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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...
April 13, 2012
Syngenta has announced it will be offering two $7,500 horticulture-related scholarships again in 2012. The Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Excellence Scholarship is a $7,500 award for a student working toward a degree in plant breeding. The Goldsmith Seeds...
April 13, 2012
Valent USA Corp. has reached an agreement with The Scotts Company LLC, which includes a collaborative supply agreement on key active ingredients for the outdoor consumer lawn and garden market in the United States. As part of the arrangement,...
April 06, 2012
A new on-line video is now available for BASF's Pageant Intrinsic brand fungicide. The recently introduced fungicide is labeled for disease control and plant health.   The YouTube video explains how the fungicide works and how growers can...
April 05, 2012
BioWorks has introduced Rootshield PLUS+, the next generation of RootShield Biological Fungicide. The product was granted EPA registration in February. With two active ingredients: Trichoderma harzianum strain T-22, and Trichoderma virens strain G-...
April 01, 2012
BioWorks is offering a scholarship sponsored through the American Floral Endowment — BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship — for students pursuing a career in floriculture. Preference will be given to students interested in...
March 22, 2012
BioSafe Systems recently announced that all uses on the GreenCleanPRO granular algaecide/fungicide label are now approved in California. GreenCleanPRO can be used to control algae on hard surfaces in greenhouses, helping to prevent slip and fall...
March 20, 2012
Funding for the IR-4 Project may fall victim to the budget ax in 2013 if the proposed budget is approved for the next fiscal year. Congress needs to hear from our industry that it must preserve the program that brings us most of our legal options...
March 19, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted federal registration of Syngenta's new Micora foliar fungicide for use on ornamental crops as well as certain vegetables grown for resale as transplants. Micora contains the active...
March 16, 2012
BioSafe Systems has introduced a new activated peroxide product, SaniDate Sanitizing Wipes. The wipes are an EPA-registered sanitizer effective against 99.9% of bacteria, including, staphylococcus aureus and klebsiella pneumonia. They can be used on...