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September 05, 2013
McConkey Co. has announced plans for increased focus on the intermountain states of Idaho, Utah, Montana and portions of Washington and Colorado. The effort begins with hiring Derek Upham as account manager servicing the territory. Upham has more...
September 03, 2013
Metrolina Greenhouses finalized the purchase of the assets of Stacy's Greenhouses on Aug. 30.   The company released a statement saying, "We are looking forward to having the Stacy's team transfer over to the Metrolina family of companies, and...
August 29, 2013
Three mum and fall product open houses will take place throughout New Jersey Sept. 24-25, 2013. Growers can see product, attend a panel discussion and hear from experts over the course of two days. On Sept. 24, The Kube-Pak open house in Allentown...
August 29, 2013
OFA - The Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) have mailed ballots to their members to vote on the consolidation of the two organizations. Ballots were distributed to all eligible...
August 29, 2013
All-America Selections hosted its annual Summer Summit Aug. 12-14, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The Summer Summit is an opportunity for breeders, brokers/distributors, mail order seed companies, seed packet companies, growers, retailers and AAS...
August 28, 2013
BioWorks Inc. has added EcoVita, a homogeneous granular organic fertilizer, to its Verdanta biofertilizers product family. This fertilizer will be manufactured and supplied to BioWorks by DCM Corp. of Belgium, a producer of natural and organic-based...
August 28, 2013
'Illumination Flame' digiplexis (Digitalis Illumination Flame USPPP) was selected as the "plant of the people" at the 2013 Farwest Trade Show in Portland, Ore., Aug. 22-24. The introduction, hybridized by Thompson & Morgan (U.K.) and grown by...
August 28, 2013
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies kicked off the 2013 booking season with the first of two Grower & Retailer Expos, on Aug. 14-15, at the Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, Mass. The Griffin Expos have doubled in size and scope this...
August 27, 2013
Organizers of the 2013 Farwest Trade Show, that took place Aug. 22-24, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., report that the event had 15 percent more people coming through the gate than last year.“I spent three days walking the aisles...
August 27, 2013
Cornell University's Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center is organizing a trip to the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show and gardens of London next May 17-24, as a fundraiser for the Student Internship Fund at the Center. Cornell's...
August 26, 2013
Matthew Blanchard, Erik Runkle, A.J. Both, and Hiroshi Shimizu were recently honored with the 2013 Kenneth Post Award for Graduate Research in Floriculture for their scientific paper "Greenhouse Energy Curtains Influence Shoot-Tip Temperature of New...
August 23, 2013
Natural Forces LLC, has promoted Will Harris to the new position of specialty product marketing manager and Danielle Worden to agricultural marketing manager."We are so excited to welcome Will Harris to the Natural Forces team," says Devlin Reynolds...
August 23, 2013
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and its affiliates and partners are mobilizing Americans to bolster local ecosystems by planting native species of plants, trees and shrubs on its second annual National Planting Day on Saturday, Sept. 7. Through...
August 23, 2013
Conard-Pyle has pledged $10,000 to the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) to match new member dues. “Our industry’s top issues can only be addressed by working together,” says Steve Hutton, president and CEO of Star Roses and...
August 23, 2013
Syngenta Flowers recently awarded Caitlin Davis the Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture Business Advancement Scholarship and Chris D’Angelo the Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Excellence Scholarship. Both students receive $7,500 for future educational use. Davis...
August 23, 2013
The application process for the second year of the Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) is now open. EAGL is a one-year horticultural business certificate program conducted in partnership with Texas A&M University for nursery...
August 22, 2013
Registration for e-GRO's September webinar on troubleshooting poinsettia production problems is now open. The two-hour webinar is being presented by e-GRO — Electronic Grower Resources Online, a collaborative virtual university for the horticulture...
August 16, 2013
Nearly 30 years ago, Grand Tradition opened in Fallbrook, Calif., for business with its first event—a wedding. Since then, the estate has expanded to 30 acres and the facilities and grounds continue to evolve into an elegant, unique and exciting...
August 16, 2013
The founders of the IGC Show will officially announce the addition of an East Coast edition of the trade show for 2014 during the IGC Show, August 20-22, at Chicago's Navy Pier.  The IGC Show will take place in two locations in 2014 — IGC...
August 16, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has recognized 17 students with scholarships totaling more than $30,000. The 2013 recipients include: American Florists’ Exchange Scholarship ($2,000): Katrina Moldenhauer Julio and Sarah Armellini Scholarship ($...