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December 16, 2005
OFA, in cooperation with the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), is offering OFA members the opportunity to participate in the ANLA Management Clinic. OFA members who are not current members of ANLA are eligible to receive a $100...
December 16, 2005
A recent report sent from Julieta Brambila, Florida APHIS/USDA, and posted on the University of Florida IFAS Pest Alert Web site, stated that Duponchelia fovealis, a pest of peppers, begonias and other ornamentals, was found in three Canadian...
December 09, 2005
Actinovate SP Receives California Registration Actinovate SP fungicide, from Natural Industries, Inc., has received approval for sale in California. Actinovate SP was developed to be a 100-percent soluble powder labeled for use against a broad...
December 09, 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 www.shinodascholarship.org Hard copies of the...
December 09, 2005
As part of its efforts to bring young floriculture professional to the industry, FIRST is spotlighting some of its 2005 scholarship winners. The following winners are from the U.S. Central Region and were recently spotlighted in the FIRST newsletter...
December 09, 2005
The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) reports that House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced his long-rumored enforcement-only bill on December 6, 2005. Among other things, it mandates electronic verification of...
December 09, 2005
GPN and Nexus Corporation are excited to announce the 2005 GPN /Nexus Intern Scholarship winner — Scott Stiles. Scott, a senior at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., is unlike the previous five scholarship winners. Instead of interning...
December 02, 2005
GreenPartners Web Site Enhanced Syngenta Professional Products has recently enhanced its GreenPartners reward program Web site (www.greenpartnersonline.com) to provide a more-user-friendly shopping and ordering experience. The Web site for the...
December 02, 2005
After 20 years in development, a new cuphea variety has the potential to lessen the U.S. trade deficit, reduce U.S. dependency on some petrochemicals and, most importantly for U.S. agriculture, deliver profitable alternatives to growers, according...
December 02, 2005
USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a method to keep insects such as moths, beetles and their larvae from damaging and contaminating stored products. ARS scientists at the Center for Medical, Agricultural and...
December 02, 2005
The new Wave petunia and Simply Beautiful pots (available in printed thermoform or picture pot versions) are being offered exclusively to independent garden centers (IGCs) as part of Ball Horticultural Company’s comprehensive Wave and Simply...
December 02, 2005
Eufloria Flowers of Nipomo, Calif., will be featured on Home and Garden Television’s (HGTV) Making of Rose Parade 2006, airing January 1st and 2nd at 7 a.m. This “behind the scenes” special will follow the creation of the FTD float built by Fiesta...
November 21, 2005
The GPN Executive Newsletter will not be sent out on November 28th due to the Holiday. Thanks, Greenhouse Product News
November 18, 2005
The ability to accurately sense light governs everything from seed germination, photosynthesis and pigmentation to patterns of growth and flowering. Now, University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have obtained a detailed map of one of biology’s...
November 18, 2005
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is asking home gardeners in British Columbia to dispose of their chrysanthemums this fall, to prevent the spread of chrysanthemum white rust (CWR). In August, CWR was found in several commercial...
November 18, 2005
Registration is now open for the American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) 34th annual Management Clinic being held Feb. 1-4, 2006, in Louisville, Ky. The training event focuses exclusively on business skills for owners and managers of...
November 18, 2005
Society of American Florists has chosen Feb. 16-18, 2006, for its Pest Management Conference. The conference, which will be held at the Norwalk Marriott, Norwalk, Calif., provides growers with proven techniques to help fight insects and disease. The...
November 18, 2005
Florigene, a gene engineering company, has applied to have its blue carnation placed on a register that would remove the need for the flower to be licensed and monitored, according to a Sydney Morning Herald article. The register was set up under...
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...