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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...
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
Greenstreet Growers has added Cody McKee as assistant grower for seasonal production. In addition to assisting the head grower, McKee will be responsible for crop documentation, inventory control, integrated pest management and plant database...
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
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 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 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 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 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...
September 19, 2013
Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, Mich., has announced additions to its 2014 liner offerings and the publication of its latest catalog. Spring Meadow, the company behind Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs, worked with top breeders to...
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...
September 13, 2013
Back for the first time in four years, SNA 2013 took place Aug. 5-7, at the Georgia Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) says that the event was an success based on comments from exhibitors and attendees. The...