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August 27, 2015
The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation Inc. elected a new president, vice president and board member at its annual board meeting in May; the foundation also recently awarded 15 grants totaling $149,775. Dr. Richard Craig, former vice president of the...
August 27, 2015
Poly-Tex Inc. and WaterPulse Inc. signed an agreement that authorizes Poly-Text to distribute WaterPulse retail mats and its display systems in the United States and Canada. “The ability of our national sales team to sell WaterPulse mats along with...
August 21, 2015
Last week, Syngenta announced it plans to divest its premium Flowers business from its Lawn and Garden operating unit.   "Syngenta has built a high quality profitable Flowers business based on seeds and vegetative genetics and...
Zero Tol 2.0
August 20, 2015
BioSafe Systems’ product, ZeroTol 2.0, has been added to the OMRI Products List. OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) has determined that according to the USDA National Organic Program, ZeroTol 2.0 is now cleared for organic production,...
Gene Hurst
August 20, 2015
Clifton Eugene “Gene” Hurst, founder of Hurst Boiler & Welding Co., passed away on Wed., July 22 at the age of 79. "We lost one of the greatest men to ever live, a man adored by many, a man of true character, a man that meant so much to so many...
August 19, 2015
Michael Geary has resigned as president and CEO of AmericanHort. Geary is leaving to serve as CEO of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. He will remain on staff through Sept. 30. “We are thankful for Michael’s leadership for over five...
August 14, 2015
Ball Horticultural Company announced it is purchasing Conard-Pyle, with the sale scheduled to close by the end of September 2015. The acquisition includes Conard-Pyle’s in-house breeding division NovaFlora and its intellectual properties; and...
AFE
August 14, 2015
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) trustees met with several industry supporters in July when they convened for annual board and committee meetings in Aurora, Colorado. CEO of Welby Gardens Al Gerace and his son Dan led the trustees on a tour of...
August 12, 2015
The fifth annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) symposium, hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, will take place Oct. 1, at the Arboretum’s Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina. This...
August 12, 2015
The National Plant Board has awarded Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort's senior vice president for industry advocacy and research, with its Outstanding Partnership Award. The award was presented at the Plant Board’s annual meeting, August 3-6, 2015,...
August 11, 2015
The University of Florida's IFAS Extension has started providing online courses designed for people already working in the ornamental plant industry. “Nutrient management for container-grown crops: Level 1” will be offered in English and...
August 10, 2015
Seven scholarships plus grants totaling $22,000 were awarded by The Shinoda Foundation. “It’s our honor to contribute to horticulture’s growth by investing in the students that will be its future,” said Bob Otsuka, president of the Foundation. “...
August 07, 2015
OHP, Inc.has announced that its Marengo liquid pre-emergent herbicide is now available in an 18 fl. oz. container to accommodate users of all sizes. Launched in 2013, Marengo has become widely used due to its long-term residual control of both...
August 07, 2015
Last month, Costa Layman Farms and the Georgia Regents University College of Nursing celebrated the 10th anniversary of their annual health fair. Ten year ago, the two groups came together a decade ago to offer preventative health care for workers...
August 07, 2015
GrowIt! Garden Socially recently announced the top two winners of its 2015 Friends & Family app contest. Hort students Brett Weiss and Sarah Swofford will receive all-expenses paid trips to Chicago, Aug. 17-20, to attend the IGC Show at Navy...
SNA New Officers
August 05, 2015
The Southern Nursery Association elected new officers for the 2015-2016 term at its 117th annual meeting in Atlanta during SNA 2015, and also announced a new president. The election determined representation for the following four regions: -Chapter...
Americ Confined Space Ventilators
August 05, 2015
Schaefer Ventilation Equipment announced the release of a video for its confined space ventilators.  The video demonstrates the product's features and assembly. The video is available on Schaefer’s website. For more information, and to view the...
August 05, 2015
BioSafe is sponsoring a summer giveaway program through the end of September 2015. The company wants to know where in the world its products are being used. Applicants must submit a photo of a BioSafe product in their location, or an invoice that...
August 03, 2015
Proven Winners has announced the dates and locations for its 2015 Road Shows. Proven Winners' team of plant and retail professionals, including John Gaydos, Dave Konsoer, and Judy Sharpton will travel to four cities in October to share their...
August 03, 2015
Emerald Coast Growers has released the latest edition of its Resource Guide both in print and online. With a user-friendly design targeted with grower and broker buying habits in mind, the guide features varietal and marketing information for one of...
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