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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...
October 21, 2005
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Charles H. Bronson is taking legal action and levying fines against a Plant City, Fla.-based agricultural company for numerous violations of state and federal pesticide laws. He is seeking $...
October 21, 2005
The Plantscape Industry Alliance (PIA) will be holding its annual CalScape Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 19-21, 2005. Plants at Work will be present in an effort to gather support and bring together industry colleagues who are interested in...
October 21, 2005
Though the month of September was burdened with the impact of two hurricanes and much higher gas prices, retail sales continued to rise. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail industry sales for September (which exclude...
October 21, 2005
Applications and information regarding the 2006-2007 Shinoda Memorial Scholarships for college students planning careers in floriculture and related fields are now available online for download at http://www.shinodascholarship.org. Hard copies of...
October 21, 2005
For the past several months you have been hearing about the emergence of the Q biotype whitefly. Recently, GPN learned from multiple sources that there have been more cases confirmed throughout the United States, making the Q biotype whitefly a...
October 14, 2005
Rhapsody Biofungicide is now labeled for both foliar and soil disease treatments of ornamental and greenhouse crops. The disease control product, often used for the prevention and treatment of foliar fungal and bacterial diseases in bedding plants...
October 14, 2005
United Kingdom and Australian scientists have developed a technique that delivers a carefully timed double blow to insects that have evolved pesticide resistance. The new technology deactivates the resistance mechanisms of the pests, before exposing...