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August 22, 2014
The Center for Applied Horticulture Research (CfAHR) has hired Dustin Meador, PhD, to be its new executive director. Located in Vista, California, the CfAHR organization is a non-profit research and teaching center that is dedicated to the...
August 22, 2014
Star Roses and Plants' new standards address the Knock Out family of roses and Drift rose series. They outline qualitative specifications for plant health and size, as well as minimum suggested pricing and mandatory packaging requirements for the...
August 22, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has announced Gabriel Becerra as AFE’s new chairman, Charles Kremp as treasurer/secretary-elect and Bill Fernandez as its newest trustee. Becerra is president of Golden Flowers in Miami and has been a trustee for...
August 22, 2014
Jim Devereux has been hired as team member and sales manager at Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Devereux will play an instrumental part in growing the wholesale business and staying ahead of industry trends. He will...
August 22, 2014
  The Society of American Florists’ 130th Annual Convention in Marco Island, Florida, earlier this month was a busy time for recognizing some key members of the industry.   SAF Alex Laurie Award   John Dole, Ph.D., head of the...
August 15, 2014
Eason Horticultural Resources (EHR) customers can now purchase Alstroemeria Princess Lilies, after the company made an agreement with Royal Van Zanten. Royal Van Zanten currently markets 15 available varieties of Princess Lilies, including new...
August 15, 2014
On July 29, 2014, Walters Gardens, Inc., Zeeland, Mich., received the Grower Award from the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) during the the association's annual symposium in Cincinnati. This award is presented to one PPA member each year in...
August 14, 2014
ePlantSource has added three new partners for the 2014-2015 season: Casa Flora, Kientzler and Skagit Gardens. With these additions, ePlantSource has rounded out its offering for tropicals, ferns and perennials and is only one of three brokers in...
August 14, 2014
GPN’s Plant Health Management Conference will take place Oct. 7, at the Grand Rapids Hilton in Michigan. The Plant Health Management Conference is designed to educate growers and greenhouse production personnel about the latest disease...
August 14, 2014
Wadsworth Control Systems has hired David Story, who received his Ph.D. in agricultural and biosystems engineering from the University of Arizona, and Brian Allen, who received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado School of...
August 14, 2014
Dow AgroSciences has added sales representatives Tyler Patton and Elyssa Trejo to its turf and ornamental (T&O) team. Patton joined Dow AgroSciences last June as a T&O sales trainee covering eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In his new...
August 13, 2014
Barry Sturdivant has joined Wells Fargo’s National Food and Agribusiness Division and will lead its initiative with the U.S. nursery and greenhouse industry.  Since 2000 Sturdivant has headed Bank of the West’s National Nursery/Greenhouse...
August 12, 2014
Suntory Flowers has announced the creation of the first rooting network for Princettia euphorbias in partnership with Dümmen Group. Princettia has been available as unrooted cuttings, but now growers have a choice of inputs they would like to...
August 08, 2014
America in Bloom and CN have announced a new partnership and the launch of a new sustainability program in the United States supporting community greening projects along the CN rail corridor. The CN EcoConnextions From the Ground Up program in...
August 07, 2014
The deadline for online applications for the American Floral Endowment (AFE) Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and the Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program is Oct. 1, 2014. Completing one of AFE’s two floriculture and horticulture...
August 07, 2014
Overdevest Nurseries is moving its Footprints Plants edibles program (Footprints Edibles), in a new direction, teaming up with chef Jonathan Bardzik in making the herb/vegetable line a garden-to-table, consumer-oriented offering. In addition to the...
August 07, 2014
The De Sangosse group recently announced that it has acquired Fine Holdings Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Fine Agrochemical Ltd. and Fine Americas, Inc., to strengthen its international development strategy. De Sangosse, based in Agen,...
August 01, 2014
Anders Ludvigson, Svensson’s executive vice president, wants to raise awareness about the global challenges of food production. He is looking for ways to help growers produce more food using less resources. To help meet that goal, he set out...
August 01, 2014
The National Garden Bureau recently announced the three crops that will be featured in the 2015 “Year of the” program. For annuals, 2015 will be the Year of the Coleus. For vegetables/edibles, 2015 will be the Year of the Sweet Pepper. For...
July 31, 2014
Fleuroselect announced that the FleuroStar Award for 2014-2015 was presented to Canna generalis Cannova Bronze Scarlet F1 from Takii. The winner was announced at the Fleuroselect Annual Convention's Gala Dinner, held in Somerleyton Hall, U.K., on...