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January 16, 2014
McConkey Co. has launched its Charlotte Collection container line designed to fit in well with home décor and provide an upscale, classic appearance. The new design was selected after studying the primary female gardening demographic and exploring a...
January 16, 2014
The Association of Speciality Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) is offering a day-and-a-half program to provide cut flower growers instruction on both growing and designing their products. The ASCFG Growers’ School will take place March 3-4 at the Fort...
January 10, 2014
On Jan. 21, the first International e-GRO Webinar Conference will take place from 11 a.m. until 3:15 EST. Registration for the on-line conference is free.   The International e-GRO Webinar Conference, sponsored by Fine Americas, will...
January 10, 2014
Dow AgroSciences recently announced that Maureen Clark has returned to the company's U.S. turf and ornamental (T&O) business as product manager. In her new role, Clark will execute the portfolio marketing strategy and implement product launches...
January 10, 2014
Students planning a career in floriculture can now apply for the 2014-15 Shinoda Memorial Scholarships. To be considered, students must apply before March 30, 2014, and be enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or California community...
January 09, 2014
Attendees can head to the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a day early (Tuesday, Jan. 21) for the TPIE Road Show. Participants will head to Florida’s Homestead area and spend the day visiting tropical foliage...
January 09, 2014
Texas A&M's Dr. Charlie Hall will present his annual economic outlook for the green industry during a webinar Jan. 17, from 10-11 a.m. Central time.. The emphasis will be on sectors of the economy that have a direct impact on growers, landscape...
January 09, 2014
The deadline to apply for American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) paid floriculture internships is March 1. The Vic and Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and the Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program allow students to train at some of the industry’...
January 09, 2014
AmericanHort, the horticulture industry’s new trade association, formally began operating Jan. 1, 2014, with the closing on Dec. 31, 2013 of the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association and OFA – The Association of...
January 09, 2014
Proven Winners has announced the dates and locations for its 2014 Outdoor Living Extravaganzas. These all-day gardening retreats will provide a respite for gardeners from what is turning out to be one of the coldest winters on record for many....
January 06, 2014
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection has announced that Freedom Tree Farms has been chosen as a new growing partner for 2014. Located in Pelham, Tenn., Freedom Tree Farms will grow shrubs, annuals and select perennials designed for the South for the...
January 06, 2014
Longtime PARsource territory manager, Sal Menicci will now handle PARsource distributor accounts throughout the United States. Sal has been with the company for eight years representing the Garden Center and PARsource divisions. He will focus his...
January 06, 2014
Dosatron International, Inc., Clearwater, Fla., has named Christopher Lundgren as Regional Sales Manager - Horticulture. Lundgren has more than 10 years of horticulture experience, beginning as a grower and working his way into management and...
December 30, 2013
Columbus, Ohio, will once again host the Central Ohio Nursery and Trade Show (CENTS) exhibition next month. In January, CENTS will serve up new experiences to make the show fresh and inspiring. Speakers, classes, events and surroundings have been...
December 30, 2013
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is now accepting applications for its 2014 awards. Industry members are asked to advise all eligible students of the availability of this scholarship award. The information is currently available from...
December 23, 2013
Cornell University is offering a 320-page book to help growers manage insects, diseases and weeds and safely apply pesticides and growth regulators on greenhouse crops and herbaceous ornamentals. The 2013-14 Cornell Guidelines for the Integrated...
December 20, 2013
Last week, Whole Foods Market opened its first store in Brooklyn, N.Y. The new store has 20,000 sq. ft. Nexus Atrium greenhouse on its rooftop where fresh produce will be grown to be sold in the store as well as at other Whole Food locations. The...
December 19, 2013
Dr. Michael Dirr, Dr. Allan Armitage and John Stanley will all speak at the Farwest Trade Show. The show is organized by the Oregon Association of Nurseries and will take place Aug. 21-23 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. Armitage is...
December 19, 2013
The HGTV Plant Collection has added Dr. Allan Armitage to its plant selection committee. He is a horticulture writer, speaker, retailer, author of 13 books and professor emeritus of horticulture at the University of Georgia. Armitage will help...
December 18, 2013
Richard Gigot has been hired as director of sales and marketing at Pacific Plug & Liner in Watsonville, Calif.  Gigot will work directly with April Herring, PP&L's new product development and marketing manager, on developing the company...