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October 16, 2013
Ball DPF, LLC has added Nature’s Source Plant Probiotic to its line of plant nutrition products. It’s a unique complex of beneficial microorganisms that promotes the establishment and enhances the growth of greenhouse and nursery crops, landscape...
October 10, 2013
Chameleon Grow Systems is seeking growers of plugs and transplants to test plasma grow lighting compared to traditional HID lighting (HPS/MH) free of charge in their greenhouses. As a participant in the program, growers will be asked to provide...
October 09, 2013
Philips Lighting - Horticultural LED North America has added Douglas Marlow as key account manager. Marlow has more than 25 years of horticultural experience and will be responsible for commercial market development of Philips’ new category of...
August 28, 2013
BioWorks Inc. has added EcoVita, a homogeneous granular organic fertilizer, to its Verdanta biofertilizers product family. This fertilizer will be manufactured and supplied to BioWorks by DCM Corp. of Belgium, a producer of natural and organic-based...
August 26, 2013
Matthew Blanchard, Erik Runkle, A.J. Both, and Hiroshi Shimizu were recently honored with the 2013 Kenneth Post Award for Graduate Research in Floriculture for their scientific paper "Greenhouse Energy Curtains Influence Shoot-Tip Temperature of New...
July 25, 2013
Kurt and Marlene Dramm have completed the planned ownership transfer of the Dramm Corporation to their son Hans Dramm and daughter Heidi Dramm Becker.  “The Dramm Family has been in continuous businesses including meat, flowers and...
July 11, 2013
Summit Plastic Company and Nursery Supplies Inc., affiliated companies since 2006, have announced they are merging to offer a more comprehensive, innovative assortment of their complementary products and services. Nursery Supplies Inc. has been a...
July 03, 2013
Growers Supply will host a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) School Sept. 17-19, 2013 at the company's campus in Dyersville, Iowa. CEA participants will take part in three, one-day sessions focusing on hydroponic growing, fodder production...
June 03, 2013
Dr. Abhay Thosar has joined Philips as a plant specialist for horticultural LED lighting in North America. In this role, Thosar will be responsible for identifying and advising on the best LED lighting recipes for plant production in North America....
April 03, 2013
Wolfgang Engelmann, former president and COO of Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Apopka, Fla., passed away on March 30, after a battle with cancer. "For a man surrounded by Exotic Angels, Wolfgang Engelmann remained surprisingly down to earth," the...
March 13, 2013
Ball DPF recently launched Nature’s Source, a new brand name and packaging identity that’s more descriptive of its seed extract-based plant nutrition origin. Formerly known as Daniels Plant Food, Nature’s Source offers horticulture professionals the...
March 01, 2013
Oasis Grower Solutions (OGS) recently launched a new microsite to highlight its new product, Horticubes XL. The site showcases the foam’s ability to improve hydroponic root penetration three days faster than its original Horticubes media. The new...
March 01, 2013
Stover Manufacturing, LLC is offering real-time plant tag production to wholesale greenhouse/nursery growers and garden center retailers across the country. The company's primary product focus is an in-house turnkey roll label system comprised...
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...