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July 22, 2005
The Energy Department announced last week that the average nationwide price of gasoline jumped 10 cents the previous week to $2.33 a gallon, a record high for this year. As energy prices continue to rise, small business owners are faced with tough...
July 22, 2005
Within the last several weeks, the Midwest has been the victim of a drought. Many communities have put water restrictions in place and the only hope they have had are several-minutes-long damaging storms that come in and out in a blink of an eye....
July 15, 2005
Crompton, Great Lakes Change Name Crompton Corporation, formerly Uniroyal, and Great Lakes Chemical Corporation have announced the completion of an all-stock merger on July 1, 2005, with the combined company becoming Chemtura Corporation, the fourth...
July 15, 2005
The National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) will be holding its Semi-Annual meeting in Washington D.C., Oct. 12-14, 2005. Greenhouse manufacturers, component suppliers and academics from across the United States will converge on...
July 15, 2005
For the first time, a region will be hosting the America In Bloom (AIB) awards symposium instead of a large city. The AIB communities of Northeast Ohio will host the Fourth Annual America In Bloom Symposium and Awards Program September 8-10 at the...
July 15, 2005
The University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UCIPM) has teamed up with growers, ornamental plant organizations and industry personnel to develop integrated pest management strategies to protect a $300 million cut flower...
July 15, 2005
The way aquatic plants respond to plant disease and climate change may have applications for managing land-based agriculture, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). According to David Schmale III, Cornell...
July 15, 2005
In the last week of June The Florida Keys Keynoter reported that a Home Depot store in Marathon, Fla., was forced to close down the garden center after the identifiction of pink hibiscus mealybug (PHM) on the property. "The discovery of this serious...
July 01, 2005
This September, HGTV will air its annual special on the National Hardware Show. The program will debut Sunday, September 4 at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST and Sunday, September 11 at 5 p.m. EST. It will feature 30-40 of the hottest products in the home...
July 01, 2005
On June 23, the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) had a timely opportunity to provide valuable insight to the U.S. Senate as it considered comprehensive energy legislation. At a Senate-targeted press conference, ANLA Member Kevin...
July 01, 2005
Pedestal, insect growth regulator from Crompton Corporation, Specialty Products Group, has been approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for control of foliar feeding and sucking insects on a wide range of container-...
July 01, 2005
D.S. Cole Growers is hosting an open house Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Attendees will be able to view hundreds of plant varieties on trial in beds and pots. D.S. Cole Growers currently has new varieties, plus possible future...
July 01, 2005
New learning opportunities will again be offered at the 14th annual New England Grows, held Tuesday, Jan. 31 through Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. Last winter’s conference attracted 14,000...
June 24, 2005
Fides Flower Festival Fides Holland on June 15-17 showcased their products at the annual Flower Trials. Approximately 1,000 visitors toured the breeding and production company. Under the motto “From Culture Value to Market Value,” Fides presented a...
June 24, 2005
Alternatives to a powerful pesticide that was found be an ozone depletor are now being evaluated in agricultural production areas of Florida, said plant pathologists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service. In 1987, the Parties to the Montreal...
June 24, 2005
The Pennsylvania Floral Industry Association (PFIA) recently conducted a legislative Day on the Hill at Pennsylvania’s capitol building to lobby in favor of Senate Bill (SB) 198. This bill prohibits the use of deceptive advertising while still...
June 24, 2005
It has happened, according to an article in the American City Business Journals Inc. “Grower sales of Hawaii flower and nursery products have topped $90 million for the third straight year.” That is despite orchid and lei revenues falling during the...
June 24, 2005
The Trustees of the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation have recently announced that six students will share the $15,000 in award funds for the 2005-2006 academic year. These Shinoda Scholarships are given to students studying...
June 17, 2005
Chase Adds Lab Since its inception in 1994, Chase Research Gardens (CRG) has expanded to include ten research greenhouses, outdoor production areas and the diagnostic laboratory. Now, CRG is adding a national diagnostic disease lab specifically for...
June 17, 2005
In just a few more days hockey players from the horticulture will gather in Columbus, Ohio, and DS Cole Growers will present the 5th annual "Hockey in Columbus." Each year, the proceeds go to a separate research fund within FIRST designated for...