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June 02, 2006
Selenium could play a key role in effective integrated pest management, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists with the Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory in Columbia, Mo. Insect biochemist Kent Shelby and insect...
June 02, 2006
Chicago, Ill., City Council members are considering a proposed ordinance that would require larger retailers such as Wal-Mart or Home Depot to pay employees a “living wage” of at least $10 per hour plus $3 per hour in benefits. The bill would affect...
June 02, 2006
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced that a very active hurricane season is looming in the Atlantic region and encouraged individuals to make preparations to better protect their lives and livelihoods. During...
May 26, 2006
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) announced last Friday that they have decided not to proceed with plans to merge the two organizations. In confirming the decision, PLANET...
May 26, 2006
Last week, by a vote of 62-36, the U.S. Senate displayed overwhelming bi-partisan support for comprehensive immigration reform and cleared the way for a final conference with the U.S. House of Representatives. The main features of the Comprehensive...
May 26, 2006
New Sampler Package Makes Perennials More Accessible Darwin Plants has launched a new deal on its Darwin PlantSpotters program that makes it easy for nurseries of all sizes to stock and promote a collection of 26 varieties from the Darwin...
May 26, 2006
Trade Show Week, a trade show trade publication, recently announced its rankings for trade shows in Canada in 2005. Congress, Canada's international horticultural lawn and garden show, jumped two spots from 12th position to 10th place. "It is...
May 26, 2006
Results of the latest United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Floriculture Crops 2005 Summary, reported by the Society of American Florists (SAF), show the wholesale value of domestic...
May 26, 2006
The U.S House of Representatives isn’t likely to pass legislation that would curb the spike in gas prices, but as Congress faces increasing pressure to address the energy crisis, it turns to the floral industry and the Society of American Florists (...
May 19, 2006
RTT Now Offers Bamboo pervariablis Rancho Tissue Technologies (RTT), a plant-tissue culture facility serving the horticulture industry, is offering tissue-cultured Bamboo pervariablis for sale. Bamboo pervariablis is a cold-hardy, fast-growing...
May 19, 2006
Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC) will host a Container Garden Contest during this year’s conference and trade show, held June 21-24, 2006. For the past couple of years, the mixed-container demonstrations in SGC’s Garden Center Showcase have...
May 19, 2006
The consumer Web site of the Flower Promotion Organization (FPO), www.flowerpossibilities.com, announced it will begin posting monthly podcasts, or streaming video content, starting with its May updates. These 2-3 minute videos will feature a...
May 19, 2006
Heavy rainfall in Colombia has affected plant supplies in the United States. Some wholesalers found themselves without the usual amount of product shortly before Mother’s Day, one of the busiest times of the year for growers and retailers in the...
May 19, 2006
Peter Orum, chairman of Midwest Groundcovers, LLC, and past president of the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA), recently received the National Immigration Forum’s Carvel Entrepreneur of The Year Award. Endowed in 2000 by the Thomas...
May 19, 2006
The green industry struggled to maintain sales after a significant amount of rain slammed into New England. The deluge, which spread from Boston to southern Maine, continued for nearly a week. The floods, the worst in that area in 70 years,...
May 12, 2006
Terra Nova Launches Web site Terra Nova announced the introduction of its new Web site, www.terranovanurseries.com, in late April. The site contains descriptions of plants, culture sheets and access to more than 1,000 downloadable, high-resolution...
May 12, 2006
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently introduced a new environmental health page on pesticides on its Spanish language Web site. The Web page contains information in Spanish on the health and environmental issues related to the proper...
May 12, 2006
The newly unveiled best-practices guidelines for radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, released in early May, are an attempt by a group of businesses and consumer advocates to protect consumer privacy. The guidelines suggest retailers take...
May 12, 2006
Spring Meadow Nursery Inc., a wholesaler in Grand Haven, Mich., celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and will also appear on the television show “Rebecca’s Garden.” Proven Winners recently marked its own milestone by showcasing its plants at...
May 12, 2006
Wal-Mart is trying to grow its customers’ loyalty and convert shoppers who are not so devoted to the company. Speaking late last month at the American Consumer Conference in New York, N.Y., John Fleming, Wal-Mart’s executive vice president and chief...
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