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April 11, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has awarded the 2013 Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship to Garrett Owen, who is currently pursuing his master’s in horticulture science at North Carolina State University. The scholarship is merit-based and honors the...
April 04, 2013
Botany Lane, a wholesale grower with locations in Denver and Lafayette, Colo., has launched a new consumer website called BotanyLogic.com. The site provides gardeners with a unique experience,  instructional information, inspiring projects,...
April 03, 2013
Wolfgang Engelmann, former president and COO of Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Apopka, Fla., passed away on March 30, after a battle with cancer. "For a man surrounded by Exotic Angels, Wolfgang Engelmann remained surprisingly down to earth," the...
April 03, 2013
Aris Horticultural Services recently named Jennifer Kuziw as their new sales representative covering New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Kuziw has worked in the industry for nearly 25 years. Her experience covers both the grower and...
April 03, 2013
Oglesby Plants International has expanded its ornamental grass selection, offering a range of product to growers ahead of the spring rush. Oglesby’s current selection includes: • Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' • Eragrostis elliotii• Hakonechloa...
April 03, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has released its newest Social Media Guide for retailers and wholesalers. The guide focuses on reaching a younger demographic through social media by providing tips and practices for using Pinterest in the floral...
April 03, 2013
America in Bloom (AIB) has announced the National Garden Bureau (NGB) as this year’s recipients of the “America in Bloom Spirit Award.” The award recognizes organizations whose missions and activities are consistent and complementary to the goals...
HGTV Home Plant Collection California Spring Trials
March 29, 2013
Agricola Management Group, in conjunction with Dümmen USA, will showcase its expanded Expressions Annuals Collection Mixes from the HGTV Home Plant Collection and preview new plants for 2014 during the 2013 California Spring Trials April 7-11. The...
March 29, 2013
Village Nurseries, a specialty wholesale grower for landscape professionals based in Orange, Calif., is now offering the Sunset Western Garden Collection to California landscape professionals and Home Depot stores in Southern California, as well as...
March 29, 2013
Greg Soles has been promoted to sales manager at Star Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle, introducers of the Knock Out family of roses. In his new position Soles will manage the sales force while continuing to work with growers and key retailer segments...
March 28, 2013
HPP Exhibitions plans to launch a new expo, the International Horticulture Trade Fair (IHTF), in November on the fairgrounds of Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen in the Netherlands. The IHTF will be organized simultaneously with the existing...
March 28, 2013
Through collaboration and advocacy efforts, the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) has successfully highlighted the threats that boxwood blight and impatiens downy mildew pose to the industry, helping to guide more than $1 million...
March 28, 2013
 Proven Winners has announced that the company is partnering with HGTV magazine to reach a younger hands-on gardening audience. The Proven winners ad in the March 2013 issue is outperforming all other Proven Winners print ads so far this...
March 26, 2013
Syngenta Flowers is offering two $7,500 scholarships to undergraduate, master’s or doctoral  students who have shown high potential in the fields of plant breeding and ornamental horticulture through scholastic excellence and experience. ...
March 22, 2013
Using multiple pesticides together to prevent a broader spectrum of pests is common in the floriculture industry, but it can be difficult confirming those pesticide mixtures are beneficial and safe for plants. Researchers A.L. Willmott, R.A. Cloyd...
March 22, 2013
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) is currently accepting grant applications for horticultural projects designed to improve the efficiency and profitability of the green industry. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2013. Horticultural...
March 22, 2013
On May 22, Growers Supply will hold a day-long hydroponics workshop at the company's Technology Center in Dyersville, Iowa. The workshop will feature the research of hydroponics specialist Dr. Lynette Morgan, an international hydroponic consultant...
March 22, 2013
BioSafe Systems has hired Faith Savage as the company's new West Coast Retail Account Manager. Through her experience and extensive knowledge of the garden center industry, Savage has built her many strategic relationships. Faith’s previous work...
March 18, 2013
Sakata Seed Corp.  will celebrate 100 years in business in 2013.  Sakata Seed Corp. was founded in 1913, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is recognized today as a leader in the development of innovative flowers and vegetable...
March 14, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has released a research report that addresses how the floriculture industry can use efficient irrigation practices to become increasingly profitable and sustainable amid concerns about water scarcity, runoff...