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November 30, 2012
On Nov. 28, Novozymes announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Natural Industries Inc. based in Houston. Novozymes is is a biotech company with a strong focus on enzyme production and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. “I...
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...
November 01, 2012
Dr. Carlos Bográn has joined OHP Inc. as a technical manager with a focus on fungicide and insecticide support and development. He joins OHP after 11 years as assistant and associate professor and extension specialist in the departments of...
October 26, 2012
Fine Americas, Walnut Creek, Calif., has announced the Canadian registration of Configure, the company's benzyladenine (6-BA) plant growth regulator for ornamental growers.   The product is registered for use on a wide variety of ornamental...
October 19, 2012
Valent Professional Products has announced its 2013 Ornamental Early Order Program for greenhouse and nursery growers. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 7, 2012, growers can enjoy major savings when choosing from Valent Professional Products’ outstanding...
October 04, 2012
On Oct. 3, Syngenta announced that Medallion WP fungicide has been reformulated from a wettable powder in a water soluble bag to a new water dispersible granule formulation known as Medallion WDG fungicide. Medallion WDG will replace Medallion WP in...
October 02, 2012
On Oct. 2, Syngenta announced it has closed the acquisition of the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business. The company had announced its intent to buy Du Pont's insecticide business earlier this year. As a result of this transaction,...
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 18, 2012
BASF has  launched a new fungicide to help ornamental growers control targeted plant diseases within seconds of treatment. The fungicide, Orvego, contains a combination chemistry that combats all major downy mildews and Phytophthora species...
August 30, 2012
BioWorks recently announced that Stacey Haack has been selected as the winner of the American Floral Endowment's BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship. Applicants were evaluated on the basis of sound academic performance and a grade point...
August 29, 2012
Syngenta has announced it plans to acquire the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business, including a number of registered trademark brands. The acquisition price is $125 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Closing is...
August 09, 2012
SePRO Corp.'s new Preferal biological insecticide has received California Registration for use in the greenhouse, nursery, and landscape markets.  Preferal is a biological insecticide containing blastospores of a naturally-occurring strain of...
August 03, 2012
BioWorks recently announced that the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) has reviewed the company's EPA registered biological fungicide RootShield PLUS (both Granules and WP), and approved the products for use in organic production. RootShield...
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
Summit Chemical Co. announced that Bill Hoffpauir has been named vice president of sales. Hoffpauir is responsible for national sales activities for Summit’s retail product line marketed under the brand name Summit Responsible Solutions. In his new...
June 17, 2012
Cornell University’s 10th annual Floriculture Field Day will take place July 24, 2012 at the Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY. The morning program will center on a theme of diversification and responding to changing consumer values to maintain...
June 01, 2012
Biobest has created Biobest Maroc Trading (BMT) to distribute the company's in Morocco. to offer shorter distribution channels, better service and after-sales service to Moroccan growers. "This new stage will allow our company to focus more on the...
May 18, 2012
BASF has created a new YouTube video, “Plants Give Back: Benefits of Ornamentals,” that helps explain the benefits that are created by plants. The educational video is a helpful tool for media, industry professionals and advocates to spread the...
April 20, 2012
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is working with researchers, extension educators and representatives from the impatiens production industry to learn more about controlling impatiens downy mildew. AFE has compiled resources for growers,...
April 20, 2012
Greenheart Farms is working with Chase Agricultural Consulting to create a manual that will serve as a resource tool for Greenheart’s customers. The Ultimate Management Practices for Roses will be the first in a series of guides for the...