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September 20, 2012
On Sept., 20, BASF announced it plans to acquire Becker Underwood for a price of $1.02 billion. The company, headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is one of the leading global providers of technologies for biological seed treatment, seed treatment colors and...
September 18, 2012
BASF has  launched a new fungicide to help ornamental growers control targeted plant diseases within seconds of treatment. The fungicide, Orvego, contains a combination chemistry that combats all major downy mildews and Phytophthora species...
September 14, 2012
The public has voted and it’s time to announce the 2012 American Garden Award Winners! The 2012 American Garden Award, now in its fourth year, featured six new flower varieties chosen by their breeders for their excellent garden...
September 14, 2012
The American Floral Endowment will be funding $182,000 in scientific research projects for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. “Each of these research projects will help shed new light on critical industry issues and provide vital information for the entire...
September 09, 2012
The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) has announced that OFA – the Association of Horticulture Professionals and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) are joining FNGLA as partners to plan and promote the 2013 TPIE...
September 05, 2012
The latest trends in consumer research will be the subject of a webinar that will take place later this month. Noted horticulture marketing expert Dr. Bridget Behe from Michigan State University will present the latest findings that leading...
September 05, 2012
Proven Winners will once again be presenting its annual roadshows in four different cities this fall. This year the roadshows will meet: October 2, in Minneapolis October 4, in Denver October 23, in London, Ontario October 25, ...
September 05, 2012
The fourth biennial Independent Plant Breeder's Conference will meet Nov. 1 to 4, in Portland. The goal of the conference is to educate professional and hobbyist breeders on how to protect themselves and their investment when patenting and...
September 04, 2012
Mast Young Plants is having an open house in the company's trial gardens next week in Grand Rapids, Mich. The open house will take place Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the trial gardens located at 3525 Bristol Road. Garden tours, seminars...
August 29, 2012
On Aug. 29, Nexus Greenhouse Systems announced that Scott Thompson has been hired to head the company's new product group. With more than 32 years of experience in designing, selling and developing greenhouse products, Thompson will serve as the...
August 29, 2012
Syngenta has announced it plans to acquire the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business, including a number of registered trademark brands. The acquisition price is $125 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Closing is...
August 23, 2012
Keep America Beautiful (KAB), its affiliates and its partners are mobilizing Americans to support local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs, and plants through a new call to action. The first National Planting Day will take place...
August 23, 2012
OFA — the Association of Horticulture Professionals recently announced the attendance at the 2012 OFA Short Course increased to more than 9,100 people. This is the largest number of participants since 2008. Attendees visited from more than...
August 21, 2012
On Aug. 21, Syngenta announced  that Keelan Pulliam, head, Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden North America, (formerly the Flowers Professional business), has elected to retire at the end of 2012, after 33 years with the company. Scott...
August 17, 2012
Costa Farms is lending its media support to promote National Indoor Plant Week (www.nationalindoorplantweek.com) scheduled to take place September 16-22, 2012. The week-long celebration is designed to raise consumer awareness of the value and...
August 17, 2012
Oasis Grower Solutions (OGS) has upgraded its online presence with the re-launch of its main website — www.oasisgrower.com. Inspired by new branding initiatives, OGS created the user-friendly and informative site to deliver robust product...
August 17, 2012
On Wednesday, America in Bloom will present a preview of it 2012 symposium and awards program that will take place next month in Fayetteville, Ark. The webinar will take place at 2 p.m. EDT. During the webinar, AIB judge and board member Katy Moss...
August 17, 2012
The 2012 ANLA Grower Distribution Tour will take place Sept. 18 to 20, in Suffolk, Va. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit two nurseries who are successful growing and landscape distribution companies. Lancaster Farms and Bennett’s Creek...
August 10, 2012
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) recently received a $250,000 donation from the Peter Orum Family, Midwest Groundcovers, LLC, St. Charles, Ill., and Midwest Trading Horticultural Supplies, Inc., near Virgil, Ill. This donation will create...
August 09, 2012
ForemostCo has hired Cindy Tillett as southeast territory manager, responsible for Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Cindy is a graduate of the University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture School and has 22 years experience in the...