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December 06, 2012
Every December, Pantone carefully selects one color that will be the breakthrough color of the following year. On Dec. 6, Pantone LLC,   announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013. Most...
December 06, 2012
On Dec. 3, BASF  launched Pylon TR total release insecticide and Trinity TR total release fungicide. These two products are the first two to deliver BASF proprietary active ingredients using total release (TR) technology since the acquisition...
November 30, 2012
On Nov. 28, Novozymes announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Natural Industries Inc. based in Houston. Novozymes is is a biotech company with a strong focus on enzyme production and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. “I...
November 28, 2012
BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity investment company. The purchase price was $1.02 billion. With the acquisition, BASF is now a provider of technologies for biological...
November 26, 2012
Argus Controls Systems Ltd. has launched an updated corporate website featuring new content and a new look (www.arguscontrols.com). The new website has a simplified navigation scheme to help prospective customers quickly find information to evaluate...
November 26, 2012
ForemostCo recently announced that Tobias Smith has joined the company as national sales manager.Smith has a horticulture degree from Virginia Tech.  After graduating, he worked with Pike Nurseries in Atlanta as a store manager. His career in...
November 26, 2012
McHutchison has announced that effective Dec. 1, Keith Cable will join the company's senior management team. Cable formerly was with Syngenta Horticultural Services, .This position will allow for special projects with customers and vendors as well...
November 26, 2012
The Purdue University Floriculture Team has unveiled a new and improved website for greenhouse growers and prospective students. The website contains a grower resource section with useful links to production information and resources, and users will...
November 16, 2012
Benary will host 2013 California Spring Trials exhibit at its new breeding facility in Watsonville.  Benary's Spring Trials will take place from April 6 to 12, 2013. The new facility is located at 195 Paulsen Road, Watsonville, CA 95076. The...
November 14, 2012
On Nov. 14, Syngenta and Griffin Greenhouse Supplies announced that Griffin has acquired Syngenta Horticultural Services (SHS). Headquartered in Lisle, Ill., SHS is a distributor and broker of seeds, cuttings and young plants to growers across the...
November 13, 2012
Syngenta Flowers, Inc. recently announced that earlier this fall, the National Park Service requested that Maryland-based grower Tidal Creek Growers  provide 2,000 eight-inch containers of 'Spicy Cheryl Orange', a two-toned garden mum,...
November 13, 2012
Growers and retailers now have some insight into consumer preference in their mixed containers thanks to Burpee Home Gardens' My Garden Designer mobile design tool This year, more than 6,100 combos were crafted virtually using the My Garden Designer...
November 13, 2012
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is now accepting applications for the Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship. The primary objective of the Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship is to assist in funding the education of graduate students (MS or PhD) who will become...
November 13, 2012
After the completion of the 2012 trialing season, All-America Selections (AAS) has announced four more winners for the 2013 season. Three of the four are from the vegetable category, even though two are botanically fruits, and one is debatably a...
November 12, 2012
Plug Connection has announced the expansion of its 2013 California Spring Trials “Summit” event with the addition of five new exhibitors in the greenhouse complex site in Vista, Calif. Plug Connection will be hosting Spring Trials visitors April 6...
November 12, 2012
Ken Harr has joined Sakata Ornamentals as product technical manager. He will focus on the flower seed and vegetative products offered by Sakata. In his new role, Harr will use his knowledge, experience and expertise of the best cultural practices...
November 08, 2012
The HGTV Home Plant Collection is making its Pop-N-Polish Petunias available now to retailers in anticipation of the full Expressions Annuals Collection launch in the Spring of 2013. The three Pop-N-Polish Petunia varieties include Electric Violet,...
November 08, 2012
Proven Winners recently announced a new location in northern California for 2013 California Spring Trials. Next April 6 to 11,  the Proven Winners staff and plant exhibits will be at the Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz, Calif. “So many...
November 07, 2012
The American Floral Endowment announced its new officers and trustees at its recent annual fundraising dinner. Paul Bachman, Bachman’s Inc. in Minneapolis, began his two-year term as chairman of the Endowment on Sept. 20. A veteran of the industry,...
November 07, 2012
The University of Florida's 2012 Poinsettia Trial Field Day will take place Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the university's Environmental Horticulture Greenhouse Complex in Gainesville. The trials are sponsored by poinsettia breeder...