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HRI receives $100K pledge from AmericanHort - AmericanHort announced at Cultivate'14 this week a pledge to support the Hor...

7/17/2014 - HRI receives $100K pledge from AmericanHort

AmericanHort announced at Cultivate'14 this week a pledge to support the Horticultural Research Institute with a gift of $100,000. The national horticulture association is committing $50,000 and will match up to another $50,000 in gifts from other individuals and companies for a total contribution of $100,000. The Horticultural Research Institute is the industry's research and development organization...


AmericanHort explores GC retail future - Direct from AmericanHort:

The future of garden retail is being explored with a...

7/17/2014 - AmericanHort explores GC retail future

Direct from AmericanHort: The future of garden retail is being explored with a new initiative announced this week by AmericanHort at Cultivate'14. Over the next 12 months, the association will engage its membership and consumers in a project to explore and then identify strategies to expand garden retail. Along with the Horticultural Research Institute, the association will partner with the MindMarket...


Agricola teams with Master Nursery Garden Centers - Agricola Management Group has entered into an agreement with Master Nu...

7/16/2014 - Agricola teams with Master Nursery Garden Centers

Agricola Management Group has entered into an agreement with Master Nursery Garden Centers (MNGC), the leading retail nursery cooperative in the United States, according to Randy Hunter, Managing Partner of Agricola Management Group, exclusive licensee for the HGTV HOME Plant Collection. Master Nursery Garden Centers will carry the Plant Collection's extensive line of products while enjoying Agricola's...


Yanny named Invader Crusader - Mike Yanny was among those receiving the Invader Crusader Award given by the Wisconsin Coun...

7/16/2014 - Yanny named Invader Crusader

Mike Yanny was among those receiving the Invader Crusader Award given by the Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at Wisconsin's 10th annual Invader Crusader awards on June 5 at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. Mike has helped build bridges between the nursery industry, regulators, and the conservation community since work on Wisconsin's...


6/19/2014 - Research shows spread of spring leaf-out times

Awesome research findings from Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois: Observing 1,600 species at The Morton Arboretum and globally should impact climate-change models Despite conventional wisdom among gardeners, foresters and botanists that woody plants all "leaf out" at about the same time each spring, a new study co-authored by Morton Arboretum researcher Robert Fahey found a surprisingly wide...


Ornamental grasses pioneer Bluemel passes - Kurt Bluemel, owner of Kurt Bluemel Inc. in Maryland, passed away June 4. He w...

6/9/2014 - Ornamental grasses pioneer Bluemel passes

Kurt Bluemel, owner of Kurt Bluemel Inc. in Maryland, passed away June 4. He was 81. Bluemel was known as the Grass King and the "Johnny Appleseed of ornamental grasses." His website can be accessed at www.kurtbluemel.com. Read more in the Baltimore Sun....


Anderson Pots aid Haiti reforestation - Three Angels Children's Relief has received a generous donation from Anderson Die ...

6/3/2014 - Anderson Pots aid Haiti reforestation

Three Angels Children's Relief has received a generous donation from Anderson Die & Manufacturing of Portland, Oregon, for its tree nursery in Port au Prince, Haiti. The donation will aid in growing breadfruit and other fruit trees in Haiti. Three Angels is using the 10,000 donated Anderson 2-3/8-inch by 5-inch tree-bands and Anderson's sturdy deep propagation flats to begin producing more than...


Biltmore trial selects "Miracle on the Hudson" best rose - The second trial in the Biltmore International Rose Trials comp...

6/3/2014 - Biltmore trial selects "Miracle on the Hudson" best rose

The second trial in the Biltmore International Rose Trials competition came to a close on Saturday, May 24, 2014, when an international jury selected the winning roses in 11 categories. "Miracle On The Hudson," bred by Robert Neal Rippetoe of California, took the George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose. "Miracle" also took the top spot in three additional...


Wanted: Dead or alive - Our preference would be dead. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has posted this all-points b...

5/23/2014 - Wanted: Dead or alive

Our preference would be dead. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has posted this all-points bulletin, the June edition of the agency's Weed of the Month program. Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) was brought to the western United States as an ornamental, escaped cultivation, and has become a noxious weed throughout many western states. Dalmatian toadflax invades and overtakes grasslands,...


JF Schmidt's Nancy Buley honored by Arbor Day Foundation - J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. communications director Nancy Bu...

5/23/2014 - JF Schmidt's Nancy Buley honored by Arbor Day Foundation

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. communications director Nancy Buley is the recipient of a 2014 Arbor Day Award in honor of her outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today. Buley is one of 13 individuals, organizations and companies recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation during the annual Arbor Day Awards. This year's ceremony...


Plantscape teams with Cultivate '14 - The Board of Directors of the Plantscape Institute of America (PIA) announces that i...

5/22/2014 - Plantscape teams with Cultivate '14

The Board of Directors of the Plantscape Institute of America (PIA) announces that its annual event, the Plantscape Industry Expo, will co-locate this year with Cultivate '14 in Columbus, Ohio on July 12-15, 2014. The move is to ensure the long-term stability of PIA's event, maintain the integrity of PIA's educational programs, and to expand the offering of relevant professional development and networking...


5/2/2014 - "Locally grown" blooms grace White House

There's a long and storied history of floral arrangements in the White House but today's New York Times has a bit of a different spin. In the past several years, the White House has stressed the importance of healthy and responsible eating habits, a focus of which is the consumption of locally grown foods. So, the logic goes, why not also encourage the display of U.S. grown cut flowers? Makes sense....


Southeastern scholarship $$$ available - The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is reminding all horticulture st...

5/1/2014 - Southeastern scholarship $$$ available

The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund is reminding all horticulture students who are residents of the 16 southeastern states, application deadline for 2014 awards is May 30, 2014. The fund is expecting to award as much as $18,000 through $1,500 scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded July 23 during Southern Nursery Association's SNA 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. Complete eligibility requirements...


4/30/2014 - Webinar: Substrate management practices

Save the date: Tuesday, May 6. Dr. Andrew Ristvey, extension specialist - Commercial Horticulture at the University of Maryland, will present "Substrate management practices vital for pathogen risk mitigation" in a USDA-sponsored Irrigation Pathogens & Water Quality webinar. Here's the summary: "Potting substrates or media come in all forms, each having various characteristics...


Join PNW's Bugs in the System workshop - From Robin Rosetta, with Oregon State University's awesome nursery pest group:

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4/18/2014 - Join PNW's Bugs in the System workshop

From Robin Rosetta, with Oregon State University's awesome nursery pest group: Are you interested in using biological control to manage pests but don't know where to start? Come join us on Tuesday, April 29 for the Bugs in the System workshop and tour to learn more about starting or expanding a biological control program at your greenhouse or nursery. We begin with a workshop to cover the basics...


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