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January 30, 2004
P. Allen Smith's book, P. Allen Smith Garden Home: Creating Gardens for Everyday Living, has been selected as one of the year's best gardening books by Fine Gardening magazine contributing editor C. Colston Burrell in the February 2004...
January 30, 2004
Growers across the country are receiving their annual survey on commercial floriculture production from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Because policy makers use the information from the survey to allocate necessary...
January 30, 2004
ANLA's annual Management Clinic brought nearly 800 green industry owners and managers to Louisville, Ky. January 22-25. The Management Clinic is dedicated to developing the business skills of those professionals in garden retail, landscape...
January 30, 2004
Microsorium crocodyllus, from Twyford International, Inc., was the winner of the Favorite New Foliage Plant of 2004 at TPIE in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. held January 15-17. A native of Australia, M. crocodyllus is named for its foliage, which resembles...
January 30, 2004
Since the Ralstonia announcement was made about a month ago, there has been so much information floating around about the outbreak that no one really knows what is going on with the disease at this point. Well, we have figured out some of it and are...
January 23, 2004
In a surprising announcement made on Wednesday of last week, Bruce Dale has decided to resign as CEO of Franks Nursery, after nine months at the position, due to rising concerns that the Franks turnaround plan is failing according to the Detroit...
January 23, 2004
Chambers Productions, a television and film production facility in Oregon, announced completion of a revolutionary gardening series entitled "Smart Gardening." The show is a 30-minute, high-definition magazine-style program that will take...
January 23, 2004
The National Floriculture Forum theme for 2004 is "Making the Connection Between the Public and Our Industry," focusing on improving national communications and touching base with governmental agencies as well as dealing with current...
January 23, 2004
Researchers at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have developed a new heat-tolerant tomato variety called 'Solar Fire'. "Solar Fire is our best bet yet for a tomato that can set fruit at...
January 16, 2004
Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have recently developed a way to genetically engineer plants for total resistance to crown gall disease, a tumor forming disease that occurs in dicotyledonous plants as a result of infection by the...
January 16, 2004
With the extreme dip in temperatures within the last week, people in the Northeast have forced some natural gas companies to put a hold on deliveries to a number of businesses for a second time in a week to make sure there is enough gas to heat...
January 16, 2004
Ronald “Ronnie” T. German, a leading seedsmen and a key player and industry leader in bedding plant growth during the 60s, 70s and 80s has passed away. Ronnie was a judge for All American Selections and conducted extensive bedding plant trials of...
January 16, 2004
Spring Meadow Nursery, a supplier of unique woody shrubs sold under the ColorChoice label, and Proven Winners announce an exclusive brand marketing partnership. Proven Winners has licensed Spring Meadow to market woody plants under the Proven...
January 16, 2004
The quest is still on to dissect the current Ralstonia situation, and the outlook is positive. After spending two weeks at the Goldsmith Plants Guatemala site, Richard Goldsmith is happy with the farm. “It looks beautiful, and we are comfortable...
January 09, 2004
With the recent reported case of Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 brought to the industry's attention last week, there have been a number of reports coming in from all over the country. Outlets, including SAF, AHPIS as well as GPN, all...
January 09, 2004
 Since the recent inception of the overtime pay rule, there have been a number of concerns from employers as to how to handle it in their businesses. According to the Associated Press (AP), the new ruling guarantees that overtime pay will allow...
January 09, 2004
In a call for action, President Bush announced plans for a huge renovation of the current American immigration system. He is proposing to grant legal status to millions of illegal workers that are now in the United States because the current method...
January 09, 2004
Richard J. (Dick) Hutton, 79, former president and CEO of The Conard-Pyle Company, West Grove, Pa., died December 22, in Wilmington, Del. after a short illness. He was the widower of Anne Postles (Penny) Hutton, who died in 1999 and with whom he...
January 09, 2004
According to a recent report from the University of Florida, there is an outbreak of Chrysanthemum White Rust found in New Jersey, New York and California. Within the last 25 years the pathogen, caused by the fungal pathogen Puccinia horiana, has...
January 05, 2004
Though not new information, with the new outbreak, you may need to re-familiarize yourself with the most common Ralstonia symptoms. Symptoms of Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 are reportedly similar to those of Xanthamonas, another strain of...