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April 13, 2012
Syngenta has announced it will be offering two $7,500 horticulture-related scholarships again in 2012. The Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Excellence Scholarship is a $7,500 award for a student working toward a degree in plant breeding. The Goldsmith Seeds...
April 13, 2012
Dümmen USA has announced that its interspecific geranium, formerly known as Salsarita, has been renamed Sarita and three new colors have been added to the series. Red Fox Sarita is the same dark-leafed, single-flower interspecific that impressed...
April 13, 2012
Last month at California Spring Trials, visitors to the Benary display at Plug Connection in Vista, Calif., were asked to come up with a new name for the breeder's blue ageratum (see photo). The winning name is...'Blue Hawaii 5.0'. The new 'Blue...
April 10, 2012
The Steering Committee for the California Spring Trials has announced the dates for 2013 and 2014 California Spring Trials. 2013 Spring Trials will take place April 6 to April 11, 2013. In 2014, California Spring Trials is scheduled to meet April 5...
March 20, 2012
Funding for the IR-4 Project may fall victim to the budget ax in 2013 if the proposed budget is approved for the next fiscal year. Congress needs to hear from our industry that it must preserve the program that brings us most of our legal options...
March 19, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted federal registration of Syngenta's new Micora foliar fungicide for use on ornamental crops as well as certain vegetables grown for resale as transplants. Micora contains the active...
March 16, 2012
The 2012 Michigan Garden Plant Tour will take place July 30 to August 10, 2012. The tour takes place at various locations throughout lower Michigan. For more information, please visit http://planttour.hrt.msu.edu (currently under development, to be...
March 16, 2012
Plant Development Services Inc. is currently taking orders for spring delivery for both Encore Azalea and the Southern Living Plant Collection. The new Liner Program, announced in January, allows new growers to participate in both programs....
March 02, 2012
Growers, young plant producers and breeders are getting proactive in the battle against downy mildew on impatiens walleriana by educating growers, retailers, landscapers and gardeners on the disease. To help  grower customers battle this...
March 02, 2012
Proven Winners has announced that Kevin Hurd has been appointed to the position of New Products Director. Kevin began his role with Proven Winners on Feb. 27, 2012 and will eventually replace Dr. Rick Schoellhorn, Proven Winners’ current New...
January 03, 2012
Dewar Nurseries, Inc., Apopka, Florida, recently earned Veriflora certification for the company's sustainability practices in the growing process.   Veriflora certification requires growers to meet strict sustainable agriculture standards...
December 22, 2011
D.S. Cole Growers, Loudon, N.H., is now offering the Inca Collection of pot Alstroemeria from Könst Alstroemeria of The Netherlands. D.S. Cole Growers, Loudon, N.H., is now offering the Inca Collection of pot Alstroemeria from Könst Alstroemeria of...
November 28, 2011
The North American Poinsettia Trials have scheduled industry open houses for this week and next to highlight poinsettia performance at multiple locations in North America.   The North American Poinsettia Trials, formerly known as the National...
November 17, 2011
Greenheart Farms recently announced it is selling the Freelander Rose Collection in liners. The Arroyo Grande, Calf.-based propagator is the only liner producer of the Freelander roses in the United States.   Freelander Roses, bred by Kordes...