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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,...
November 11, 2005
After months of lobbying, campaigning and convincing, Ecke Ranch’s Proposition A was defeated November 8, 2005. After months of lobbying, campaigning and convincing, Ecke Ranch’s Proposition A was defeated November 8, 2005. Proposition A was a plan...
November 04, 2005
Chemtura Introduces Paczol Plant Growth Regulator Paczol, a new plant growth regulator (PGR) from Chemtura Corp., is now registered and approved for immediate sales and use in all 50 states. Paczol is manufactured to produce consistent, uniform...
November 04, 2005
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), has convened a national working group to explore the role of nursery management practices in the battle to limit the spread...
November 04, 2005
The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) 34th annual Management Clinic takes place Feb. 1-4, 2006, in Louisville, Ky. The Management Clinic represents a green industry training event focused exclusively on business skills for owners...
November 04, 2005
Michigan State University is hosting the National Floriculture Forum (NFF) in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Feb. 24-26, 2006. The National Floriculture Forum is an annual meeting where researchers, instructors, extension faculty, industry leaders and...
November 04, 2005
Consumer prices for products ranging from clothing to gasoline could increase by nearly 1/3 under a proposal to tax imports included in a report submitted to Treasury Secretary John Snow recently by the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax...
October 28, 2005
New York Governor George Pataki recently signed a law stating that all pesticide training in the state of New York must be conducted in Spanish as well as English, according to the Associated Press (AP) . The law stems from the number of Spanish-...
October 28, 2005
Hines Horticulture Inc. and W. Atlee Burpee & Co. are teaming up to launch a new line of vegetable and herb plants this spring in select Northeast garden centers. Select independent garden centers will exclusively sell 30 of Burpee’s vegetable...
October 28, 2005
PanAmerican Seed has recently added a new partner to its Fantastic Foliage program for 2006. The Fantastic Flowers collection features seed-grown varieties that can work for landscape, bedding and container use. This lineup creates interest for...
October 28, 2005
Walters Gardens, Inc. was awarded a $10,311 Energy Efficient Improvement Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture for installing a heat-retaining energy curtain in three of its newest greenhouses. They were the first company in the...
October 28, 2005
Each year, the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) awards scholarships to horticultural students who have a strong interest in herbaceous perennials and research grants to recognized non-profit entities in the United States and Canada. Below are the...
October 28, 2005
In a letter posted on the FNGLA Web site the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronsonit wrote, "As a fifth-generation Floridian who's been involved in agriculture all my life, I can say without...
October 21, 2005
Paul Ecke de Guatemala Wins Award Paul Ecke Ranch recently announced that its Guatemalan facility, Paul Ecke de Guatemala, has won Agricultural Exporter of the Year award from AGEXPRONT, the Guatemalan association of exporters of non-traditional...