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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,...
December 17, 2003
Since the announcement of the new venture between Ball Seed Company and Royal Van Zanten, LLC for Ball to have the exclusive rights to all CBA- and Cleangro-bred chrysanthemum varieties formerly produced by Royal Van Zanten in North America, there...
December 17, 2003
Frank’s Nursery has announced plans to expand into the wholesale nursery business. In February 2004, Frank’s will start servicing professional landscapers in two markets in the Northeast. To aid in this expansion, Frank’s has entered a vendor...
December 10, 2003
Ball Seed Company has reached an agreement with Royal Van Zanten, LLC to be the exclusive licensee of all CBA and Cleangro-bred chrysanthemum varieties formerly produced by Royal Van Zanten in North America. Ball Seed will assume all...
December 10, 2003
                  The Perennial Plant Association has named Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ as the 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year.
December 10, 2003
Clarity Connect, Inc. (CCI) recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to develop a new, interactive Web site for MasterTag, Inc.   Clarity Connect, Inc. (CCI) recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to develop a...
December 10, 2003
In an effort to help add resources and effective alternatives to the current energy, the, Bush administration recently announced that it was considering a number of options for ending the current congressional dispute over a controversial gasoline...
December 10, 2003
A four-alarm fire destroyed a floral warehouse in Nicetown, Pa., on December 3, ruining everything in the building and causing a commuter rail line to shut down for a while. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the fire broke out a little after 1...
December 10, 2003
Two of the industry's leading advocates have joined forces to offer independent garden centers the unique opportunity to view new plant materials and be in the forefront of bringing these new products to the consumer. "The Inaugural Lawn &...