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February 15, 2013
LumiGrow has hired Dr. Melanie Yelton as the company's  director of research. Dr. Yelton’s appointment will enhance the company’s ability to engineer and customize energy-efficient LED greenhouse lighting systems that improve plant growth, seed...
January 25, 2013
e-GRO will offer three Internet-based e-Gro Nutrient Monitoring Workshops. e-GRO is a collaborative effort of floriculture specialists at the University of New Hampshire, North Carolina State University, Purdue University, Kansas State University...
December 07, 2012
Plant Products announced that Jim Zablocki has joined its U.S. sales team as technical regional sales manager in the Northeast. Zablocki is a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science, and has completed graduate studies in...
November 28, 2012
BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity investment company. The purchase price was $1.02 billion. With the acquisition, BASF is now a provider of technologies for biological...
October 19, 2012
Plant Development Services Inc. has announced its Liner Program is now taking orders for spring delivery. The program combines Encore Azalea and the Southern Living Plant Collection, allowing new growers to participate in both programs. In the past...
October 19, 2012
Robert Brandstetter has joined Wadsworth Control Systems as Operations Manager.  He is responsible for Wadsworth Controls’ manufacturing and fulfillment functions.   Robert has experience implementing lean manufacturing techniques to...
October 04, 2012
Commercial Lighting Products Ltd. and Philips have announced they are now official partners for Horticultural LED Lighting. CLP made the relationship official by signing the partnership contract and agreement on Oct 3, 2012 during a ceremony at the...
September 20, 2012
On Sept., 20, BASF announced it plans to acquire Becker Underwood for a price of $1.02 billion. The company, headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is one of the leading global providers of technologies for biological seed treatment, seed treatment colors and...
September 04, 2012
Mast Young Plants is having an open house in the company's trial gardens next week in Grand Rapids, Mich. The open house will take place Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the trial gardens located at 3525 Bristol Road. Garden tours, seminars...
August 08, 2012
Fairy Gardening Inc. officially launched a partnership with Henry F. Michell Co. and Gulley Greenhouse at OFA in Columbus on July 15, 2012. This partnership will give growers throughout the nation access to Fairy Flowers, the industry’s only...
July 30, 2012
Chameleon Grow Systems has released its commercial Solar Genesis plasma horticulture lighting. “We have been testing this light source for the past three years, and the full-spectrum nutritional light-energy produced by plasma...
July 30, 2012
BioWorks, Inc. recently announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with DCM Corp. of Belgium, a producer of natural and organic-based fertilizers in Western Europe. The fertilizer product line to be offered by BioWorks in the U.S. will be...
July 20, 2012
During OFA Short Course, Fred C. Gloeckner & Co. and Philips announced that Gloeckner had become a certified Philips LED Horti partner. Under terms of the agreement, Gloeckner will now market Philips LED lighting products in the United States...
July 12, 2012
Dramm released a new white paper, “Biofilm in the Greenhouse.” The paper discusses biofilm in irrigation systems and the effects it has on mechanical equipment as well as plant health. Biofilm is present in every water system.  In addition to...
July 12, 2012
Philips has announced that Gold Biotechnology Inc., a supplier of molecular biology research chemicals in St. Louis, has become a certified Philips LED Horti Partner. Bart Saracino (director of marketing at GoldBio), Udo van Slooten (director of...
July 06, 2012
McConkey Company plans to shift distribution responsibilities from its Wilsonville, Ore., facilities to Sumner, Wash. “The move better leverages our assets and ensures we offer the most competitive long-term pricing,” says Derek Moeller, President....
June 13, 2012
Purdue University is investigating the effects of LED lighting during young plant (plug) production. The project began in 2010 with a four-year United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crops Research Initiative grant to improve and...
June 13, 2012
Dramm's second how-to video on hand watering is now online and available for viewing on YouTube. This video continues the company's series with training tips and techniques for hand watering in the greenhouse or nursery. Dramm released its first...
June 07, 2012
LumiGrow Inc., a provider of smart horticultural lighting, announced an Equipment Buy Back program to help commercial growers embrace LED lighting technology with greater confidence.Starting this month, growers have the option to participate in the...
June 07, 2012
Seed Holdings Inc. has acquired all of the assets of Ferry Morse Seed Co. (USA) and A.E. McKenzie Inc. (Canada) from Jiffy International AS. Seed Holdings is also the shareholder of Plantation Products LLC, a merchandiser of flower and vegetable...