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August 29, 2014
Ludvig Svensson celebrated 25 years of serving growers across the Americas. “When we opened our Americas office, we believed the climate was right for growth, and we believed we could create the ideal climate for greenhouse growers and retailers to...
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August 29, 2014
Texas Superstar board members have recognized marylandica types of fall zinnias for their disease-resistant “mounds of color” that last until frost when planted in late summer. Zinnia marylandica include the Profusion and Zahara series, which grow...
August 29, 2014
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has appointed Terril A. Nell, Ph.D., as its new research coordinator to oversee research funding and provide counsel to industry researchers. Nell is professor emeritus in floriculture at the University of Florida...
August 29, 2014
The new website for Endless Summer hydrangeas offers consumers a one-stop shop for hydrangea-related information. EndlessSummerBlooms.com showcases inspirational images, how‐to instructions for planting and caring for hydrangeas and practical...
August 28, 2014
Every year, the New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Trade Show features dozens of plants that are new to the trade. The 2014 showcase featured 52 different trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals with interesting shapes, colors, growth habits and...
August 28, 2014
The Society of American Florists (SAF) has elected three new members to its board of directors. The results of SAF's board elections, which took place during SAF Marco Island 2014 and by mail ballot, also were announced at the Business Meeting on...
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
  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 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
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...