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August 29, 2014
Texas Superstar board members have recognized marylandica types of fall zinnias for their disease-resistant “mounds of color” that last until frost when planted in late summer. Zinnia marylandica include the Profusion and Zahara series, which grow...
August 29, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has appointed Terril A. Nell, Ph.D., as its new research coordinator to oversee research funding and provide counsel to industry researchers. Nell is professor emeritus in floriculture at the University of Florida...
August 29, 2014
The new website for Endless Summer hydrangeas offers consumers a one-stop shop for hydrangea-related information. EndlessSummerBlooms.com showcases inspirational images, how‐to instructions for planting and caring for hydrangeas and practical...
August 28, 2014
Every year, the New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Trade Show features dozens of plants that are new to the trade. The 2014 showcase featured 52 different trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals with interesting shapes, colors, growth habits and...
August 28, 2014
The Society of American Florists (SAF) has elected three new members to its board of directors. The results of SAF's board elections, which took place during SAF Marco Island 2014 and by mail ballot, also were announced at the Business Meeting on...
August 22, 2014
The Center for Applied Horticulture Research (CfAHR) has hired Dustin Meador, PhD, to be its new executive director. Located in Vista, California, the CfAHR organization is a non-profit research and teaching center that is dedicated to the...
August 22, 2014
Star Roses and Plants' new standards address the Knock Out family of roses and Drift rose series. They outline qualitative specifications for plant health and size, as well as minimum suggested pricing and mandatory packaging requirements for the...
August 22, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has announced Gabriel Becerra as AFE’s new chairman, Charles Kremp as treasurer/secretary-elect and Bill Fernandez as its newest trustee. Becerra is president of Golden Flowers in Miami and has been a trustee for...
August 22, 2014
Jim Devereux has been hired as team member and sales manager at Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Devereux will play an instrumental part in growing the wholesale business and staying ahead of industry trends. He will...
August 22, 2014
  The Society of American Florists’ 130th Annual Convention in Marco Island, Florida, earlier this month was a busy time for recognizing some key members of the industry.   SAF Alex Laurie Award   John Dole, Ph.D., head of the...
August 15, 2014
Eason Horticultural Resources (EHR) customers can now purchase Alstroemeria Princess Lilies, after the company made an agreement with Royal Van Zanten. Royal Van Zanten currently markets 15 available varieties of Princess Lilies, including new...
August 15, 2014
On July 29, 2014, Walters Gardens, Inc., Zeeland, Mich., received the Grower Award from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) during the the association's annual symposium in Cincinnati. This award is presented to one PPA member each year in...
August 14, 2014
ePlantSource has added three new partners for the 2014-2015 season: Casa Flora, Kientzler and Skagit Gardens. With these additions, ePlantSource has rounded out its offering for tropicals, ferns and perennials and is only one of three brokers in...
August 14, 2014
GPN’s Plant Health Management Conference will take place Oct. 7, at the Grand Rapids Hilton in Michigan. The Plant Health Management Conference is designed to educate growers and greenhouse production personnel about the latest disease...
August 14, 2014
Wadsworth Control Systems has hired David Story, who received his Ph.D. in agricultural and biosystems engineering from the University of Arizona, and Brian Allen, who received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado School of...
August 14, 2014
Dow AgroSciences has added sales representatives Tyler Patton and Elyssa Trejo to its turf and ornamental (T&O) team. Patton joined Dow AgroSciences last June as a T&O sales trainee covering eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In his new...
August 13, 2014
Barry Sturdivant has joined Wells Fargo’s National Food and Agribusiness Division and will lead its initiative with the U.S. nursery and greenhouse industry.  Since 2000 Sturdivant has headed Bank of the West’s National Nursery/Greenhouse...
August 12, 2014
Suntory Flowers has announced the creation of the first rooting network for Princettia euphorbias in partnership with Dümmen Group. Princettia has been available as unrooted cuttings, but now growers have a choice of inputs they would like to...
August 08, 2014
America in Bloom and CN have announced a new partnership and the launch of a new sustainability program in the United States supporting community greening projects along the CN rail corridor. The CN EcoConnextions From the Ground Up program in...
August 07, 2014
The deadline for online applications for the American Floral Endowment (AFE) Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and the Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program is Oct. 1, 2014. Completing one of AFE’s two floriculture and horticulture...