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December 09, 2005
The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) reports that House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced his long-rumored enforcement-only bill on December 6, 2005. Among other things, it mandates electronic verification of...
December 09, 2005
GPN and Nexus Corporation are excited to announce the 2005 GPN /Nexus Intern Scholarship winner — Scott Stiles. Scott, a senior at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., is unlike the previous five scholarship winners. Instead of interning...
December 02, 2005
GreenPartners Web Site Enhanced Syngenta Professional Products has recently enhanced its GreenPartners reward program Web site (www.greenpartnersonline.com) to provide a more-user-friendly shopping and ordering experience. The Web site for the...
December 02, 2005
After 20 years in development, a new cuphea variety has the potential to lessen the U.S. trade deficit, reduce U.S. dependency on some petrochemicals and, most importantly for U.S. agriculture, deliver profitable alternatives to growers, according...
December 02, 2005
USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a method to keep insects such as moths, beetles and their larvae from damaging and contaminating stored products. ARS scientists at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and...
December 02, 2005
The new Wave petunia and Simply Beautiful pots (available in printed thermoform or picture pot versions) are being offered exclusively to independent garden centers (IGCs) as part of Ball Horticultural Company’s comprehensive Wave and Simply...
December 02, 2005
Eufloria Flowers of Nipomo, Calif., will be featured on Home and Garden Television’s (HGTV) Making of Rose Parade 2006, airing January 1st and 2nd at 7 a.m. This “behind the scenes” special will follow the creation of the FTD float built by Fiesta...
November 21, 2005
The GPN Executive Newsletter will not be sent out on November 28th due to the Holiday. Thanks, Greenhouse Product News
November 18, 2005
The ability to accurately sense light governs everything from seed germination, photosynthesis and pigmentation to patterns of growth and flowering. Now, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have obtained a detailed map of one of biology’s...
November 18, 2005
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is asking home gardeners in British Columbia to dispose of their chrysanthemums this fall, to prevent the spread of chrysanthemum white rust (CWR). In August, CWR was found in several commercial...
November 18, 2005
Registration is now open for the American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) 34th annual Management Clinic being held Feb. 1-4, 2006, in Louisville, Ky. The training event focuses exclusively on business skills for owners and managers of...
November 18, 2005
Society of American Florists has chosen Feb. 16-18, 2006, for its Pest Management Conference. The conference, which will be held at the Norwalk Marriott, Norwalk, Calif., provides growers with proven techniques to help fight insects and disease. The...
November 18, 2005
Florigene, a gene engineering company, has applied to have its blue carnation placed on a register that would remove the need for the flower to be licensed and monitored, according to a Sydney Morning Herald article. The register was set up under...
November 18, 2005
According to a Detroit News article, “One year after Troy-based Kmart Holding Corp. announced it would acquire Sears, Roebuck & Co. in a blockbuster $12.3 billion deal, the new company, called Sears Holdings Corp., is struggling, and the future...
November 11, 2005
Hines Horticulture Inc. Completes Miami Sale Hines Horticulture Inc. announced last week the successful completion of the sale of 122 acres of unimproved property in Miami, Fla. and the receipt of $47.2 million in net proceeds. In accordance with...
November 11, 2005
American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) member Bart Worthington of Arizona spoke at a bipartisan press conference held in Phoenix to call on Congress to act on the agricultural labor crisis. Worthington was joined by Arturo Rodriguez,...
November 11, 2005
Since the discovery of Q biotype earlier in the year, more and more states have been discovering the whitefly. In the October 24, 2005 issue of GPN Weekly, we announced six additional states had tested positive for Q biotype. However, as of November...
November 11, 2005
Hurricane Wilma cut a swath through the state of Florida on October 24, 2005, leaving Florida’s nursery and landscape industry reeling from widespread and unprecedented damage to many nursery operations throughout the Southern half of Florida....
November 11, 2005
On Sunday, November 6, 2005, Stan Pohmer, a GPN columnist, received the 2005 Floral Marketer of the Year Award during the breakfast general session at the Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) 2005 Fresh Summit International Convention and...
November 11, 2005
Three long-time horticultural industry veterans have joined forces to form the Visions Group, a new company to provide collaborative business solutions to the horticultural industry on a contract basis. GPN’s consulting editor, Dr. Jim Barrett,...