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October 24, 2013
N.G. Heimos Greenhouses and Millstadt Young Plants in Millstadt, Ill., will host an open house Nov. 21-22, 2013. It will showcase a comparison trial of more than 100 poinsettia varieties finished Natural and Black Cloth. The trial includes...
October 24, 2013
Past American Floral Endowment (AFE) trustee David Niklas and his wife Zoe Niklas have established a memorial tribute honoring David’s parents and floriculture veterans, Edmund Robert (“Ed” or “Nick”) and Dorothy (“Dot”) Niklas. Ed died Sept. 16,...
October 24, 2013
Dr. Allan Armitage recently introduced a new app for home gardeners, as well as horticulture industry professionals, called  Armitage’s Greatest Perennials & Annuals. It is available for all Android and iPhones and tablets. Dr. Armitage is...
October 23, 2013
GreenTech is now the official name for a biennial trade fair for the agricultural chain, focused on product technology for food and ornamental horticulture. After industry members weighed in on a name via crowdsourcing, a committee of exhibitors and...
October 23, 2013
Light and plants expert Tessa Pocock, Ph.D., has joined the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., as a senior research scientist, leading the development of a new plant physiology lighting program. Her...
October 23, 2013
SATO America Inc. has appointed Len Bono to the position of business development manager for consumables. Bono has more than 25 years of industry experience having held management positions at Monarch/Paxar, Lowry Computer Products and BlueStar....
October 23, 2013
David Roberts, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, is the recipient of the American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship. The scholarship is intended for sophomore, junior or senior students...
October 18, 2013
Longtime Rough Brothers executive and greenhouse industry leader Albert (Al) Reilly passed away on Oct. 17, 2013. Reilly was a key figure in the greenhouse and garden center industry for more than three decades. In addition to commercial greenhouses...
October 18, 2013
Suntory Flowers has launched a new film series that captures the passion, dedication and even danger behind plant breeding. The four Hollywood-style short films show how plant explorers worldwide risk life and limb to climb high, rocky cliffs and...
October 18, 2013
Hummert International plans to launch its completely redesigned website with updated features in November. The website will have a large selection of products to offer every segment of the horticultural industry. The fresh new look is meant to be...
October 18, 2013
The Central Environmental Nursery and Landscape Trade Show (CENTS) has chosen D.J. “Eagle Bear” Vanas as its keynote speaker. The international speaker and author has been recognized for his work with companies such as IBM, Walt Disney, NASA, the...
October 17, 2013
In a readers' contest this fall, the Cool Wave Pansy team and Southern Living magazine collaborated to name the newest color in the Cool Wave trailing pansy portfolio. The new name, 'Sunshine 'N Wine', was submitted by a Southern Living reader and...
October 17, 2013
The Shinoda Foundation has named well-known flower executive Bob Otsuka as its new president. Otsuka replaces Paul Ecke III who is retiring. “Bob’s deep ties to floriculture and his passion for advancing our industry make him a natural for...
October 16, 2013
Ball DPF, LLC has added Nature’s Source Plant Probiotic to its line of plant nutrition products. It’s a unique complex of beneficial microorganisms that promotes the establishment and enhances the growth of greenhouse and nursery crops, landscape...
October 16, 2013
All-America Selections has chosen the winners of its second annual Landscape Design Contest. This year's contest saw a 20 percent increase in the number of entries compared to 2012. This contest is a landscape design contest incorporating AAS...
October 16, 2013
OHP’s new Strike Plus fungicide for the ornamental market is now registered in 49 states, including California. It can be used both inside and outside as a preventive or curative. Users simply adjust the rate accordingly. Strike Plus contains...
October 16, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) and Altman Plants supplied plants to the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University for a Floral Plant Give-Away Project (FPGAP) intending to recruit new horticulture students. During...
October 10, 2013
Chameleon Grow Systems is seeking growers of plugs and transplants to test plasma grow lighting compared to traditional HID lighting (HPS/MH) free of charge in their greenhouses. As a participant in the program, growers will be asked to provide...
October 10, 2013
Applications for the second year of the Executive Academy for Growth and Leadership (EAGL) are now being accepted. The one-year education program is developed for growers in the nursery and greenhouse production industry. It is the product of a...
October 10, 2013
On Oct. 16, the Ellison International Floriculture Chair Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas A&M University will feature Stan Pohmer, chief executive officer of Pohmer Consulting Group, Minnetonka, Minn. A reception will take place at 2 p.m....