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August 01, 2013
More than 9,000 people from around the world participated in this year’s OFA Short Course. The event took place July 13 to 17 in Columbus, Ohio. This year, the expanded, 7-acre sold-out trade show featured nearly 700 companies, and more than 140...
July 31, 2013
Eleven of North America’s largest growers were recently recognized for their efforts to improve the industry’s sustainability by recycling water bottles into plant containers. The grower's were inducted into the Million Bottle Club, an...
July 25, 2013
Mark Bridgen, the director of Cornell University's Long Island Horticulture Research and Extension Center, has been named a 2013 Fulbright Scholar. According to an article in the Cornell Chronicle, Bridgen plans to take a sabbatical in September...
July 25, 2013
Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (PANTS) says it expects a 30 percent increase in attendance when it opens July 31 – Aug. 1, 2013 at its new venue, the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Part show, part conference, the two-day PANTS is...
July 25, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has released two new research reports to help the industry better respond to downy mildew and powdery mildew. Blair Harlan and Mary Hausbeck, Ph.D., from Michigan State University examine downy mildew on coleus in...
July 25, 2013
HortiTech Amsterdam is a biennial international trade exhibition aimed at the horticultural chain. Amsterdam RAI, AVAG and Fedecom agreed to join forces in launching this horticulture event. The inaugural exhibition will take place June 10-12, 2014...
July 25, 2013
Kurt and Marlene Dramm have completed the planned ownership transfer of the Dramm Corporation to their son Hans Dramm and daughter Heidi Dramm Becker.  “The Dramm Family has been in continuous businesses including meat, flowers and...
July 22, 2013
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection introduced its new Expressions Annuals for 2014 during OFA Short Course in Columbus, Ohio. The new annuals collections include Shady Showoffs, So Gorgeous! Geraniums, Fine Vines Mandevillas and WonderCalis.  “We’...
July 19, 2013
Village Nurseries Wholesale, LLC, a specialty grower for landscape professionals, recently purchased Miramar Wholesale Nurseries, in San Diego, Calif. for an undisclosed amount. Established in 1993, Miramar Wholesale Nurseries provides landscape...
July 18, 2013
Emerald Coast Growers has released its 2013-14 Resource Guide, featuring varietal and marketing information for perennials, grasses and tropicals. The latest Resource Guide adds more than 130 varieties in nearly three dozen genera. New featured...
July 18, 2013
SHS Griffin has released its distribution catalog for the 2013-2014 season to highlight the company’s seed assortment. The publication combines elements from the former SHS (Syngenta Horticultural Services) and GPS Hort catalogs, delivering a mix...
July 18, 2013
Ball Seed has redesigned its WebTrack online business management system with inventory from hundreds of  industry suppliers.  Featuring a new look and new tools, WebTrack aims to allow growers to spend less time behind their desks and more...
July 12, 2013
D.S. Cole Growers’ annual open house will take place Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Food, beverages, live music and sites to see with keep visitors busy in Loudon, N.H. Growers and retailers are welcome to attend to relax and enjoy the latest varieties...
July 12, 2013
FMC Professional Solutions’ Dismiss herbicide is now labeled for use as selective weed control in containers, around field-grown ornamentals or in landscape beds. When applied as a directed spray around the base of the plant, the product provides...
July 12, 2013
Rough Brothers Inc. (RBI) has announced the hiring of Gord Bonisteel as a sales consultant for the Northeast Territory. Gord graduated from Niagara College with a degree in horticulture and continues to participate in the Master Gardener Program...
July 11, 2013
Summit Plastic Company and Nursery Supplies Inc., affiliated companies since 2006, have announced they are merging to offer a more comprehensive, innovative assortment of their complementary products and services. Nursery Supplies Inc. has been a...
July 11, 2013
The Dutch Agricultural Counselor’s office in Washington, D.C., has debuted a new portal designed to help interested parties make connections in the world of high-tech horticulture and floriculture. “The U.S., Canada and the Netherlands are top...
July 11, 2013
OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals has announced it plans to significantly expand its signature event, OFA Short Course, in 2014. OFA Short Course is ranked as one of the largest events in North America among all industry and...
July 10, 2013
Syngenta Flowers and Lucas Greenhouses in Monroeville, N.J. are hosting an open house July 24, 2013 to showcase the 2014 Syngenta Flowers catalog. This annual event gives growers the chance to view Syngenta’s varieties and evaluate them in real-...
July 10, 2013
National Garden Bureau will feature three crops in its 2014 “Year of the” program. For annual flowers, 2014 is the "Year of the Petunia"; for vegetables/edibles, it is the "Year of the Cucumber"; and for perennials, it is the "Year of the...