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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...
January 17, 2014
Harvest Automation Inc. and Practical Software Solutions have partnered to connect Harvest Knowledge robot data systems with the Grower Vertical for Sage ERP package to develop integrated production optimization tools. Following on the heels of the...
January 10, 2014
On Jan. 21, the first International e-GRO Webinar Conference will take place from 11 a.m. until 3:15 EST. Registration for the on-line conference is free.   The International e-GRO Webinar Conference, sponsored by Fine Americas, will...
January 10, 2014
Dow AgroSciences recently announced that Maureen Clark has returned to the company's U.S. turf and ornamental (T&O) business as product manager. In her new role, Clark will execute the portfolio marketing strategy and implement product launches...
January 06, 2014
Longtime PARsource territory manager, Sal Menicci will now handle PARsource distributor accounts throughout the United States. Sal has been with the company for eight years representing the Garden Center and PARsource divisions. He will focus his...
January 06, 2014
Dosatron International, Inc., Clearwater, Fla., has named Christopher Lundgren as Regional Sales Manager - Horticulture. Lundgren has more than 10 years of horticulture experience, beginning as a grower and working his way into management and...
December 18, 2013
Richard Gigot has been hired as director of sales and marketing at Pacific Plug & Liner in Watsonville, Calif.  Gigot will work directly with April Herring, PP&L's new product development and marketing manager, on developing the company...
December 13, 2013
Monrovia Nursery Co. recently announced the promotion of two long-time sales associates and the hiring of two industry professionals. Amy Kolden has been named sales development coach, acting as a mentor and trainer to the 70-person sales team....
December 13, 2013
On Dec. 13, Ball DPF, LLC announced that Dr. Allan Armitage, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, has accepted a marketing consulting position with the company. Dr. Armitage will represent Nature’s Source Plant Food as he travels the...
December 12, 2013
Josh Flikkema from Sawyer Nursery in Hudsonville, Mich., is the winner of the 2013 Rack Building Contest sponsored by Container Centralen (CC). Flikkema assembled a three-shelf CC rack in 32.6 seconds and won a cash prize of $500, as well as a CC-...
December 12, 2013
The Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS) will host CENTS 2015 in the middle of the week, from Jan. 5-9, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. The 2014 convention will take place as planned January 13-15, 2014 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center...
December 12, 2013
The official central reservation website for the 2014 California Spring Trials is now open and attendees can begin to make reservations. The event will take place April 5-10, 2014, in the central and northern regions of California. This year more...
December 06, 2013
Purdue University will host an open house on Jan. 31, to showcase its latest research on light emitting diode (LED) technology being conducted in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Attendees will have the opportunity to see...
December 02, 2013
GPN  is now accepting applications for the Class of 2014 of its 40 Under 40 program. This is the third year that GPN will recognize 40 individuals (under the age of 40) who are helping set the standard for the  horticulture...
November 26, 2013
Jiffy International recently announced that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 for its eight main worldwide activities.  The eight main worldwide entities encompassed within these certifications are; Substrates, Preforma, Peat...
November 22, 2013
SATO America, a provider of thermal barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, has announced an exclusive strategic alliance with TGI, an ERP software solutions provider for small and mid-market manufacturing and distribution companies....
November 14, 2013
Grolink has announced this year’s winner of its annual Biggest Belgian Mum contest: Wendy Robinson from Armstrong Growers in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. The biggest mum, Grolink’s Pardre Yellow variety, measured 42-inches wide and 25.5-inches tall...
November 13, 2013
Suntory Flowers has introduced its new Grower’s Guide app designed for iPad tablets. The fully integrated tool provides complete cultural information for the entire Suntory catalog of varieties Portable and user-friendly, growers can sort crops by...
November 12, 2013
Dramm Corp. has announced that Les Evans is returning to the company and will be working with Dramm's team to manage the sales of DRAMMwater in the Eastern United States and Canada. In this capacity, Evans will coordinate closely with DRAMMwater...