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July 03, 2013
All-America Selections (AAS) has announced the first of the AAS Winners for the 2014 gardening season. One is a Bedding Plant Winner, ‘Sparkle White’ gaura, and one is a vegetable, ‘Mascotte’ bean. Both of these winners were trialed next to two...
July 03, 2013
Growers Supply will host a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) School Sept. 17-19, 2013 at the company's campus in Dyersville, Iowa. CEA participants will take part in three, one-day sessions focusing on hydroponic growing, fodder production...
July 02, 2013
In May, e-GRO.org the same website that brought e-GRO Alerts to the industry, launched it’s latest addition, e-GRO University.e-GRO University is not a traditional university; but a collaborative virtual university.  The e-GRO University...
June 28, 2013
Horticulture industry leaders from around the world convened in Italy on June 23-26, to discuss  national and global issues around plant production and distribution. Michael Geary, ANLA’s and OFA’s chief executive,  represented the...
June 27, 2013
During the 2013 Southern Garden Tour, Agricola Management Group showcased its expanded Expressions Annuals Collection Mixes from the HGTV Home Plant Collection and previewed new plants for 2014 at the University of Tennessee Gardens in...
June 27, 2013
Proven Winners has released the latest edition of its quarterly online magazine Proven Beauty. The digital-only publication contains gardening ideas, how-to-tips and other gardening advice. The summer issue of Proven Beauty also includes articles on...
June 26, 2013
Metrolina Greenhouses, Huntersville, N.C., has announced it has entered into a purchase agreement to buy the assets of Stacy’s Greenhouses, Inc. pending U.S. bankruptcy court approval. Upon completion of the transaction, combining Stacy’s quality...
June 21, 2013
Oglesby Plants International has expanded its perennial program with selections both from the company's own breeding and other industry leaders. The newest additions to Oglesby’s perennial selection include Sisyrinchium ‘Blue Note’; Echinacea ‘Kim’s...
June 21, 2013
Greenheart Farms has announced the publication of the industry's first guide to container rose production.  In publishing Greenheart’s Guide to Container Rose Production, the company worked with industry professionals such as Ann...
June 20, 2013
All-America Selections (AAS) has added several new trial locations this year. The combined judges committee created a list of states and regions to target, and from this list, four have been selected as new trials locations.   New Mexico...
June 20, 2013
The Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) is conducting a study to provide new data about the barriers to and motivations for purchasing flowers. The study focuses on consumers who have not purchased fresh flowers in the past 12 months and will...
June 20, 2013
The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association's (FNGLA) annual convention took place June 14 and 15, at the Bonaventure Resort in Weston, which honored the FNGLA Industry Awards Program recipients. FNGLA says these awards go to a distinct...
June 20, 2013
The annual Proven Winners Roadshow will take place in four North American cities in October.  Over the last nine years, 7,550 growers, retailers, garden center managers and staff, broker sales representatives, landscapers and designers have...
June 13, 2013
Valent U.S.A Corp. has named Dr. Eric Johnson the company’s new vice president of technology. Johnson has led a wide range of business and technology initiatives during a three-decade career in global agriculture, and he will oversee all research...
June 13, 2013
On June 10, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2013 Farm Bill (Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013) by a vote of 66-27. The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals...
June 12, 2013
Sakata Seed America Inc. is supporting the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Go Red for Women movement by attending the Northern Central Coast’s Annual Go Red for Women luncheon in May. Sakata sent 10 women from across the company to the...
June 12, 2013
OFA- The Association of Horticulture Professionals has selected six students from across the country to serve as the year’s OFA Scholars. The goal of the OFA Scholars Program is to provide students with an enriching professional development...
June 07, 2013
Four Star Greenhouse has moved the dates of its Grower Open House Week to coincide with the Michigan Garden Tour.  This year’s Grower Open House will take place Aug. 5-9 in Carleton, Mich. “We’re excited about this new format,” says Four Star...
June 07, 2013
OHP's has announced that its Shuttle O miticide may now be used on fruiting vegetables grown in a greenhouse. The new labeling allows for use on greenhouse-grown fruiting vegetables including eggplant, groundcherry, pepino, pepper, tomatillo, and...
June 06, 2013
Proven Winners has joined with the Grand Hotel to host The First Annual Grand Garden Show this summer on Mackinac Island, Mich. This is a three-day, hands-on event will take place, August 25-27, and is for gardeners of all levels. Guests will have...