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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...
March 25, 2005
Last week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded two grants totaling $501,210 to Centro de Actividades Logísticas y de Transporte S.A. (CELTA S.A.) of Colombia to fund feasibility studies on an integrated agricultural products...
March 25, 2005
President Bush met with Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin last week in Texas to discuss the topic of immigration policy and the guest worker program. According to an article in the New York Times, “Bush...
March 18, 2005
Dümmen USA moved its offices, just before last spring shipping season, from Cresco, Iowa, to Columbus, Ohio. As a result of the new staff and the start up of the real time order administration system the breeder company was successful in handling...
March 18, 2005
The American Floral Endowment has recently elected three new trustees to serve three-year terms on its Board of Trustees. Paul Bachman, Bachman's Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.; David Niklas, Clackamas Greenhouses, Aurora, Ore.; and Ernesto Velez,...
March 18, 2005
Proven Winners North America LLC won a lawsuit in federal court, enforcing its patent and trademark rights against several Canadian parties. The accused company and its individual owner, both of Canada, were enjoined by order of the United States...
March 18, 2005
O.F.A. Services, Inc., a subsidiary of OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals, has just published Tips on Operating a Profitable Greenhouse Business, which is now available through the Ball Bookshelf. The theme of the book is the basic...
March 18, 2005
Bachman's will open its largest garden and landscape center to-date in May 2005. The new concept, called Cedar Acres, is located in Farmington, Minn. Situated on Bachman's 629-acre growing range, Cedar Acres will have the broadest line of nursery,...
March 11, 2005
SePRO Expands Offerings The SePRO Turf & Ornamental product offering has broadened from eight specialty products to 20 products for the greenhouse, nursery, landscape, lawn care and turf markets. “SePRO's recent acquisitions of new products...
March 11, 2005
In addition to its usual and diverse Pack Trial display, Plug Connection, Vista, Calif., will feature a selection of recent FloraStar winners at Pack Trials this year. Participating breeders include First Class Plants, Klem’s Greenhouse and Oglevee...