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December 17, 2004
The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) will raise the minimum annual sales level of assessable cut flower growers from $300,000 to $500,000, effective January 1, 2005. "This just makes economic sense," says CCFC president Lee Murphy. "Growers...
December 17, 2004
Flower, fruit, vegetable and nut farmers across the country may be getting approximately $54 million under legislation approved by the United States Senate to promote live product through research, technological improvements, advertising and other...
December 10, 2004
Dip N’ Grow Education Support Program Dip ‘N Grow, Inc. recently announced the continuation of its Education Support Program, where any university, college, junior college or other accredited program teaching plant propagation or doing research can...
December 10, 2004
In its December 2004 newsletter, FIRST announced the research projects it will fund in 2005, with the advice of its Growers Advisory Council. According to FIRST, “there were many worthwhile proposals; the choices were made based on money available...
December 10, 2004
The National Gardening Association (NGA) recently announced the sponsors of National Garden Month 2005. Miracle-Gro Nursery Select, Hilton Garden Inn, Subaru Of America, Inc., Black & Decker and Proven Winners signed up to support the...
December 10, 2004
On Nov. 10, 2004, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) hosted a conference in Chicago for industry leaders. The objective of the meeting was to discuss and prioritize major industry needs and opportunities. The Endowment Board of Trustees will use...
December 10, 2004
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced that it is seeking public comments through an “advance notice of proposed rulemaking” on its existing imported nursery stock regulations....
December 03, 2004
Athena Mudas, the unrooted cutting division of GroLink, has been named company of the year by the Bank of Brazil. As part of this distinction, the Bank of Brazil is running a one minute commercial featuring Athena during the peak hours of Brazilian...
December 03, 2004
The 20th Seeley Conference will be held at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, June 26-29, 2005. Continuing the theme from the 2004 Conference on "Understanding the Consumer: Is Floriculture Relevant?” the Seeley Conference Board of Directors has...
December 03, 2004
Raymond Evison, otherwise known as the “Clematis King,” is planning to make a special appearance at the Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show (Mid-Am) in Chicago, January 19-21, to introduce his new royal clematis for 2005. Evison, who is credited...
December 03, 2004
About a dozen Oregon Christmas tree growers are coming together to put the “merry” in “Merry Christmas” for families of the First Brigade, First Calvary Division Unit based at Fort Hood, Texas. The division has suffered many casualties in the war in...
December 03, 2004
Proven Winners (PW) has always been a company that strives to find new ways to support its brand to growers, retailers and consumers. Recently, it has done it again by introducing a new Proven Winners clothing line for independent garden centers...
December 03, 2004
The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) recently expressed a growing frustration after Congress was unable to increase the H-2B temporary guest worker program cap. The H-2B program annually grants 66,000 work visas for employers...
November 19, 2004
TriStar Receives New REI Cleary Chemical Corporation announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency has granted a reduced reentry interval (REI) of 12 hours for TriStar 70 WSP insecticide. TriStar, introduced to the ornamentals market in...
November 19, 2004
It’s time again for The National Poinsettia Trials, sponsored by the poinsettia breeders (Ecke Ranch, Oglevee Ltd., Fischer USA, Selecta First Class and Dummen USA). The trial dates are November 30 at Purdue University; December 2, at North Carolina...
November 19, 2004
Plantpeddler, the Cresco, Iowa-based company has announced a change in the partnership between Plantpeddler Inc. and Dummen of Germany. On Nov. 15, 2004, the administrative offices for Dummen USA moved headquarters from Plantpeddler to Hilliard,...
November 19, 2004
The Paul Ecke Ranch has announced it is making a change to its authorized distributor list in order to build relationships with wholesale broker organizations that offer grower solutions and full service representation with Ecke product. Effective...
November 19, 2004
All-America Selections (AAS) has chosen its 2005 winners, all of which were tested across North America and were found to be superior to existing varieties. These cultivars meet gardeners’ preferences for plants that are easy to grow and maintain...
November 19, 2004
Kmart Holding Corporation and Sears, Roebuck and Co. have signed a definitive merger agreement that will combine Sears and Kmart into a major new retail company named Sears Holdings Corporation. Sears Holdings will be the nation's third largest...
November 12, 2004
UPI Acquires Ag Value United Phosphorus, Inc. (UPI) has purchased Ag Value, Inc., a supplier and registrant of crop-protection products located in Visalia, Calif. The sale includes all stock and related entities, including the company’s assets,...