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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...
October 12, 2012
Pleasant View Gardens announced the hire of Adam Stewart as national sales and marketing manager. Stewart will be responsible for national, territory and inside sales at the Loudon, N.H-based liner and finished plant business.   Forging and...
October 12, 2012
Effective immediately, Summit Plastic and Ball Horticultural Co. announce a price reduction for their pots made from renewable bio-materials. The price reductions affect TerraShell home compostable pots; select Rice Hull NetPots; and trays made of...
October 12, 2012
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection has added three new grower partners for its Smart & Stylish shrub line: Imperial Nurseries, Northern Christmas Trees & Nursery (NCTN) and Van Essen Nursery. These well-established growers, located...
October 04, 2012
Commercial Lighting Products Ltd. and Philips have announced they are now official partners for Horticultural LED Lighting. CLP made the relationship official by signing the partnership contract and agreement on Oct 3, 2012 during a ceremony at the...
October 04, 2012
On Oct. 3, Syngenta announced that Medallion WP fungicide has been reformulated from a wettable powder in a water soluble bag to a new water dispersible granule formulation known as Medallion WDG fungicide. Medallion WDG will replace Medallion WP in...
October 04, 2012
StandPoint, Inc. and Texas A&M University have announced a partnership to create a one-year educational experience for progressive nursery and greenhouse growers, culminating in a continuing education Certificate in Applied Horticultural...
October 02, 2012
Horticultural Marketing & Printing has hired Todd Davis as director of its OnSyte/Catalog Division. Davis, a 22-year industry veteran, has worked in various positions such as the general manager of a 9-acre landscape distribution center in Texas...
October 02, 2012
On Oct. 2, Syngenta announced it has closed the acquisition of the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business. The company had announced its intent to buy Du Pont's insecticide business earlier this year. As a result of this transaction,...
September 28, 2012
On Sept. 26, , Nexus Corp. announced  the formation of a new product division called LINX Greenhouses. LINX Greenhouses, a Division of Nexus will offer a new line of greenhouses to supplement the needs of the company's customers for a structure...
September 27, 2012
The 2012 America in Bloom (AIB) national awards were announced at the annual symposium in Fayetteville, Ark., on Sept. 22. “America in Bloom participation is helping communities achieve their potential. The accomplishments and progress shown by this...
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