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December 03, 2004
Proven Winners (PW) has always been a company that strives to find new ways to support its brand to growers, retailers and consumers. Recently, it has done it again by introducing a new Proven Winners clothing line for independent garden centers...
December 03, 2004
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) recently expressed a growing frustration after Congress was unable to increase the H-2B temporary guest worker program cap. The H-2B program annually grants 66,000 work visas for employers...
November 19, 2004
TriStar Receives New REI Cleary Chemical Corporation announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency has granted a reduced reentry interval (REI) of 12 hours for TriStar 70 WSP insecticide. TriStar, introduced to the ornamentals market in...
November 19, 2004
It’s time again for The National Poinsettia Trials, sponsored by the poinsettia breeders (Ecke Ranch, Oglevee Ltd., Fischer USA, Selecta First Class and Dummen USA). The trial dates are November 30 at Purdue University; December 2, at North Carolina...
November 19, 2004
Plantpeddler, the Cresco, Iowa-based company has announced a change in the partnership between Plantpeddler Inc. and Dummen of Germany. On Nov. 15, 2004, the administrative offices for Dummen USA moved headquarters from Plantpeddler to Hilliard,...
November 19, 2004
The Paul Ecke Ranch has announced it is making a change to its authorized distributor list in order to build relationships with wholesale broker organizations that offer grower solutions and full service representation with Ecke product. Effective...
November 19, 2004
All-America Selections (AAS) has chosen its 2005 winners, all of which were tested across North America and were found to be superior to existing varieties. These cultivars meet gardeners’ preferences for plants that are easy to grow and maintain...
November 19, 2004
Kmart Holding Corporation and Sears, Roebuck and Co. have signed a definitive merger agreement that will combine Sears and Kmart into a major new retail company named Sears Holdings Corporation. Sears Holdings will be the nation's third largest...
November 12, 2004
UPI Acquires Ag Value United Phosphorus, Inc. (UPI) has purchased Ag Value, Inc., a supplier and registrant of crop-protection products located in Visalia, Calif. The sale includes all stock and related entities, including the company’s assets,...
November 12, 2004
The National Gardening Association (NGA) will present National Garden Month in April 2005 for the third consecutive year. This month-long action plan to increase gardening invites everyone to get out and plant. NGA hopes that educational activities...
November 12, 2004
The president has signed law H.R. 4520, legislation that will phase out various American tax subsidies ruled illegal under international trade rules. According to a statement by the White House Press Secretary on www.whitehouse.gov, “H.R. 4520, the...
November 12, 2004
In an effort to strengthen and enhance management and reduce costs, the American Floral Endowment has changed management structures. Effective Oct. 22, 2004, Hortica Insurance was retained to manage all administrative functions of the organization...
November 12, 2004
In a November 11 letter to preferred suppliers, Home Depot announced its intentions to institute pay-by-scan and invited representatives from approximately 100 companies to attend a “Partners Council Forum” on November 17 in Atlanta. The letter,...
November 05, 2004
Griffin Buys Page Seed’s Grower Division Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supplies has recently announced the purchase of The Page Seed Company’s Grower Division as of Oct. 20, 2004. Griffin has been working with growers since 1947 to provide...
November 05, 2004
Even after two Chapter 11 filings in almost two years, a CEO that has only been with the company since July of 2004 and stores closing all over the country, Franks Nursery is saying that if some executives stay at the company until December, they...
November 05, 2004
Early last week USDA confirmed the presence of Chrysanthemum White Rust (CWR) in nurseries and some residences in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New York, according to the USDA’s Phytosanitary Alert System.   The Pennsylvania Department of...
November 05, 2004
The San Diego County Flower and Plant Association has recently announced a new addition to the Plant Showcase event during the 2005 Plant Tour Days. For the first time in its history, the Plant Showcase will feature seminars geared toward educating...
November 05, 2004
After weeks of speculation and industry confusion, the Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division of the USDA has announced that the initially identified outbreak “of what was thought to be Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 in geranium...
October 29, 2004
Palram Acquires SPS As part of a worldwide effort to streamline, strengthen and broaden Palram's sales and marketing efforts, Palram has acquired SPS. With the exception of Carl Schultz, current SPS employees will begin operating within the newly...
October 29, 2004
Back by popular demand the “Point-of-Purchase and Brand Building Equity Study, Increasing the Value of Retail Real Estate,” Phase II is now out after the success of part 1 last year (look for last year’s results in GPN December 2003, January and...