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February 27, 2004
Poppelmann Plastics has announced that a new manufacturing site will be in the United States within the next couple of weeks. While a specific location has not been announced, general sales manager Jack Shelton says a location in the Southeast is...
February 19, 2004
During the last few shipping days before Valentine’s Day, E.G. Hill Company and Hills Floral Group, the largest floral distributors in the United States, working with the Department of Homeland Security, announced the seizure of counterfeit roses...
February 19, 2004
Floramite SC, a miticide used for control of mite pests on ornamental plants, has now been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on greenhouse-grown tomatoes larger than 1 inch in diameter when mature. According to...
February 19, 2004
The pink hibiscus mealybug has been detected on several hibiscus plants at four residences in Pinellas Point, according to Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson. This is the first confirmed report of the insect on the west coast of...
February 19, 2004
Colombian and U.S. cut-flower growers have agreed to extend the Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) to 2007. The FPO, an alliance consisting of United States and Colombian growers and importers, was first developed in 1999 to expand consumer demand...
February 19, 2004
VIVA! Garden, a line of herb and vegetables available exclusively at The Home Depot, has introduced a new program developed to encourage gardening in schools. According to VIVA!, the Garden for Schools program was developed from a strong belief...
February 19, 2004
Hotchkiss Insurance Agency, Inc. (HIA), a leading insurance provider to the building industry, announced that the Texas Department of Insurance has approved their Texas Green Industry Workers’ Compensation Group. The purchasing group, combined with...
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...
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