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September 30, 2013
On Sept. 28,  OFA — the Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) announced that their members have voted in overwhelming support of the consolidation of the two organizations into a new...
September 25, 2013
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recognized the Alex Laurie Award recipient, century-old floral businesses and new American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) members at SAF’s 129th Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. Professor Virginia R. Walter...
September 25, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has debuted a bold video to educate the industry about the positive impacts it makes on critical industry problems. The video debuted at AFE's annual fundraising dinner that took place during the recent SAF annual...
September 25, 2013
Top honors for the 2013 America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program were announced at its annual event in Orlando, Fla. on Sept. 2. Participants judged on six criteria: overall impression, environmental awareness, heritage, urban forestry,...
September 25, 2013
McConkey has hired Jim De’Ora as account manager servicing the Puget Sound region of Seattle and southern Washington, as well as selected nursery accounts in Oregon and Washington. With more than 27 years in the industry, De'Ora has covered accounts...
September 25, 2013
Sakata Seed America Inc. is working on installing a new solar energy project at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif. The project represents one of the largest solar-powered projects to date in Santa Clara County. “Sakata is an...
September 25, 2013
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recently inducted Anna Ball into its Floriculture Hall of Fame. Ball is the chief executive officer and owner of the Ball Horticultural Co. in West Chicago, Ill. The induction took place Sept. 21,...
September 23, 2013
Hort Couture has announced that Peace Tree Farm, a young plant producer in Kintnersville, Pa., is now offering liners of Hort Couture genetics. “Peace Tree has been a great supporter of Hort Couture since our inception. By adding them to our network...
September 19, 2013
Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, Mich., has announced additions to its 2014 liner offerings and the publication of its latest catalog. Spring Meadow, the company behind Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs, worked with top breeders to...
September 19, 2013
Agricola Management Group recently announced it will create a 2014 Consumer Marketing Program for the HGTV Home Plant Collection. “Our consumer marketing program for 2014 is designed to achieve maximum exposure to consumers in our various markets...
September 19, 2013
Walker, Selecta Cut Flowers' red carnation, recently received the gold medal at FlowersExpo 2013 in Moscow, Russia. The Jury included leading specialists and experts of the floriculture sector. Evaluation was carried out on a 10-point scale...
September 19, 2013
Greenheart Farms recently unveiled its redesigned website that is more visual and streamlined. The website, www.greenheartfarms.com, offers a better user experience to help brokers, growers and retailers who are looking for information on the...
September 19, 2013
Four Star Greenhouse Inc. has added Valerie Rollins to its sales team as the northeast regional sales representative.  Rollins has more than 12 years of experience working in the horticulture industry, including positions as a sales manager and...
September 17, 2013
A webinar on how emerging business models in distribution and supply chain will affect your business is scheduled to take place Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. During the one-hour webinar, industry veteran Gary Falkenstein, president and CEO...
September 17, 2013
Members of Purdue University's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture were recently recognized for their research efforts. Roberto Lopez, Purdue University, Brian Krug, University of New Hampshire and Diane Camberato,...
September 16, 2013
OHP, Inc. has followed up the launch of Marengo liquid pre-emergent herbicide with the introduction of Marengo G, a granular formulation with the same effective active ingredient, indaziflam. Marengo G offers many of the same features as Marengo SC...
September 13, 2013
Pleasant View Gardens has hired William Riffey to be the company's national sales and marketing manager. Riffey will oversee national, territory and inside sales, maintaining and developing relationships with broker, grower, and retail partners...
September 13, 2013
Back for the first time in four years, SNA 2013 took place Aug. 5-7, at the Georgia Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) says that the event was an success based on comments from exhibitors and attendees. The...
September 13, 2013
First Editions Amber Jubilee Physocarpus opulifolus has won gold and bronze medals at industry events throughout Europe. This ninebark captured a gold award at Florall in Belgium and a bronze medal at Plantarium in Holland. Amber Jubilee’s unique...
September 13, 2013
The HGTV Home Plant Collection has partnered with grower Park Hill Plants of Oklahoma for 2014, according to Randy Hunter, managing partner of Agricola Management Group, exclusive licensee for the Plant Collection. Located in Tahlequah, Okla., Park...