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February 15, 2013
The Horticulture Research Institute (HRI) has recognized Dan Baston, owner of GreenForest Nursery in Perkinton, Miss., for his leadership service with the organization during HRI’s winter reception. Baston was appointed to the HRI board of trustees...
February 15, 2013
LumiGrow has hired Dr. Melanie Yelton as the company's  director of research. Dr. Yelton’s appointment will enhance the company’s ability to engineer and customize energy-efficient LED greenhouse lighting systems that improve plant growth, seed...
February 13, 2013
This spring Proven Winners and Proven Winners Color Choice will kick off the largest consumer campaign in the history of the company. Print, radio, celebrity sponsorships and online components have all been selected and timed to drive gardeners into...
February 12, 2013
OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals and Ball Horticultural Co. have made early-year commitments to be lead sponsors of the America in Bloom program in 2013.“OFA is committed to supporting the horticulture industry,” said OFA CEO...
February 08, 2013
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) announced it received a $1 million donation from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) to support the national nonprofit’s mission to build and sustain vibrant communities. This is Lowe's second $1...
February 07, 2013
Novozymes BioAg is expanding its portfolio of biocontrol products with the introduction of the bioinsecticide MET52. MET52 uses Metarhizium, a pathogenic fungus for the effective control of thrips, mites, whiteflies and vine weevils in greenhouse...
February 07, 2013
Rough Brothers Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Golden Pacific Structures, Redlands, Calif., have agreed to merge their products under the Rough Brothers Greenhouse line. In the past six months, Rough Brothers has rolled Golden Pacific and XS Smith...
February 04, 2013
Jonathan Pedersen has joined Van Belle Nursery in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Pedersen will be the executive director of the company's new Bloomin' Easy brand. Pedersen previously was with Bailey Nurseries where he led the team that introduced...
February 04, 2013
All-America Selections (AAS) recently announced  two additional winners for the 2013 season, bringing the grand total to eight winners for 2013. The two new double zinnias — 'Profusion Double Deep Salmon' and 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'...
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 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 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...