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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...
January 05, 2004
Even with all of the efforts established by geranium breeding companies and the USDA/APHIS, Ralstonia has made its way through to the United States again. On December 31, 2003, a USDA testing facility positively identified an outbreak of Ralstonia...
December 17, 2003
The Greenhouse Profitability Seminar is looking for people who are interested in earning a profit and staying in the industry. The seminar, “Are you making money with your crops? Learn how to calculate costs of production and compare crops for...
December 17, 2003
Mark your calendars for the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) 20th Annual Conference on Pest Management on Ornamentals, February 20-22 at the San Jose Doubletree in San Jose, Calif. Conference exhibitors will present their products and services to...
December 17, 2003
Suntory Ltd. has decided to purchase Australian bioventure Florigene in order to develop blue carnations. The company is buying 97.1 percent of Florigene from its parent company Nufarm Ltd. in hopes to boost its research capabilities. In 1995,...