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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
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
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
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
On Jan. 10, Nufarm Americas announced that it acquired Cleary Chemical Corp., a marketer of fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators to the turf and ornamental horticulture industries. The acquisition, which closed December 31, 2012,...
January 11, 2013
McHutchison has announced it is expanding with the opening of a new division, Vaughan’s Horticulture. This division, headquartered in Naperville, Ill., will focus solely on the commercial greenhouse business. “We are thrilled to expand...
January 10, 2013
Industry veteran Gary Falkenstein recently announced the launch of ePlantSource, Inc.  ePlantSource will serve as an online broker of vegetative cuttings to the professional grower in North America through a proprietary e-commerce site....
January 07, 2013
Chase Agricultural Consulting (CAC) has announced it is expanding its product offerings in 2013. The Chase News archives provides access to all of the information CAC has gathered over the past decade. The Chase News archives include: All...
December 20, 2012
Walters Gardens, Inc. has announced that Niles Riese, vice president of sales, will be leaving the company at the end of 2012.  Riese and his wife Janell plan to move back  to Colorado, where they are both from.  Riese is looking...
December 20, 2012
Burpee Home Gardens recently announced that it has certified its 1,000th grower. Now entering its fourth season of branded vegetables and flowers at retail, Burpee Home Gardens continues to grow in popularity within the industry. “We are thrilled to...
December 17, 2012
Chase Agricultural Consulting recently updated it Chase Base database of completed trial results.  Chase Base is a subscription-type database of trials results for growers. The database now contains the most up-to-date information on the newly-...
December 14, 2012
As Black Gold, a Sun Gro Horticulture product line, transitions to new packaging and finalizes its line for the 2013 gardening season, the companyi is phasing out some of its products.  Rather than selling to a discounter, Busenbark...
December 10, 2012
Rocket Farms Herbs, Inc., a subsidiary of Monterey Peninsula Horticulture, Inc., recently acquired the assets of HerbThyme Farms, the largest cut herb producer in the United States.  HerbThyme Farms grows and ships more than 5 million pounds of...
December 10, 2012
The National Floriculture Forum (NFF) will take place March 22 to 24, 2013. in Portsmouth, N.H. Floriculture Sustainability Research Coalition (FSRC) members Brian Krug, Neil Mattson, Stephanie Burnett and Roberto Lopez are organizing the 2013...
December 07, 2012
Proven Winners Color Choice, Encore Azaleas, Endless Summer Collection, First Editions, The Knock Out Family of Roses, Drift Roses and Southern Living Plant Collection have expanded the Plant Watch nursery inspection program aimed at protecting...
December 07, 2012
StandPoint Inc. and Texas A&M University recently announced the launch of the inaugural peer group for leading industry growers. The Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) is a one-year executive education program, developed...