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August 28, 2014
Every year, the New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Trade Show features dozens of plants that are new to the trade. The 2014 showcase featured 52 different trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals with interesting shapes, colors, growth habits and...
August 28, 2014
The Society of American Florists (SAF) has elected three new members to its board of directors. The results of SAF's board elections, which took place during SAF Marco Island 2014 and by mail ballot, also were announced at the Business Meeting on...
August 22, 2014
Star Roses and Plants' new standards address the Knock Out family of roses and Drift rose series. They outline qualitative specifications for plant health and size, as well as minimum suggested pricing and mandatory packaging requirements for the...
August 22, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has announced Gabriel Becerra as AFE’s new chairman, Charles Kremp as treasurer/secretary-elect and Bill Fernandez as its newest trustee. Becerra is president of Golden Flowers in Miami and has been a trustee for...
August 22, 2014
  The Society of American Florists’ 130th Annual Convention in Marco Island, Florida, earlier this month was a busy time for recognizing some key members of the industry.   SAF Alex Laurie Award   John Dole, Ph.D., head of the...
August 15, 2014
Eason Horticultural Resources (EHR) customers can now purchase Alstroemeria Princess Lilies, after the company made an agreement with Royal Van Zanten. Royal Van Zanten currently markets 15 available varieties of Princess Lilies, including new...
August 15, 2014
On July 29, 2014, Walters Gardens, Inc., Zeeland, Mich., received the Grower Award from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) during the the association's annual symposium in Cincinnati. This award is presented to one PPA member each year in...
August 14, 2014
ePlantSource has added three new partners for the 2014-2015 season: Casa Flora, Kientzler and Skagit Gardens. With these additions, ePlantSource has rounded out its offering for tropicals, ferns and perennials and is only one of three brokers in...
August 14, 2014
GPN’s Plant Health Management Conference will take place Oct. 7, at the Grand Rapids Hilton in Michigan. The Plant Health Management Conference is designed to educate growers and greenhouse production personnel about the latest disease...
August 14, 2014
Wadsworth Control Systems has hired David Story, who received his Ph.D. in agricultural and biosystems engineering from the University of Arizona, and Brian Allen, who received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado School of...
August 14, 2014
Dow AgroSciences has added sales representatives Tyler Patton and Elyssa Trejo to its turf and ornamental (T&O) team. Patton joined Dow AgroSciences last June as a T&O sales trainee covering eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In his new...
August 13, 2014
Barry Sturdivant has joined Wells Fargo’s National Food and Agribusiness Division and will lead its initiative with the U.S. nursery and greenhouse industry.  Since 2000 Sturdivant has headed Bank of the West’s National Nursery/Greenhouse...
August 12, 2014
Suntory Flowers has announced the creation of the first rooting network for Princettia euphorbias in partnership with Dümmen Group. Princettia has been available as unrooted cuttings, but now growers have a choice of inputs they would like to...
August 07, 2014
The De Sangosse group recently announced that it has acquired Fine Holdings Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Fine Agrochemical Ltd. and Fine Americas, Inc., to strengthen its international development strategy. De Sangosse, based in Agen,...
August 01, 2014
The National Garden Bureau recently announced the three crops that will be featured in the 2015 “Year of the” program. For annuals, 2015 will be the Year of the Coleus. For vegetables/edibles, 2015 will be the Year of the Sweet Pepper. For...
July 31, 2014
Fleuroselect announced that the FleuroStar Award for 2014-2015 was presented to Canna generalis Cannova Bronze Scarlet F1 from Takii. The winner was announced at the Fleuroselect Annual Convention's Gala Dinner, held in Somerleyton Hall, U.K., on...
July 31, 2014
Palram Americas announced a new website design at www.palramamericas.com. This new design, which is more closely aligned with the global corporate website (www.palram.com), includes new features. Users will experience new advanced product search...
July 31, 2014
Eighteen students have been awarded competitive scholarships from the American Floral Endowment (AFE) totaling almost $40,000. “AFE scholarships provide financial assistance to students as they equip themselves with the education and experience that...
July 31, 2014
Costa Farms will open its 2-acre Trial Garden on August 13, 2014 for its annual Summer Showdown Garden Open House. This year’s Trial Garden will feature six sets of thematic gardens including butterfly, hummingbird, tropical-style, foliage, magenta-...
July 30, 2014
America in Bloom (AIB) wants cities and towns across the U.S. to showcase their beautification efforts with a new annual photography contest. The deadline to submit photos for the AIB contest, with cooperating partnership from Home & Garden...
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