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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 07, 2014
The De Sangosse group recently announced that it has acquired Fine Holdings Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Fine Agrochemical Ltd. and Fine Americas, Inc., to strengthen its international development strategy. De Sangosse, based in Agen,...
August 01, 2014
The National Garden Bureau recently announced the three crops that will be featured in the 2015 “Year of the” program. For annuals, 2015 will be the Year of the Coleus. For vegetables/edibles, 2015 will be the Year of the Sweet Pepper. For...
July 31, 2014
Fleuroselect announced that the FleuroStar Award for 2014-2015 was presented to Canna generalis Cannova Bronze Scarlet F1 from Takii. The winner was announced at the Fleuroselect Annual Convention's Gala Dinner, held in Somerleyton Hall, U.K., on...
July 31, 2014
Palram Americas announced a new website design at www.palramamericas.com. This new design, which is more closely aligned with the global corporate website (www.palram.com), includes new features. Users will experience new advanced product search...
July 31, 2014
Eighteen students have been awarded competitive scholarships from the American Floral Endowment (AFE) totaling almost $40,000. “AFE scholarships provide financial assistance to students as they equip themselves with the education and experience that...
July 31, 2014
Costa Farms will open its 2-acre Trial Garden on August 13, 2014 for its annual Summer Showdown Garden Open House. This year’s Trial Garden will feature six sets of thematic gardens including butterfly, hummingbird, tropical-style, foliage, magenta-...
July 30, 2014
America in Bloom (AIB) wants cities and towns across the U.S. to showcase their beautification efforts with a new annual photography contest. The deadline to submit photos for the AIB contest, with cooperating partnership from Home & Garden...
July 24, 2014
Janine Driver, the New York Times best selling author of You Say More Than You Think and most recently You Can’t Lie to Me has been selected as the keynote for CENTS Marketplace & University, Jan. 7-9, 2015, at the Greater Columbus Convention...
July 24, 2014
The 2014 Farwest Trade Show, Aug. 21 to 23 in Portland, Oregon, will host a seminar titled, “Using New Technologies to Optimize the Greenhouse Environment for Efficiency and Increased Profitability,” on Aug. 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. Presenters Lloyd...
July 24, 2014
Rocket Farms showed its support for the fight against breast cancer at the Tough Enough to Wear Pink event July 17, 2014 at the California Rodeo Salinas. Rocket Farms gifted 100 locally grown, pink orchids to breast cancer survivors in the grand...
July 24, 2014
The 2014 Poinsettias of Pennsylvania Trials will take place Nov. 13, at the Dan Schantz Farm and Greenhouses in Zionsville, Pennsylvania. The trial will feature over 130 varieties of poinsettia cultivars. These cultivars will include new...
July 24, 2014
D.S. Cole Growers' annual open house will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on July 31 in Loudon, N.H. Visitors will have an opportunity to see new variety trials and displays both inside and outside, both in pots and in the ground. According to...
July 23, 2014
On July 13, 2014, MPS awarded both MPS-ABC (Environmental) and MPS-GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certificates to Dümmen Group’s Las Mercedes production facility. The MPS audit, completed in June, also included an assessment for MPS-Socially...