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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...
April 14, 2006
Yoder Brothers and Ecke Ranch recently announced new valued-added product marketing programs. At the 2006 Ecke Ranch spring trials, The Flower Fields unveiled four value-added retail programs designed to give growers and retailers opportunities...
April 14, 2006
OFA – an Association of Floriculture Professionals will host its annual OFA Short Course July 8-11, 2006, in Columbus, Ohio. The OFA Short Course is known for its educational and trade show events. Exhibitors representing various sectors of the...
March 30, 2006
Fafard Inc. Announces New Production Facility This fall, Fafard Inc. will be expanding its soilless media manufacturing capabilities with the addition of a third production plant in Marshall, Texas. With facilities in Apopka, Fla., and Anderson, S...
March 30, 2006
Retailers may have received encouragement last week when a private research group released information saying that consumer confidence is on the rise. Consumer confidence, a measurement of how consumers feel about their economic future, has reached...
March 30, 2006
Charles Hall, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Tennessee, will present the inaugural speech for the International Floriculture Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas A&M. The lecture will be at 2 p.m., April 11, 2006, in...
March 30, 2006
In an effort to better address changes in market channels and grower demands, Ecke Ranch recently introduced two new programs with direct customer benefits. Ecke is debuting two programs at their private spring trials in April 2006. Both programs...