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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...
July 06, 2012
Dümmen USA recently announced that it has posted its Spring 2013 catalog on the company's website. The theme for the new catalog is "Directing Your Business" with Red Fox products. Hard copies of the catalog also will be distributed by mail. Among...
July 06, 2012
McConkey Company plans to shift distribution responsibilities from its Wilsonville, Ore., facilities to Sumner, Wash. “The move better leverages our assets and ensures we offer the most competitive long-term pricing,” says Derek Moeller, President....
July 06, 2012
Nominations are being accepted for the America in Bloom John R. Holmes III Community Champion Award, now through July 31, 2012. This honor recognizes an individual who exemplifies community leadership through actions that reflect the mission of the...
July 05, 2012
The All-America Selections (AAS) Board of Directors met recently to approve two holdovers from previous trials as the first two winners for the 2013 gardening season. The two varieties selected are: Canna 'South Pacific Scarlet' F1 bred by Takii...
July 05, 2012
Emerald Coast Growers' new 2012-13 catalog is now available, with more than 100 new varieties including three new exclusive varieties. This year’s edition taps into home and garden trends like succulents, with a new Sempervivum Color Mix that joins...
July 02, 2012
Last week, Hermann Engelmann, the founder of Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses Inc., in Apopka, Fla, passed away peacefully in his sleep. The company is one of the largest producers of indoor houseplants in the world. Hermann...
June 26, 2012
Metrolina Greenhouses hosted Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at their Huntersville, N.C., facilities on June 25. Vilsack spent two hours touring Metrolina’s greenhouses and had the opportunity to see some of the renewable energy projects that...
June 22, 2012
OFA Short Course has been recognized as one of the top 25 fastest growing (in attendance) trade shows over the last three years by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN).   TSNN made the nnoucement last week when it announced the...
June 22, 2012
Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits, a mutual insurance company serving horticultural businesses across the U.S., is celebrating 125 years in business. Founded on June 1, 1887 and initially named “Florists’ Hail Association of America,”...
June 17, 2012
Last week, Terra Nova Nurseries and Blooms of Bressingham announced they have entered into a licensing agreement to breed, grow and co-brand five new plant varieties in the form of liners. The partnership incorporates five introductions intended to...