name, 'Sunshine 'N Wine', was submitted by a Southern Living reader and...
October 17, 2013
The Shinoda Foundation has named well-known flower executive Bob Otsuka as its new president. Otsuka replaces Paul Ecke III who is retiring. “Bob’s deep ties to floriculture and his passion for advancing our industry make him a natural for...
October 16, 2013
Ball DPF, LLC has added Nature’s Source Plant Probiotic to its line of plant nutrition products. It’s a unique complex of beneficial microorganisms that promotes the establishment and enhances the growth of greenhouse and nursery crops, landscape...
October 16, 2013
All-America Selections has chosen the winners of its second annual Landscape Design Contest. This year's contest saw a 20 percent increase in the number of entries compared to 2012. This contest is a landscape design contest incorporating AAS...
October 16, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) and Altman Plants supplied plants to the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University for a Floral Plant Give-Away Project (FPGAP) intending to recruit new horticulture students. During...
October 10, 2013
Applications for the second year of the Executive Academy for Growth and Leadership (EAGL) are now being accepted. The one-year education program is developed for growers in the nursery and greenhouse production industry. It is the product of a...