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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...
January 26, 2015
All-America Selections has announced seven more 2015 AAS Winners bringing the grand total of introductions for the 2015 gardening year to 25. The seven additional winners join the 12 announced last November and six announced last July. This is a 75-...
January 26, 2015
The 2015 Big Grower Executive Summit will take place next month in Orlando, Florida. The conference will take place Feb. 8 to 10, at the Marriott Orlando Airport. Some of the topics that will be covered during the two-and-a-half day conference...
January 23, 2015
Ronald Valentin has been appointed technical lead for Syngenta Bioline, effective January 2015. Valentin, a former biological crop protection specialist and technical coordinator at Biobest, will be responsible for technical support of Bioline...
January 20, 2015
The 2015 International Trials Conference will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon. The conference will take place Aug. 24-27, and focuses on the latest research and techniques for trialing annual, perennial and...
January 20, 2015
Costa Farms has redesigned its website to offer consumers interactive tools along with an innovative plant finder, allowing visitors to search plants by type, light needs, color and personality. Once a consumer chooses a plant, the site offers tips...
January 16, 2015
The Perennial Plant Conference — A Conference for the Landscape and Horticulture Professional will take place March 5 at the Lewis B. Rome Commons on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. The conference, sponsored by UConn Extension, will...
January 16, 2015
Greenex has hired Steve Swart to be the company's sale representative in the western portion of the United States. Swart has more than twenty years of horticultural experience with a strong background in both commercial and research growing, as well...
January 13, 2015
On Jan. 8, Myers Industries announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Lawn & Garden business for $115 million to an entity controlled by Wingate Partners V, L.P., a private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas. The agreement...
January 12, 2015
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Bailey  Nurseries acquired plant breeding company Plant Introductions,  Inc. (PII). Plant Introductions, Inc., has developed numerous  innovative new varieties that have been marketed worldwide, many...
January 12, 2015
On Jan. 12., DNA Green Group announced it is incorporating Terra Nigra, a company specializing in breeding and propagation of gerberas and roses.  Terra Nigra, previously owned by the Boerlage family, will join the DNA Green Group. “Now that we...
Malia Michaud, Pleasant View Gardens
January 09, 2015
Malia Michaud joined the Pleasant View Gardens team as account manager for its Retail Division. Michaud will manage relationships with independent garden centers in the Northeastern region of the U.S. Prior to coming on staff at Pleasant View...
January 07, 2015
University of New Hampshire researchers have grown bulbing onions with the aid of inexpensive low tunnels. The onions, which were planted in fall for a spring harvest, were grown in response to a high demand for year-round local produce. New...
AFE board members, Cynthia Hanauer, William Hardin, Jr., American Floral Endowme
January 07, 2015
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) recently announced the addition of two members to its board of trustees, Cynthia Hanauer and William Hardin, Jr. Hanauer has worked in the floral industry for 45 years and is the founder and CEO of Grand Central...
January 07, 2015
Proven Winners has announced the date and locations for its 2015 Outdoor Living Extravaganza program. The daylong educational seminars are designed to inspire gardeners with new plants, design ideas and more. Attendees also will have a chance to...
January 06, 2015
On January 1, AmericanHort celebrated its first birthday. The organization formally launched on January 1, 2014 through the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) and OFA—The Association of Horticulture...
January 05, 2015
The deadline to nominate someone for the Class of 2015 of GPN's 40 Under 40 is rapidly approaching. In the May 2015 issue, GPN will again recognize 40 individuals in the horticulture industry who are setting the pace for the future. The program is...
January 02, 2015
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is now accepting scholarship applications for 2015. Horticultural students who are eligible are encouraged to apply for this year’s scholarship awards. Eligibility requirements and the...
December 19, 2014
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) has released an app for iOS devices that helps nursery industry businesses connect with each other. The Oregon Nursery Map app is a digital counterpart to the OAN’s printed Wholesale Nursery Map. “It’s more...
December 19, 2014
Plant selections for the coming year have been released by Star Roses and Plants. The following list are some new selections for 2015: -Icecap: contains pure white flowers on a rounded shrub. It has been a consistent performer at independent trials...
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