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October 08, 2004
FloraStar has recently awarded Robrick Nursery’s, Hawthorne, Fla., lantana ‘Anne Marie’ and ‘Red Spread’ with the Gold Star award. Lantana Anne Marie was discovered in the late 1990s as a naturally occurring sport from lantana ‘Irene’. This sport...
October 08, 2004
Monrovia Nursery Company has completed the sale of the 500-acre Monrovia Nursery in Azusa, Calif., to Azusa Land Partners LLC of Newport Beach. The nursery property has been approved for the development of 1,250 new homes, 50,000 sq.ft. of retail...
October 01, 2004
George Dean, Greenhouse Automation Pioneer Celebrates 50th Year with Wadsworth Control Systems George Dean is widely recognized for his visionary contributions to greenhouse automation. He heads Wadsworth Control Systems, Inc. a company started...
October 01, 2004
Continued worldwide demand for fertilizer could result in limited supplies for the 2005-growing season, according to Bob Hoeft, soil fertility specialist with University of Illinois Extension. "With potentially short supplies, it is important for...
October 01, 2004
One of Goldsmith Seeds key goals is to provide growers with the most current marketing and cultural information to help maximize profits. With this in mind, Goldsmith held its second annual Grower Days in Gilroy, Calif. in July. The 3-day event was...
October 01, 2004
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) will be featuring three innovative speakers to headline the 2005 Management Clinic to be held February 2–5 in Louisville, Ky. The Management Clinic is the only event exclusively dedicated to...
October 01, 2004
Effective immediately, Proven Winners (PW) has decided to remove three varieties out of the Proven Winners Perennial program. Lobelia Color Spires Cranberry Crush, Lilac and White are very good varieties, according to PW, but after further...
October 01, 2004
Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne are all gone and a distant memory for the country all except for the people in Florida. Clean up is under way and the Weather Channel is telling us that the skies are clear, for now. However, worrying about another...
September 17, 2004
Sun Gro Horticulture Income Fund recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sun Gro Horticulture Canada Ltd. (Sun Gro), has signed an agreement to buy certain assets of The Scotts Company Professional Business Group. Effective September 30...
September 17, 2004
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and the Society of American Florists (SAF) continue their partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service to focus federal research dollars on critical industry problems through the...
September 17, 2004
After a more than two years of working together with the Metropolitan Water District in Southern California, Armstrong Garden Centers in California has agreed to introduce native California Plants in October that, according to the North County Times...
September 17, 2004
Hurricane Ivan struck the South last week, making it the third major hurricane to hit the Southern United States in a little over a month. This time it went in a little different direction and hit the Mobile, Ala., area, Louisiana, Mississippi and...
September 10, 2004
Once again, Florida’s nursery and landscape industry was hit as Hurricane Frances rushed through the already-suffering state. Initial estimates of nursery crop loss and structural damage from Hurricane Frances is in the $350-400 million range,...
September 10, 2004
Results of the latest USDA/National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Floriculture Crops 2003 Summary, reported by the Society of American Florists (SAF), show the wholesale value of domestic floriculture production fell less than 1 percent in...
September 10, 2004
H.M. Buckley and Sons, Inc., Springfield, Ill., has recently acquired Fahr Greenhouse’s liner production division effective immediately. Fahr Greenhouse’s Pat Bellrose, who decided to sell the liner division of his business for personal reasons,...
September 10, 2004
Fine Holdings, the parent company of UK manufacturer Fine Agrochemicals Limited, a supplier of plant growth regulators (PGRs) to world markets, recently announced the formation of Fine Americas Inc. A wholly owned subsidiary of Fine Holdings Limited...
September 10, 2004
After weeks of falling stock prices, withholding payments and speculation of trouble, Franks Nursery & Crafts, Inc. announced last week that it filed for Chapter 11 voluntary liquidation bankruptcy protection in the Bankruptcy Court for the...
September 03, 2004
The Scotts Company has recently announced that Ball Seed Company will serve as a distributor of Scotts control-release and water-soluble fertilizer products. Under the agreement, which is effective immediately, Ball Seed Company will distribute...
September 03, 2004
An antioxidant, a type of compound that prevents certain types of damage to living cells, appears to allow some kinds of plants to thrive on metal-enriched soils that typically kill other plants, says a Purdue University scientist. This finding,...
September 03, 2004
For the first time in 42 years, a grower addressed the biennial convention of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) on August 29 in Fresno, Calif. Peter Orum, owner of the Midwest Groundcovers nursery operation, St. Charles, Ill., and newly elected...