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Study reveals value of neonics - Neonicotinoids are among the top-rated products used by turf and ornamental professionals...

12/18/2014 - Study reveals value of neonics

Neonicotinoids are among the top-rated products used by turf and ornamental professionals, according to a recent study. The research was commissioned and jointly sponsored by the principal companies of Growing Matters, "a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to scientific discourse on the stewardship, benefits and alternatives of neonicotinoid insecticides in North America. Bayer...


USDA's hort census - don't forget it! - If you're a hort producer, by now you should have received the USDA's 2014 Census ...

12/18/2014 - USDA's hort census - don't forget it!

If you're a hort producer, by now you should have received the USDA's 2014 Census of Horticulture form; copies were mailed in mid-December. It's critical that these forms be completed and returned: Not only is it the law, it's the only way to ensure that accurate information is obtained and reported. Here's the scoop from the NASS: "The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural...


Weathington tapped to head JC Raulston Arboretum - Horticulturist Mark Weathington has been named new Director of the JC R...

12/15/2014 - Weathington tapped to head JC Raulston Arboretum

Horticulturist Mark Weathington has been named new Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Here's the scoop from NCSU and JCRA: "Mark has a long horticultural history, officially starting in the field in 1991 as Assistant Manager for Laurel Creek Nursery. He received his BS in Horticulture and Sociology from Virginia Tech in 1995 and his MS in...


PLANET announces rebranding - Here's the latest from the Landcare Network, known as PLANET -- at least for the time being:...

12/12/2014 - PLANET announces rebranding

Here's the latest from the Landcare Network, known as PLANET -- at least for the time being: "We have exciting news. We have completed extensive industry and member research to develop a new brand that will help us aggressively advocate for and promote our industry in a way that we believe will benefit all member companies. Our board of directors recently voted to adopt a new name and brand...


OSU studies common nursery diseases - Oregon State University plans to use a $3 million grant to study two groups of bacte...

12/4/2014 - OSU studies common nursery diseases

Oregon State University plans to use a $3 million grant to study two groups of bacteria that result in millions of dollars in losses annually to the nation's nursery industry. Researchers will study Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Rhodococcus fascians, which deform hundreds of common landscape plants, including hostas, Shasta daisies, petunias and pansies. These bacterial pathogens are of particular...


New England Grows among Top 25 Trade Shows - New England Grows, the horticulture industry's premier trade exposition and e...

11/24/2014 - New England Grows among Top 25 Trade Shows

New England Grows, the horticulture industry's premier trade exposition and educational conference in the Northeast, was recognized by Trade Show Network News as one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Trade Shows in the country at an awards ceremony held November 14 - 16, 2014 in Cleveland. "We were honored to be recognized alongside some of the most progressive shows in the country," said...


11/21/2014 - AmericanHort issues statement on immigration action

On behalf of AmericanHort, Craig Regelbrugge -- the association's Senior Vice President for Industry Advocacy and Research -- has issued a statement regarding President Obama's November 20 declaration of his intent to move forward on immigration reform. You need to read this. Here's the link: ...


Pollinator Stewardship Task Force Identifies Research Agenda - The Horticulture Industry Pollinator Stewardship Task Force...

11/20/2014 - Pollinator Stewardship Task Force Identifies Research Agenda

The Horticulture Industry Pollinator Stewardship Task Force, led by SAF and AmericanHort, has completed its first goal: developing a research agenda. The purpose of the agenda is to signal to researchers the kinds of targeted research projects the industry wishes to support. AmericanHort's research affiliate, the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) will engage the research community and collaborate...


Plant Select unveils new brand strategy - From the folks at Plant Select, headquarted in Fort Collins, Colorado: 

Plant...

11/20/2014 - Plant Select unveils new brand strategy

From the folks at Plant Select, headquarted in Fort Collins, Colorado: Plant Select®, the country's leading source of plants designed to thrive in High Plains and Intermountain regions, has unveiled a new brand strategy to better reflect the value and benefits it offers to the horticultural industry and gardeners of all levels. Plant Select leverages a unique collaboration of local, national...


"A-List Faculty" at CENTS - From the folks at the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association:

In the world of horticultur...

11/18/2014 - "A-List Faculty" at CENTS

From the folks at the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association: In the world of horticulture and business, those who do also teach. CENTS Marketplace & University opens with pre-con sessions January 6 and continues January 7-9 with a trade show and 3-day education program that includes: educators, authors, industry leaders and business professionals to provide attendees a world-class ...


11/11/2014 - Earn credits at New England Grows

You're busy making trade show plans, we know, so we don't really want to interrupt. But-this relates. Take a look at the offerings at New England Grows, where you can network, see the newest stuff, take in a few seminars, and earn continuing ed credits. Here's the scoop: Recently named one of the top 25 trade shows in the country by Trade Show Network News, New England Grows will be held Wednesday,...


Vote for Toro's Green Spaces - Following a flurry of entries into its 'Green Spaces Make Great Places' grant program, The ...

11/5/2014 - Vote for Toro's Green Spaces

Following a flurry of entries into its 'Green Spaces Make Great Places' grant program, The Toro Company has selected the four finalist organizations that will compete for $15,000 in grant awards. Each of the four organizations submitted a video explaining their proposed initiative and how the grant would help further their efforts to improve green spaces. The public will have until November 21, 2014,...


11/4/2014 - The Perennial Farm teams with HGTV

The HGTV HOME Plant Collection is pleased to announce its new partnership with The Perennial Farm of Glen Arm, Maryland for 2015, according to Randy Hunter, Managing Partner of Agricola Management Group, exclusive licensee for the Plant Collection. The Perennial Farm will supply a range of perennials for the 2015 Essential PerennialsT Collection. HGTV®, a leading home and lifestyle brand, works in...


Connors named NCNLA director - The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA) has announced the selection ...

11/4/2014 - Connors named NCNLA director

The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCNLA) has announced the selection of Corey Connors as its new executive director. Connors will fill the vacancy created by Ross Williams' retirement, which was effective December 1, 2014. The selection was made after a national search and selection process by NCNLA. "We are very pleased to announce this appointment," reported Michael...


Don't miss the New Plants deadline! - Don't miss this opportunity! 

Do you have the next "smoker" plant? (Tha...

10/28/2014 - Don't miss the New Plants deadline!

Don't miss this opportunity! Do you have the next "smoker" plant? (Thanks to Monrovia's Nicholas Staddon for that brilliant adjective!) Then share it with American Nurseryman's readers! Yes, it's that time again. American Nurseryman is gathering 2015 submissions for our annual New Plant Introductions issue, and we don't want anyone to be left behind. Each December we devote the...


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