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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...
May 05, 2006
Each year, Garden Design magazine features a “Way Hot 100” issue showcasing the newest annuals, perennials, shrubs, tropicals and vines that are being launched in the spring. Until now, consumers had to buy the magazine to keep them in the know...
May 05, 2006
Monrovia Growers is among the first to be accepted into the new U.S. Nursery Certification Program (USNCP), a pilot program that allows nursery stock to be shipped outside the United States without an export inspection. The certification is for...
May 05, 2006
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) is hosting its annual Convention & Learning Retreat at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa, July 12-15, 2006, in Vail, Colo. Attendees can go to traditional ANLA events, visit...
May 05, 2006
Enjoy “Life in the Past Lane” at the fifth annual America in Bloom (AIB) symposium and awards program, September 28-30 in Eureka Springs, Ark. AIB encourages nationwide beautification programs, personal and community involvement, educational...
May 05, 2006
The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) recently sent a joint-letter to Senators Frist (R-TN) and Snowe (R-ME) calling for the immediate consideration and confirmation of Steven Preston as...
May 05, 2006
The 2006 Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC) has opened online registration at www.sgcts.org. SGC is offering a full lineup of educational sessions for greenhouse growers, retailers and landscape professionals. Along with the educational sessions...
May 05, 2006
On April 21, 2006, the Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) Board of Directors received notice from the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) that they were discontinuing their commitment for financial support of the FPO due to CCFC’s internal...
May 05, 2006
To address the growing need for industry promotion, major floral industry associations met in March in Washington, D.C., to form a coalition, called the Floral Marketing Funding Initiative Coalition (FMFIC), with the goal of exploring opportunities...
April 28, 2006
The University of Florida and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association are holding their 2006 Floriculture Field Day and Variety Trials on May 25th and 26th in Gainesville, Fla. The Florida trials are the industry’s first opportunity...
April 28, 2006
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled claims for nearly $64,000 with three companies charged with importing and selling improperly labeled pesticides. EPA settled its claims with Arch Chemicals, Inc., Janssen...
April 28, 2006
On April 7, 2006, there was an initial detection of gladiolus rust made in domestic gladiolus stock. Confirmation of the disease was made on April 12, 2006, by the USDA National Mycologist of the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)...
April 28, 2006
The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently urged a congressional committee to reject legislation that would require “scanning” of all cargo bound for U.S. ports, saying the term was not adequately defined and the proposal could result in costly...
April 28, 2006
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), which is the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the USDA Agricultural Research...
April 28, 2006
As growers, retailers and gardeners begin planning the 2007 growing season, All-America Selections (AAS) begins the commemoration of 75 years of service to the North American horticultural and garden industries. Started by W. Ray Hastings in 1932,...
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