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June 26, 2012
Metrolina Greenhouses hosted Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at their Huntersville, N.C., facilities on June 25. Vilsack spent two hours touring Metrolina’s greenhouses and had the opportunity to see some of the renewable energy projects that...
June 22, 2012
OFA Short Course has been recognized as one of the top 25 fastest growing (in attendance) trade shows over the last three years by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN).   TSNN made the nnoucement last week when it announced the...
June 22, 2012
Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits, a mutual insurance company serving horticultural businesses across the U.S., is celebrating 125 years in business. Founded on June 1, 1887 and initially named “Florists’ Hail Association of America,”...
June 17, 2012
Last week, Terra Nova Nurseries and Blooms of Bressingham announced they have entered into a licensing agreement to breed, grow and co-brand five new plant varieties in the form of liners. The partnership incorporates five introductions intended to...
June 17, 2012
Cornell University’s 10th annual Floriculture Field Day will take place July 24, 2012 at the Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY. The morning program will center on a theme of diversification and responding to changing consumer values to maintain...
June 07, 2012
Katy Moss Warner will give the keynote presentation at the 2012 Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo. The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will meet  Nov. 7 and 8,  in Worcester, Mass. Warner will share her experience bringing...
June 07, 2012
The Vic and Margaret Ball Program has facilitated paid internships and provided scholarship funds to hundreds of students entering the floriculture/horticulture industry. Students selected for the program are placed in paid internships ranging from...
June 07, 2012
Seed Holdings Inc. has acquired all of the assets of Ferry Morse Seed Co. (USA) and A.E. McKenzie Inc. (Canada) from Jiffy International AS. Seed Holdings is also the shareholder of Plantation Products LLC, a merchandiser of flower and vegetable...
June 01, 2012
The Virtual Grower software for greenhouse crop production was selected as a winner of the 2012 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer by the Federal Laboratory Consortium.  The award recognizes laboratory employees who have accomplished...
June 01, 2012
Food Alliance (FA), a national non-profit and experienced certifier of sustainability claims in agriculture, has introduced three sustainability tools for greenhouse and nursery producers. The tools are: The "FA Sustainability Standard for Nursery...
June 01, 2012
Biobest has created Biobest Maroc Trading (BMT) to distribute the company's in Morocco. to offer shorter distribution channels, better service and after-sales service to Moroccan growers. "This new stage will allow our company to focus more on the...
May 31, 2012
Ball Horticultural Co. and Edison Nation are working together to find “green” innovations for the professional greenhouse and nursery industry. Through July 16, gardeners and growers can visit www.EdisonNation.com/BallHorticultural to submit...
May 31, 2012
The 2012 Farwest Show has announced the line-up of professional seminars for this year’s event. The show will take place Aug. 23 to 25, at the Oregon Convention Center, in Portland, Oregon. “Farwest seminars are designed to provide some of the most...
May 31, 2012
Even with increasing the square footage of exhibition space in the Columbus Convention Center, the OFA Short Course trade show is sold out and a waiting list has been established. More than 550 companies will occupy nearly 1,500 exhibit spaces in...
May 31, 2012
Village Nurseries, a specialty wholesale grower based in Orange, Calif., is now offering the new Sunset Western Garden Collection to California gardening enthusiasts through Orchard Supply Hardware’s statewide 89-store chain. The plant collection...
May 29, 2012
Sam Kass, White House Assistant Chef and senior policy advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives, will be a keynote speaker at 2012 OFA Short Course on July 16,. Kass will bring an enthusiastic message about gardening and planting home-grown fruits...
May 24, 2012
The Michigan Floriculture Growers Council (MFGC) recently announced that the Michigan House of Representatives has adopted House Resolution 263 to designate, June 9, 2012, as Michigan Flower Planting Day. The resolution was adopted in the House on...
May 24, 2012
The Raker Trial Gardens will be opening July 18, 2012, on more than five acres of grounds at the Raker facility in Litchfield, Mich. C. Raker & Sons, Inc. uses the Trial Gardens to evaluate new varieties in side-by-side comparison trials, to...
May 24, 2012
  The OFA Short Course trade show has been named the 150th largest trade show by the annual edition of Trade Show News Network. The largest horticulture event for garden center retailers, greenhouse and nursery growers, landscapers, florists,...
May 18, 2012
BASF has created a new YouTube video, “Plants Give Back: Benefits of Ornamentals,” that helps explain the benefits that are created by plants. The educational video is a helpful tool for media, industry professionals and advocates to spread the...