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January 20, 2015
The 2015 International Trials Conference will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon. The conference will take place Aug. 24-27, and focuses on the latest research and techniques for trialing annual, perennial and...
January 20, 2015
Costa Farms has redesigned its website to offer consumers interactive tools along with an innovative plant finder, allowing visitors to search plants by type, light needs, color and personality. Once a consumer chooses a plant, the site offers tips...
January 16, 2015
The Perennial Plant Conference — A Conference for the Landscape and Horticulture Professional will take place March 5 at the Lewis B. Rome Commons on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. The conference, sponsored by UConn Extension, will...
January 16, 2015
Greenex has hired Steve Swart to be the company's sale representative in the western portion of the United States. Swart has more than twenty years of horticultural experience with a strong background in both commercial and research growing, as well...
January 13, 2015
On Jan. 8, Myers Industries announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Lawn & Garden business for $115 million to an entity controlled by Wingate Partners V, L.P., a private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas. The agreement...
January 12, 2015
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Bailey  Nurseries acquired plant breeding company Plant Introductions,  Inc. (PII). Plant Introductions, Inc., has developed numerous  innovative new varieties that have been marketed worldwide, many...
January 12, 2015
On Jan. 12., DNA Green Group announced it is incorporating Terra Nigra, a company specializing in breeding and propagation of gerberas and roses.  Terra Nigra, previously owned by the Boerlage family, will join the DNA Green Group. “Now that we...
Malia Michaud, Pleasant View Gardens
January 09, 2015
Malia Michaud joined the Pleasant View Gardens team as account manager for its Retail Division. Michaud will manage relationships with independent garden centers in the Northeastern region of the U.S. Prior to coming on staff at Pleasant View...
January 07, 2015
University of New Hampshire researchers have grown bulbing onions with the aid of inexpensive low tunnels. The onions, which were planted in fall for a spring harvest, were grown in response to a high demand for year-round local produce. New...
AFE board members, Cynthia Hanauer, William Hardin, Jr., American Floral Endowme
January 07, 2015
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) recently announced the addition of two members to its board of trustees, Cynthia Hanauer and William Hardin, Jr. Hanauer has worked in the floral industry for 45 years and is the founder and CEO of Grand Central...
January 07, 2015
Proven Winners has announced the date and locations for its 2015 Outdoor Living Extravaganza program. The daylong educational seminars are designed to inspire gardeners with new plants, design ideas and more. Attendees also will have a chance to...
January 06, 2015
On January 1, AmericanHort celebrated its first birthday. The organization formally launched on January 1, 2014 through the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA—The Association of Horticulture...
January 05, 2015
The deadline to nominate someone for the Class of 2015 of GPN's 40 Under 40 is rapidly approaching. In the May 2015 issue, GPN will again recognize 40 individuals in the horticulture industry who are setting the pace for the future. The program is...
January 02, 2015
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is now accepting scholarship applications for 2015. Horticultural students who are eligible are encouraged to apply for this year’s scholarship awards. Eligibility requirements and the...
December 19, 2014
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) has released an app for iOS devices that helps nursery industry businesses connect with each other. The Oregon Nursery Map app is a digital counterpart to the OAN’s printed Wholesale Nursery Map. “It’s more...
December 19, 2014
Plant selections for the coming year have been released by Star Roses and Plants. The following list are some new selections for 2015: -Icecap: contains pure white flowers on a rounded shrub. It has been a consistent performer at independent trials...
December 18, 2014
AmericanHort has opened the official central reservation website for the 2015 California Spring Trials. The California Spring Trials will take place April 11-16, 2015, in the central and northern regions of California. This year more than 30...
December 16, 2014
Sakata has composed two comprehensive how-to documents for landscapers, the “Landscaper’s Guide to SunPatiens” and the “SunPatiens Floating Garden Guide”. Sakata’s hybrid impatiens series, SunPatiens, are downy mildew resistant, have fast fill in...
December 16, 2014
Fine Americas announced the hiring of Jim Kruger as sales manager for its Northeastern U.S./Eastern Canada region and the appointment of Jim Scruggs as its technical services manager. Jim Scruggs will work with the sales team, university researchers...
December 15, 2014
T.O. Plastics recently launched a new line of plug trays, SureRoots Elite.  The SureRoots Elite plug trays were designed in collaboration with growers, distributors, the T.O. Plastics sales force and its engineering department. The new...
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