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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 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
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 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 Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) has announced online registration for its 2014 event will open Sept. 17, 2013. Now in its 44th year, 2014 MANTS will take place Jan. 8-10, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. MANTS brings...
September 05, 2013
The Board of Cornell University’s Seeley Conference has announced that the next Seeley Summit will take place June 22-24, 2014 in Lisle, Ill. The Board has chosen to tackle the issue of water scarcity for its 2014 focus.  The Board believes...
September 05, 2013
The 2013 American Garden Award, now in its fifth year, featured four new flower varieties chosen by their breeders for their excellent garden performance. Once these varieties were planted and put on display at the 31 participating gardens across...
September 05, 2013
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued FlowVision a new patent titled “Inventory Management System” for its approach to supply chain management. This is the second patent granted to FlowVision for lean supply chain solutions. The...
September 05, 2013
Kellie Walters of Iowa State University has been named the recipient of the Shinoda Scholar of the Year award for 2013-14. After graduating with a horticulture degree, Walters plans to pursue a career in commercial greenhouse floriculture production...
September 05, 2013
McConkey Co. has announced plans for increased focus on the intermountain states of Idaho, Utah, Montana and portions of Washington and Colorado. The effort begins with hiring Derek Upham as account manager servicing the territory. Upham has more...
September 03, 2013
Metrolina Greenhouses finalized the purchase of the assets of Stacy's Greenhouses on Aug. 30.   The company released a statement saying, "We are looking forward to having the Stacy's team transfer over to the Metrolina family of companies, and...
August 29, 2013
Three mum and fall product open houses will take place throughout New Jersey Sept. 24-25, 2013. Growers can see product, attend a panel discussion and hear from experts over the course of two days. On Sept. 24, The Kube-Pak open house in Allentown...