August 13, 2016
Plants Sales Are Up For Fourth Straight Year, According To Spring Crops Survey
Growers declared spring 2016 to be a success in Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 State Of The Industry: Spring Crops Recap Survey.
August 23, 2016
AmericanHort Is Helping Plant Importers Adjust To New Regulations
A report from Craig Regelbrugge at AmericanHort says the government is implementing a streamlined system for imports, in which all required data will be submitted electronically through a single window.
August 22, 2016
Check Out Luxflora’s International Adventures In Europe
A new, women-led professional organization provides its members the opportunity to gain insight, develop ideas, and build connections on its annual international trip.
August 16, 2016
ForwardGro Receives License From Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
The company, comprised of expert nursery growers, medical experts, business leaders, and patient advocates, says it can now apply its greenhouse growing experience, medical knowledge, and business expertise to effectively grow quality and consistent medical cannabis.
August 12, 2016
IR-4 Project Receives Federal Funding For Pollinator And Downy Mildew Research
Grants from the Specialty Crop Research Initiative will fund IR-4 projects on protecting pollinators through ornamental horticulture, and downy mildew management strategies.
August 11, 2016
American Floral Endowment Announces Its 2016 Scholarship Winners
This year, thanks to the generosity of several donors, AFE awarded more than $35,000 to 17 students pursuing careers in horticulture.
August 9, 2016
AmericanHort’s Plug And Cutting Conference Will Feature Education, Workshops, And A Tour
This year’s conference, which takes place Sept. 19-21 in Carlsbad, CA, features discussions on water, pest and disease control, and production inputs, as well as a biocontrols workshop and tour of local cuttings facilities.
August 9, 2016
AFE Establishes Memorial Tribute For Long-Time Rose Grower Jim Nordlie
Kennicott Brothers Company, Nordlie Inc., and The Pete Garcia Company established the Jim Nordlie Memorial Tribute through American Floral Endowment in honor of James “Jim” Nordlie, who passed away on July 1 at the age of 93.
August 8, 2016
Get To Know Joshua Henry, Winner Of The 2016 Richard T. Meister Scholarship
Henry, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, is pursuing a Master’s degree in horticultural sciences, with a focus on crop nutrition in bedding plants and flowering potted plants.
August 1, 2016
Micandy Gardens Uses New Technology And Energy Efficiency To Stay Ahead Of The Curve
With it's through energy efficiency, new technology, or the use of biocontrols, the Micandy ownership family of Andy, Micki, and Marcelyn Buist are constantly looking to make changes that will keep the company strong well into the future.
July 27, 2016
The Top 5 Myths About Cannabis Production Cleared Up
There is a lot of misleading information going around about growing cannabis. Industry insider James Lowe makes sure you know the truth about cannabis production.
July 26, 2016
SAF Partners With Cornerstone Government Affairs To Advance Industry’s Policy Priorities In Washington
A new partnership between the Society of American Florists (SAF) and Cornerstone Government Affairs ensures that SAF will continue its highly effective work advocating for issues that affect the floriculture industry. “SAF and Cornerstone together provide experienced voices on Capitol Hill to protect our growers’ interests,” says SAF CEO Peter Moran. “We’ll continue to move major policy priorities forward on behalf of small business and agriculture.” Cornerstone is a public affairs firm specializing in government relations, strategic consulting, and advocacy. Its team of more than 50 senior professionals includes former senior professional staff from both authorization and appropriations committees and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), as well as veterans of the horticulture industry. Agricultural and horticultural issues of primary concern to SAF members include access to labor, immigration, crop protection, international trade and other matters related to the day-to-day operations of growers. Before she retired this year, SAF lobbyist Lin […]