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May 21, 2013
Breeding and young plant production companies Dümmen and Agribio Group recently announced they have successfully closed their intended merger. The new company will continue as from now under the name DNA Green Group and includes well-known brands...
May 21, 2013
Costa Farms has hired Justin Hancock to fill the newly created position of consumer marketing and digital specialist. Hancock had been the digital content manager and garden editor at Better Homes and Gardens.  According to Maria Costa-...
May 15, 2013
Ball Ornamentals has announced a distribution agreement with McHutchison to expand the sale of its nursery plants. McHutchison sales representatives who sell woody ornamentals will have access to the Ball Ornamentals product catalog. McHutchison...
May 09, 2013
OFA Short Course, the largest horticulture exhibition in North America, is sold out and a waiting list has been established. The 2013 OFA Short Course will take place July 13-16, in Columbus, Ohio.  “Even though we expanded the trade show...
May 09, 2013
Sun Gro Horticulture has revamped and relaunched its corporate website, www.sungro.com. The more visual, streamlined www.sungro.com offers a better user experience that includes such features as a product database, with all pertinent product...
May 09, 2013
As part of Terra Nova Nurseries and Blooms of Bressingham’s existing licensing agreement, the companies are introducing two new heucherellas now available for growers to pre-order in the form of liners, including Heucherella ‘Fire Frost’ and...
May 08, 2013
Michigan State University Extension is reporting that impatiens downy mildew has been reported in four Michigan counties as well as in three nearby states. According to a brief posted by Dr. Mary Hausbeck posted on the MSU Extension website, ...
May 07, 2013
Pleasant View Gardens in Loudon, N.H., has hired Andy Huntington as the company's territory account manager for New England and New York. Huntington will be responsible for maintaining exisiting relationships and developing new ones with broker,...
May 06, 2013
The 2012 wholesale value of floriculture crops grew 1 percent in 2012 according to the United States Department of Agriculture. As the economy continues its slow crawl of a recovery and the housing market continues to rebound, the USDA’s National...
May 03, 2013
The Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) has gathered their insights of the green industry business into a white paper. The findings are part of the program’s first module focused on group strategy. Earlier this year, StandPoint Inc...
May 03, 2013
Dave Edenfield has been hired as business development manager at McConkey Co. In this role, Edenfield will collaborate with the company’s product and design teams to create new products that address specific grower needs. In addition, he’ll work to...
April 26, 2013
Athena Brazil, Sao Jose de Rio Preto, Brazil, has been award the MPS-ABC environmental certification. The supplier of unrooted cuttings started with the MPS-ABC certification based on requests by their customers in North America. Owner Lucilene...
April 26, 2013
The 12th Biennial Southern Plant Conference will take place during SNA 2013 on Aug. 5-7, in Atlanta, Ga. The Southern Plant Conference provides a platform for the growers, landscapers and retailers to come together for a glimpse at exciting new...
April 25, 2013
Effective May 1, PlantHaven International will relocate to a new facility in Santa Barbara, Calif. The company is now located at 19 East Mission Street, Suite D, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The company's phone number is 805.569.9179. For...
April 19, 2013
On April 29, the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) will offer two different webinars on the Affordable Care Act. One of the webinars will address the Act's impact on small employers and another for companies with more than 50...
April 19, 2013
The OFA Short Course trade show has been recognized as the 147th largest trade show among all industries by the annual edition of Trade Show News Network. The show has been on the list for seven straight years, debuting at No. 194. OFA Short Course...
April 17, 2013
The 2013 Southern Garden Tour will take place June 17-20 at different trial grounds throughout the Southeast. Growers and retailers will have an opportunity to visit nine different trial locations including: Young's Plant Farm; the University of...
April 15, 2013
OFA – the Association of Horticulture Professionals has expanded its staff with the hiring of Adriana Quiñones-Riccardi, M.S. as its Manager – Education & Events, and Jeff Heimberger as its Manager – Information Technology. Quiñones-...
April 11, 2013
The 2013 Michigan Garden Plant Tour will visit several leading ornamental young plant producers and Michigan State University. The objective of the tour is to educate growers and industry professionals about new and existing plant selections and...
April 11, 2013
Svensson has hired three new employees for its North American sales group. Jon Adams joins the Northeastern Region, Gary Hale comes to the Florida Territory and Jorge Gonzalez is now a sales engineer in Mexico. Adams has a background in technical...