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August 10, 2012
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) recently received a $250,000 donation from the Peter Orum Family, Midwest Groundcovers, LLC, St. Charles, Ill., and Midwest Trading Horticultural Supplies, Inc., near Virgil, Ill. This donation will create...
August 09, 2012
ForemostCo has hired Cindy Tillett as southeast territory manager, responsible for Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Cindy is a graduate of the University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture School and has 22 years experience in the...
August 09, 2012
North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), located at the North Carolina Research Campus, has begun operations at three new greenhouses near the life sciences hub in Kannapolis. The $340,000 greenhouse complex will...
August 08, 2012
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection is growing its plant product line with the introduction of select ornamental shrubs from Ball Ornamentals. The soon-to-be announced ornamental collection was developed by Agricola Management Group, in conjunction Ball...
August 03, 2012
On July 20, Costa Layman Farms sponsored its seventh annual Interdisciplinary Health Fair in Trenton, S.C. The perennial grower teamed up with Georgia Health Sciences University College of Nursing (GHSU) to provide free health assessments for...
August 03, 2012
Green Fuse Botanicals has tripled its greenhouse space and significantly enhanced the company's plant trials with a move to new facilities in Santa Paula, Calif. The new location at Fides Oro gives Green Fuse the opportunity to test many more plants...
August 03, 2012
David W. Kirby has been promoted to vice president of sales at Monrovia in Azusa, Calif. Kirby first worked at Monrovia as a college intern in the early 1990s while studying horticulture at Texas Tech University. He joined the company in 1992 as...
August 03, 2012
The American Floral Endowment (AFE), recently awarded 17 scholarships totaling more than $26,000. “It is always rewarding to see how many amazing young people there are who love the floriculture industry, and we are very pleased to be able to help...
July 30, 2012
Chameleon Grow Systems has released its commercial Solar Genesis plasma horticulture lighting. “We have been testing this light source for the past three years, and the full-spectrum nutritional light-energy produced by plasma...
July 30, 2012
BioWorks, Inc. recently announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with DCM Corp. of Belgium, a producer of natural and organic-based fertilizers in Western Europe. The fertilizer product line to be offered by BioWorks in the U.S. will be...
July 24, 2012
After 80 years of exclusively trialing new seed varieties, All-America Selections (AAS) has announced it will include vegetative ornamentals in its 2013 trialing program. As the industry continues to shift to producing and consuming more...
July 23, 2012
Plantpeddler's Variety Day will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Aug. 3, in Cresco, Iowa. The theme for the day is "Testing the Best in the Midwest." More than 800 vegetative varieties from more than 20 domestic and international breeders will...
July 20, 2012
During OFA Short Course, Fred C. Gloeckner & Co. and Philips announced that Gloeckner had become a certified Philips LED Horti partner. Under terms of the agreement, Gloeckner will now market Philips LED lighting products in the United States...
July 18, 2012
Building on its mission to help educate people on healthy living and home-grown garden success, Burpee Home Gardens recently unveiled its new "Grow AnywhereTour" and the new Burpee food truck. The Burpee food truck will make 25 stops on its 13-week...
July 15, 2012
Last night at OFA Short Course, Irene Palmer, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, and Lauren Tuski, a senior at Michigan State University, were awarded the Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Scholarship and Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture...
July 15, 2012
At OFA Short Course, the OFA board of directors announced that it has appointed Charlie Hall, Ph.D. as its chief economist. He will work with and represent OFA to provide vision, leadership, analysis, and technical competence required to achieve OFA...
July 14, 2012
The board of directors of OFA – the Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery and Landscape Association’s (ANLA) board of directors both voted this week to explore the joint formation of a new trade association. The...
July 12, 2012
Philips has announced that Gold Biotechnology Inc., a supplier of molecular biology research chemicals in St. Louis, has become a certified Philips LED Horti Partner. Bart Saracino (director of marketing at GoldBio), Udo van Slooten (director of...
July 12, 2012
OFA – The Association of Horticulture Professionals and The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) have announced the development of a new, joint event named "Next Level," that will take place Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2013 at the Gaylord...
July 11, 2012
Syngenta Flowers, Inc., will present its summer trial garden open house at Lucas Greenhouses in Monroeville, N.J., on Wednesday, July 25. Attendees will have the opportunity to see selections from Syngenta's seed and vegetative assortments...