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August 05, 2005
Frank's Nursery & Crafts, Inc. announced that on July 27, 2005, its Second Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization became effective and it has formally emerged from Chapter 11. The reorganized company will operate as a real estate development...
August 05, 2005
A comprehensive energy bill that includes a provision extending Daylight Savings Time was passed by Congress shortly before its August recess began. The Daylight Savings provision is endorsed by the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA...
August 05, 2005
Scientists at Yale University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory report the first large-scale survey of patterns of gene expression in flowers, using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana , to identify the genes most likely to have critical roles in...
August 05, 2005
The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) have announced the joint signing of a letter of intent to merge. Signing the letter of intent allows the merger evaluation to advance to due...
August 05, 2005
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns recently designated counties in Illinois as primary agricultural disaster areas. According to Wayne Bagget from the USDA, this new status does include flower and nursery growers. "I am very pleased that USDA is...
July 29, 2005
New Plant Health Company The creation of a new plant health company focused on serving the turf and ornamentals specialty agriculture and home and garden markets in the United States and Mexico was recently announced. The new company, Advan, LLC is...
July 29, 2005
To ensure that pesticide registrations continue to meet current health and safety standards, EPA is seeking public comment on a proposed approach to review each existing pesticide registration every 15 years. This new registration review program,...
July 29, 2005
“Pesticide use in or near U.S. schools sickened more than 2,500 children and school employees over a five-year period, and though most illnesses were mild, their numbers have increased, a nationwide report found,” stated an article from the...
July 29, 2005
India. “India’s floriculture exports are likely to rise 20 percent in 2005-06 to over $68 million, said K S Money, chairman of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda),” stated a recent Siliconindia article....
July 29, 2005
The nationwide boom in housing and other construction associated with urban development is driving one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture, according to a new economic study by the University of Florida and the University of...
July 22, 2005
MDM Announces Plant Partners MDM Horticultural Supplies (MDM) recently announced the addition of a new plant products program to be called MDM Plant Partners. Growers can now purchase young plants from MDM. Beginning in July, annual and perennial...
July 22, 2005
The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, Inc. recently awarded 22 grants totaling $175,000 to 14 universities. Since the foundation was established in 1960, its support of floriculture research has totaled $5,125,810.90. The following is the list of...
July 22, 2005
New knowledge of how plants “breath” may help breed and select plants that would better survive scorching summers, says a University of Toronto study. The paper, which offers the first example of a gene that controls how leaves close their surface...
July 22, 2005
On August 4, 2005, Pleasant View Gardens, Loudon, N.H., is hosting its Annual Open House from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pleasant View is celebrating of its 28th year in business this year and is offering attendees a chance to stroll through its...
July 22, 2005
Powered by enhanced educational programming, new features and a vast selection of new products, The Super Floral Show reached record highs in attendance from high-volume buyers at its 17th consecutive show held June 21–25, 2005 in Houston, Texas....
July 22, 2005
Lekkerkerk Plants in 'S-Gravendeel, The Netherlands is hosting an open house this coming November during Hortifair at their greenhouses. Lekkerkerk specializes in pot gerberas, having bred the Fortune series.The facility works on breeding, seed...
July 22, 2005
It can happen anywhere along the path that takes fresh cut flowers from a grower's facility to a family’s kitchen table. Somewhere along the line, a grower, a shipper, a wholesaler or a retailer breaks "The Cold Chain," allowing flowers to warm up...
July 22, 2005
The Energy Department announced last week that the average nationwide price of gasoline jumped 10 cents the previous week to $2.33 a gallon, a record high for this year. As energy prices continue to rise, small business owners are faced with tough...
July 22, 2005
Within the last several weeks, the Midwest has been the victim of a drought. Many communities have put water restrictions in place and the only hope they have had are several-minutes-long damaging storms that come in and out in a blink of an eye....
July 15, 2005
Crompton, Great Lakes Change Name Crompton Corporation, formerly Uniroyal, and Great Lakes Chemical Corporation have announced the completion of an all-stock merger on July 1, 2005, with the combined company becoming Chemtura Corporation, the fourth...