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September 04, 2012
Mast Young Plants is having an open house in the company's trial gardens next week in Grand Rapids, Mich. The open house will take place Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the trial gardens located at 3525 Bristol Road. Garden tours, seminars...
August 29, 2012
On Aug. 29, Nexus Greenhouse Systems announced that Scott Thompson has been hired to head the company's new product group. With more than 32 years of experience in designing, selling and developing greenhouse products, Thompson will serve as the...
August 29, 2012
Syngenta has announced it plans to acquire the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business, including a number of registered trademark brands. The acquisition price is $125 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Closing is...
August 23, 2012
Keep America Beautiful (KAB), its affiliates and its partners are mobilizing Americans to support local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs, and plants through a new call to action. The first National Planting Day will take place...
August 23, 2012
OFA — the Association of Horticulture Professionals recently announced the attendance at the 2012 OFA Short Course increased to more than 9,100 people. This is the largest number of participants since 2008. Attendees visited from more than...
August 21, 2012
On Aug. 21, Syngenta announced  that Keelan Pulliam, head, Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden North America, (formerly the Flowers Professional business), has elected to retire at the end of 2012, after 33 years with the company. Scott...
August 17, 2012
Costa Farms is lending its media support to promote National Indoor Plant Week (www.nationalindoorplantweek.com) scheduled to take place September 16-22, 2012. The week-long celebration is designed to raise consumer awareness of the value and...
August 17, 2012
Oasis Grower Solutions (OGS) has upgraded its online presence with the re-launch of its main website — www.oasisgrower.com. Inspired by new branding initiatives, OGS created the user-friendly and informative site to deliver robust product...
August 17, 2012
On Wednesday, America in Bloom will present a preview of it 2012 symposium and awards program that will take place next month in Fayetteville, Ark. The webinar will take place at 2 p.m. EDT. During the webinar, AIB judge and board member Katy Moss...
August 17, 2012
The 2012 ANLA Grower Distribution Tour will take place Sept. 18 to 20, in Suffolk, Va. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit two nurseries who are successful growing and landscape distribution companies. Lancaster Farms and Bennett’s Creek...
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...