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September 23, 2005
Total holiday retail sales are expected to increase 5.0 percent over last year, bringing holiday spending to $435.3 billion, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). In comparison, NRF documented the rise in 2004 holiday sales at 6.7...
September 23, 2005
Dr. Marvin Miller, Ball Horticultural Company, will receive the 2005 Distinguished Horticulture Alumni Award from the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University. The award, which will be presented during Purdue’s...
September 23, 2005
In anticipation of damage from Hurricane Rita, a number of oil companies in Texas and Louisiana closed oil refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. As of last week, oil companies, including BP PLC, Valero Energy Corp., Shell Oil, Marathon Oil Corp. and...
September 16, 2005
The Mid-American Horticultural Trade Show (Mid-Am) was named one of the fastest growing shows in 2005 by Tradeshow Week , which lists 50 of the fastest growing shows in the United States and Canada. The Mid-Am Trade Show will be honored at the...
September 16, 2005
Winners in nine population categories were announced at the Fourth Annual America in Bloom (AIB) Symposium and Awards Program on Saturday, September 10, at the Marriott Key Center, Cleveland, Ohio. The event was hosted by the 18 northeast Ohio...
September 16, 2005
The National Retail Federation (NRF) is encouraging businesses to endorse “ICE,” which stands for In Case of Emergency, a new awareness campaign that will allow ambulance crews, police officers and rescue personnel to quickly contact family or...
September 16, 2005
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns recently designated counties in California, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas and Virginia as primary agricultural disaster areas, making certain farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers (including...
September 16, 2005
It may have cost much more to fill up at the pump last month, but consumers were not letting that affect spending in other areas. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), retail industry sales for August (which exclude automobiles, gas...
September 09, 2005
Earlier this year, the discovery of the Q biotype silverleaf whitefly was reported from Arizona and, subsequently, other states. The Q biotype could pose a significant threat to the ornamentals industry, as well as the U.S. cotton and vegetable...
September 09, 2005
CE-Minne Industries Inc. Acquires Fertimix, Inc. Last week, the acquisition of Fertimix, Inc. by CE-Minne Industries Inc. was completed. Fertimix, Inc., is a Jordan, Minn.-based specialty fertilizer and ice melt products company whose products are...
September 09, 2005
In response to the government’s call to conserve energy, in light of the recent hurricane, The Home Depot announced last week that it will implement energy-saving measures in all of its U.S. stores. In addition, the company is increasing its efforts...
September 09, 2005
The Center for Plant Conservation, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization comprising more than 30 botanical organizations around the country, is launching a “study of endangered native U.S. plants to determine their potential for recovery and in...
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....