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February 07, 2014
The University of Connecticut is sponsoring the Perennial Plant Conference - A Conference for the Landscape and Horticultural Professional, which will take place March 20, 2014, at the Lewis B. Rome Commons on the University of Connecticut Storrs...
February 07, 2014
The Northeast Greenhouse Conference (formerly the New England Greenhouse Conference) will take place Nov. 5 and 6 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. Educational sessions will include four tracks throughout both days focused on edibles (...
February 07, 2014
Ernst Benary has created a new logo for California Spring Trials that is being made available to other Spring Trials participants. According to the company, "Spring Trials is an experience worthy of some notoriety outside of our industry" and...
February 07, 2014
President Barack Obama signed the Agricultural Act of 2014 into law on Feb. 7. Earlier in the week, the United States Senate voted to pass the the act, also known as the Farm Bill, by a vote of 68-32.This follows the approval by the U.S. House of...
February 03, 2014
Darwin Perennials Day will take place June 18, at the Gardens at Ball Horticultural Co., in West Chicago, Ill. The Gardens will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to see: the latest new perennial variety...
January 31, 2014
The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) board of directors has announced the rollout of CENTS University, a new approach to educating the green industry at the CENTS Marketplace convention. “CENTS University will reach out not only with...
January 30, 2014
BASF has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of Trinity fungicide for use in a wide range of ornamental applications. “Trinity fungicide offers preventive control for many common diseases, including powdery mildew,...
January 30, 2014
Peyam Barghassa is the new accounts manager for PARsource in the Southeastern regions of the U.S. Before entering the industry in 2003 as a North American representative for Grodan, Barghassa earned a master’s degree in soil science at Texas A&M...
January 24, 2014
On Jan. 22, Electronic Grower Resources Online (e-GRO) launched the third year of e-GRO Alert. The goal of the newsletter is to inform growers of insect, disease, nutritional or physiological growth situations occurring in production greenhouses...
January 24, 2014
BASF Empress Intrinsic-brand fungicide has received supplemental labeling from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on herbaceous and woody plants in greenhouse, nursery container and field production in New York. The drench...
January 20, 2014
Van Belle Nursery, Abbotsford, British Columbia, has redesigned its young plant shipping method using lean manufacturing principles to provide customers a competitive edge when producing finished containers. The new FloGo Shipping System saves labor...
January 17, 2014
Harvest Automation Inc. and Practical Software Solutions have partnered to connect Harvest Knowledge robot data systems with the Grower Vertical for Sage ERP package to develop integrated production optimization tools. Following on the heels of the...
January 10, 2014
On Jan. 21, the first International e-GRO Webinar Conference will take place from 11 a.m. until 3:15 EST. Registration for the on-line conference is free.   The International e-GRO Webinar Conference, sponsored by Fine Americas, will...
January 10, 2014
Dow AgroSciences recently announced that Maureen Clark has returned to the company's U.S. turf and ornamental (T&O) business as product manager. In her new role, Clark will execute the portfolio marketing strategy and implement product launches...
January 06, 2014
Longtime PARsource territory manager, Sal Menicci will now handle PARsource distributor accounts throughout the United States. Sal has been with the company for eight years representing the Garden Center and PARsource divisions. He will focus his...
January 06, 2014
Dosatron International, Inc., Clearwater, Fla., has named Christopher Lundgren as Regional Sales Manager - Horticulture. Lundgren has more than 10 years of horticulture experience, beginning as a grower and working his way into management and...
December 18, 2013
Richard Gigot has been hired as director of sales and marketing at Pacific Plug & Liner in Watsonville, Calif.  Gigot will work directly with April Herring, PP&L's new product development and marketing manager, on developing the company...
December 13, 2013
Monrovia Nursery Co. recently announced the promotion of two long-time sales associates and the hiring of two industry professionals. Amy Kolden has been named sales development coach, acting as a mentor and trainer to the 70-person sales team....
December 13, 2013
On Dec. 13, Ball DPF, LLC announced that Dr. Allan Armitage, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, has accepted a marketing consulting position with the company. Dr. Armitage will represent Nature’s Source Plant Food as he travels the...
December 12, 2013
Josh Flikkema from Sawyer Nursery in Hudsonville, Mich., is the winner of the 2013 Rack Building Contest sponsored by Container Centralen (CC). Flikkema assembled a three-shelf CC rack in 32.6 seconds and won a cash prize of $500, as well as a CC-...