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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...
October 10, 2013
The American Nursery & Landscape Association, OFA and the Society of American Florists have collaborated on a letter and FAQ sheet to help the industry gain a better understanding of the use of neonicotinoids. These documents will help...
October 09, 2013
Philips Lighting - Horticultural LED North America has added Douglas Marlow as key account manager. Marlow has more than 25 years of horticultural experience and will be responsible for commercial market development of Philips’ new category of...
October 09, 2013
All-America Selections (AAS) will begin rewarding entries that have superior regional performance. An AAS Regional Winner will perform well in a specific region or regions, will have a great local story angle, will resonate with home gardeners and...
October 02, 2013
Terra Nova Nurseries has announced the latest phase of its breeding program for heucherella cultivars — six new rust-resistant varieties. The cultivars include Heucherella ‘Gold Cascade’ and Heucherella ‘Copper Cascade’, both of which are part of...
October 02, 2013
More than 550 gardening consumers joined Proven Winners for its Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island from Aug. 25-27. During the three day event, attendees were able to tour 11 private gardens, enjoy cocktails and dinner at the Grand Hotel and learn...
September 30, 2013
On Sept. 28,  OFA — the Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) announced that their members have voted in overwhelming support of the consolidation of the two organizations into a new...
September 25, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has debuted a bold video to educate the industry about the positive impacts it makes on critical industry problems. The video debuted at AFE's annual fundraising dinner that took place during the recent SAF annual...
September 25, 2013
Top honors for the 2013 America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program were announced at its annual event in Orlando, Fla. on Sept. 2. Participants judged on six criteria: overall impression, environmental awareness, heritage, urban forestry,...
September 25, 2013
McConkey has hired Jim De’Ora as account manager servicing the Puget Sound region of Seattle and southern Washington, as well as selected nursery accounts in Oregon and Washington. With more than 27 years in the industry, De'Ora has covered accounts...
September 25, 2013
Sakata Seed America Inc. is working on installing a new solar energy project at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif. The project represents one of the largest solar-powered projects to date in Santa Clara County. “Sakata is an...
September 25, 2013
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recently inducted Anna Ball into its Floriculture Hall of Fame. Ball is the chief executive officer and owner of the Ball Horticultural Co. in West Chicago, Ill. The induction took place Sept. 21,...
September 19, 2013
Agricola Management Group recently announced it will create a 2014 Consumer Marketing Program for the HGTV Home Plant Collection. “Our consumer marketing program for 2014 is designed to achieve maximum exposure to consumers in our various markets...
September 19, 2013
Greenheart Farms recently unveiled its redesigned website that is more visual and streamlined. The website, www.greenheartfarms.com, offers a better user experience to help brokers, growers and retailers who are looking for information on the...
September 19, 2013
Four Star Greenhouse Inc. has added Valerie Rollins to its sales team as the northeast regional sales representative.  Rollins has more than 12 years of experience working in the horticulture industry, including positions as a sales manager and...
September 17, 2013
A webinar on how emerging business models in distribution and supply chain will affect your business is scheduled to take place Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. During the one-hour webinar, industry veteran Gary Falkenstein, president and CEO...
September 16, 2013
OHP, Inc. has followed up the launch of Marengo liquid pre-emergent herbicide with the introduction of Marengo G, a granular formulation with the same effective active ingredient, indaziflam. Marengo G offers many of the same features as Marengo SC...
September 13, 2013
Pleasant View Gardens has hired William Riffey to be the company's national sales and marketing manager. Riffey will oversee national, territory and inside sales, maintaining and developing relationships with broker, grower, and retail partners...