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April 21, 2006
The Floriculture Industry Research & Scholarship Trust (FIRST) scholarship deadline is quickly approaching, but it is not too late, and applicants are still encouraged to apply. The deadline for scholarship applications and all support documents...
April 21, 2006
With the damage caused by invasive plants in the United States reaching $35 billion annually, the horticulture industry is beginning to take action to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plants. The California Association of Nurseries...
April 14, 2006
S&G And Ecke Renew Relationship S&G Flowers and The Paul Ecke Ranch have once again decided to work together. Beginning immediately, Syngenta will represent the complete Ecke assortment. Contact your local Syngenta sales representative, or...
April 14, 2006
“Don’t bombard cotton pests with insecticide; supplementing chemical sprays with biological control methods is a better approach.” That’s the advice of entomologists with the U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center and the University of Arizona...
April 14, 2006
In its 35th annual survey of lawn and garden market trends, the National Gardening Association (NGA) reports 91 million (83 percent) of American households participated in some kind of do-it-yourself indoor and outdoor lawn and garden activities in...
April 14, 2006
Modine Manufacturing Company recently announced that it has joined with ABC Television’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and donated HVAC products to warm a church and gymnasium in Hurricane Katrina-damaged New Orleans, La.   The 120-year-old...
April 14, 2006
Project EverGreen is launching “GreenCare for Troops: Serving You While You Serve Us,” a nationwide outreach program designed to enable local lawn and landscape firms to perform a worthwhile public service for the men and women serving our country...
April 14, 2006
Yoder Brothers and Ecke Ranch recently announced new valued-added product marketing programs. At the 2006 Ecke Ranch spring trials, The Flower Fields unveiled four value-added retail programs designed to give growers and retailers opportunities...
April 14, 2006
OFA – an Association of Floriculture Professionals will host its annual OFA Short Course July 8-11, 2006, in Columbus, Ohio. The OFA Short Course is known for its educational and trade show events. Exhibitors representing various sectors of the...
March 30, 2006
Fafard Inc. Announces New Production Facility This fall, Fafard Inc. will be expanding its soilless media manufacturing capabilities with the addition of a third production plant in Marshall, Texas. With facilities in Apopka, Fla., and Anderson, S...
March 30, 2006
Retailers may have received encouragement last week when a private research group released information saying that consumer confidence is on the rise. Consumer confidence, a measurement of how consumers feel about their economic future, has reached...
March 30, 2006
Charles Hall, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Tennessee, will present the inaugural speech for the International Floriculture Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas A&M. The lecture will be at 2 p.m., April 11, 2006, in...
March 30, 2006
In an effort to better address changes in market channels and grower demands, Ecke Ranch recently introduced two new programs with direct customer benefits. Ecke is debuting two programs at their private spring trials in April 2006. Both programs...
March 24, 2006
Arysta LifeScience Purchases Micro Flo Company Arysta LifeScience North America Corporation and BASF Corporation has reached final agreement on the acquisition of major assets of Micro Flo Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation...
March 24, 2006
Garden in a City, a new garden and landscape design show focusing on urban horticulture and community greening, will debut in Chicago, Ill., May 13-21, 2006. The show will provide a unique experience, whether you want to take home practical ideas...
March 24, 2006
Shirley Peckosh of Peck’s Green Thumb Nursery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, met with President Bush in a White House meeting last week. Peckosh, co-chair of the American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) Legislative Policy Committee, was one of...
March 24, 2006
Wal-Mart has decided to start targeting a more upscale demographic. It won’t stock guns, but it will have big-screen TVs, fine jewelry and a sushi bar. Additionally, there will be wider aisles, wooden floors and a Starbucks complete with Wi-Fi. The...
March 17, 2006
Company Aquires Summit Plastic Lincolnshire Management Inc., a New York-based private equity firm and Janivo, a Dutch investement entity, have announced the acquisition of Summit Plastic, Janor Pot and Desch-PlantPak. The acquisition became...
March 17, 2006
Garden Centers of America (GCA) is launching the second year of displaying the new plants for spring. GCA’s Fashion in Bloom, Collection 2007, formerly the Eastern Performance Trials, will highlight introductions that will be available to retailers...
March 17, 2006
For the third consecutive year, plant growers from around Michigan are teaming up with Michigan State University (MSU) to offer a 2-week travel tour of floricultural displays. Growers are invited to attend the Michigan Garden Plant Tour to see new...
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