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May 23, 2014
Margaret (Maggie) Bethel has been named interim director of Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. Additionally, Ray Hammerschmidt, professor of plant pathology and associate chair in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences,...
May 22, 2014
Andrew Britten has joined the ForemostCo Inc. in Miami as product development manager. Britten has received many industry accolades and has a horticulture degree from Delaware Valley College, with a minor in computer programming. For the past 13...
May 22, 2014
The Dallas Arboretum Plant Trials Annual Field Day will take place June 25, at 2 p.m. The afternoon will begin with a brief presentation focusing on the FlameProof and Arboretum Approved winners. Attendees can then take a tour through the trial...
May 22, 2014
The 2014 Farwest Trade Show, Aug. 21-23 in Portland, Oregon, has scheduled a seminar to look at some of the industry’s most current and critical emerging greenhouse technologies. The seminar, Using New Technologies to Optimize the Greenhouse...
May 22, 2014
Sakata Seed America Inc. continues its support of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Go Red For Women movement. As part of its local sponsorship, Sakata attended the Central Coast’s Annual Go Red For Women luncheon on May 9, 2014, where...
May 22, 2014
The continuing drought in California and other parts of the country highlights a national trend affecting many in the green industry — the increasing frequency and magnitude of water scarcity. Globally, water demand is predicted to outstrip...
May 22, 2014
AmericanHort has selected six students to serve as the 2014 HortScholars. This competitive application process identifies some of the industry’s brightest young professionals and helps to launch their careers in horticulture by providing education...
May 20, 2014
Proven Winners has kicked off its 2014 multi-million dollar consumer advertising campaign with radio, billboards and new this year — Pandora and mobile. HGTV star and author, Jamie Durie, has recorded radio commercials with many of them featuring a...
May 19, 2014
The 11th annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour will take place from July 28 to August 8, at leading young plant producers in Michigan and Michigan State University (MSU).    The objective of the Tour is to educate growers and industry...
May 16, 2014
OHP Inc. recently introduced the immediate availability of a new formulation of Azatin O biological insecticide. As the latest addition to the OHP product portfolio, it replaces Azatin XL and features several upgrades. New features include: OMRI...
May 16, 2014
Sakata Seed America Inc. continues to support the annual Salinas Valley Fair, as 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the agriculture tradition. Following 2014 California Spring Trials, Sakata donated thousands of show plants to the fair organizers to...
May 16, 2014
BioSafe Systems announced that ZeroTol 2.0, a broad spectrum bactericide/fungicide, is now registered for use in California. ZeroTol 2.0 contains 27.1 percent hydrogen dioxide and 2 percent peroxyacetic acid, an advanced chemistry for pathogen...
May 16, 2014
The Million Bottle Club, organized by McConkey’s rEarth plastic water bottle recycling program, is honoring 16 North American growers. These growers have recycled more than 1 million plastic water bottles into plant containers. This year’s...
May 16, 2014
'Love and Wishes' and 'Ember’s Wish' salvias are the latest introductions from Southern Living Plant Collection and Sunset Western Garden Collection. Cousins of 'Wendy’s Wish' salvia, these fast growers are ideal for adding color to landscapes and...
May 16, 2014
Cornell University’s annual Floriculture Field Day will focus on new trends and thinking outside the box to help greenhouse growers, retailers and landscapers attract more business. The 2014 event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Cornell in Ithaca...
May 16, 2014
On May 14, Metro CareRing  broke ground on a new 16,000-square-foot Hunger Relief Center at the corner of 18th Avenue & Downing Street in Denver. The center, which will be completed in February 2015, will provide fresh food access and self-...
May 13, 2014
Houzz.com's 2014 Spring Houzz Landscaping Survey recently revealed that the majority of homeowners are making more and more eco-friendly choices for their yard this year. The 2014 survey included responses from more than 4,500 Houzz.com users who...
May 09, 2014
The Society of American Florists' (SAF) Live Like a Flower media workshop recently debuted in New York City to help spread a message that flowers and plants can help consumers lead happier, more fulfilling lives. In late April, nine editors of...
May 09, 2014
The new 2014-2015 interactive catalog from Terra Nova Nurseries is an online tool that offers real-time, clickable access to a variety of photos that link to full plant profiles. The 158-page catalog contains background and technical insights for...
May 09, 2014
Florikan, a specialist in polymer-coated fertilizer technologies, will be expanding operations to better serve the needs of the company’s customers and partners. “Due to the tremendous support from customers and partners, Florikan has grown to the...