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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...
August 25, 2006
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it had published its final rule on establishing standards for pesticide containers and containment. The agency is required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act to...
August 18, 2006
New Web Site Provides Poinsettia Help Poinsettia growers have a new on-line resource to help with their production challenges. This Web site provides growers with technical information on poinsettia production and provides access to graphical...
August 18, 2006
Yoder Brothers is planning to host its Fall Field Days at three North American locations next month. The events will take place in Ontario, Canada, New Jersey and South Carolina. The Field Days will include morning presentations on Yoder’s new...
August 18, 2006
Researchers at the Ohio State University have developed a combination of mulch and pre-emergent herbicides that reportedly can control weeds for nearly a full year with just one application. The combination could translate into chemical and labor...
August 18, 2006
The Horticultural Research Institute awarded four scholarships last week. Winners were announced for the Spring Meadow, Usrey Family, Carville M. Akehurst Memorial and Bigelow scholarships. Linda Justin, a junior at the University of Rhode Island,...
August 18, 2006
Project EverGreen recently released the results of a survey it conducted to determine consumer awareness and perception of the environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits of green spaces. Property values and safety were two areas where consumers...
August 18, 2006
Earlier this year, GPN and OFA — An Association of Floriculture Professionals teamed up to produce the 2006 GPN/OFA State of the Industry Survey. Nearly 550 GPN subscribers and OFA members completed an Internet survey on such things as grower...
August 11, 2006
Hines Horticulture reported a roughly 12-percent decrease in net sales for the second quarter of 2006 last week. The decreased second quarter sales largely contributed to an agreement Hines negotiated with its lender in which the company will sell...
August 11, 2006
New Tulip Named For Chicago’s First Lady DeVroomen Holland Garden Products recently registered a new variety of pink lily flower tulip, tulipa ‘Maggie Daley’. Jack DeVroomen, a Netherlands’ grower, presented Chicago, Ill., First Lady Maggie Daley...
August 11, 2006
EuroAmerican Propagators will host Autumn In Bloom, its 2006 Fall Open House, Sept. 4-15 in Bonsall, Calif. Visitors will be able to view the company’s newest introductions for 2006-2007. The company also will display its plant collections and...
August 11, 2006
Garden policy experts from across the nation will convene in Des Moines, Iowa, next month for a summit on the social, environmental and health benefits of gardening. The 2006 National Summit on Garden Policy, sponsored by Drake University’s...
August 11, 2006
Last week, U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Larry Craig (R-ID) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced their co-sponsorship of the Specialty Crop Competition Act (S.2487). The legislation is designed to support the growing and exporting of specialty...
August 11, 2006
The Chicago, Ill., City Council recently passed an ordinance requiring retailers with more than $1 billion in annual sales and stores of 90,000 sq.ft. or more to pay employees at least $10 an hour plus $3 in benefits by 2010. Reaction by the big box...
August 04, 2006
McGregor, Florexpo Introduce Grass Program McGregor Plant Sales Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., and Florexpo, Cartago, Costa Rica, have announced a new grasses program designed to help growers save on plant costs and bench time. The program is also intended...
August 04, 2006
FloraStar has expanded its trialing and awards program to now include new varieties of shrub and landscape roses and perennials. As part of the program, the winning varieties will be promoted to commercial growers, the consumer and business press...
August 04, 2006
Project EverGreen awarded its first “Because Green Matters” scholarships to Amy Hegwood and Tao Fan. Both will receive $2,500 awards to assist in preparing for careers in the green industry. Hegwood is pursuing an environmental horticulture degree...
August 04, 2006
The University of Minnesota has created a new Web site and set up a toll-free phone number to help answer questions about this summer’s drought. The University’s Extension Service Web site now has a section containing information on heat safety and...
August 04, 2006
A recent meeting of green industry academia and horticultural professionals highlighted some important research projects currently being funded by the Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative (FNRI). These Initiative-funded projects continue to...
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