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September 15, 2006
Three flower and foliage experts will discuss the 10-year outlook for floriculture in Hawaii at a seminar in Honolulu, Hawaii, next month. The Hawaii Floriculture Industry seminar will meet Oct. 27, 2006, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The keynote...
September 15, 2006
The Floriculture College of Knowledge and Business College of Knowledge will be presented at the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo in November in Lansing, Mich. The trade fair will take place Nov. 7-8 at the Lansing Center. The Floriculture and...
September 15, 2006
Last week, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley vetoed a proposed city ordinance that would have forced Big Box stores to pay employees at least $10 an hour plus $3 in benefits by 2010 (see the Aug.14 edition of GPN Weekly). The next day Chicago’s City...
September 08, 2006
Piccolo PGR Approved As Liner Dip Piccolo, the .4-percent paclobutrazol plant growth regulator from Fine Americas, recently received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to expand its broad label to include the use as a pre-transplant...
September 08, 2006
The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Perennials, published by DK publishing, will be available to growers later this month. The book contains thousands of close-up photos, detailed horticultural information and planting suggestions for...
September 08, 2006
OFA — An Association of Floriculture Professionals is sponsoring an outreach education program on energy options and energy-saving production technologies later this month. The 1-day seminar is being produced in cooperation with the Oklahoma...
September 08, 2006
Plant pathology researchers have found that plant pathogens can be used as an eco-friendly tool to help growers fight weeds, which are capable of causing serious ecological problems and can cause costly crop damage. “The use of plant pathogens to...
September 08, 2006
The recent discovery of a new petroleum pool beneath the Gulf of Mexico reportedly could boost the nation’s oil reserves by more than 50 percent. While this oil is still years away from the marketplace, it offers a glimmer of hope for growers who...
August 31, 2006
Dummen USA Partners With Rooting Stations Dummen USA recently announced it has partnered with two new rooting stations — Hortus Group and Westcan Greenhouses — to supply the Western United States for the 2007 spring season. The Hortus Group,...
August 31, 2006
Project Evergreen is seeking nominees for its 2007 Because Green Matters awards program. The awards program recognizes a company, organization or individual that promotes the beneficial effects of green spaces. Commenting on the award, Den Gardner,...
August 31, 2006
The National Floriculture Forum (NFF) will be traveling to Europe in 2007. Attendees will visit a variety of European horticultural sites of interest and attend the International Trade Fair for Plants (IPM). The 2007 NFF is scheduled to meet Jan. 21...
August 31, 2006
The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) announced the election of two officers to its board of directors at its annual symposium in July. Also taking place at the meeting, the organization presented its 2006 Award of Merit, the PPA’s 2006 Special...
August 31, 2006
The 2006 Farwest Show recently honored three plant introductions at the show’s first New Variety Showcase. Thirty-eight perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees and grasses were entered in the inaugural event that took place during the Farwest Show last...
August 31, 2006
Effective Sept. 4, 2006, GPN’s corporate headquarters will be moving to a new location in Arlington Heights, Ill. The new address is: GPN 3030 W. Salt Creek Lane, Suite 201 Arlington Heights, IL 60005-5025 All staff members’ phone numbers and E-...
August 25, 2006
Langeveld, Lowe’s Team To Offer Bulb Kits Langeveld International and Lowe’s have teamed up to offer consumers amaryllis and paperwhite flower bulbs in indoor growing kits. The kits will include the flower bulbs, planting pot, planter bag and soil....
August 25, 2006
A new University of Illinois Web site is helping green industry professionals better understand the state’s environmental regulations. The site allows users to access regulatory information on four different operation types — ornamental horticulture...
August 25, 2006
Last month, the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) elected a new board of directors at its annual meeting in Vail, Colo. Three new regional representatives join the board along with the association’s president, president-elect and...
August 25, 2006
Do you know an undergraduate college student who has recently completed a floriculture-related internship and is worthy of a scholarship for his or her efforts? If you do, that student may be eligible for the GPN/Nexus Internship Scholarship. Each...
August 25, 2006
The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s biennial Legislative Conference will meet July 20-25, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The conference is designed to bring together green industry business owners and...
August 25, 2006
Last week, President George W. Bush officially notified Congress of his intent to sign a free trade agreement with Colombia. According to the Society of American Florists (SAF), if enacted into law, the agreement would grant permanent duty-free...
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