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January 06, 2014
Dosatron International, Inc., Clearwater, Fla., has named Christopher Lundgren as Regional Sales Manager - Horticulture. Lundgren has more than 10 years of horticulture experience, beginning as a grower and working his way into management and...
December 30, 2013
Columbus, Ohio, will once again host the Central Ohio Nursery and Trade Show (CENTS) exhibition next month. In January, CENTS will serve up new experiences to make the show fresh and inspiring. Speakers, classes, events and surroundings have been...
December 30, 2013
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is now accepting applications for its 2014 awards. Industry members are asked to advise all eligible students of the availability of this scholarship award. The information is currently available from...
December 23, 2013
Cornell University is offering a 320-page book to help growers manage insects, diseases and weeds and safely apply pesticides and growth regulators on greenhouse crops and herbaceous ornamentals. The 2013-14 Cornell Guidelines for the Integrated...
December 20, 2013
Last week, Whole Foods Market opened its first store in Brooklyn, N.Y. The new store has 20,000 sq. ft. Nexus Atrium greenhouse on its rooftop where fresh produce will be grown to be sold in the store as well as at other Whole Food locations. The...
December 19, 2013
Dr. Michael Dirr, Dr. Allan Armitage and John Stanley will all speak at the Farwest Trade Show. The show is organized by the Oregon Association of Nurseries and will take place Aug. 21-23 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. Armitage is...
December 19, 2013
The HGTV Plant Collection has added Dr. Allan Armitage to its plant selection committee. He is a horticulture writer, speaker, retailer, author of 13 books and professor emeritus of horticulture at the University of Georgia. Armitage will help...
December 18, 2013
Richard Gigot has been hired as director of sales and marketing at Pacific Plug & Liner in Watsonville, Calif.  Gigot will work directly with April Herring, PP&L's new product development and marketing manager, on developing the company...
December 13, 2013
Monrovia Nursery Co. recently announced the promotion of two long-time sales associates and the hiring of two industry professionals. Amy Kolden has been named sales development coach, acting as a mentor and trainer to the 70-person sales team....
December 13, 2013
On Dec. 13, Ball DPF, LLC announced that Dr. Allan Armitage, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, has accepted a marketing consulting position with the company. Dr. Armitage will represent Nature’s Source Plant Food as he travels the...
December 12, 2013
Josh Flikkema from Sawyer Nursery in Hudsonville, Mich., is the winner of the 2013 Rack Building Contest sponsored by Container Centralen (CC). Flikkema assembled a three-shelf CC rack in 32.6 seconds and won a cash prize of $500, as well as a CC-...
December 12, 2013
The Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS) will host CENTS 2015 in the middle of the week, from Jan. 5-9, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. The 2014 convention will take place as planned January 13-15, 2014 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center...
December 12, 2013
The official central reservation website for the 2014 California Spring Trials is now open and attendees can begin to make reservations. The event will take place April 5-10, 2014, in the central and northern regions of California. This year more...
December 12, 2013
Village Nurseries Wholesale has opened its new Miramar Super Landscape Center at 5400 Governor Drive in San Diego, Calif. The new center combines the inventory selection of the company’s recently purchased 185-acre Miramar Nurseries with Village...
December 12, 2013
The IGC Show has announced it has signed Martha Stewart as its keynote speaker for the eighth annual event in Chicago. The show will take place Aug. 19 to 21, 2014 at Chicago's Navy Pier. Stewart's company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, reaches...
December 06, 2013
Purdue University will host an open house on Jan. 31, to showcase its latest research on light emitting diode (LED) technology being conducted in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Attendees will have the opportunity to see...
December 06, 2013
The University of Florida's 2013 Poinsettia Field Day will take place on Dec. 10.  These trials are a part of the North American Poinsettia Variety Trials held in cooperation with Vineland Research Station, Ontario, North Carolina State...
December 05, 2013
The first iLandscape: the Illinois and Wisconsin Landscape Show is scheduled for Feb. 5-7, 2014, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. The new trade show and educational experience serves the Illinois, Wisconsin and Northwest...
December 05, 2013
The Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Conference will take place Feb. 26-28, 2014, at the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. Co-hosted by the Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Council, the Marine Science...
December 05, 2013
Six breeders are planning for a joint-venture varieties display at Windmill Nursery in Buellton, Calif., for 2014 California Spring Trials. The partnership will include Westhoff, Beekenkamp, Skagit Gardens, PAC-Elsner, Terra Nova Nurseries and Plug...