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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...
June 17, 2005
A Medical News Today article reveals that researchers at Yale have identified a gene that regulates the major immune response in plants, also known as programmed cell death (PCD). It has been known that plants create a zone of dead cells around an...
June 17, 2005
According to an article found on www.earthvision.net, an international panel of industry experts gathered to launch a new American eco-label for sustainably produced floral products. Organic Bouquet and Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)...
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...
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