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September 03, 2015
Attendance for the Grower & Retailer Expo, held Aug. 26-27, was up more than 10 percent, a new all-time high for the company. The expo, which was held at the Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, Massachusetts, featured more than...
September 03, 2015
Bailey Nurseries' Easy Elegance Rose Collection has rebranded its website. The new website showcases updated images, rose descriptions, “how-to” guides and inspirational garden plans to help consumers utilize plants in the garden and landscape. “...
September 03, 2015
Keep America Beautiful’s fourth annual National Planting Day, which encourages people to plant native species of trees, shrubs and plants to help support their local ecosystems, will be held Sat., Sept. 12, 2015. This year’s theme, “Keep America Bee...
Dow AgroScience
August 27, 2015
Dow AgroSciences has announced the promotion of three employees. Chris Moyer was named marketing communications manager supporting both the T&O and Pest Management business at Dow AgroSciences. Moyer joined the company in 2011 as a T&O sales...
August 27, 2015
Aquatrols announced a distribution partnership with Bayer Environmental Science that will expand the company’s presence in Australia. “As our science and product range has developed beyond simply controlling dry patch and into greater rootzone...
August 27, 2015
The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation Inc. elected a new president, vice president and board member at its annual board meeting in May; the foundation also recently awarded 15 grants totaling $149,775. Dr. Richard Craig, former vice president of the...
August 27, 2015
Poly-Tex Inc. and WaterPulse Inc. signed an agreement that authorizes Poly-Text to distribute WaterPulse retail mats and its display systems in the United States and Canada. “The ability of our national sales team to sell WaterPulse mats along with...
August 21, 2015
Last week, Syngenta announced it plans to divest its premium Flowers business from its Lawn and Garden operating unit.   "Syngenta has built a high quality profitable Flowers business based on seeds and vegetative genetics and...
Zero Tol 2.0
August 20, 2015
BioSafe Systems’ product, ZeroTol 2.0, has been added to the OMRI Products List. OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) has determined that according to the USDA National Organic Program, ZeroTol 2.0 is now cleared for organic production,...
Gene Hurst
August 20, 2015
Clifton Eugene “Gene” Hurst, founder of Hurst Boiler & Welding Co., passed away on Wed., July 22 at the age of 79. "We lost one of the greatest men to ever live, a man adored by many, a man of true character, a man that meant so much to so many...
August 19, 2015
Michael Geary has resigned as president and CEO of AmericanHort. Geary is leaving to serve as CEO of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. He will remain on staff through Sept. 30. “We are thankful for Michael’s leadership for over five...
August 14, 2015
Ball Horticultural Company announced it is purchasing Conard-Pyle, with the sale scheduled to close by the end of September 2015. The acquisition includes Conard-Pyle’s in-house breeding division NovaFlora and its intellectual properties; and...
AFE
August 14, 2015
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) trustees met with several industry supporters in July when they convened for annual board and committee meetings in Aurora, Colorado. CEO of Welby Gardens Al Gerace and his son Dan led the trustees on a tour of...
August 12, 2015
The fifth annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) symposium, hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, will take place Oct. 1, at the Arboretum’s Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina. This...
August 11, 2015
The University of Florida's IFAS Extension has started providing online courses designed for people already working in the ornamental plant industry. “Nutrient management for container-grown crops: Level 1” will be offered in English and...
August 11, 2015
Daniel Peck, PhD has been named product development manager at BioWorks. In his new position, Dr. Peck will be responsible for growing the BioWorks family of insect control products in new and existing markets while providing product and pest...
August 10, 2015
Seven scholarships plus grants totaling $22,000 were awarded by The Shinoda Foundation. “It’s our honor to contribute to horticulture’s growth by investing in the students that will be its future,” said Bob Otsuka, president of the Foundation. “...
August 07, 2015
OHP, Inc.has announced that its Marengo liquid pre-emergent herbicide is now available in an 18 fl. oz. container to accommodate users of all sizes. Launched in 2013, Marengo has become widely used due to its long-term residual control of both...
SNA New Officers
August 05, 2015
The Southern Nursery Association elected new officers for the 2015-2016 term at its 117th annual meeting in Atlanta during SNA 2015, and also announced a new president. The election determined representation for the following four regions: -Chapter...
Americ Confined Space Ventilators
August 05, 2015
Schaefer Ventilation Equipment announced the release of a video for its confined space ventilators.  The video demonstrates the product's features and assembly. The video is available on Schaefer’s website. For more information, and to view the...
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