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March 11, 2005
After more than a year of lawsuits, The Associated Press (AP) stated in a recent article that “U.S. District Judge Frank Polozola ruled Wednesday that the state can keep its unique law requiring florists to pass a test and get a license to work on...
March 11, 2005
Over 100 business owners, state association executives and labor contractors flew into Washington, D.C. to lobby members of Congress in support of H2B reform. The members of the H2B Workforce Coalition, co-chaired by the American Nursery and...
March 11, 2005
Growers, retailers and breeders should start looking beyond their fellow neighboring competition and turn on their computers for a little more anxiety. According to a recent article in The Kansas City Star, since some of the more popular seed...
March 11, 2005
After an odd incident in Madera County California a few months ago, “The Tulare County [California] Agricultural Commissioner's Office is advising farmers to ask agricultural inspectors to show their county-issued photo identification if they become...
March 11, 2005
Becoming the fifth member in the Novalis growers consortium, grower/retailer Armstrong Growers, Glendora, Calif., will introduce Novalis plant material in their 36 retail outlets starting in spring 2005. Additionally, Armstrong will make Novalis...
March 04, 2005
McGregor Plant Sales is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with rewards to thank its long-term customers and to welcome new ones. McGregor is offering a variety of 20th Anniversary Celebration Rewards. One example of innovation is the recently...
March 04, 2005
In an effort to fight the devastating effects of breast cancer, cut flower grower, The Sun Valley Group, Arcata, Calif., donated hundreds of colorful lilies to be auctioned at the GROW For Life (GFL) Lilyfest, a breast cancer fundraiser in Chicago...
March 04, 2005
The American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) 33rd annual Management Clinic attracted nearly 1,000 green industry professionals to Louisville, Ky., Feb. 2-5, 2005. The Clinic is recognized as the most valuable event for owners and...
March 04, 2005
A recent article in SAF’s Washington Week in Review stated that according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), “A new deduction will give floral industry growers and manufacturers significantly increasing tax breaks over the next four years.”...
March 04, 2005
A major direction change for the Flower Fields program of Yoder Bothers and the Ecke Ranch was announced recently, in anticipation of the upcoming Pack Trials in April. Bill Rasbach, president of Yoder Bothers, and Paul Ecke, CEO of the Ecke Ranch,...
February 25, 2005
Syngenta Updates GreenCast GreenCast (www.greencastonline.com), a Web-based technology from Syngenta Professional Products designed to help green industry professionals more efficiently run their business operations, is now even easier to use....
February 25, 2005
Vegetable producers throughout the Midwest have access to a valuable tool to help them decide what vegetable varieties to plant, thanks to efforts at Purdue and seven other universities. The “Midwest Vegetable Variety Trial Report for 2004”...
February 25, 2005
Strawberry latent ringspot virus, a problem for the past 30-40 years in Europe, has just been discovered in North America by Agricultural Research Service (), the ’s chief scientific research agency, scientists and cooperators. Scientists with ARS...
February 25, 2005
The National Gardening Association (NGA) announces The Home Depot as the new Youth Garden Grants sponsor. Over the last 22 years, NGA’s Youth Garden Grants program has helped more than 1.2 million youngsters reap rewards and vital life lessons from...
February 25, 2005
Though most florists conduct business with companies like FTD and Teleflora, these relationships seem to be more of a problem than a money maker, argues an article by Mike Schneider for the Associated Press (AP) in The Seattle Times According to...
February 25, 2005
After eight years of collecting nursery and greenhouse film on a seasonal basis, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) is implementing "for the first time" a year-round collection program in an effort to encourage more growers to recycle...
February 25, 2005
USDA's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is currently in the process of overhauling Quarantine 37 (Q-37). Q-37 governs the importation of most types of propagative material, known internationally by the term "plants for planting...
February 18, 2005
SePRO Introduces Landscape Growth Regulator SePRO Corporation has announced the introduction of Cutless Granular, a landscape growth regulator. Cutless Granular is registered with the U.S. EPA for systemic growth suppression of woody ornamental...
February 18, 2005
Pre-Proposal Grant Application Deadline The Board of Trustees of the American Floral Endowment (AFE) recently announced the deadline for scientific research “Pre-Proposals” for the 2006-2007 funding cycle. The Pre-Proposals are due no later than...
February 18, 2005
“Pesticide theft is on the rise in Ventura County California, where the purloined poisons are being resold on the black market,” stated a recent article by The Associated Press (AP). Approximately “$200,000 worth of pesticides stolen from Seaboard...