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October 14, 2005
Rhapsody Biofungicide is now labeled for both foliar and soil disease treatments of ornamental and greenhouse crops. The disease control product, often used for the prevention and treatment of foliar fungal and bacterial diseases in bedding plants...
October 14, 2005
United Kingdom and Australian scientists have developed a technique that delivers a carefully timed double blow to insects that have evolved pesticide resistance. The new technology deactivates the resistance mechanisms of the pests, before exposing...
October 14, 2005
Pleasant View Gardens (PVG), Loudon, N.H., in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire, is opening its doors for its Third Annual Northeast Poinsettia Trials, November 28-30, 2006, at PVG’s Pembroke, N.H., facilities. A unique event in the...
October 14, 2005
The Society of American Florists (SAF) handed out a number of awards at its 121st Annual Convention held September 28-October 1, 2005 in Lake Las Vegas, Nev. The awards went to some distinguished people, companies and programs that have made a...
October 14, 2005
The Ecke Ranch and GPN have teamed up to bring growers information about how to mitigate the risk of producing poinsettias at lower than normal temperatures. We are all faced with a difficult year ahead due to current energy costs and availability...
October 07, 2005
Owner of Central Landscape Supply Honored Herman Roerick, owner of Central Landscape Supply in St. Cloud, Minn., has been honored as 2005 Outstanding Alumni from the University of Minnesota-Crookston. He majored at the University of Minnesota in...
October 07, 2005
Research teams at Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd., Bayer CropScience and DuPont have developed two new broad-spectrum insecticides that show promise as safer and more effective ways to fight pest insects that damage food crops, according to the University...
October 07, 2005
USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have helped Cornell University colleagues make the first-ever identification on this continent of the Old World hunter fly, Coenosia attenuata. , according to the USDA. This winged predator is...
October 07, 2005
On Aug. 18th, 2005, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the presence of chrysanthemum white rust (CWR) in garden mums at a Langley, BC, Canada nursery and a nearby residential garden, said NAPPO’s Phytosanitary Alert System. The nursery...
October 07, 2005
Today, more than 70 percent of children with cancer will survive; however, cancer still remains the number-one cause of non-accidental death in children. Hines Horticulture, Inc. is joining forces with the Curing Children’s Cancer Fund to help...
October 07, 2005
Despite the recent hurricanes, congestion levels are low and cargo is flowing smoothly at the nation’s major retail container ports as merchants move into the peak shipping cycle for the annual holiday sales season, according to the October Port...
October 07, 2005
The trustees of the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation have approved an increase in the Shinoda scholarship awards, in part to help defray the increased costs of attending schools. The foundation awards these scholarships to students...
October 07, 2005
Even though Pack Trials is still about seven months away, there are many changes taking place in 2006 that growers will need to prepare for. Some breeder/marketer companies are moving locations, while others are adding another year. Make sure you...
September 30, 2005
A-ROO/Plastic Suppliers Agreement A-ROO Company, headquartered in Strongsville, Ohio, announced a co-brand licensing agreement with Plastic Suppliers, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio, whereby A-ROO can use Plastic Supplier's exclusive Trademark,...
September 30, 2005
A weekend fund-raiser, organized by the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN), brought nine Oregon independent garden centers together to net more than $20,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Twenty percent of all sales (as well as 100 percent...
September 30, 2005
Kerry's Bromeliad Nursery Inc., Homestead, Fla., finalized an agreement on September 29 to purchase Twyford International's tissue culture and greenhouse operations in Apopka, Fla., and Heredia, Costa Rica. Kerry's Bromeliad Nursery is the largest...
September 30, 2005
After Katrina, fears arose that the next hurricane would cause gasoline prices to rise again. Fortunately, Rita wasn't as tough as Katrinia and veered away from the Houston area's “Refinery Row,” which produces 23 percent of the nation's gasoline,...
September 30, 2005
Nationalgeographic.com recently reported a new genetically modified plant — a type of small mustard plant (Arabidopsis thaliana) — was able to attract predatory bugs after researchers inserted a gene from a strawberry plant into its DNA....
September 30, 2005
The Professional Landcare Network's (PLANET) director of government affairs, Tom Delaney, and PLANET legislative consultant, Laurie Flanagan with DC Legislative & Regulatory Services, Inc., attended a senior level White House briefing on...
September 30, 2005
The American Nursery & Landscape Association's (ANLA) senior director of government relations, Craig Regelbrugge, was a featured guest on a Colorado Public Radio program exploring immigration and the H-2B guest worker program. In the 20-minute...