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May 30, 2013
Members of the public voted Geranium ‘Rozanne’ the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) ‘Plant of the Centenary’ to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Chelsea Flower Show. Ten flowers were nominated by a panel of RHS experts to represent each...
May 30, 2013
Dow AgroSciences recently named Tom Linnen the new portfolio marketing leader for the U.S. Turf & Ornamental (T&O) business division and Jan Castanza the new sales representative in Western Florida. Linnen will manage the portfolio...
May 30, 2013
At this year’s OFA Short Course, Oasis Grower Solutions (OGS) has enlisted Dr. Charlie Hall, OFA chief economist, to talk about reducing grower shrink. Hall will answer questions during three informal Q & A sessions at the OGS booth, and he will...
May 24, 2013
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced final details of SNA 2013, scheduled for Aug. 5-7, at Atlanta’s Georgia International Convention Center.   SNA 2013 combines a new regional marketplace with the Southern Plant Conference,...
May 23, 2013
The Macfarlane Greenhouse Facility, located on the University of New Hampshire campus, recently received MPS-ABC sustainability certification. The 25,000-square-foot greenhouse is focused on research and teaching. It reportedly is the first research...
May 23, 2013
More than 90 ornamental cultivars have been added to the list of tolerant ornamentals for Dimension 2EW herbicide, bringing the total list to 444. Dow AgroSciences says these additions will allow turf professionals and nursery managers to apply its...
May 21, 2013
Rocket Farms has launched a new website to support the brand's innovative approach that focuses on fun, creativity and interaction with the consumer. The company is based in Half Moon Bay, Calif. The new look www.rocketfarms.com offers a wide...
May 21, 2013
Breeding and young plant production companies Dümmen and Agribio Group recently announced they have successfully closed their intended merger. The new company will continue as from now under the name DNA Green Group and includes well-known brands...
May 21, 2013
Costa Farms has hired Justin Hancock to fill the newly created position of consumer marketing and digital specialist. Hancock had been the digital content manager and garden editor at Better Homes and Gardens.  According to Maria Costa-...
May 20, 2013
Fine Americas, Inc. is reporting that growers are continuing their conversion from older paclobutrazol PGRs to its advanced Piccolo 10 XC formulation. Introduced in 2011, Piccolo 10 XC is 10 times more concentrated than ...
May 20, 2013
GGS Structures Inc. is sponsoring a new contest to find out what greenhouse growers like most about working in this industry. The winner of the contest will ultimately be determined by voting on the best response, and the winner will receive an iPad...
May 15, 2013
Emerald Coast Growers has added an 18,432-square-foot greenhouse to their Milton, Fla., location. The new house will be used primarily for grass production, and with the expansion, Emerald Coast Growers can now hold nearly 200,000 trays at its...
May 15, 2013
Ball Ornamentals has announced a distribution agreement with McHutchison to expand the sale of its nursery plants. McHutchison sales representatives who sell woody ornamentals will have access to the Ball Ornamentals product catalog. McHutchison...
May 15, 2013
Juergen Steininger, specialty grower at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa., is the first international appointment to the board of directors of the Hidden Gardens Foundation of Castle Keukenhof in the Netherlands. Estate Keukonhof is a romantic...
May 15, 2013
The Dallas Arboretum tests numerous annuals, sub-tropicals, bulbs, herbaceous perennials and woody plants to determine the best plants for the unique climate of North Texas. The Arboretum with reveal its recommended plants and award winners for the...
May 09, 2013
OFA Short Course, the largest horticulture exhibition in North America, is sold out and a waiting list has been established. The 2013 OFA Short Course will take place July 13-16, in Columbus, Ohio.  “Even though we expanded the trade show...
May 09, 2013
Sun Gro Horticulture has revamped and relaunched its corporate website, www.sungro.com. The more visual, streamlined www.sungro.com offers a better user experience that includes such features as a product database, with all pertinent product...
May 09, 2013
With the increased consumer demand for blueberries and the trend toward edible landscapes, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. has unveiled its newest addition to the BrazelBerries Collection, Blueberry Glaze. Blueberry Glaze has glossy dark green...
May 09, 2013
As part of Terra Nova Nurseries and Blooms of Bressingham’s existing licensing agreement, the companies are introducing two new heucherellas now available for growers to pre-order in the form of liners, including Heucherella ‘Fire Frost’ and...
May 08, 2013
Michigan State University Extension is reporting that impatiens downy mildew has been reported in four Michigan counties as well as in three nearby states. According to a brief posted by Dr. Mary Hausbeck posted on the MSU Extension website, ...