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February 21, 2014
Emerald Coast Growers has constructed a new, consolidated soil mixing facility, which the company says will increase efficiency and allow easier custom blending by crop. The new facility, located at the company’s Milton, Fla., operation, uses two...
February 20, 2014
On Feb. 19, AmericanHort announced that its annual convention and trade show has been renamed to Cultivate – An AmericanHort Experience. Formerly known as OFA Short Course, Cultivate’14 will continue to offer premier educational and networking...
February 14, 2014
The Suntory Collection has introduced new colorful boards on Pinterest for the spring. Suntory’s new Pinterest boards are created to inspire and inform gardeners of all levels, from brown thumbs to green. The boards spotlight new plants and...
February 14, 2014
All-America Selections (AAS) and the National Garden Bureau (NGB) selected new directors and officers during the ASTA Flower and Seed Conference in Monterey, Calif., last month. AAS welcomes: Director: Justin Hancock, Costa Nursery Treasurer: Patty...
February 13, 2014
Horticulture and floriculture students can now apply for more than 20 different scholarships through the American Floral Endowment (AFE). The deadline is May 1, and applicants must be sophomore through senior undergraduate students or graduate...
February 13, 2014
GPN contributor Ann Chase will present a webinar on "A New Day and Age in Copper Fungicides" on Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. EST. During the webinar, Chase will discuss the the features and usage of the copper fungicide Camelot O The webinar is sponsored by...
February 10, 2014
In March, Proven Winners ColorChoice will introduce the first-ever Shrub Madness Plant Playoffs — a 64-plant "tournament" to determine its most popular plant. From March 3 until April 4, the basketball tournament-style bracket will move through six...
February 10, 2014
AmericanHort has announced that housing and registration for 2014 Short Course will open on March 11, at 11 a.m. EST. Short Course will take place July 12-15,  at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. To learn more about the...
February 07, 2014
FlowVision is offering a two-day Lean Flow Workshop in Bridgeton, N.J., Feb. 25-26, 2014. Participants will learn techniques developed by FlowVision specific for the green industry aimed to help reduce costs, increase profits, eliminate non-value...
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...