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June 25, 2014
Would you like to take a peek into the future of our industry? Would you like to meet some of the individuals who are setting the pace and determining direction that our industry is headed? If you would, then you should head to Columbus next month...
June 25, 2014
Greenstreet Growers Inc. recently acquired Eclectic Nature Gift and Garden Center in Alexandria, Va., making it their third local garden center. This comes two years after the Greenstreet family purchased The Apple House in Alexandria. Located in...
June 23, 2014
The 2014 Farwest Trade Show, Aug. 21-23 in Portland, Oregon, will spotlight more than 50 plants in the New Varieties Showcase. These annuals, perennials, shrubs, conifers and shade and flowering trees represent materials from 19 different North...
June 23, 2014
Proven Winners is  introducing a $15,000 scholarship program that will reach out to students in three distinct areas of the horticulture industry. In 2014 the company will award a total of $15,000 in college scholarship programs. This...
June 23, 2014
As poinsettia propagation time approaches, propagators and growers need a solid pest management program. BioSafe Systems has established a program to provide disease and insect solutions for poinsettias from cuttings to propagation and on to...
June 22, 2014
Northwest Horticulture has hired Debbie Thorne (formerly Hewlett) as program product manager for its Grower Division and Gina Falcetti as research and development manager. Thorne has spent over 25 years at Skagit Gardens where her experience...
June 22, 2014
Last week, BASF announced it has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of its Sultan miticide – with active ingredient cyflumetofen – for mite control in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes and interiorscapes.Sultan miticide...
June 22, 2014
Earlier this month, Myers Industries announced that it has engaged the investment bank William Blair & Co. to commence the sale of its Lawn & Garden Segment. In February 2013, the company had announced that it was beginning a two phased...
June 13, 2014
During the past 13 years, Lucas Greenhouses of Monroeville, N.J., has partnered with Syngenta and Fischer USA as their rooting station. George and Louise Lucas have announced their continued partnership with Syngenta but as an independent root and...
June 12, 2014
McHutchison has started a succession plan with Mike Tizio promoted to president-CEO and Keith Cable and Scott Crownover becoming corporate vice presidents, effective July 1. Tizio received a bachelor’s degree in floriculture and ornamental...
June 11, 2014
Greenstreet Growers, Lothian, Md., announced the addition of Michaela Fralen to the position of marketing director. This position was created as a result of the company’s growing emphasis on increasing the number and scope of special events at what...
June 10, 2014
The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) announced final details of the 59th Annual SNA Research Conference,July 22 and 23, 2014, at Atlanta’s Georgia International Convention Center. The conference will take place in conjunction with SNA 2014, which...
June 09, 2014
Next month a meeting to discuss horticultural lighting standards for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will take place during the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) annual conference in Orlando, Fla.  It is scheduled to convene...
June 06, 2014
Ball Seed Field Day and Landscape Day will take place July 25, 2014. Customers of Ball Seed, growers, retailers and landscape businesses can visit The Gardens at Ball in West Chicago, Illinois, for a full day of activities and see more than 150,000...
June 06, 2014
Beekenkamp has developed a company app, so customers can immediately see how many plants are needed for a certain surface area, what the characteristics of the plant are and what delivery weeks are applicable to each tray size. At the Beekenkamp...
June 06, 2014
Three community gardens from across the U.S. have won 2014 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards. The winning gardens were determined by votes on the Nature Hills Nursery Facebook page. The first prize winner, who receives $1,500 in plants from...
June 06, 2014
After 63 years in the same location, Irrometer Co. Inc. has moved its operating facilities to an industrial complex located at 1425 Palmyrita Ave., Riverside, CA 92507. The move will serve the company's goals for future expansion and new product...
June 06, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has launched its new website at www.endowment.org to serve as the hub of its activities. The newly designed website makes use of the latest technology and is completely mobile-friendly. The streamlined site...
June 06, 2014
Terra Nova Nurseries’ Dan Heims, will be present three seminars during Cultivate ’14, July 12 to 15, 2014, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.  On July 12, at 1:00 p.m., Heims will speak on “New Perennials from Around...
May 30, 2014
Producers of the International Floriculture Expo (IFE) have announced plans to combine forces in 2015 and 2016 with the United Fresh Produce Association’s United Fresh, starting in Chicago June 9 -11, 2015, at McCormick Place. The floral and...