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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...
November 01, 2012
On Jan.1, Ellison's Greenhouses in Brenham, Texas, will turn over its greenhouses to Color Star Growers.  “We have leased space to Color Star for the past few years,” said owner P.J. Ellison Kalil, “and find them to be a great partner. They...
November 01, 2012
GPN contributor Dr. Charlie Hall, Texas A&M University, will present a webinar on "The Economic Outlook for the Green Industry in 2013," on Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. CST. During the webinar, Dr. Hall will provide projections for the economy in 2013...
October 30, 2012
Earlier this month, Rocket Farms, Salinas, Calif., announced its sister company, Nurserymen’s Exchange, will officially operate under the Rocket Farms brand.  Rocket Farms’ parent company, Monterey Peninsula Horticulture, has spent the last 12...
October 26, 2012
National Garden Bureau, the non-profit organization promoting gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry, recently announced that gerbera, watermelon and wildflowers will be featured in its 2013 “Year of the” program. National Garden...
October 24, 2012
The Sakata Vegetables website (www.sakatavegetables.com) has undergone a major overhaul. Visitors can find everything they need to know about Sakata’s vegetable line-up (for both Commercial and Home Grown) at one new web address. The website has an...
October 19, 2012
Valent Professional Products has announced its 2013 Ornamental Early Order Program for greenhouse and nursery growers. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 7, 2012, growers can enjoy major savings when choosing from Valent Professional Products’ outstanding...
October 18, 2012
On Oct. 16, Nexus Corp. officially opened the expansion of its manufacturing and assembly facility in Pana, Ill., with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The company broke ground on the plant expansion back in March. Cheryl Longtin, chief executive...