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March 24, 2006
Arysta LifeScience Purchases Micro Flo Company Arysta LifeScience North America Corporation and BASF Corporation has reached final agreement on the acquisition of major assets of Micro Flo Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation...
March 24, 2006
Garden in a City, a new garden and landscape design show focusing on urban horticulture and community greening, will debut in Chicago, Ill., May 13-21, 2006. The show will provide a unique experience, whether you want to take home practical ideas...
March 24, 2006
Shirley Peckosh of Peck’s Green Thumb Nursery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, met with President Bush in a White House meeting last week. Peckosh, co-chair of the American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Legislative Policy Committee, was one of...
March 24, 2006
Wal-Mart has decided to start targeting a more upscale demographic. It won’t stock guns, but it will have big-screen TVs, fine jewelry and a sushi bar. Additionally, there will be wider aisles, wooden floors and a Starbucks complete with Wi-Fi. The...
March 17, 2006
Company Aquires Summit Plastic Lincolnshire Management Inc., a New York-based private equity firm and Janivo, a Dutch investement entity, have announced the acquisition of Summit Plastic, Janor Pot and Desch-PlantPak. The acquisition became...
March 17, 2006
Garden Centers of America (GCA) is launching the second year of displaying the new plants for spring. GCA’s Fashion in Bloom, Collection 2007, formerly the Eastern Performance Trials, will highlight introductions that will be available to retailers...
March 17, 2006
For the third consecutive year, plant growers from around Michigan are teaming up with Michigan State University (MSU) to offer a 2-week travel tour of floricultural displays. Growers are invited to attend the Michigan Garden Plant Tour to see new...
March 17, 2006
Last week, The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) lead a group of over 115 people representing the green industry who marched on Capitol Hill in support of comprehensive immigration reform. The contingent was part of the nearly 300...
March 17, 2006
There’s just enough memory on radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to insert a computer virus, according to a group of European computer researchers. Computer experts had previously held that the tracking technology couldn’t accommodate a...
March 10, 2006
PW Expands Advertising and POP Availability With the approach of a new gardening season, Proven Winners is expanding consumer advertising to reach an even broader audience. Beginning with a full-page ad in the March issue of Martha Stewart Living,...
March 10, 2006
The consumer cut flower care campaign, www.flowrmd.com, developed by the Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) for Valentine’s Day was a resounding success and helped consumers have a better experience with the flowers they purchased and received....
March 10, 2006
Two students in a green-industry-related field will be awarded $2,500 scholarships from the new Project EverGreen Because Green Matters Scholarship Program. The scholarships are open to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in the green...
March 10, 2006
Kent’s Bromeliad Nursery recently completed an acquisition of a new greenhouse space. The new space adds another 125,000 sq.ft. to Kent’s operation, which now boasts more than 905,000 sq.ft. of production area in Vista and San Marcos, Calif. The...
March 10, 2006
The Bush administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2007 has drawn concern from some in the pesticide industry. The budget would raise pesticide registration fees by $56 million, conflicting with current pesticide legislation. “The president’...
March 10, 2006
Recently, questions have been raised about the possibility of Formosan subterranean termites in mulch produced from dead trees from hurricane-hit along the Gulf Coast. According to a statement from the University of Florida, “University of Florida...
March 03, 2006
OFA has decided to do something new this year for its traveling seminar series: The Container Gardening Craze Continues…Are You Ready for Your Customers’ Requests? The workshops will be presented by Mike Benken and Val Eason from HJ Benken Florist...
March 03, 2006
Lace up your sneakers and kick off the 2006 OFA Short Course by participating in or sponsoring the 7th Annual Dramm/OFA 5K Relay/Walk. The event will take place at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, July 8, 2006, with check-in starting at...
March 03, 2006
A destructive pathogen is impacting Hawaii’s production of anthuriums, a plant known for its heart-shaped flower and leaves, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). Anthurium’s flower portion, or spathe, is...
March 03, 2006
Support for the work of Project EverGreen continues to grow. A report of financial contributions to the national non-profit organization shows that, so far in 2006, nearly $400,000 has been received or committed from a broad spectrum of companies,...
March 03, 2006
The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to consider the immigration issue, starting with a bill introduced by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA). Specter’s bill, referred to as the “Chairman’s mark,” has three major components. 1) Security and enforcement...