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April 22, 2005
AgJOBS On Tuesday April 19, 2005 the U.S. Senate took two procedural votes on competing measures to deal with the agricultural labor crisis. If a "supermajority" of 60 Senators had voted to invoke "cloture" on either measure, the Senate would have...
April 15, 2005
Becker Announces Nemasys Label Expansion Becker Underwood recently announced the label expansion of Nemasys to include biocontrol of both fungus gnats and western flower thrips. “Value-oriented customers will appreciate the integrated...
April 15, 2005
Beginning April 2005, The American Phytopathological Society (APS) will offer free access to research articles after 24 months of publication in Phytopathology, Plant Disease and Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI). For each journal, a...
April 15, 2005
The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently urged the Senate to reject an amendment offered by Senator Charles Schumer D-N.Y. that would impose a 27 1/2-percent duty on all imports from China unless China agrees to revalue its currency. "The...
April 15, 2005
Ball Seed celebrates a century of expertise with the Ball Centennial Collection, a group of exclusive plants from the industry’s leading breeding and production companies. With the goal of providing a glance into history while emphasizing the...
April 15, 2005
In keeping with its 40-year tradition of awarding scholarships to deserving students preparing for careers in the commercial floriculture industry, the Joseph Shinoda Foundation will now offer companies and individuals the opportunity to donate...
April 15, 2005
Central Garden & Pet Company announced last week that it formed an exclusive relationship with renown gardening expert P. Allen Smith. Timed to coincide with the release of Smith's latest book, P. Allen Smith's Container Gardens, the...
April 15, 2005
Alan Bloom, founder of the Blooms of Bressingham family nursery in the U.K., has died at age 98 in his home Bressingham Hall. Creator of the six-acre Dell garden at Bressingham where he pioneered the use of hardy perennials in “island beds” in...
April 15, 2005
As reported in the April 4 edition of GPN Weekly, Q Biotype whiteflies, a highly resistant strain of whitefly that is indistinguishable from silverleaf whitefly, were found on poinsettias at a retail outlet in Arizona. The suspect plant was traced...
April 01, 2005
Paul Ecke Ranch officially announced last week a new partnership with Yoder Brothers, Inc. that will allow the Ranch to serve as one of Yoder Brothers' new West Coast contract rooting stations. The new partnership, which begins on July 1, 2005,...
April 01, 2005
June Van Wingerden stood in front of the California State Senate holding a large plaque as she was surrounded by women who knit clothes for poor infants, conserved Native American culture and provided mental health services for returning vets. But...
April 01, 2005
Year four brings a big growth spurt to America in Bloom (AIB), with 49 communities participating in the national beautification competition from coast to coast. AIB is a campaign and contest that promotes enhancing communities through beautification...
April 01, 2005
Leading authorities in consumer behavior, public opinion and market research will be among the featured speakers at this year’s Seeley Conference, held June 26-29, 2005 on the campus of Cornell University. Drawn from academia, the business world and...
April 01, 2005
The Horticultural Research Institute’s (HRI) executive committee recently granted $220,000 to 18 high-priority projects and four scholarships. During the committee’s annual grants funding retreat, the committee considered 105 applications for...
April 01, 2005
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is in the process of mailing a questionnaire to all current donors asking: “What market and/or consumer information would help you grow your business?” The objective of this questionnaire is to define the next...
April 01, 2005
Contrary to inheritance laws the scientific world has accepted for more than 100 years, some plants revert to normal traits carried by their grandparents, bypassing genetic abnormalities carried by both parents. These mutant parent plants...
April 01, 2005
Q Biotype whiteflies, a highly resistant strain of whitefly that is indistinguishable from silverleaf whitefly, have been found on poinsettia in Arizona. Details about this new pest and its possible impact on U.S. floriculture are still being...
March 25, 2005
TrueLeaf Develops Tanks for Tsunami Relief To aid the Tsunami relief efforts, Buwatec, a tank and liner manufacturer based in The Netherlands and represented by TrueLeaf Technologies in North America, has designed the BUWAHOUSE. This is a house...
March 25, 2005
Dr. Bill Miller recently reported that research at Cornell University has shown that planting depth is a major factor in how well bare-root perennials perform. The research has found that planting bare-root crowns at or slightly above the soil...
March 25, 2005
Dr. Paul Nelson, of North Carolina State University’s Department of Horticultural Science, has been selected to receive the 2005 Horticulture Initiative Award from the Southeast Greenhouse Conference. Dr. Nelson will continue the distinguished line...