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September 25, 2013
McConkey has hired Jim De’Ora as account manager servicing the Puget Sound region of Seattle and southern Washington, as well as selected nursery accounts in Oregon and Washington. With more than 27 years in the industry, De'Ora has covered accounts...
September 25, 2013
Sakata Seed America Inc. is working on installing a new solar energy project at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif. The project represents one of the largest solar-powered projects to date in Santa Clara County. “Sakata is an...
September 25, 2013
The Society of American Florists (SAF) recently inducted Anna Ball into its Floriculture Hall of Fame. Ball is the chief executive officer and owner of the Ball Horticultural Co. in West Chicago, Ill. The induction took place Sept. 21,...
September 23, 2013
Hort Couture has announced that Peace Tree Farm, a young plant producer in Kintnersville, Pa., is now offering liners of Hort Couture genetics. “Peace Tree has been a great supporter of Hort Couture since our inception. By adding them to our network...
September 19, 2013
Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, Mich., has announced additions to its 2014 liner offerings and the publication of its latest catalog. Spring Meadow, the company behind Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs, worked with top breeders to...
September 19, 2013
Agricola Management Group recently announced it will create a 2014 Consumer Marketing Program for the HGTV Home Plant Collection. “Our consumer marketing program for 2014 is designed to achieve maximum exposure to consumers in our various markets...
September 19, 2013
Walker, Selecta Cut Flowers' red carnation, recently received the gold medal at FlowersExpo 2013 in Moscow, Russia. The Jury included leading specialists and experts of the floriculture sector. Evaluation was carried out on a 10-point scale...
September 19, 2013
Greenheart Farms recently unveiled its redesigned website that is more visual and streamlined. The website, www.greenheartfarms.com, offers a better user experience to help brokers, growers and retailers who are looking for information on the...
September 19, 2013
Four Star Greenhouse Inc. has added Valerie Rollins to its sales team as the northeast regional sales representative.  Rollins has more than 12 years of experience working in the horticulture industry, including positions as a sales manager and...
September 17, 2013
A webinar on how emerging business models in distribution and supply chain will affect your business is scheduled to take place Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. During the one-hour webinar, industry veteran Gary Falkenstein, president and CEO...
September 17, 2013
Members of Purdue University's Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture were recently recognized for their research efforts. Roberto Lopez, Purdue University, Brian Krug, University of New Hampshire and Diane Camberato,...
September 16, 2013
OHP, Inc. has followed up the launch of Marengo liquid pre-emergent herbicide with the introduction of Marengo G, a granular formulation with the same effective active ingredient, indaziflam. Marengo G offers many of the same features as Marengo SC...
September 13, 2013
Pleasant View Gardens has hired William Riffey to be the company's national sales and marketing manager. Riffey will oversee national, territory and inside sales, maintaining and developing relationships with broker, grower, and retail partners...
September 13, 2013
Back for the first time in four years, SNA 2013 took place Aug. 5-7, at the Georgia Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) says that the event was an success based on comments from exhibitors and attendees. The...
September 13, 2013
First Editions Amber Jubilee Physocarpus opulifolus has won gold and bronze medals at industry events throughout Europe. This ninebark captured a gold award at Florall in Belgium and a bronze medal at Plantarium in Holland. Amber Jubilee’s unique...
September 13, 2013
The HGTV Home Plant Collection has partnered with grower Park Hill Plants of Oklahoma for 2014, according to Randy Hunter, managing partner of Agricola Management Group, exclusive licensee for the Plant Collection. Located in Tahlequah, Okla., Park...
September 13, 2013
The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) has announced online registration for its 2014 event will open Sept. 17, 2013. Now in its 44th year, 2014 MANTS will take place Jan. 8-10, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. MANTS brings...
September 13, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) will soon launch an awareness initiative, featuring an animated video that may come as a surprise to some people. This short video is all about spreading the word that the Endowment exists to protect and advance...
September 12, 2013
Jonathan Bardzik, of the American Nursery & Landscape Association, has released his first cookbook, Simple Summer: A Recipe for Cooking and Entertaining with Ease. The book is a collection of 40 recipes, stories, and music and drink...
September 05, 2013
The Board of Cornell University’s Seeley Conference has announced that the next Seeley Summit will take place June 22-24, 2014 in Lisle, Ill. The Board has chosen to tackle the issue of water scarcity for its 2014 focus.  The Board believes...