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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 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
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 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
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 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 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...
November 25, 2014
Jeffrey Luke has been named marketing manager at BioWorks, Inc. In his new position, Luke will be responsible for growing the BioWorks brand and family of products in new and existing markets.Luke has more than 15 years of marketing experience,...
November 20, 2014
Plants for Living, Rocket Farms’ new product line, was established to change the way consumers think about and enjoy fresh herbs. The product line’s indoor culinary herbs include a seasonal assortment of seven herbs: thyme, oregano, rosemary, basil...
GrowIt!, home and garden market, U.S. Mobile & App Design Awards
November 20, 2014
GrowIt!, a social app that helps gardeners find plants to fit their lifestyle, was named the Gold Winner in the Home & Garden market category for the 2014 design100 U.S. Mobile & App Design awards. The app uses geolocation and user ratings...
November 20, 2014
The Legacy Family Business Award, from Twin City Business magazine, was awarded to Bailey Nurseries for its continued success through five generations of family over the past 110 years. The company was also commended for its high standard of...
October 31, 2014
The United States Department of Agriculture has announced an award of a $4.6 million for a five-year grant to combat rose rosette disease (RRD) — a mite borne viral disease that is threatening the U.S. landscape rose industry and could potentially...
October 24, 2014
The Society of American Florists has announced the dates for the 2015 Pest & Plant Production Management http://www.safnow.org/ppmcConference and 2015 Congressional Action Days. The 2015 Pest & Plant Production Conference will take place Feb...
BioSafe Hydroponic Spray
October 02, 2014
BioSafe Systems Disease Control Ready to Spray concentrate is now EPA registered and labeled for hydroponic use. BioSafe Disease Control can be used in hydroponic and aquaponic systems to prevent algae and plant root diseases such as Pythium and...
XXpire
September 18, 2014
XXpire WG insecticide is now available for purchase and use in 48 states. This new ornamental insecticide has two new active ingredients, spinetoram and Isoclast Active, that control both chewing and sap-feeding insects. Isoclast is a recently...
September 17, 2014
If you were unable to participate in Paul Pilon's webinar on "Strategies for Growing Healthy Perennials," that took place on Sept. 16, you can now view the archived presentation and download the slides from GPN's website. During the one-hour...
September 12, 2014
A&L Heartland Laboratory and Soil and Plant Lab has hired Jeff Hermes to be the company's midwest accounts executive servicing the agriculture and horticulture industries. Prior to his new position, Hermes had been a territory sales manager with...
September 05, 2014
If you grow and sell perennials and are always on the lookout for solutions to growing the healthiest crops possible then you should mark Sept. 16 on you calendar. At 2 p.m. eastern time on Sept. 16, GPN columnist and regular contributor Paul Pilon...
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