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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 18, 2014
The inaugural edition of Cultivate’14 concluded last Tuesday with more than 10,000 attendees.  The event took place in the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. According to AmericanHort, it is the event’s best...
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 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 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...
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...
March 26, 2014
Emily Mason, previously divisional propagation manager and trialing captain for Color Spot Holdings in Troup, Texas, is joining the Dümmen Group team in the Red Fox brand management role. Mason grew up in the horticulture industry and along with a...
March 26, 2014
ePlantSource, a full-service, online broker of live goods to professional greenhouse growers, recently announced the release of upgraded features to their cart. With this release freight costs and other supplier surcharges are calculated in the cart...
March 21, 2014
The HGTV Home Plant Collection wants to expand its nationwide grower group with an emphasis on partnering with growers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. The opportunity to add growers in the Northeast comes after Monrovia’s decision...
March 21, 2014
New England Grows has announced a call for speakers for its 2015 event. It will take place Feb. 4 to 6, in Boston. Organizers are interested in hearing from qualified speakers with information to share on timely green industry/business topics....
March 13, 2014
Country Raisin’s in Kokomo, Ind., has been named a new annuals growers for the 2014 HGTV Home Plant Collection. It will provide select annuals for the Expressions Annuals Collection. “While we often seek out large wholesale nurseries to become our...
March 07, 2014
The Board of Cornell University’s Seeley Summit have announced the schedule for this year’s Summit including the full slate of speakers and online registration is now available at www.seeleysummit.com. The Seeley Summit will take place June 22-24,...
March 07, 2014
Ashley Cook is the latest addition to the Oasis Grower Solutions (OGS) team. With responsibilities that include customer support, along with supporting the efforts of OGS’ North American sales team, Cook brings a fresh perspective to the company,...
March 07, 2014
The Dallas Arboretum has introduced its new plant trials website at www.dallasplanttrials.org. The new website contains such useful information as a plant and photo library with complete historical information; articles published by the staff;...