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February 23, 2015
Shrub Madness, horticulture’s only bracket competition, is back for its second year. The bracket tournament will crown one Proven Winners ColorChoice shrub as champion and award gardeners dozens of prizes.   Spanning March 2-30, the basketball...
February 23, 2015
Sun Gro Horticulture announced it has named Ken Elsbury as the company's new chief executive officer.   Elsbury will officially assume his new responsibilities on March 2. Elsbury joins the Sun Gro team as the next chapter...
February 20, 2015
Gordie Bailey, chair of Bailey Nurseries, in St. Paul, Minnesota, is raising money for the KGSA Foundation by hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro. The money raised by Bailey and 25 other hikers will go toward building a large school and dormitory for...
Calamintha nepeta Marvelette Blue - Van Hemert & Co.
February 19, 2015
Fleuroselect announced six Gold Medal awards given to new varieties that will be available in 2015 for wholesale and 2016 for retail. The Gold Medal award is presented to new varieties that have been tested by Fleuroselect and independent judges at...
February 17, 2015
The company management of Myers Lawn and Garden Group along with Wingate Partners V, L.P. have acquired the Lawn and Garden business from Myers Industries, Inc. The new company name is The HC Companies, Inc. The HC Companies, Inc. will...
February 13, 2015
AmericanHort has announced new volunteer officers and members of the board of directors. Dale Deppe of Spring Meadow Nursery in Grand Haven, Michigan, was elected chairman of the board of directors, and Terri Cantwell of Bates Sons & Daughters...
February 13, 2015
The Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) announced it has become The Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association (MNLGA). The name change comes as a result of the dissolution of the former Maryland Greenhouse Growers...
February 13, 2015
The International Plant Propagators’ Society (IPPS) Western Region’s annual meeting will be held Sept. 23-26 in Modesto, California. Participants can attend a full day of pre-conference tours to local nurseries, a reception, participate in a silent...
February 13, 2015
Philips Horticulture LED Solutions has appointed Ron DeKok as business development director of its North America division. DeKok has more than 20 years of combined industry experience in horticulture and business management, expanding businesses,...
February 11, 2015
All-American Selections (AAS) elected new officers for a two-year term during the Flower and Vegetable Seed Conference in Tampa, Florida. The American Seed Trade Association hosted the event. The following were elected: Angus Mellish from Veseys...
February 06, 2015
OHP, Inc. has announced the availability of the new and improved Marengo granular herbicide formulation. The new formulation of Marengo G allows for easier application and provides the same effective performance. “We’re pleased with the initial...
February 06, 2015
The Society of American Florists (SAF) is accepting nominations and applications for the Floriculture Hall of Fame and other awards until March 2. SAF will honor the 2015 recipients at its 131st annual convention, SAF Amelia Island 2015, Sept. 9-12...
BioSafe Systems, TerraGrow
February 05, 2015
BioSafe Systems' TerraGrow is a soluble powder of blended bacterial and fungal spores. It was developed to improve soil characteristics, plant stress tolerance and vigor. Terra Grow can be used for ornamental/nursery plants, vegetables, fruits,...
February 05, 2015
The Plant Watch nursery inspection program has expanded its range to include Canada. Plant Watch representatives document to what degree growers respect patents, plant breeder rights (PBR) and trademarks during an inspection. Since 2011, Spring...
February 05, 2015
Fine Americas Inc. recently announced the launch of its redesigned website. The new site features information about Fine America’s product line plus other user-friendly features. The Distributor Locator feature assists growers and landscape...
January 30, 2015
MasterTag has announced the appointment of Andy Higgins as president, effective January 20, 2015. Higgins brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his new role, having served as CEO and president of Ecke Ranch. Rick Hughes remains the...
Dosatron
January 29, 2015
Dosatron International joined Dosatron in Bordeaux, France to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original water-powered dosing pump. Dosatron International, Inc. is the provider of water-powered dosing technology for North and Central America....
January 29, 2015
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announced that research pre-proposal applications for 2016-2017 funding are due no later than June 1, 2015. Research priorities are focused on floricultural crops such as fresh cut flowers, fresh cut greens,...
Emerald Coast Growers
January 29, 2015
Emerald Coast Growers recently added 21,504 square feet to its Pensacola, Florida facility. The expansion has allowed Emerald Coast Growers’ to expand perennial offerings, shift Phlox subulata production and add new crops at its Pace, Florida...
January 27, 2015
Syngenta Flowers has moved up the dates for its 2015 Goldsmith Scholarship program. The company will again be awarding two $7,500 scholarships to college students who have shown high potential in the fields of plant breeding and ornamental...
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