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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...
February 24, 2006
GroLink Adds Rooting Stations GroLink has recently added two new Belgian Mum rooting stations to its network. The new stations are Esbenshades Greenhouse, Littiz, Pa., and Greenstreet Growers, Inc., Lothian, Md. For more information visit www....
February 24, 2006
They may not be able to make love last, but a team of University of Florida (UF) researchers has figured out how to at least make the flowers go the distance. A UF environmental horticulturist has developed ways to extend flower quality and vase...
February 24, 2006
The Garden Writers Association (GWA) Foundation has recently released its 2006 Early Spring Gardening Trends Research Report with some interesting insights on this year's consumer gardening attitudes and expectations for the late winter and early...
February 24, 2006
The executive committee of the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research arm of the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA), granted $335,000 to 22 high-priority projects and four scholarships for 2006. These projects best meet...
February 17, 2006
BioWorks, Koppert Biological Systems Partner Bioworks and Koppert Biological Systems have formed a collaboration in which information regarding biological control options of both companies is available through either partner. The BioWork’s Technical...
February 17, 2006
A congressional hearing held February 15 focused on nearly $40 billion in secret fees that credit card companies force merchants to pass on to consumers annually. The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer...
February 17, 2006
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail industry sales for January (which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 7.6 percent over last year and rose 2 percent seasonally adjusted over December. This is in part...
February 17, 2006
David Murdock, owner of the Dole Food Co. is seeking the "perfect" rose: The Dole Food Co. is giving North Carolina State University $1.4 million for a three-year study to genetically engineer a red rose that lives longer than current varieties,...
February 17, 2006
ANLA has partnered with FedEx and other carriers to create the ANLA Freight Program — a free member benefit that can provide savings on small parcel and large freight shipments. Members can send packages via FedEx, Yellow Transportation and Overnite...
February 17, 2006
Ecke Ranch announced a new and different direction for their annual spring programs; one that has a directed focus on Ecke customers to provide more of what they need. As part of the new direction, Ecke Ranch officially canceled its participation in...
February 10, 2006
Walters Gardens, Inc. Offers Benchcards Walters Gardens, Inc. recently announced the launch of its new online benchcard catalog. Qualified customers now have a quick and convenient way to order professional quality, laminated benchcards through a...
February 10, 2006
The 2006 Southern California Plant Tour Days (PTD) is coming up on February 22-24, 2006, and growers from all over the country are headed to Southern California for the seventh-annual event showcasing regional cut flowers, foliage, ornamentals and...
February 10, 2006
Using funds generated from the New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo, New England Floriculture, Inc., sponsors of the New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo, has awarded grants to six research and educational efforts. In total, $15,843 was...
February 10, 2006
Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, recently announced that it has received the world's first regulatory approval for a plant-made vaccine from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for...
February 10, 2006
OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals recently donated $10,000 to the G.H. "Gus" Poesch Floriculture Endowment, one of the many funds available from FIRST (Floriculture Industry Research and Scholarship Trust). The endowment was...
February 01, 2006
Following up on last week's GPN Weekly article from the Flower Promotional Organization (FPO) about the introduction of the consumer campaign FLOWRMD, FPL has developed a tip sheet that retailers and growers can print off and make available to...