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August 06, 2004
The Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) announced the findings of a recently completed survey, ALCA’s Report on Landscape Industry Growth: Trends and Buying Practices in the Consumer Market, 2004, that was conducted that tracked...
August 06, 2004
Earlier this year Speedling, Incorporated made a decision to begin its five-year modernization plan, as announced by Mike Samilian, Speedling vice president. This summer, the initial phase of a greenhouse renovation project at its Sun City, Fla.,...
August 06, 2004
In an effort to end the recent suit filed by the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC) regarding the ban on nursery stock from California to Kentucky, Kentucky recently reached a settlement with CANGC allowing locally grown...
August 06, 2004
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and its Endowment Fund has created the $30,000 Silver Circle Level — Ed and Betty Rosenthal Florikan Endowment Fund. The Rosenthals have established this fund as a way to “give back” to the industry they...
August 06, 2004
Yoder Brothers has reached a tentative agreement to acquire four of the five potted plant crops from Earl J. Small Growers, Pinellas Park, Fla. Under terms of the agreement, Yoder will acquire all of Small's seed inventory and genetic materials...
July 30, 2004
The Suntory Collection, marketed in the United States by Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc. (JPW), will now be offering unrooted cuttings to eight select brokers.  The cuttings will come from Plant Source International in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and...
July 30, 2004
First Step Greenhouses recently announced its spring 2005 vegetative liner program. The program offers 127 varieties, including Celebration calibrachoas, Cascadia petunias, Harmony New Guinea impatiens and many others. For the 2004/2005 growing...
July 30, 2004
For the past five years, Dramm Corp., Manitowoc, Wis., with OFA, has organized and sponsored the 5K Relay for Floriculture. Athletes competed on Saturday July 10 during the OFA Short Course at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio. In the early hours of...
July 30, 2004
The Paul Ecke Ranch, Encinitas, Calif., has recently announced the completion of The Ecke Poinsettia Manual, published by Ball Publishing. Paul Ecke III, Ecke CEO said, “Growers around the country continue to look to the [Ecke] Ranch for...
July 23, 2004
Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) is hosting three poinsettia workshops during the 2004 season. The goal of these workshops is to aid growers with cultural issues, variety selection and offer an independent Northeast trial of poinsettia varieties from...
July 23, 2004
Western flower thrips are the pest that is causing an economical downfall (a loss of about one half-million dollars a day) for a number of Dutch cut flower companies within the last few weeks. According to the Associated Press (AP), Russia put a...
July 23, 2004
Cornell University has recently developed a new Web site with photos and growth characteristics of more than 150 herbaceous perennial plants. The database is fully searchable by plant name (common or scientific), height, bloom time, color and many...
July 23, 2004
After much debate from the other parts of the world, the United States has finally joined the ranks of globalization. Starting January 1, 2005, the Uniform Code Council has told the United States that retailers will be required to have scanners that...
July 23, 2004
If you were lucky enough to attend the 2004 OFA Short Course this past July 10-13 then you may have noticed the cartoon-like fish at the Fischer USA booth, on its advertisements and other marketing materials. The little swimmer that you were looking...
July 16, 2004
Information on new varieties and programs, cultural tips, pricing strategies, and a presentation by Judy Sharpton (owner of Growing Places Marketing, Atlanta, Ga., and Lawn & Garden Retailer author) are some of the reasons growers and retailers...
July 16, 2004
Mark your calendar for the New England Greenhouse Conference, which will be held from October 18-20t at the Centrum Center in Worcester, Mass. Each day will feature consecutive tracks of educational programs. Educational sessions focusing on...
July 16, 2004
Simply Beautiful recently announced the arrival of Snow Angels, an autumn program developed exclusively for independent garden centers. The new program has a comprehensive selection of cold- and frost-tolerant products ideal for fall sales. Snow...
July 16, 2004
Frank's Nursery & Crafts, Inc. announced last week that Walter Spokowski became the new president and CEO of the company effective July 12, 2004. Spokowski came from Woodworkers Warehouse, Inc., where he had been president and CEO since...
July 16, 2004
The North American Horticultural Supply Association (NAHSA) announced its dates and location for 2005’s Annual Meeting as well as a new partnership with the Southeast Greenhouse Conference during its recent Annual Meeting in Cancun, Mexico. In 2005...
July 06, 2004
The Scotts Co. raised its earnings forecast last week and said it was currently looking at options for its poorly international business performance, sending its shares up almost 7 percent, according to Reuters. This information came on the...