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April 22, 2015
Costa Farms has begun installing new solar panels at the company’s headquarters in Miami. Two other buildings will also be receiving part of the 861 solar panels that cover 22,386 square feet and generate approximately 386,534 kilowatt-hours, with...
April 17, 2015
LumiGrow has partnered with SparkFund to offer customers a private-label payment plan. The plan, which installs lighting upgrades at no upfront cost, will happen for 42 customers in the next year. One expanding hydroponic produce grower, Sustainable...
April 17, 2015
Armstrong Growers (a division of Armstrong Garden Centers) has acquired the business assets of Do Right’s Plant Growers in Santa Paula, California. Armstrong Growers, in need of a larger facility, approached Do Right’s Nursery to request the...
Fessler Nursery
April 16, 2015
The 2015 International Trials Conference will take place Aug. 24-27 in conjunction with the 2015 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon. The International Trials Conference is held biannually for plant professionals and leaders to share ideas on...
April 14, 2015
Online registration is now open for Farwest 2015, which will take place Aug. 27-29 in Portland, Oregon. Those who register before July 31 will receive discounted registration fees on the expo, seminars and special events. The show floor expo and...
April 14, 2015
Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association will honor individuals who contribute time and energy into enhancing, protecting and serving Florida’s nursery and landscape industry in June. The awards will be presented in conjunction with FNGLA’...
April 14, 2015
Daniel Klittich has been honored with the 2015 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship through the American Floral Endowment (AFE). Klittich will be awarded with $5,000 for two consecutive years, if his scholarship requirements are met. He is pursuing his Ph.D....
April 10, 2015
All-American Selections (AAS) has teamed up with Perennial Plant Association (PPA) to conduct a perennial trial. Entries will be herbaceous perennials propagated from seed, cutting, tissue culture or bare root. A seed entry can be trialed against a...
April 08, 2015
Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden has appointed Chris Freeman as senior key account manager for its Commercial Sales business in the Americas effective March 2015.  In his new position, Freeman will be responsible for managing...
April 07, 2015
California recently approved the Supplemental Label registration of Pageant Intrinsic brand fungicide for disease control in the commercial production of greenhouse tomatoes and tomato transplants for the home consumer market. Growers of greenhouse...
April 06, 2015
The Horticulture Research Institute (HRI) is accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications for the following scholarships are due by May 31: -The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship (one, $3,000...
April 06, 2015
American in Bloom (AIB) recently announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors. -Marshall Dirks, director of marketing and public relations for Proven Winners -Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural...
Jim Devereux and Andrew Konicki
April 03, 2015
Andrew Konicki and Jim Devereux have joined the Dümmen Group North America team in Key Account & Broker Support roles. This role strengthens customer relationships and grows business for the company. Both Devereux and Konicki will be responsible...
Melissa Caserino, BioSafe Systems
April 03, 2015
Melissa Carserino joined the BioSafe Systems team as a research engineer/project manager. In her role, Carserino will focus on new product development including vendor relations and work to engineer and develop new products to add to the product...
April 01, 2015
Researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) are working to reduce nursery costs and losses by providing more comprehensive information on leaving container-grown shrubs outside during the winter such as which ones need...
April 01, 2015
GGS has launched a contest in which growers and garden center retailer can win an Apple Watch. GGS released the following list of ways that an Apple Watch can be best utilized for greenhouse growers and operators. -Ideal for growers as it is...
Ron Cramer
April 01, 2015
Ron Cramer, a Tour de Fresh cyclist who was sponsored by Sakata Seed America, raised more than $4,233 to support the Let’s Bring Salad Bars 2 School initiative. Cramer opted to raise money for Rosemead School District because of its proximity to...
Field & Covered Production Tour
March 31, 2015
From September 15-16, AmericanHort is hosting a tour of growing facilities in the Minneapolis region. The Field & Covered Production Tour stops include: -Bailey Nurseries, Newport, Minnesota-Bachman’s Nursery Wholesale Center, Farmington,...
March 27, 2015
The Horticultural Research Institute has collaborated with AmericanHort, Society of American Florists and the American Floral Endowment to produce an educational video providing information on the industry’s role in bee and pollinator stewardship. “...
March 26, 2015
The Henry F. Michell Company is celebrating its 125 years in business in 2015. The company was founded in Philadelphia at 10th and Market Street, but is currently headquartered in King of Prussia. Michell’s sources input products such as flowering...
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