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January 25, 2014
Burpee Home Garden flower varieties scored well in university plant trials in 2013. Osteospermum White Lightning, Petunia Flash Mob Bluerific and Zinnia UpTown Grape were some of the varieties that consistently ranked high in trials with positive...
January 24, 2014
On Jan. 22, Electronic Grower Resources Online (e-GRO) launched the third year of e-GRO Alert. The goal of the newsletter is to inform growers of insect, disease, nutritional or physiological growth situations occurring in production greenhouses...
January 24, 2014
ePlantSource has entered the Small Business FedEx Grant Contest to win $25,000. With the grant money, ePlantSource would put additional development resources toward making freight charges more transparent and upfront to its customers. Freight costs...
January 24, 2014
BASF Empress Intrinsic-brand fungicide has received supplemental labeling from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on herbaceous and woody plants in greenhouse, nursery container and field production in New York. The drench...
January 20, 2014
Van Belle Nursery, Abbotsford, British Columbia, has redesigned its young plant shipping method using lean manufacturing principles to provide customers a competitive edge when producing finished containers. The new FloGo Shipping System saves labor...
January 17, 2014
Harvest Automation Inc. and Practical Software Solutions have partnered to connect Harvest Knowledge robot data systems with the Grower Vertical for Sage ERP package to develop integrated production optimization tools. Following on the heels of the...
January 17, 2014
GGS Structures Inc. has been chosen by Google to try its new Google Glass device, a wearable computer that projects a screen in front of the user’s eye. Google Glass is currently in prototype stages and is not yet available to the general public....
January 16, 2014
For the fourth year, floriculture/greenhouse specialists Dr. Mark Bridgen and Dr. Neil Mattson of Cornell University are organizing a tour of several of the main stops along the California Spring Trials route. The tour, from April 8-10, 2014, is...
January 16, 2014
McConkey Co. has launched its Charlotte Collection container line designed to fit in well with home décor and provide an upscale, classic appearance. The new design was selected after studying the primary female gardening demographic and exploring a...
January 10, 2014
On Jan. 21, the first International e-GRO Webinar Conference will take place from 11 a.m. until 3:15 EST. Registration for the on-line conference is free.   The International e-GRO Webinar Conference, sponsored by Fine Americas, will...
January 10, 2014
Dow AgroSciences recently announced that Maureen Clark has returned to the company's U.S. turf and ornamental (T&O) business as product manager. In her new role, Clark will execute the portfolio marketing strategy and implement product launches...
January 10, 2014
Students planning a career in floriculture can now apply for the 2014-15 Shinoda Memorial Scholarships. To be considered, students must apply before March 30, 2014, and be enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or California community...
January 09, 2014
Attendees can head to the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a day early (Tuesday, Jan. 21) for the TPIE Road Show. Participants will head to Florida’s Homestead area and spend the day visiting tropical foliage...
January 09, 2014
Texas A&M's Dr. Charlie Hall will present his annual economic outlook for the green industry during a webinar Jan. 17, from 10-11 a.m. Central time.. The emphasis will be on sectors of the economy that have a direct impact on growers, landscape...
January 09, 2014
The deadline to apply for American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) paid floriculture internships is March 1. The Vic and Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and the Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program allow students to train at some of the industry’...
January 09, 2014
AmericanHort, the horticulture industry’s new trade association, formally began operating Jan. 1, 2014, with the closing on Dec. 31, 2013 of the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association and OFA – The Association of...
January 09, 2014
Proven Winners has announced the dates and locations for its 2014 Outdoor Living Extravaganzas. These all-day gardening retreats will provide a respite for gardeners from what is turning out to be one of the coldest winters on record for many....
January 06, 2014
The HGTV HOME Plant Collection has announced that Freedom Tree Farms has been chosen as a new growing partner for 2014. Located in Pelham, Tenn., Freedom Tree Farms will grow shrubs, annuals and select perennials designed for the South for the...
January 06, 2014
Longtime PARsource territory manager, Sal Menicci will now handle PARsource distributor accounts throughout the United States. Sal has been with the company for eight years representing the Garden Center and PARsource divisions. He will focus his...
January 06, 2014
Dosatron International, Inc., Clearwater, Fla., has named Christopher Lundgren as Regional Sales Manager - Horticulture. Lundgren has more than 10 years of horticulture experience, beginning as a grower and working his way into management and...