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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...
December 18, 2014
AmericanHort has opened the official central reservation website for the 2015 California Spring Trials. The California Spring Trials will take place April 11-16, 2015, in the central and northern regions of California. This year more than 30...
December 16, 2014
Sakata has composed two comprehensive how-to documents for landscapers, the “Landscaper’s Guide to SunPatiens” and the “SunPatiens Floating Garden Guide”. Sakata’s hybrid impatiens series, SunPatiens, are downy mildew resistant, have fast fill in...
December 16, 2014
Fine Americas announced the hiring of Jim Kruger as sales manager for its Northeastern U.S./Eastern Canada region and the appointment of Jim Scruggs as its technical services manager. Jim Scruggs will work with the sales team, university researchers...
December 15, 2014
T.O. Plastics recently launched a new line of plug trays, SureRoots Elite.  The SureRoots Elite plug trays were designed in collaboration with growers, distributors, the T.O. Plastics sales force and its engineering department. The new...
December 15, 2014
American Hosta Growers Association (AHGA) announced ‘Victory’ as the 2015 Hosta of the Year (HOTY). AHGA selects the HOTY two to three years in advance to allow for sufficient inventory. Mark Zilis, the registrant of the hosta, discovered ‘Victory’...
December 12, 2014
T.O. Plastics has expanded its 3-D printing and scanning capabilities to improve the company’s efforts to provide fast turnaround on product design solutions for its customers and the company's own proprietary products. The company, with...
December 12, 2014
Nathan Keil and Adam Moseley recently joined Pleasant View Gardens in Loudon, New Hampshire, as marketing manager and research and development new plant identification manager respectively.  Adam Moseley will represent Pleasant View within...
December 12, 2014
The National Plant Trials Database now includes more than 30,000 ratings on thousands of varieties of annuals. The idea for an online repository of trial data came from a collaboration between All America Selections and the University of Georgia....
December 12, 2014
PanAmerican Seed has announced that Denis Flaschenriem will retire after 35 years in the floriculture industry. Flaschenriem began his career in 1979 at W. Atlee Burpee in Santa Paula, California, where he bred zinnias, marigolds and perennials. In...
December 05, 2014
BioWorks, Inc. recently announced that RootShield Plus+ WP and RootShield Plus+ Granules have been approved for sale in California. Both products received Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) approval. RootShield Plus provides preventative...
December 05, 2014
The Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center will play host to the annual midwest nursery, landscape and garden center CENTS Marketplace & University exhibition Jan. 7-9, 2015. Education sessions will feature speakers and topics designed for...
December 05, 2014
Mollie Hoare, Skagit Gardens' new operations manager, will be responsible for all production of Skagit’s Finished and Super Starts divisions. Hoare started working for Skagit Gardens in 1986. Later she worked for Color Spot and Smith Gardens where...
December 04, 2014
The Pantone Institute has announced its choice for the Color of the Year for 2015 — Marsala (Pantone 18-1438), “a naturally robust and earthy wine red.” Each year, color specialists from the Pantone Institute “comb the world” looking for color...
December 03, 2014
PanAmerican Seed recently announced that the company's website, www.panamseed.com, has been updated.   The new design is mobile friendly and tailored to its international seed customers. Visitors to the site can browse PanAmerican Seed and...
December 01, 2014
Dramm Corporation has hired Fritz Dramm as the company's new fertilizer production and compliance manager. In his new position at Dramm, Fritz will be handling many different roles, including documenting standard operation procedures, ...
November 26, 2014
Nearly 200 people attended the 2014 Poinsettia Trial and Open House on Nov. 13 at Dan Schantz Farm in Zionsville, Pennsylvania. The trial featured more than 170 poinsettia varieties from six world renowned breeders, Dümmen NA, Selecta, Syngenta,...
November 25, 2014
New England Grows recently was named one of the Top 25 fastest growing trade shows in the country by Trade Show News Network (TSNN). The Top 25 Awards pay tribute to the fastest growing association-led and for-profit show events — using net square...
November 25, 2014
The National Garden Bureau (NGB) is taking part in the #GivingTuesday movement, which will use the power of social media to create a national movement dedicated to giving on  Dec. 2. By using crowdfunding site Indiegogo, NGB is bringing more...
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