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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...
August 14, 2014
ePlantSource has added three new partners for the 2014-2015 season: Casa Flora, Kientzler and Skagit Gardens. With these additions, ePlantSource has rounded out its offering for tropicals, ferns and perennials and is only one of three brokers in...
August 14, 2014
GPN’s Plant Health Management Conference will take place Oct. 7, at the Grand Rapids Hilton in Michigan. The Plant Health Management Conference is designed to educate growers and greenhouse production personnel about the latest disease...
August 14, 2014
Wadsworth Control Systems has hired David Story, who received his Ph.D. in agricultural and biosystems engineering from the University of Arizona, and Brian Allen, who received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado School of...
August 14, 2014
Dow AgroSciences has added sales representatives Tyler Patton and Elyssa Trejo to its turf and ornamental (T&O) team. Patton joined Dow AgroSciences last June as a T&O sales trainee covering eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In his new...
July 31, 2014
Fleuroselect announced that the FleuroStar Award for 2014-2015 was presented to Canna generalis Cannova Bronze Scarlet F1 from Takii. The winner was announced at the Fleuroselect Annual Convention's Gala Dinner, held in Somerleyton Hall, U.K., on...
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...