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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...
February 17, 2006
David Murdock, owner of the Dole Food Co. is seeking the "perfect" rose: The Dole Food Co. is giving North Carolina State University $1.4 million for a three-year study to genetically engineer a red rose that lives longer than current varieties,...
February 17, 2006
ANLA has partnered with FedEx and other carriers to create the ANLA Freight Program — a free member benefit that can provide savings on small parcel and large freight shipments. Members can send packages via FedEx, Yellow Transportation and Overnite...
February 17, 2006
Ecke Ranch announced a new and different direction for their annual spring programs; one that has a directed focus on Ecke customers to provide more of what they need. As part of the new direction, Ecke Ranch officially canceled its participation in...
February 10, 2006
Walters Gardens, Inc. Offers Benchcards Walters Gardens, Inc. recently announced the launch of its new online benchcard catalog. Qualified customers now have a quick and convenient way to order professional quality, laminated benchcards through a...
February 10, 2006
The 2006 Southern California Plant Tour Days (PTD) is coming up on February 22-24, 2006, and growers from all over the country are headed to Southern California for the seventh-annual event showcasing regional cut flowers, foliage, ornamentals and...
February 10, 2006
Using funds generated from the New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo, New England Floriculture, Inc., sponsors of the New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo, has awarded grants to six research and educational efforts. In total, $15,843 was...
February 10, 2006
Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, recently announced that it has received the world's first regulatory approval for a plant-made vaccine from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for...
February 10, 2006
OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals recently donated $10,000 to the G.H. "Gus" Poesch Floriculture Endowment, one of the many funds available from FIRST (Floriculture Industry Research and Scholarship Trust). The endowment was...
February 01, 2006
Following up on last week's GPN Weekly article from the Flower Promotional Organization (FPO) about the introduction of the consumer campaign FLOWRMD, FPL has developed a tip sheet that retailers and growers can print off and make available to...
February 01, 2006
GPN Weekly first reported in September 2005 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had proposed a rule to establish stringent, enforceable safeguards governing the conduct of third-party intentional dosing research with human subjects....
February 01, 2006
Walters Gardens, Inc., announced its 60th anniversary in 2006. Since 1946, Walters Gardens, Inc. has specialized in growing bare root, potted and plug perennials. Today, the company is one of the leaders in the perennial industry. Through the...
February 01, 2006
New research reinforces what the ethanol industry has stood firmly by, even in the face of unfounded criticism: ethanol has a clearly positive energy balance and offers important benefits for the environment, according to the American Coalition for...
February 01, 2006
It's that time of year again, time for the GPN /John Henry Company Creative Marketing Award nominations. If you or someone you know has an outstanding and successful marketing program, let us know, and they might be eligible to win the award. The...
January 27, 2006
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than 100 stop sale orders nationwide to importers and distributors of unregistered pesticides manufactured by RepelleX Lawn and Garden Products, a Canadian company. EPA has...
January 27, 2006
The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) has named Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Feuerhexe’ (Firewitch) the 2006 Perennial Plant of the Year. Cheddar pink is the common name of this sun exposure perennial. It is an evergreen selection with bluish-gray,...
January 27, 2006
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 Eastern part of the United States and were recently spotlighted in the...
January 27, 2006
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns recently announced $2.8 billion in aid to assist victims of the 2005 hurricane season. Agricultural producers will receive $1.2 billion through various programs and $1.6 billion will restore homes and rural...
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