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May 05, 2006
The 2006 Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC) has opened online registration at www.sgcts.org. SGC is offering a full lineup of educational sessions for greenhouse growers, retailers and landscape professionals. Along with the educational sessions...
May 05, 2006
On April 21, 2006, the Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) Board of Directors received notice from the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) that they were discontinuing their commitment for financial support of the FPO due to CCFC’s internal...
May 05, 2006
To address the growing need for industry promotion, major floral industry associations met in March in Washington, D.C., to form a coalition, called the Floral Marketing Funding Initiative Coalition (FMFIC), with the goal of exploring opportunities...
April 28, 2006
The University of Florida and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association are holding their 2006 Floriculture Field Day and Variety Trials on May 25th and 26th in Gainesville, Fla. The Florida trials are the industry’s first opportunity...
April 28, 2006
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled claims for nearly $64,000 with three companies charged with importing and selling improperly labeled pesticides. EPA settled its claims with Arch Chemicals, Inc., Janssen...
April 28, 2006
On April 7, 2006, there was an initial detection of gladiolus rust made in domestic gladiolus stock. Confirmation of the disease was made on April 12, 2006, by the USDA National Mycologist of the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)...
April 28, 2006
The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently urged a congressional committee to reject legislation that would require “scanning” of all cargo bound for U.S. ports, saying the term was not adequately defined and the proposal could result in costly...
April 28, 2006
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), which is the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the USDA Agricultural Research...
April 28, 2006
As growers, retailers and gardeners begin planning the 2007 growing season, All-America Selections (AAS) begins the commemoration of 75 years of service to the North American horticultural and garden industries. Started by W. Ray Hastings in 1932,...
April 21, 2006
SRA Does Communications For Stuppy Swanson Russell Associates (SRA) announced that it will provide marketing and communications services for Stuppy Greenhouse Manufacturing. Stuppy manufactures commercial greenhouses and distributes greenhouse...
April 21, 2006
On June 15, 2006, Yoder Brothers is hosting the Yoder Green Leaf Perennials 2006 Trials and Open House at its Smoketown, Pa., facility. Some of the things that will be showcased at the event are: New perennials from Yoder, Blooms of Bressingham...
April 21, 2006
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it has amended its regulations to allow under certain conditions Christmas cactus and Easter cactus established in an approved growing media to be...
April 21, 2006
In a speech given recently at the Newspaper Association of America's annual convention, Wal-Mart Stores CEO Lee Scott announced the new, nationwide "Wal-Mart Jobs and Opportunity Zones" initiative. Scott also announced that over the next two years...
April 21, 2006
The Floriculture Industry Research & Scholarship Trust (FIRST) scholarship deadline is quickly approaching, but it is not too late, and applicants are still encouraged to apply. The deadline for scholarship applications and all support documents...
April 21, 2006
With the damage caused by invasive plants in the United States reaching $35 billion annually, the horticulture industry is beginning to take action to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plants. The California Association of Nurseries...
April 14, 2006
S&G And Ecke Renew Relationship S&G Flowers and The Paul Ecke Ranch have once again decided to work together. Beginning immediately, Syngenta will represent the complete Ecke assortment. Contact your local Syngenta sales representative, or...
April 14, 2006
“Don’t bombard cotton pests with insecticide; supplementing chemical sprays with biological control methods is a better approach.” That’s the advice of entomologists with the U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center and the University of Arizona...
April 14, 2006
In its 35th annual survey of lawn and garden market trends, the National Gardening Association (NGA) reports 91 million (83 percent) of American households participated in some kind of do-it-yourself indoor and outdoor lawn and garden activities in...
April 14, 2006
Modine Manufacturing Company recently announced that it has joined with ABC Television’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and donated HVAC products to warm a church and gymnasium in Hurricane Katrina-damaged New Orleans, La.   The 120-year-old...
April 14, 2006
Project EverGreen is launching “GreenCare for Troops: Serving You While You Serve Us,” a nationwide outreach program designed to enable local lawn and landscape firms to perform a worthwhile public service for the men and women serving our country...