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November 05, 2004
After weeks of speculation and industry confusion, the Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division of the USDA has announced that the initially identified outbreak “of what was thought to be Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 in geranium...
October 29, 2004
Palram Acquires SPS As part of a worldwide effort to streamline, strengthen and broaden Palram's sales and marketing efforts, Palram has acquired SPS. With the exception of Carl Schultz, current SPS employees will begin operating within the newly...
October 29, 2004
Back by popular demand the “Point-of-Purchase and Brand Building Equity Study, Increasing the Value of Retail Real Estate,” Phase II is now out after the success of part 1 last year (look for last year’s results in GPN December 2003, January and...
October 29, 2004
Bulb growers in the United States may be in for a rude awakening soon if a recent proposed tariff on select bulbs comes through. According to the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Dateline Newsletter bulb growers may have to pay up to 10 percent...
October 29, 2004
The Mid-Am Horticultural Trade Show has made some additions and improvements for its event held January 19-21, 2005 in Chicago’s Lakeside Center at McCormick Place. New hours, components and features have been added to the program to make...
October 29, 2004
“One of our biggest accomplishments this year is introducing more than 90 new perennial varieties, in addition to our already-popular lines,” notes Henry Huntington, president of PVG. “Each of the new varieties in our collection is already...
October 29, 2004
Dean Chaloupka, president of Floral Plant Growers, LLC (FPG), Denmark, Wis., announced last week that the company’s senior management team has joined with Blue Point Capital Partners in a recapitalization of the company. Prior to the transaction...
October 22, 2004
Ever since the United States has been receiving cut flowers from Central and South America, consumers have had the disappointment of them having a short vase life because it takes so long to get them here. Since the prices coming from Central and...
October 22, 2004
After a year or more of hard work and community dedication, American In Bloom (AIB) found itself with eight new winners for 2004. The winners in the eight different population categories were announced at the Third Annual America in Bloom Symposium...
October 22, 2004
With all of the problems the United States has had to deal with since the outbreak of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in early March, Syngenta Professional Products has received supplemental labeling from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for...
October 22, 2004
The USDA has recently confirmed that Chrysanthemum White Rust (CWR) or Puccinia horiana has been confirmed in three states on mums. In September, CWR was confirmed in a Pennsylvania nursery. More recently the infection has spread to Montgomery...
October 15, 2004
Reporting record attendee registration this year, the International Facility Management Association will soon be getting a clear and quantifiable message about the benefits of interior plants in the built environment. Plants at Work, the interior...
October 15, 2004
H.A.R. Marketing has recently been awarded three American Graphic Design Awards for one of its floriculture branding programs. According to H.A.R., The American Graphic Design Award is one of the most prestigious, as well as open and democratic, of...
October 15, 2004
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recently presented the Alex Laurie Award to Mary Hausbeck, Ph.D. during SAF Maui 2004, the Society of American Florists’ 120th Annual Convention in Kapalua, Hawaii. Hausbeck, a leader in floral research, is a...
October 15, 2004
With all of Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 problems that have been in the industry the past few years, the USDA has taken a stance not to divulge any information about the infestation location, the plant varieties or where the plants...
October 15, 2004
Early last week, Lowes and The Scotts Company each sent a letter to growers and breeders stating that the two companies have decided not to pursue the Miracle-Gro Select Plants program for the 2005 season. According to both letters, the two could...
October 08, 2004
As if Florida has not had enough bad luck in the recent months, Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 has been confirmed on a greenhouse in Quincy, Fla., according to APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division’s Phytosanitary Alert...
October 08, 2004
Sun Gro Completes Acquisition of Scott Professional Growing Media Sun Gro Horticulture Income Fund announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sun Gro Horticulture Canada Ltd., has successfully completed the acquisition of the U.S.-based Metro-Mix...
October 08, 2004
The Board of Directors of the American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA) unanimously voted to positively change its direction and will not conduct the 2005 AHMA Hardware Show. AHMA will proactively focus on creating alternative, optimally...
October 08, 2004
PanAmerican Seed recently announced it will hold the first series of regional Ride The Wave Grower Clinics in order to let growers gain the knowledge they need to make the most of growing and selling the popular petunia line. In just a few hours,...
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