View All: News

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...
October 14, 2005
Pleasant View Gardens (PVG), Loudon, N.H., in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire, is opening its doors for its Third Annual Northeast Poinsettia Trials, November 28-30, 2006, at PVG’s Pembroke, N.H., facilities. A unique event in the...
October 14, 2005
The Society of American Florists (SAF) handed out a number of awards at its 121st Annual Convention held September 28-October 1, 2005 in Lake Las Vegas, Nev. The awards went to some distinguished people, companies and programs that have made a...
October 14, 2005
The Ecke Ranch and GPN have teamed up to bring growers information about how to mitigate the risk of producing poinsettias at lower than normal temperatures. We are all faced with a difficult year ahead due to current energy costs and availability...
October 07, 2005
Owner of Central Landscape Supply Honored Herman Roerick, owner of Central Landscape Supply in St. Cloud, Minn., has been honored as 2005 Outstanding Alumni from the University of Minnesota-Crookston. He majored at the University of Minnesota in...
October 07, 2005
Research teams at Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd., Bayer CropScience and DuPont have developed two new broad-spectrum insecticides that show promise as safer and more effective ways to fight pest insects that damage food crops, according to the University...
October 07, 2005
USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have helped Cornell University colleagues make the first-ever identification on this continent of the Old World hunter fly, Coenosia attenuata. , according to the USDA. This winged predator is...
October 07, 2005
On Aug. 18th, 2005, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the presence of chrysanthemum white rust (CWR) in garden mums at a Langley, BC, Canada nursery and a nearby residential garden, said NAPPO’s Phytosanitary Alert System. The nursery...
October 07, 2005
Today, more than 70 percent of children with cancer will survive; however, cancer still remains the number-one cause of non-accidental death in children. Hines Horticulture, Inc. is joining forces with the Curing Children’s Cancer Fund to help...
October 07, 2005
Despite the recent hurricanes, congestion levels are low and cargo is flowing smoothly at the nation’s major retail container ports as merchants move into the peak shipping cycle for the annual holiday sales season, according to the October Port...
October 07, 2005
The trustees of the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation have approved an increase in the Shinoda scholarship awards, in part to help defray the increased costs of attending schools. The foundation awards these scholarships to students...