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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...
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 25, 2015
DNA Green Group’s acquisition of Rijnplant has been finalized. Rijnplant Breeding, headquartered in De Lier, the Netherlands, specializes in breeding, propagation and growing young plant varieties of anthurium, bougainvillea and heliconia. Biense...
OxiPhos, ZeroTol 2.0, BioSafe Systems
March 25, 2015
ZeroTol 2.0 and Oxiphos product labels from BioSafe Systems have received an update. ZeroTol 2.0 can now be used as a foliar, soil drench, irrigation or fog application on greenhouse vegetables and fruits and/or hydroponically-grown food crops....
March 19, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program spending plan for this year. The program will provide nearly $58 million to...
February 23, 2015
Shrub Madness, horticulture’s only bracket competition, is back for its second year. The bracket tournament will crown one Proven Winners ColorChoice shrub as champion and award gardeners dozens of prizes.   Spanning March 2-30, the basketball...
February 23, 2015
Sun Gro Horticulture announced it has named Ken Elsbury as the company's new chief executive officer.   Elsbury will officially assume his new responsibilities on March 2. Elsbury joins the Sun Gro team as the next chapter...
February 20, 2015
Gordie Bailey, chair of Bailey Nurseries, in St. Paul, Minnesota, is raising money for the KGSA Foundation by hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro. The money raised by Bailey and 25 other hikers will go toward building a large school and dormitory for...
February 17, 2015
The company management of Myers Lawn and Garden Group along with Wingate Partners V, L.P. have acquired the Lawn and Garden business from Myers Industries, Inc. The new company name is The HC Companies, Inc. The HC Companies, Inc. will...
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