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January 31, 2013
Based on popular vote by show attendees, the Pretty Deep Red mandevilla variety from Suntory Flowers’ Sun Parasol group won the Favorite New Flowering Plant award at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Pretty...
January 31, 2013
Syngenta Flowers Inc. has expanded its royalty monitoring and propagation agreement with Royalty Administration International (RAI). As a result, the agreement between the two companies will now include all of Syngenta Flowers’ U.S. and Canada...
January 31, 2013
MasterTag has added Shannon Hoover and Dave Dagen to its sales team.  Hoover is the company’s new Canadian region account representative. She has experience within the horticulture industry in packaging, merchandising and floral product...
January 29, 2013
LINX Greenhouses, a Division of Nexus Corp., has launched a new website (www.linxgreenhouse.com). The website shows the different products and applications that LINX offers to growers to complete their growing cycle from beginning to end. In...
January 28, 2013
January 30 will mark the launch of the second year of e-GRO Alert — an enewsletter from the floriculture specialists at several major universities. The goal of the newsletter is to let growers know of insect, disease, nutritional, or physiological...
January 28, 2013
Agri-Starts, Inc.  launched its new website on Jan. 2, 2013. The new website (www.agristarts.com) has been completely redesigned to provide customers with detailed plant information, accurate availability and online ordering. The Apopka, Fla.-...
January 25, 2013
The Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) launched its official program at the IPM Fair in Essen, Germany. The 25 international partners of the initiative are committed to have 90 percent of their internationally traded production sustainable...
January 25, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has hired Suzanna McCloskey as its new communications specialist. McCloskey is a native of Tennessee and recently graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and...
January 25, 2013
e-GRO will offer three Internet-based e-Gro Nutrient Monitoring Workshops. e-GRO is a collaborative effort of floriculture specialists at the University of New Hampshire, North Carolina State University, Purdue University, Kansas State University...
January 21, 2013
In May 2012, we introduced our first-ever 40 Under 40. From Albano to Zimmerman (and all 38 in between), the Class of 2012 was quite diverse and represented excellence in all aspects of the horticulture industry. Each and every one of those 40...
January 18, 2013
The University of Connecticut is sponsoring the “Perennial Plant Conference – A Conference for the Landscape and Horticulture Professional,” on  March 21, 2013 at the Lewis B. Rome Commons on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. The...
January 18, 2013
The University of Georgia is offering a self-study online certificate program authored by Dr. Allan Armitage titled “Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennials for the Sun.” The self-paced course uses Armitage’s textbook Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A...
January 18, 2013
Brooke Gasteyer, a senior horticulture major at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, was awarded the Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship through the American Floral Endowment (AFE) and the David Colegrave Foundation. Gasteyer will study...
January 18, 2013
For the fifth year, Proven Winners will kick off its consumer campaign with three all-day events created for gardeners of all ages and all levels of gardening experience. This year the inspirational roadshows will take place in Boston (March 2),...
January 16, 2013
Terra Nova Nurseries has announced two new 2013 “Sneak Peek” introductions now available to growers— Heuchera ‘Glitter’ and a  begonia series called Begonia Garden Angels.  Heuchera ‘Glitter’ has mirror-bright silver foliage and...
January 16, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Flower Promotion Organization (FPO) has authorized the donation of $600,000 to the Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) and $300,000 to the PR Fund at the Society of American Florists to fund market and consumer...
January 14, 2013
On Jan. 14, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies  announced that it had acquired W.H. Milikowski, Inc. effective January 7. “We are thrilled that Mark Milikowski and most of his team will join the Griffin family,” said Rick Hyslip, president of...
January 11, 2013
The voting process has begun for Burpee Home Gardens' “Grow Anywhere Tour.” More than 500 applications from schools and organizations across America were narrowed down to 72 locations, which now compete in a Facebook vote-off for a chance to be a...
January 11, 2013
On Jan. 10, BASF announced it will take its distinct businesses within the U.S. non-crop markets and merge them into one. The primary businesses known as Pest Control Solutions and Professional Turf & Ornamentals (T&O) businesses, and...
January 11, 2013
OHP Inc. recently announced the introduction of Marengo herbicide for the production ornamental market. Marengo has received federal EPA registration, is registered in many key states and is available for immediate shipment through authorized OHP...