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February 11, 2005
Invasive species of plants and insects now have a new enemy — NASA satellites. According to an article in Medical News Today, NASA has accepted an invitation to join the National Invasive Species Council (NISC). NASA will be assisting 12 other...
February 11, 2005
Businesses and associations, including RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) and CropLife America, recently filed a motion and supporting papers with the U.S. District Court in Wisconsin, asking the Court to strike the City of Madison...
February 11, 2005
At the 2005 National Hardware Show, experts from the International RFID Business Association will conduct a seminar, RFID 101, to provide conference attendees with information about the application of RFID in the home improvement retail industry...
February 11, 2005
An expected surge in Valentine’s Day flower purchases this year is proving to be a boon for both South American growers and major shipping companies. Atlanta-based UPS Inc. and Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. are bringing in extra workers and...
February 04, 2005
Horace Hagedorn, founder of Miracle-Gro plant food, former executive and director emeritus of The Scotts Company and beloved philanthropist, died Jan. 31, 2005 at the age of 89 at his home in Long Island, N.Y. Hagedorn was behind the popular...
February 04, 2005
Regenerated Resources LLC, makers of Organic-Gro all-natural fertilizers, has announced that it has agreed to make Lowe’s home improvement stores its exclusive nationwide home improvement center distributor. Organic-Gro fertilizer products are...
February 04, 2005
As the consumer container gardening craze continues, Ball Seed has made it easier for growers, retailers and consumers to take advantage of this new trend with its new Web site, www.plantbynumber.com. Featuring 16 fantastic designs inspired by...
February 04, 2005
Many growers and retailers are just now discovering that the genetic choices for African marigolds are very limited this season. Production difficulties at several seed companies have put tremendous pressure on the supply situation. As a result, the...
February 04, 2005
U.S. Takes Bulbs Off Tariff List After months of worry and speculation about importing bulbs from European Union (EU) to the United States, the U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) recently took the bulbs off a list that was targeted for...
January 28, 2005
New Name For Integrated Greenhouse Companies A new West Coast-based amalgamation, comprised of a management team and companies in the floriculture market, has been formed to assure the North American horticultural market access to the latest energy-...
January 28, 2005
FloraStar has awarded the compact cyclamen ‘Super Series Wine Red’ F1 by Schoneveld Twello b.v. of The Netherlands a Gold Star. The Super Series is well known for its specific qualities, according to FloraStar. This series offers more than 15...
January 28, 2005
Plants at Work, the foliage industry's educational initiative developed to expand the size and profitability of the interior plant trade, has seen their consistent strategies to create a significant rise in overall interest in the human and...
January 28, 2005
The Arvesta Corporation recently announced the federal registration (state registrations may be pending) of Celero insecticide for control of aphids, whiteflies and mealy bugs in ornamental crops. Celero, a new generation neonicotinoids, is...
January 28, 2005
Proven Winners (PW) and Proven Selections (PS) Perennials containers are now available in a new line of white with purple-imprint. PW and PS Perennials tags also have a purple edge to match the design. Traditional white containers with green imprint...
January 28, 2005
“A previously unknown strain of the tree-killing disease Phytophthora ramorum, more commonly as sudden oak death (SOD), has been found in a nursery in Washington state, a possible mutant child of the fast-spreading pathogen,” asserted a recent...
January 21, 2005
Three horticultural associations — the Kentucky Nursery & Landscape Association (KNLA), the Tennessee Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA) and the Southern Nursery Association (SNA) — have joined together to form a new regional winter...
January 21, 2005
On January 10, a revised USDA order takes effect as the latest step toward ensuring clean, disease-free nursery plants in the U.S. market. The order strengthens safeguards for the fungus-like plant disease Phytophthora ramorum, commonly known as...
January 21, 2005
After filing Chapter 11 twice, closing all of its stores and laying off almost all of its employees, Frank’s Nursery & Crafts Inc. may not go under after all. The company had “planned to liquidate all its holdings at an auction in February,”...
January 21, 2005
While The Flower Fields continues as an association of companies working together to meet the needs of its customers, due to marketing and organizational changes, Fischer USA and Goldsmith Seeds will no longer be formal members of The Flower Fields...
January 14, 2005
PMN Partners with Colorado State University The Plant Management Network (PMN), a Web site designed exclusively for plant and agricultural professionals, announced that Colorado State University is its newest U.S. state land-grant university...