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March 17, 2006
Last week, The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) lead a group of over 115 people representing the green industry who marched on Capitol Hill in support of comprehensive immigration reform. The contingent was part of the nearly 300...
March 17, 2006
There’s just enough memory on radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to insert a computer virus, according to a group of European computer researchers. Computer experts had previously held that the tracking technology couldn’t accommodate a...
March 10, 2006
PW Expands Advertising and POP Availability With the approach of a new gardening season, Proven Winners is expanding consumer advertising to reach an even broader audience. Beginning with a full-page ad in the March issue of Martha Stewart Living,...
March 10, 2006
The consumer cut flower care campaign, www.flowrmd.com, developed by the Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) for Valentine’s Day was a resounding success and helped consumers have a better experience with the flowers they purchased and received....
March 10, 2006
Two students in a green-industry-related field will be awarded $2,500 scholarships from the new Project EverGreen Because Green Matters Scholarship Program. The scholarships are open to undergraduate college students pursuing a career in the green...
March 10, 2006
Kent’s Bromeliad Nursery recently completed an acquisition of a new greenhouse space. The new space adds another 125,000 sq.ft. to Kent’s operation, which now boasts more than 905,000 sq.ft. of production area in Vista and San Marcos, Calif. The...
March 10, 2006
The Bush administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2007 has drawn concern from some in the pesticide industry. The budget would raise pesticide registration fees by $56 million, conflicting with current pesticide legislation. “The president’...
March 10, 2006
Recently, questions have been raised about the possibility of Formosan subterranean termites in mulch produced from dead trees from hurricane-hit along the Gulf Coast. According to a statement from the University of Florida, “University of Florida...
March 03, 2006
OFA has decided to do something new this year for its traveling seminar series: The Container Gardening Craze Continues…Are You Ready for Your Customers’ Requests? The workshops will be presented by Mike Benken and Val Eason from HJ Benken Florist...
March 03, 2006
Lace up your sneakers and kick off the 2006 OFA Short Course by participating in or sponsoring the 7th Annual Dramm/OFA 5K Relay/Walk. The event will take place at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, July 8, 2006, with check-in starting at...
March 03, 2006
A destructive pathogen is impacting Hawaii’s production of anthuriums, a plant known for its heart-shaped flower and leaves, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). Anthurium’s flower portion, or spathe, is...
March 03, 2006
Support for the work of Project EverGreen continues to grow. A report of financial contributions to the national non-profit organization shows that, so far in 2006, nearly $400,000 has been received or committed from a broad spectrum of companies,...
March 03, 2006
The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to consider the immigration issue, starting with a bill introduced by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA). Specter’s bill, referred to as the “Chairman’s mark,” has three major components. 1) Security and enforcement...
February 24, 2006
GroLink Adds Rooting Stations GroLink has recently added two new Belgian Mum rooting stations to its network. The new stations are Esbenshades Greenhouse, Littiz, Pa., and Greenstreet Growers, Inc., Lothian, Md. For more information visit www....
February 24, 2006
They may not be able to make love last, but a team of University of Florida (UF) researchers has figured out how to at least make the flowers go the distance. A UF environmental horticulturist has developed ways to extend flower quality and vase...
February 24, 2006
The Garden Writers Association (GWA) Foundation has recently released its 2006 Early Spring Gardening Trends Research Report with some interesting insights on this year's consumer gardening attitudes and expectations for the late winter and early...
February 24, 2006
The executive committee of the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research arm of the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA), granted $335,000 to 22 high-priority projects and four scholarships for 2006. These projects best meet...
February 17, 2006
BioWorks, Koppert Biological Systems Partner Bioworks and Koppert Biological Systems have formed a collaboration in which information regarding biological control options of both companies is available through either partner. The BioWork’s Technical...
February 17, 2006
A congressional hearing held February 15 focused on nearly $40 billion in secret fees that credit card companies force merchants to pass on to consumers annually. The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer...
February 17, 2006
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail industry sales for January (which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 7.6 percent over last year and rose 2 percent seasonally adjusted over December. This is in part...
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