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March 25, 2015
DNA Green Group’s acquisition of Rijnplant has been finalized. Rijnplant Breeding, headquartered in De Lier, the Netherlands, specializes in breeding, propagation and growing young plant varieties of anthurium, bougainvillea and heliconia. Biense...
March 19, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program spending plan for this year. The program will provide nearly $58 million to...
Kniphofia 'Banana Popsicle'
March 19, 2015
Eight new varieties from Terra Nova Nurseries are now available to growers as pre-ordered liners. -Coleus Globetrotters ‘Jackie’ has cream leaves with green edges on the top and deep pink on the bottom. It produces a tight, upright habit due to...
February 23, 2015
Shrub Madness, horticulture’s only bracket competition, is back for its second year. The bracket tournament will crown one Proven Winners ColorChoice shrub as champion and award gardeners dozens of prizes.   Spanning March 2-30, the basketball...
February 23, 2015
Sun Gro Horticulture announced it has named Ken Elsbury as the company's new chief executive officer.   Elsbury will officially assume his new responsibilities on March 2. Elsbury joins the Sun Gro team as the next chapter...
February 20, 2015
Gordie Bailey, chair of Bailey Nurseries, in St. Paul, Minnesota, is raising money for the KGSA Foundation by hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro. The money raised by Bailey and 25 other hikers will go toward building a large school and dormitory for...
February 13, 2015
AmericanHort has announced new volunteer officers and members of the board of directors. Dale Deppe of Spring Meadow Nursery in Grand Haven, Michigan, was elected chairman of the board of directors, and Terri Cantwell of Bates Sons & Daughters...
February 13, 2015
Philips Horticulture LED Solutions has appointed Ron DeKok as business development director of its North America division. DeKok has more than 20 years of combined industry experience in horticulture and business management, expanding businesses,...
February 06, 2015
OHP, Inc. has announced the availability of the new and improved Marengo granular herbicide formulation. The new formulation of Marengo G allows for easier application and provides the same effective performance. “We’re pleased with the initial...
BioSafe Systems, TerraGrow
February 05, 2015
BioSafe Systems' TerraGrow is a soluble powder of blended bacterial and fungal spores. It was developed to improve soil characteristics, plant stress tolerance and vigor. Terra Grow can be used for ornamental/nursery plants, vegetables, fruits,...
February 05, 2015
The Plant Watch nursery inspection program has expanded its range to include Canada. Plant Watch representatives document to what degree growers respect patents, plant breeder rights (PBR) and trademarks during an inspection. Since 2011, Spring...
January 30, 2015
MasterTag has announced the appointment of Andy Higgins as president, effective January 20, 2015. Higgins brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his new role, having served as CEO and president of Ecke Ranch. Rick Hughes remains the...
Emerald Coast Growers
January 29, 2015
Emerald Coast Growers recently added 21,504 square feet to its Pensacola, Florida facility. The expansion has allowed Emerald Coast Growers’ to expand perennial offerings, shift Phlox subulata production and add new crops at its Pace, Florida...
January 27, 2015
The deadline to apply for Syngenta Flowers' 2015 Goldsmith Scholarship program is this Friday, March 13! 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...
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 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 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...
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