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February 22, 2013
Tillandsia ‘Samantha’ created by Bird Rock Tropicals recently was awarded the Glass Tulip award by FloraHolland. The FloraHolland Glazen Tulip Award is presented each year to the most successful market introductions in the categories of cut flowers...
February 21, 2013
Breeding and young plant production companies Dümmen and Agribio Group have announced they plan to merge.  The merger will combine the advanced breeding technologies of Agribio Group and the professional supply chain skills of Dümmen. Grower...
February 20, 2013
On Feb. 19, Green Circle Growers in Oberlin, Ohio, sustained significant damage to a 1-acre production barn and 5 acres of greenhouse structure in an early evening blaze that took firefighters 10 hours to extinguish last night. Cause is yet to be...
February 15, 2013
OHP Inc. will participate in the upcoming California Spring Trials, April 6 to 11, 2013, with an exhibit at American Takii in Salinas. OHP will demonstrate the results of its plant growth regulators on perennials and annuals such as Takii’s Opera...
February 15, 2013
America in Bloom’s (AIB) Great Britain-inspired display garden at the Philadelphia Flower Show will utilize Proven Winners shrubs. The show will take place March 2 to 10, 2013 in Philadelphia. AIB’s exhibit coordinator and board member, Delilah...
February 15, 2013
Hoffman Nursery launched a new website, which includes sections for growers, landscape professionals and home gardeners. The website was designed to familiarize customers with the company’s ornamental and native grass liner product offerings. The...
February 15, 2013
McConkey Co. launched a new website that features online ordering capabilities. “Our main goal with the new website was to streamline the ordering process,” says McConkey president Derek Moeller. “We understand that our customers are very busy,...
February 15, 2013
The Horticulture Research Institute (HRI) has recognized Dan Baston, owner of GreenForest Nursery in Perkinton, Miss., for his leadership service with the organization during HRI’s winter reception. Baston was appointed to the HRI board of trustees...
February 15, 2013
LumiGrow has hired Dr. Melanie Yelton as the company's  director of research. Dr. Yelton’s appointment will enhance the company’s ability to engineer and customize energy-efficient LED greenhouse lighting systems that improve plant growth, seed...
February 13, 2013
This spring Proven Winners and Proven Winners Color Choice will kick off the largest consumer campaign in the history of the company. Print, radio, celebrity sponsorships and online components have all been selected and timed to drive gardeners into...
February 12, 2013
OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals and Ball Horticultural Co. have made early-year commitments to be lead sponsors of the America in Bloom program in 2013.“OFA is committed to supporting the horticulture industry,” said OFA CEO...
February 08, 2013
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) announced it received a $1 million donation from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) to support the national nonprofit’s mission to build and sustain vibrant communities. This is Lowe's second $1...
February 08, 2013
Emerald Coast Growers announced it has redesigned and enlarged its in-house shipping facility. The revamp allows the Pensacola, Fla., facility to increase capacity, enhance productivity and improve energy efficiency. “Customers will experience the...
February 08, 2013
The deadline for floriculture and horticulture students to submit applications through the American Floral Endowment (AFE) is May 1. College students from sophomore through senior year, as well as graduate students, are encouraged to apply for the...
February 07, 2013
Terra Nova Nurseries has announced plans for a new varieties display at the Plug Connection trials location during 2013 California Spring Trials . California Spring Trials will take place April 6-11. The display will feature varieties included in...
February 07, 2013
Novozymes BioAg is expanding its portfolio of biocontrol products with the introduction of the bioinsecticide MET52. MET52 uses Metarhizium, a pathogenic fungus for the effective control of thrips, mites, whiteflies and vine weevils in greenhouse...
February 07, 2013
Rough Brothers Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Golden Pacific Structures, Redlands, Calif., have agreed to merge their products under the Rough Brothers Greenhouse line. In the past six months, Rough Brothers has rolled Golden Pacific and XS Smith...
February 04, 2013
Jonathan Pedersen has joined Van Belle Nursery in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Pedersen will be the executive director of the company's new Bloomin' Easy brand. Pedersen previously was with Bailey Nurseries where he led the team that introduced...
February 04, 2013
All-America Selections (AAS) recently announced  two additional winners for the 2013 season, bringing the grand total to eight winners for 2013. The two new double zinnias — 'Profusion Double Deep Salmon' and 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'...
January 31, 2013
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection announced its first Canadian shrub grower partner for its ‘Smart & Stylish’ Shrub line: Willowbrook Nurseries of Fenwick, Ontario, Canada. The container nursery and perennials grower was chosen for its expertise in...