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March 01, 2013
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) released a new research report, Special Research Report #452: Innovative Packaging Technologies to Enhance the Quality of Fresh Cut Flowers. This research—conducted by Thomas J. Gianfagna, Kit L. Yam and George J...
March 01, 2013
Oasis Grower Solutions (OGS) recently launched a new microsite to highlight its new product, Horticubes XL. The site showcases the foam’s ability to improve hydroponic root penetration three days faster than its original Horticubes media. The new...
March 01, 2013
Fleuroselect, an international ornamental plants industry organization, announced six new Gold Medal award winning varieties that will be available to growers in 2013 and for retail in 2014. The Fleuroselect Gold Medal is awarded to new varieties...
February 22, 2013
Vaughan’s Horticulture, a new division of McHutchison, announced it is now open for business. Focusing on the commercial greenhouse business, the division carries the full McHutchison selection of new and innovative greenhouse products including...
February 22, 2013
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies will expand the retail division of its lawn and garden business, with emphasis on independent garden centers. The company will add new staff, as well as new product lines and services to its retail offerings. As part of...
February 21, 2013
Breeding and young plant production companies Dümmen and Agribio Group have announced they plan to merge.  The merger will combine the advanced breeding technologies of Agribio Group and the professional supply chain skills of Dümmen. Grower...
February 20, 2013
On Feb. 19, Green Circle Growers in Oberlin, Ohio, sustained significant damage to a 1-acre production barn and 5 acres of greenhouse structure in an early evening blaze that took firefighters 10 hours to extinguish last night. Cause is yet to be...
February 15, 2013
McConkey Co. launched a new website that features online ordering capabilities. “Our main goal with the new website was to streamline the ordering process,” says McConkey president Derek Moeller. “We understand that our customers are very busy,...
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...
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