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October 15, 2004
Reporting record attendee registration this year, the International Facility Management Association will soon be getting a clear and quantifiable message about the benefits of interior plants in the built environment. Plants at Work, the interior...
October 15, 2004
H.A.R. Marketing has recently been awarded three American Graphic Design Awards for one of its floriculture branding programs. According to H.A.R., The American Graphic Design Award is one of the most prestigious, as well as open and democratic, of...
October 15, 2004
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recently presented the Alex Laurie Award to Mary Hausbeck, Ph.D. during SAF Maui 2004, the Society of American Florists’ 120th Annual Convention in Kapalua, Hawaii. Hausbeck, a leader in floral research, is a...
October 15, 2004
With all of Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 problems that have been in the industry the past few years, the USDA has taken a stance not to divulge any information about the infestation location, the plant varieties or where the plants...
October 15, 2004
Early last week, Lowes and The Scotts Company each sent a letter to growers and breeders stating that the two companies have decided not to pursue the Miracle-Gro Select Plants program for the 2005 season. According to both letters, the two could...
October 08, 2004
As if Florida has not had enough bad luck in the recent months, Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 has been confirmed on a greenhouse in Quincy, Fla., according to APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division’s Phytosanitary Alert...
October 08, 2004
Sun Gro Completes Acquisition of Scott Professional Growing Media Sun Gro Horticulture Income Fund announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sun Gro Horticulture Canada Ltd., has successfully completed the acquisition of the U.S.-based Metro-Mix...
October 08, 2004
The Board of Directors of the American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA) unanimously voted to positively change its direction and will not conduct the 2005 AHMA Hardware Show. AHMA will proactively focus on creating alternative, optimally...
October 08, 2004
PanAmerican Seed recently announced it will hold the first series of regional Ride The Wave Grower Clinics in order to let growers gain the knowledge they need to make the most of growing and selling the popular petunia line. In just a few hours,...
October 08, 2004
Alfred (Fred) Hicks, 64, president of Hicks Nurseries in Westbury, N.Y., died October 1 from complications from a rare blood disorder. Hicks is the Long Island’s oldest garden center. In the 1960s, Fred took over the more-than-100-year-old nursery...
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...