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July 14, 2006
Syngenta to acquire Conrad Fafard, Inc. Syngenta Professional Products announced last week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Conrad Fafard, Inc., a North American producer of packaged growing media for the professional ornamental...
July 14, 2006
p>On top of the already extensive list of exhibitors for the 2006 Fashion In Bloom event, Garden Centers of America (GCA) announced the following companies will be joining the team: Beds & Borders Murakami Seed Biancheri Ranunculus Plug...
July 14, 2006
More than 2,800 growers and industry representatives attended the 14th Annual Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC) in Greenville, S.C., June 21-24, 2006. The conference is the largest educational conference and trade show in the South focused on...
July 14, 2006
The views of the nursery and landscape industries were well represented recently at an immigration reform field hearing held by U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA). The hearing, held in Philadelphia, Pa., was the first of...
July 14, 2006
Research and Markets, a leading source for international market research and market data, has announced the addition of Seeds — Global Strategic Business Report to its offering. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for seeds. The major...
July 14, 2006
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) and Floriculture Industry Research & Scholarship Trust (FIRST) have merged, creating a united organization that will become the floriculture industry’s comprehensive endowment for both research and scholarship...
June 30, 2006
Florikan ESA Receives EPA Award Florikan E.S.A. (Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture) recently received a Gulf Guardian Award through a program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program. The award was presented...
June 30, 2006
With the discussion of the Q-biotype whitefly continuing to evolve, researchers and industry leaders would like to survey growers on their perceptions and how they are managing the situation in their growing operations. This week growers can...
June 30, 2006
Because its Web site (www.ofa.org) was hijacked last month by a foreign entity, OFA would like to remind everyone that it has established a new site at www.ofanet.org. No personal data about association members or Short Course registrants was listed...
June 30, 2006
Scientists at the University of Hawaii (UH) are working to genetically engineer hardier anthuriums and orchids. The university plans to conduct greenhouse trials of types of genetically modified organisms and a field trial on a third organism....
June 30, 2006
Ecke Ranch announced last week that it would acquire Oglevee's business effective later this month. The two companies are working to integrate their production, sales, marketing, breeding and Oglevee’s patented CVI clean stock system. “It’s a great...
June 23, 2006
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the University of Washington (U.W.) a $749,997 grant to conduct research to develop methods to help determine if children exposed to pesticides are at increased risk of developing health effects...
June 23, 2006
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns recently announced that nearly $1.5 million in grant funds is now available to eligible cooperatives and associations of cooperatives to help small, minority producers develop business plans, conduct...
June 23, 2006
Due to poor financial results and declining attendance, the Chicago Flower & Garden show has been canceled after sponsor WGN Radio withdrew. For 12 years, the show drew gardeners and other visitors to Navy Pier in Chicago, Ill., and displayed...
June 23, 2006
NHS Print has partnered with the Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) to offer real estate agents marketing tools featuring fresh-cut-flower ideas and inspiration. Starting in June 2006, agents will be able to have their promotional postcards printed...
June 16, 2006
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it has established regulations governing the submission of requests regarding changes to import regulations for plants, plant parts or plant products...
June 16, 2006
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns recently announced the availability of $75.7 million Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) funds for newly authorized practices to help landowners and operators address 2005 hurricane damages. "These Emergency...
June 16, 2006
If high gas prices were supposed to slow things down, someone forgot to tell the consumer. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail industry sales for May (which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) rose 8.2 percent...
June 16, 2006
President Bush recently announced the federal government would make it easier for employers to verify employment eligibility and would continue to hold employers accountable for the workers they hire. To that end, the Department of Homeland Security...
June 16, 2006
The OFA Web site (www.ofa.org) was hijacked earlier this week by a foreign entity. As a result, OFA does not currently have ownership or control of its own Web site. While the association tries to resolve the matter, OFA has established a temporary...
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