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July 12, 2013
Rough Brothers Inc. (RBI) has announced the hiring of Gord Bonisteel as a sales consultant for the Northeast Territory. Gord graduated from Niagara College with a degree in horticulture and continues to participate in the Master Gardener Program...
July 11, 2013
Summit Plastic Company and Nursery Supplies Inc., affiliated companies since 2006, have announced they are merging to offer a more comprehensive, innovative assortment of their complementary products and services. Nursery Supplies Inc. has been a...
July 11, 2013
The Dutch Agricultural Counselor’s office in Washington, D.C., has debuted a new portal designed to help interested parties make connections in the world of high-tech horticulture and floriculture. “The U.S., Canada and the Netherlands are top...
July 11, 2013
OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals has announced it plans to significantly expand its signature event, OFA Short Course, in 2014. OFA Short Course is ranked as one of the largest events in North America among all industry and...
July 10, 2013
Syngenta Flowers and Lucas Greenhouses in Monroeville, N.J. are hosting an open house July 24, 2013 to showcase the 2014 Syngenta Flowers catalog. This annual event gives growers the chance to view Syngenta’s varieties and evaluate them in real-...
July 10, 2013
National Garden Bureau will feature three crops in its 2014 “Year of the” program. For annual flowers, 2014 is the "Year of the Petunia"; for vegetables/edibles, it is the "Year of the Cucumber"; and for perennials, it is the "Year of the...
July 10, 2013
A new eCommerce site for the professional growers, ePlantSource.com, is now accepting orders for the 2013/2014 season. Visitors have access to an online catalog with over 9,000 varieties and availability for over 22,000 products. Also on the site,...
July 09, 2013
In advance of the 2014 season, All-America Selection (AAS) is showcasing its perennials, tomato and pepper and container edibles programs along with rolling out AAS printed containers. The perennials program features six previous AAS winners from...
July 09, 2013
Chase Agricultural Consulting has added four new videos to the company's YouTube page to help keep growers up to date on the company and its research activities. The new videos feature GPN contributors Dr. Ann Chase and Dr. Margery Daughtrey as well...
July 03, 2013
Dan Schantz Farm in Zionsville, Pa. will host an industry poinsettia trial open house in November. All major international poinsettia breeders have agreed to provide their very best cultivars as well as experimentals for your appraisal....
July 03, 2013
All-America Selections (AAS) has announced the first of the AAS Winners for the 2014 gardening season. One is a Bedding Plant Winner, ‘Sparkle White’ gaura, and one is a vegetable, ‘Mascotte’ bean. Both of these winners were trialed next to two...
July 03, 2013
Growers Supply will host a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) School Sept. 17-19, 2013 at the company's campus in Dyersville, Iowa. CEA participants will take part in three, one-day sessions focusing on hydroponic growing, fodder production...
July 02, 2013
In May, e-GRO.org the same website that brought e-GRO Alerts to the industry, launched it’s latest addition, e-GRO University.e-GRO University is not a traditional university; but a collaborative virtual university.  The e-GRO University...
June 28, 2013
Horticulture industry leaders from around the world convened in Italy on June 23-26, to discuss  national and global issues around plant production and distribution. Michael Geary, ANLA’s and OFA’s chief executive,  represented the...
June 27, 2013
During the 2013 Southern Garden Tour, Agricola Management Group showcased its expanded Expressions Annuals Collection Mixes from the HGTV Home Plant Collection and previewed new plants for 2014 at the University of Tennessee Gardens in...
June 27, 2013
Proven Winners has released the latest edition of its quarterly online magazine Proven Beauty. The digital-only publication contains gardening ideas, how-to-tips and other gardening advice. The summer issue of Proven Beauty also includes articles on...
June 26, 2013
Metrolina Greenhouses, Huntersville, N.C., has announced it has entered into a purchase agreement to buy the assets of Stacy’s Greenhouses, Inc. pending U.S. bankruptcy court approval. Upon completion of the transaction, combining Stacy’s quality...
June 21, 2013
Oglesby Plants International has expanded its perennial program with selections both from the company's own breeding and other industry leaders. The newest additions to Oglesby’s perennial selection include Sisyrinchium ‘Blue Note’; Echinacea ‘Kim’s...
June 21, 2013
Greenheart Farms has announced the publication of the industry's first guide to container rose production.  In publishing Greenheart’s Guide to Container Rose Production, the company worked with industry professionals such as Ann...
June 20, 2013
All-America Selections (AAS) has added several new trial locations this year. The combined judges committee created a list of states and regions to target, and from this list, four have been selected as new trials locations.   New Mexico...