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December 23, 2015
In December, Matt McCallum, CEO of GPN's parent company Great American Media Services, received the Michigan State Horticultural Society's Distinguished Service Award.  The award was presented to McCallum on Dec. 9, at the awards banquet...
December 23, 2015
AmericanHort recently released "An Introduction to SHIFT," a downloadable PDF containing the nearly 30 insights and recommendations from its SHIFT initiative. These insights and recommendations present all businesses in the horticulture industry...
December 23, 2015
Since the introduction of the Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea in 2009, sales from this plant have raised funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  At the end of 2015, fundraising efforts reached more than $900,000 toward its million...
December 21, 2015
AG 3 has hired Katy Furnas as the company's new sales manager.   Furnas previously worked at AG 3 from 2003 to 2008 as the lead sales person, then took a hiatus to begin her family. Her love for plants and the customer relationships...
December 18, 2015
Syngenta is launching two fungicides, each containing a new active ingredient. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted federal registration to the fungicide active ingredients Solatenol and oxathiapiprolin, with first product sales...
December 17, 2015
Norman Belliveau, president and CEO of Summit Plastic Company and JānorPot, LLC, is retiring after 25 years with the Tallmadge, Ohio-based manufacturing company. On January 1, 2016, Chuck Snyder, Summit's vice president of operations...
December 17, 2015
Growers Supply, a part of the ESAPCO family, recently announced the launch of GrowSpan, a new brand name for their line of manufactured greenhouse structures. The new GrowSpan name and logo will place the Growers Supply greenhouse structures product...
December 17, 2015
The Shinoda Foundation will begin accepting applications for its 2016-17 scholarships in mid-January. “We’re here to open doors for future horticulturists,” says Bob Otsuka, Shinoda Foundation president. “Whatever career they choose within our...
December 17, 2015
Danziger’s petunia Cascadias Rim Chianti was selected best in the summer of 2015 at LVG Heidelberg trial station in Germany.The variety was grown in containers and received a total score of 8.9 out of 9 in three out of four comparisons conducted...
December 16, 2015
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies and Sporticulture have announced a partnership through which Griffin will serve as the exclusive distribution partner for Sporticulture grower products including NFL-licensed containers, labeling and point-of-purchase...
December 15, 2015
Syngenta Flowers recently announced the details for its 2016 Goldsmith Scholarship program for college students who are going to “revolutionize” horticulture in the future. The 2016 program will award $5,000 scholarships to two college students who...
December 11, 2015
On Dec. 11, DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger. The combined company will be named DowDuPont. The...
December 11, 2015
Terra Nova Nurseries has launched its first Garden Decorating Guide, which was created to educate brokers, growers, retailers and landscapers about available Terra Nova Nurseries varieties. The concept of the guide’s wheel-shaped...
December 10, 2015
Megan Uithoven has been hired as the new community engagement manager for GrowIt! She will be responsible for developing internal communications, user engagement and content curation strategies. She also will be responsible for new app...
December 10, 2015
Koppert Biological Systems recently began construction of a sustainable building in Vicar, Spain, to help bring microbiological solutions closer to growers around the world. The mayor of Vícar in the province of Almería, Antonio Bonilla, and...
December 10, 2015
Syngenta recently introduced new packaging labels for its line of Bioline biological control agents to provide growers with greater clarity and detail on important product information. The color-coded labels will make it easier for growers to...
December 03, 2015
The National Garden Bureau's New Varieties program helps showcase the latest new varieties to consumers and industry professionals. It is becoming the go-to online resource for new varieties for the home gardener. Each year, NGB's members submit...
December 03, 2015
Dümmen Orange has announced that it will be moving the production of its Mystic Mum and pot mum chrysanthemum programs to its Encinitas, California location in 2016.   In a letter to growers and brokers the company said, "The decision to...
December 03, 2015
Danziger recently reached an agreement with Kolster BV of Boskoop, Netherlands to distribute Danziger cut flower varieties to help expand the sales and marketing efforts of its cut-flower varieties in Europe.  Kolster BV is a well-known company...
December 03, 2015
On Dec. 3, Pantone announced that the combination of Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz, are the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2016. The global authority on color and provider of professional...