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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 04, 2012
Mast Young Plants is having an open house in the company's trial gardens next week in Grand Rapids, Mich. The open house will take place Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the trial gardens located at 3525 Bristol Road. Garden tours, seminars...
August 08, 2012
Fairy Gardening Inc. officially launched a partnership with Henry F. Michell Co. and Gulley Greenhouse at OFA in Columbus on July 15, 2012. This partnership will give growers throughout the nation access to Fairy Flowers, the industry’s only...
July 30, 2012
Chameleon Grow Systems has released its commercial Solar Genesis plasma horticulture lighting. “We have been testing this light source for the past three years, and the full-spectrum nutritional light-energy produced by plasma...
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
During OFA Short Course, Fred C. Gloeckner & Co. and Philips announced that Gloeckner had become a certified Philips LED Horti partner. Under terms of the agreement, Gloeckner will now market Philips LED lighting products in the United States...
July 12, 2012
Dramm released a new white paper, “Biofilm in the Greenhouse.” The paper discusses biofilm in irrigation systems and the effects it has on mechanical equipment as well as plant health. Biofilm is present in every water system.  In addition to...
July 12, 2012
Philips has announced that Gold Biotechnology Inc., a supplier of molecular biology research chemicals in St. Louis, has become a certified Philips LED Horti Partner. Bart Saracino (director of marketing at GoldBio), Udo van Slooten (director of...
July 06, 2012
McConkey Company plans to shift distribution responsibilities from its Wilsonville, Ore., facilities to Sumner, Wash. “The move better leverages our assets and ensures we offer the most competitive long-term pricing,” says Derek Moeller, President....
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...