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January 14, 2005
Yoder Brothers, Inc. has revised its business model for serving the West Coast perennial starter plant market. The company will continue to serve its West Coast customers through sales of unrooted cuttings, Eastern production locations and...
January 14, 2005
The Dow Chemical Company announced that it will contribute $5 million to the relief efforts underway for victims of the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunamis in Southeast Asia and the Indian sub-continent. The announcement was made on Dow’s...
January 14, 2005
President Bush recently signed into law the "Specialty Crop Competitiveness Act," legislation, which is important to the future of the nation's specialty crop industry. The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) actively advocated for...
January 07, 2005
Michell’s 1st Annual Pack Trials Michell’s recently announced its 1st Annual Pack Trials, which will be held at Speedling’s San Juan Bautista, Calif., facility, from April 2-12. Participants exhibiting their new varieties are Farmen, Hem Genetics,...
January 07, 2005
Currently, the United States produces more poinsettias than any other country, making approximately $260 million each year in sales, according to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune. However, in Mexico, people have an extremely difficult time...
January 07, 2005
Fides North America recently announced effective Jan. 1, 2005 it will consolidate its presence in the market by managing the Santa Paula, Calif.-based greenhouses and trial gardens that formerly belonged to Twyford International location in....
January 07, 2005
According to a recent article from the Associated Press (AP), inmates serving time at the Seminole County Jail in Florida have become the newest members of the floriculture industry. In a new program developed by the University of Florida, inmates...
January 07, 2005
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it is regulating the interstate movement of plants from commercial nurseries in California, Oregon and Washington to prevent the spread of...
January 07, 2005
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has, again, cut off the flow of foreign workers to service sector employers. In a January 4th press release, USCIS declared it had received enough H-2B guest worker petitions to meet the...
December 17, 2004
Fifty years after Monrovia moved its wholesale nursery operation from the city of Monrovia, Calif., to neighboring Azusa, it has sold a majority of the property and has begun moving propagation and plants to its other nurseries. “Back in 1954 when...
December 17, 2004
In an effort to develop a more cold-tolerant petunia, researchers from the University of Toledo have been able to develop petunias that are able to survive below-freezing temperatures, according to an article in the Toledo Blade. The scientists,...
December 17, 2004
Last week, the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) released a set of compliance guidelines to help its members and other industry businesses satisfy consumer product labeling regulations. Created by a joint ANLA and Society of...
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...
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