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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...
June 01, 2012
The Virtual Grower software for greenhouse crop production was selected as a winner of the 2012 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer by the Federal Laboratory Consortium.  The award recognizes laboratory employees who have accomplished...
May 31, 2012
David Gunter has joined Everris Americas as a product manager operating out of the Dublin, Ohio headquarters. Gunter's primary responsibilities include supporting the Americas Ornamental Horticulture marketing manager in the execution of category...
May 18, 2012
Last week, the McConkey Company acquired the rPET manufacturing capabilities of Kentucky-based Five Boro Plastics, Inc. The acquisition enables McConkey to increase its product offerings of rEarth containers made from recycled water bottles.  ...
May 04, 2012
Everris Americas, an ICL Specialty Fertilizers company, recently acquired the manufacturing equipment of X-Calibur Plant Health Company in Summerville, S.C.  The purchase includes a fertilizer coating line and associated handling, processing...
April 27, 2012
Dümmen USA recently announced that Plug Connection in Vista, Calif., has become their newest West Coast rooting station for Red Fox plants.  Other growers in Dümmen's North American rooting station network include:  Bob’s Market and...
April 27, 2012
LumiGrow, Inc. has signed a North American distribution agreement with Hydrofarm, Inc., one of the world’s largest wholesalers and manufacturers of indoor gardening products. Hydrofarm’s six distribution centers will make LumiGrow LED lighting for...
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 01, 2012
Young plant supplier Plug Connection has announced a partnership with Dümmen USA as their new West Coast rooting station. Based in Vista, Calif., Plug Connection will suppply liners for Dümmen's Red Fox, Confetti Garden, geraniums and dahlia product...
April 01, 2012
On Feb. 27, officials from ICL and Everris celebrated the opening of Everris’s new offices and research and development facilities in Dublin, Ohio. At the grand opening, Yossi Zidon, CEO of ICL Specialty Fertilizers, Fred Bosch, CEO of Everris and...
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...
March 14, 2012
A two-day workshop on implementing lean flow techniques in the green industry will take place in Santa Barbara, Calif. April 11 and 12. Attendees will learn how to reduce costs by improving productivity, optimizing floor space, improving throughput...
March 02, 2012
Dramm Corp. has created a new video that covers the basics of hand watering for greenhouse growers and nurserymen. The new “Watering 101” video demonstrates how to measure the amount of water a plant should receive and shows you proper watering...
February 24, 2012
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) just released a new research report that examines fungal resistance in bedding plants, using a gene for Mannitol Dehydrogenase. The research study was conducted by John D. Williamson, George C. Allen and John M....
February 24, 2012
Oglesby Plants International recently opened a new online store that puts young plant orders just a click away. “Our goal is always to simplify business for our customers, and this new online ordering system puts product, availability and price...
January 13, 2012
A new publication is available to growers to help solve insect, disease, nutritional and physiological disorders of petunias. Troubleshooting Petunia Disorders is a 68-page guide containing a diagnostic key based on where problems occur, more than...
January 03, 2012
The Ridder Group has announced plans to reorganize and invest in the Hortimax Group. Ridder acquired Hortimax last October.The Ridder Group in Pijnacker, The Netherlands, has announced plans to reorganize and invest in the Hortimax Group. Ridder...