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June 17, 2005
A May 24 fire at White’s Nursery, Chesapeake, Va., caused an estimated $600,000 worth of damages. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Head Grower at White’s, Bob Bailey, was the first to discover the fire. “I heard the burglar alarm set...
June 10, 2005
Sun Grow Adds New Distributor Sun Gro Horticulture Income Fund announced that its wholly owned subsidiaries, Sun Gro Horticulture Distribution Inc. and Sun Gro Horticulture Canada Ltd. (Sun Gro), have signed agreements to become the U.S. and...
June 10, 2005
The use of endophytes, non-harmful fungi, bacteria or viruses that naturally grow inside plants, is an emerging tool for managing plant diseases, said plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). "Endophytes appear to have...
June 10, 2005
A bipartisan group of farm worker and immigration reform advocates gathered in Washington D.C., on June 8 to push for Congressional passage of the AgJOBS legislation and funding of various programs of interest to farm workers. A morning press...
June 10, 2005
According to a recent AFP article, new “fears that pesticides may cause Parkinson's have been strengthened by research that says the greater the exposure to these chemicals, the higher the risk of developing the disease.” The Geoparkinson study...
June 10, 2005
By the order of the Director’s Administrative Order of the Plant Services Division at the Arizona Department Of Agriculture the Bemisia tabaci Biotype Q whitefly quarantine order has been repealed. The quarantine order made on May 4, 2005...
June 03, 2005
Compost teas may prove helpful in protecting wholesale and retail nursery plants such as rhododendrons, azaleas, viburnums and oak saplings from sudden oak death (SOD), according to USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist...
June 03, 2005
Results of the latest USDA/National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Floriculture Crops 2004 Summary show the wholesale value of domestic floriculture production rose 2 percent in 2004 compared to the revised 2003 valuation. A year ago,...
June 03, 2005
With all of the pests and disease that float around the world theses days, the United States is not the only country trying to prevent them from crossing borders. In a recent article from Channel News Asia International, people bringing plants into...
June 03, 2005
In 2004, the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and the Professional Lawncare Association of America announced a merger to form a new association, the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). PLANET leadership then contacted related green...
May 27, 2005
McGregor Developments URC PROGRAM. McGregor Plant Sales releases the new Four Seasons URC Program. Professional growers can discover new opportunities to improve reliability, increase sales and achieve higher profits with the new program. Four...
May 27, 2005
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) division of the Department of Homeland Security has recently issued guidance regarding the reopening of the H-2B temporary and seasonal guest worker program. The guidance was necessary to...
May 27, 2005
Bob Washburn, Southeast Greenhouse Conference’s (SGC) Board of Directors chairman, recently announced expanded programs for the Southeast Greenhouse Conference. June 22-25, 2005 will bring all areas of the horticulture industry together for a...
May 27, 2005
One of the latest USDA statistics shows that orchids are near the top of the best-selling potted flowering plants in the United States second only to poinsettias, according to Texas A&M University. However, Yin-Tung Wang, associate professor...
May 27, 2005
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company recently debuted a TV campaign promoting its first fully organic product line, Miracle-Gro Organic Choice, to consumers and retailers. Airing in key regional markets in the United States beginning this month, the...
May 20, 2005
The green industry has a shining opportunity to plant the seeds for future sales at the all-new Garden Market Expo, Sept. 21-22, 2005, in Las Vegas. The Garden Market Expo is the new name of the California Association of Nurseries and Garden...
May 20, 2005
Lowe's Companies, Inc. reported net earnings of $590 million for the quarter ended April 29, 2005, a 30.5 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased 32.1 percent to $0.74 from $0.56 in the first quarter...
May 20, 2005
The OFA Short Course trade show has been named as one of the 200 largest trade shows of 2004 by the annual edition of the Tradeshow Week 200. With 133,000 net square feet of paid exhibit space, the OFA Short Course ranked 196 in the United States...
May 20, 2005
Fernlea has recently announced a new relationship with The Weather Channel. Fernlea, one of the nation’s oldest growers of flowers and garden plants, has been a longtime Weather Channel advertiser, but their relationship will grow in a new...
May 20, 2005
The Pennsylvania Floral Industry Association (PFIA) hailed the vote taken by the Pennsylvania State Senate to unanimously pass Senate Bill 198, a bill that requires truth in advertising for the retail florists in the Commonwealth. PFIA,...