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July 28, 2015
On Oct. 6, GPN’s Plant Health Management Conference will return to Grand Rapids, Michigan. The DoubleTree Grand Rapids Airport will host the second one-day conference dedicated to helping growers produce healthy and profitable plants. Attendees at...
July 27, 2015
Sharda USA LLC has hired Don Rossi as the company's director of specialty products for the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Sharda USA, Rossi held key positions at Target Specialty Products, Cleary Chemical, Scotts and Helena....
July 24, 2015
America in Bloom (AIB) has become a partner in the Million Pollinator Challenge. The Challenge is a campaign to register one million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators, and was created in support of President Obama’s...
July 24, 2015
SHS Griffin released its annual seed and plant catalog for the 2015-2016 season. The 2016 catalog is available in print and online, featuring more than 400 new varieties. The company’s full seed portfolio; more than 3,400 cultivars of annuals,...
July 24, 2015
The 2016 National Floriculture Forum (NFF) will take place Jan. 24-29, in the Netherlands and Germany. Meeting objectives include: Addressing issues of importance to the floriculture industry Forming collaborative relationships Improving...
David Martin
July 24, 2015
David Martin has joined the Pleasant View Gardens team as its new territory sales manager. Martin’s responsibilities include account management, new product launches, territory management and expansion and production planning, along with industry...
July 23, 2015
Growers, landscapers and gardening enthusiasts are invited to participate in the annual Plant Trial Field Day at Michigan State University on August 4.  The program features presentations on the “Best of the Best” from Daedre Craig, trial...
July 23, 2015
Suzanne McKee, director of marketing at ePlantSource, is part of a team that has organized a 14 km hike up Grays Peak in Colorado to help raise funds to find a cure Batten Disease. Batten Disease CLN6 is a rare neurodegenerative disorder that...
July 22, 2015
Syngenta Flowers has released a new resource for growers and brokers in the form of an app. The Syngenta Flowers app includes information about all of the company’s flower varieties, helping growers and brokers quickly access descriptions, culture,...
July 22, 2015
Twelve students from five southeastern universities received academic scholarships from the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund on Wed., July 22 during SNA 2015 in Atlanta. “Congratulations to this exemplary group of students who have excelled...
July 22, 2015
Robert (Bob) Peters, founder of the Robert B Peters Company passed away peacefully surrounded by his family last weekend in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was 97. He was a true floriculture chemist who designed and formulated the earliest Peters...
July 20, 2015
Participants from the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 20 other countries traveled to Columbus, Ohio for Cultivate’15 on July 11-14. The largest all-industry horticulture exposition and convention in North America recently concluded with...
July 17, 2015
Last week at Cultivate’15, Dümmen Orange announced that its facilities in Las Mercedes, El Salvador, were being recognized by MPS for its “continued dedication to ensuring sustainability in the floriculture industry.” At the facilities, Dümmen...
July 16, 2015
CENTS 2016, hosted by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA), will take place Jan. 11-13 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio. The trade show portion of the convention will feature more than 400 suppliers offering products...
July 16, 2015
Floriculture specialist Nora Catlin was honored with an “Excellence in IPM” award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS IPM) on July 15, at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center’s Plant Science Day....
Fessler's Nursery
July 14, 2015
The International Trials Conference, held in conjunction with the 2015 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon, has announced tour stops. The day-long excursion takes place on the last day of the biennial conference held Aug. 24-27. Tour stops include: -...
July 10, 2015
As part of the company's strategic growth plan, McConkey has announced a $3 million investment that includes equipment modernization, new product development, capacity expansion and production centralization. “We believe that to be industry leaders...
July 10, 2015
Northwest Horticulture has plans to expand for its Etera Sales Division, the green roof and Sedum Tile living mat segment of its business. The company has invested in both personnel and production capacities and will also add new strategic...
July 10, 2015
Flamingo Holland and Gootjes-AllPlant have teamed up to bring Stage III tissue culture to the North American market. This partnership came as a result of an effort to facilitate the need for technical service in North America while streamlining...
July 10, 2015
Dr. Peter Konjoian, president of Konjoian’s Horticulture Education Services Inc., will present a greenhouse focused seminar at the 2015 Farwest Show. His seminar, “From Flowers to Food: Hydroponic Edible Crop Production” will challenge growers to...
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