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February 19, 2004
The 12th annual New England Grows conference, themed "Seasons of Discovery," was held February 5-7 at Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The conference attracted more than 11,688 participants in the green industry, including retail garden...
February 13, 2004
According to a letter from Goldsmith Plants to numerous industry affiliates, the USDA informed Goldsmith Plants, Inc., Tuesday afternoon that they will not be allowed to ship geranium cuttings to the United States this season. Though USDA did not...
February 13, 2004
The American Rose Society (ARS) has selected the Knock Out rose as the first recipient of its newly created Member’s Choice award. Hybridized by William J. Radler of Greenfield, Wis., this striking red standout was introduced by The Conard-Pyle...
February 12, 2004
An increase in the spread of rust diseases could have devastating results on our industry, say pathologists at The American Phytopathological Society (APS). According to James W. Buck, assistant plant pathology professor at The University of Georgia...
February 12, 2004
Floriculture industry professionals from around the world will celebrate "75 years of planting the seeds of knowledge" at the 2004 OFA Short Course July 10—14, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. The trade show will run July 11—13. Professionals from all...
February 12, 2004
A highly energy-efficient way to form cheap supplies of hydrogen fuel may be possible in the future, thanks to new findings from Imperial College London. Through photosynthesis, plants use sunlight to split water naturally, producing oxygen. By...
February 06, 2004
The giant African snail has once again been discovered in the United States, in Wisconsin. The USDA- APHIS seized more than 80 specimens from two pet stores and a private breeder in November. In 1966, three snails of this species were brought into...
February 06, 2004
The 2004 California Pack Trials marks the first time visitors will get to see the varieties sold exclusively through Ball Seed, all in one place at the Ball Seed Exclusives & Special Features Showcase at the Ball FloraPlant Pack Trials. This new...
February 06, 2004
Senators Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Tom Daschle (D-SD) introduced the Immigration Reform Act, S. 2010, on January 21, 2004. The bill is aimed at reforming the H-2B guest worker program, which is the visa program that allows non-agricultural, temporary...
February 06, 2004
The Garden Ridge Corporation announced that it and its subsidiaries have filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 with the primary goal of renegotiating store lease agreements and certain other arrangements. The company filed the petition with the U.S....
February 06, 2004
The Board of Trustees of the American Floral Endowment announced the deadline for scientific research "pre-Proposals" for the 2005 fiscal year funding cycle. The Pre-Proposals are due no later than August 1, 2004. A new evaluation process has been...
February 06, 2004
In a recent revision, Syngenta Professional Products has reworded the label for Medallion Fungicide for use on geraniums. The previous label held that Medallion was tested and found to be safe for geraniums. According to Syngenta, internal data...
January 30, 2004
P. Allen Smith's book, P. Allen Smith Garden Home: Creating Gardens for Everyday Living, has been selected as one of the year's best gardening books by Fine Gardening magazine contributing editor C. Colston Burrell in the February 2004...
January 30, 2004
Growers across the country are receiving their annual survey on commercial floriculture production from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Because policy makers use the information from the survey to allocate necessary...
January 30, 2004
ANLA's annual Management Clinic brought nearly 800 green industry owners and managers to Louisville, Ky. January 22-25. The Management Clinic is dedicated to developing the business skills of those professionals in garden retail, landscape...
January 30, 2004
Microsorium crocodyllus, from Twyford International, Inc., was the winner of the Favorite New Foliage Plant of 2004 at TPIE in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. held January 15-17. A native of Australia, M. crocodyllus is named for its foliage, which resembles...
January 30, 2004
Since the Ralstonia announcement was made about a month ago, there has been so much information floating around about the outbreak that no one really knows what is going on with the disease at this point. Well, we have figured out some of it and are...
January 23, 2004
In a surprising announcement made on Wednesday of last week, Bruce Dale has decided to resign as CEO of Franks Nursery, after nine months at the position, due to rising concerns that the Franks turnaround plan is failing according to the Detroit...
January 23, 2004
Chambers Productions, a television and film production facility in Oregon, announced completion of a revolutionary gardening series entitled "Smart Gardening." The show is a 30-minute, high-definition magazine-style program that will take...
January 23, 2004
The National Floriculture Forum theme for 2004 is "Making the Connection Between the Public and Our Industry," focusing on improving national communications and touching base with governmental agencies as well as dealing with current...