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June 13, 2013
Valent U.S.A Corp. has named Dr. Eric Johnson the company’s new vice president of technology. Johnson has led a wide range of business and technology initiatives during a three-decade career in global agriculture, and he will oversee all research...
June 13, 2013
On June 10, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2013 Farm Bill (Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013) by a vote of 66-27. The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals...
June 12, 2013
Sakata Seed America Inc. is supporting the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Go Red for Women movement by attending the Northern Central Coast’s Annual Go Red for Women luncheon in May. Sakata sent 10 women from across the company to the...
June 12, 2013
OFA- The Association of Horticulture Professionals has selected six students from across the country to serve as the year’s OFA Scholars. The goal of the OFA Scholars Program is to provide students with an enriching professional development...
June 07, 2013
Four Star Greenhouse has moved the dates of its Grower Open House Week to coincide with the Michigan Garden Tour.  This year’s Grower Open House will take place Aug. 5-9 in Carleton, Mich. “We’re excited about this new format,” says Four Star...
June 07, 2013
OHP's has announced that its Shuttle O miticide may now be used on fruiting vegetables grown in a greenhouse. The new labeling allows for use on greenhouse-grown fruiting vegetables including eggplant, groundcherry, pepino, pepper, tomatillo, and...
June 06, 2013
Proven Winners has joined with the Grand Hotel to host The First Annual Grand Garden Show this summer on Mackinac Island, Mich. This is a three-day, hands-on event will take place, August 25-27, and is for gardeners of all levels. Guests will have...
June 06, 2013
Controlled Environments (Conviron) recently announced that it has acquired Argus Control Systems. Conviron, based in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada, designs, manufactures and installs controlled environment systems for plant science, agricultural...
June 05, 2013
Premier Tech Horticulture has launched it social media strategy, including PRO-MIX® Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages for professional and amateur gardeners. The company says it believes today people are expecting constant interactive...
June 05, 2013
Fleuroselect has announced the eight entries in its FleuroStar Contest for 2013-2014 in the “winner with the ‘wow’ effect” category, which looks for the variety with the highest visual impact at retail. The entries will be judged by at least 30...
June 05, 2013
The American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) annual fundraising dinner will take place Sept. 19, 2013, at the Sheraton Wide Horse Pass in Phoenix, Ariz.    At the dinner, AFE will kick off its new awareness campaign video, release the findings...
June 05, 2013
BASF has added Empress Intrinsic brand fungicide to its lineup as a drench fungicide for soil-borne diseases and added plant health benefits.  The product is the second fungicide brought to the professional ornamentals market labeled for...
June 05, 2013
GPN's sister publication, Lawn & Garden Retailer, has announced a call for entries for its 2013 Merchandiser of the Year contest. Do you know a retail operation (perhaps your own) that created a unique and innovative merchandising display this...
June 03, 2013
Syngenta has announced the establishment of its Grow More Vegetables Seed Grant Program. The program provide annual assistance to schools and community organizations interested in establishing or enhancing garden programs that create opportunities...
June 03, 2013
Dr. Abhay Thosar has joined Philips as a plant specialist for horticultural LED lighting in North America. In this role, Thosar will be responsible for identifying and advising on the best LED lighting recipes for plant production in North America....
May 30, 2013
Members of the public voted Geranium ‘Rozanne’ the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) ‘Plant of the Centenary’ to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show. Ten flowers were nominated by a panel of RHS experts to represent each...
May 30, 2013
Dow AgroSciences recently named Tom Linnen the new portfolio marketing leader for the U.S. Turf & Ornamental (T&O) business division and Jan Castanza the new sales representative in Western Florida. Linnen will manage the portfolio...
May 30, 2013
At this year’s OFA Short Course, Oasis Grower Solutions (OGS) has enlisted Dr. Charlie Hall, OFA chief economist, to talk about reducing grower shrink. Hall will answer questions during three informal Q & A sessions at the OGS booth, and he will...
May 24, 2013
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced final details of SNA 2013, scheduled for Aug. 5-7, at Atlanta’s Georgia International Convention Center.   SNA 2013 combines a new regional marketplace with the Southern Plant Conference,...
May 23, 2013
The Macfarlane Greenhouse Facility, located on the University of New Hampshire campus, recently received MPS-ABC sustainability certification. The 25,000-square-foot greenhouse is focused on research and teaching. It reportedly is the first research...