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July 18, 2014
At Cultivate’14 last week, AmericanHort announced a pledge to support the  Horticultural Research Institute with a gift of up to $100,000. The association is committing $50,000 and will match up to another $50,000 in gifts from other...
July 17, 2014
SePRO has launched Rycar, the company’s newest insecticide. Rycar is not a neonicotinoid; it excels in controlling whiteflies (both B- and Q-biotypes), aphids, mealybugs, leafhoppers and chili thrips. In addition to being a softer chemistry with low...
July 02, 2014
OHP Inc. announced that Marengo liquid pre-emergent herbicide is now labeled for use on greenhouse floors. The new use pattern allows growers to apply under benches, on ground cloth, on gravel areas and on dirt floors in greenhouse structures. ...
June 23, 2014
Proven Winners is  introducing a $15,000 scholarship program that will reach out to students in three distinct areas of the horticulture industry. In 2014 the company will award a total of $15,000 in college scholarship programs. This...
June 23, 2014
As poinsettia propagation time approaches, propagators and growers need a solid pest management program. BioSafe Systems has established a program to provide disease and insect solutions for poinsettias from cuttings to propagation and on to...
June 22, 2014
Northwest Horticulture has hired Debbie Thorne (formerly Hewlett) as program product manager for its Grower Division and Gina Falcetti as research and development manager. Thorne has spent over 25 years at Skagit Gardens where her experience...
June 22, 2014
Last week, BASF announced it has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of its Sultan miticide – with active ingredient cyflumetofen – for mite control in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes and interiorscapes.Sultan miticide...
June 13, 2014
During the past 13 years, Lucas Greenhouses of Monroeville, N.J., has partnered with Syngenta and Fischer USA as their rooting station. George and Louise Lucas have announced their continued partnership with Syngenta but as an independent root and...
June 12, 2014
McHutchison has started a succession plan with Mike Tizio promoted to president-CEO and Keith Cable and Scott Crownover becoming corporate vice presidents, effective July 1. Tizio received a bachelor’s degree in floriculture and ornamental...
May 30, 2014
Producers of the International Floriculture Expo (IFE) have announced plans to combine forces in 2015 and 2016 with the United Fresh Produce Association’s United Fresh, starting in Chicago June 9 -11, 2015, at McCormick Place. The floral and...
May 29, 2014
After 15 years working as a customer service representative for the Dramm Corporation, Joy Mleziva retired May 28, 2014. Since January 1999, Joy has provided Dramm customers, whether they are a homeowner, commercial/retail distributor, farmer or any...
May 16, 2014
OHP Inc. recently introduced the immediate availability of a new formulation of Azatin O biological insecticide. As the latest addition to the OHP product portfolio, it replaces Azatin XL and features several upgrades. New features include: OMRI...
May 16, 2014
BioSafe Systems announced that ZeroTol 2.0, a broad spectrum bactericide/fungicide, is now registered for use in California. ZeroTol 2.0 contains 27.1 percent hydrogen dioxide and 2 percent peroxyacetic acid, an advanced chemistry for pathogen...
April 18, 2014
OHP has added Segway O greenhouse and nursery fungicide to its portfolio. As part of an agreement with ISK Biosciences Corp, OHP will provide sales and technical support beginning May 19, for Segway O. Segway O controls diseases such as pythium,...
April 03, 2014
BioSafe Systems recently announced that GreenCleanPRO and GreenClean Liquid 2.0 have been fully approved in New York. BioSafe Systems’ Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) has been approved by the state of New York with full label use...
April 03, 2014
The public will soon be able to vote for their favorite of the four entries in the 2014 American Garden Award Contest. The entries are: Celosia Arrabona Red (PanAmerican Seed) Cuphea Sriracha Violet F1 (Syngenta Flowers) Foxglove Digiplexis...
April 03, 2014
Dr. Charlie Hall, professor at Texas A&M University, is the new America in Bloom (AIB) president. The new vice president is Katy Moss Warner. Each will serve a two-year term. Hall, a native of North Carolina, has served on the AIB board since...
April 02, 2014
The new Greenheart Farms rose catalog features an assortment of genetics that are easy to grow and ship. It includes detailed cultural information as well as color symbolism and marketing ideas that will help drive sales at retail. With a...
April 02, 2014
Terra Nova Nurseries announced a new 2014 “Sneak Peek” variety called Lithodora 'Crystal Blue'. This is the first lithadora bred by the company. 'Crystal Blue' features the largest sky blue flowers of any lithodora available. Its vigorous foliage...
April 02, 2014
Two students have been awarded a 2014 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship through the American Floral Endowment (AFE). The merit-based scholarship honors the late floriculture pioneer and is awarded to M.S. or Ph.D. students who are on track to become...