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September 09, 2005
Do you know a student who just completed an internship and deserves a cash reward? For the last six years, the GPNNexus Corporation Internship Scholarship program has been in existence to give a reward to a worthy floriculture student. As in the...
September 09, 2005
The Trustees of the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation announced that it received a gift of $15,000 from the California Floral Council (CFC). These funds were presented to Paul Ecke III, president of the Shinoda Foundation, by Hardy...
September 09, 2005
EPA proposed a rule last week that will establish stringent, enforceable safeguards governing the conduct of third-party intentional dosing research with human subjects. Among other new ethical protections, research on pesticides intended for...
September 09, 2005
For the past two weeks, we have been watching the devastation Hurricane Katrina caused in the Gulf Coast. People lost their homes, jobs and, most important, family members. Money and support has been pouring in from all over the world to help these...
September 02, 2005
The following information about the most recent Q-Biotype whitefly came from a letter sent to propagators by Craig Regelbrugge, senior director of government relations for the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) and Lin Schmale, senior...
September 02, 2005
Florikan E.S.A. Acquires Dynamite Plant Food Florikan E.S.A. recently announced its acquisition of Dynamite Plant Food. The product contains Nutricote brand Controlled Release Fertilizer packaged and marketed for the consumer market and is...
September 02, 2005
American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) member Robert Woolley, Dave Wilson Nursery, Lake Road, Hickman, Calif. testified recently at a House Agriculture Subcommittee on livestock and horticulture field hearing on behalf of the U.S....
September 02, 2005
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), has awarded the 2005 Timothy Bigelow and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to Meghan Gallagher....
September 02, 2005
Adrian Bloom of Blooms of Bressingham, was named the recipient of the Perennial Plant Association’s (PPA) International Contributor Award. President Joseph Kunkel cited Bloom’s “giveaway gardens” program, in which Bloom designs a garden, which is...
September 02, 2005
Plants at Work and the PLANET Interior Advisory Group recently announced that their curricula has been selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to its membership. All active AIA members must...
August 26, 2005
Novalis, Inc., a professional horticulture trade consortium made up of significant growers spanning the United States, officially announced that it has added two new growers to its alliance-based network. They are Gulley Greenhouse of Fort Collins,...
August 26, 2005
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research division of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), received more than $276,000 in contributions to the HRI Endowment Fund during its reception held in Alexandria, Va., at the...
August 26, 2005
After years of working out all of the kinks, Oregon has decided to implement a new pesticide-reporting system that will start January 2006. According to the Associated Press (AP) this new system has been stalled for years due to opposition from...
August 26, 2005
Union Leaders Fight Wal-Mart A recent article from the L.A. Times stated that “In Canada, Germany and Japan, unions are using protests, the courts and political pressure to thwart the giant retailer's [Wal-Mart] expansion.” The meeting that...
August 26, 2005
FTD Group, Inc. announced last week that its subsidiary, Florists' Transworld Delivery Inc., has filed a complaint in Federal District Court in Chicago asserting false advertising claims against Provide Commerce, Inc. (ProFlowers). The lawsuit...
August 19, 2005
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) plant protection and quarantine program recently released its fourth and final report, Safeguarding Implementation — A Time for Celebration and Reflection . In...
August 19, 2005
Proven Winners (PW) is hitting the road to help retailers, growers and brokers learn more about its product and give suggestions for effective retail. According to PW, “By working together we can increase your profits and achieve success. The first...
August 19, 2005
In July, thousands of floriculture professionals converged on Columbus, Ohio for the annual OFA Short Course, sponsored by OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals. Attendees conducted business on the trade show floor, learned new skills...
August 19, 2005
As the second quarter came to an end, companies crunched numbers see if they were on track. Last week, Wal-Mart and Home Depot reported their earnings as good overall but fear that gas prices might hinder the future. Wal-Mart.Wal-Mart Stores, Inc....
August 19, 2005
People are used to hearing about trends in fashion, home décor and cuisine, but trends in flowers? Yes, flowers do come in and out of style, and what is chic is constantly evolving. What's hot in flowers for 2006 was unveiled at the American...