Dramm 400

March 31, 2016

Dramm Corporation Celebrating Its 75th Anniversary With A Gardening Trivia Contest

Beginning April 15, Dramm will be posting trivia questions on its website and on Facebook. Contest winners can earn free Dramm products.

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University of Guelph campus

March 29, 2016

Ranking Of World’s Top Agriculture Colleges Includes A New Name At The Top

For the past few years, QS Top Universities has compiled a rankings report of the world’s top universities in 42 subjects. One of the categories is “Agriculture & Forestry,” and each year the list includes names that are likely familiar, and close to home, for greenhouse growers.

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IGC 2016 Valley Forge Casino Resort

March 29, 2016

Registration Is Now Open For Both IGC Shows

Registration is now open for The Eastern Show for IGCs and IGC Show Chicago, event organizers just announced. Quick-click registration takes only minutes at the event websites, www.EIGCshow.com and www.IGCshow.com, which detail everything planned for the summer industry gatherings. At both events, the trade show, three keynotes and Tuesday evening’s party and concert are all free. For a limited time, ‘All-Access Pass’ Packages, providing entry privileges to the interactive retail education conference and other key benefits, are available at a discounted rate. EIGC – The Eastern Show for IGCs will be held August 2-4 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort just outside Philadelphia. In addition to offering slots and table games for gaming enthusiasts, the venue offers seven diverse on-site dining options, including celebrity chef Luke Palladino’s LP Steak, a newly renovated spa and fitness center, easy access from all major roads and free valet parking daily – all in an […]

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Katy Moss Warner

March 15, 2016

America In Bloom Elects New Officers And Board Members At Its Annual Meeting

Katy Moss Warner, President Emeritus of the American Horticultural Society, was elected President of the Board, while three new board members were also elected.

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James Boodley

March 1, 2016

Potting Mix Pioneer James Boodley Passes Away At Age 88

Boodley was a long-time professor at Cornell University and a research scientist at Smithers-Oasis. In the 1960s, Boodley and Cornell colleague Raymond Sheldrake developed Cornell Peat-Lite Mix, which revolutionized the greenhouse industry.

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Caroline Nordahl Wells, Heliospectra

March 1, 2016

New Sales VP At Heliospectra Looks Forward To Helping Growers Improve Light Management In The Greenhouse

Caroline Nordahl Wells was the co-founder of LumiGrow, and in her new role with Heliospectra, she will talk candidly with growers about what they want to achieve with lighting.

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State of the industry 2016

February 23, 2016

Download Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 State Of The Industry Whitepaper

A year of growth in 2015 also had its share of challenges, and as a result, growers and suppliers were a bit more guarded going into 2016. After a few years of extreme weather and drought, a massive ongoing labor shortage, a shaky economy, and increased government regulation, Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 State Of The Industry Survey shows growers and retailers are moving forward with cautious optimism. Despite their many concerns, growers are ready to tackle another spring season in 2016, and many have reported that investments they have made within the past year are helping to drive their operations into the future. Further, rising consumer confidence indicates good things for 2016, growers said. Greenhouse Grower‘s 2016 State Of The Industry Whitepaper includes all the results of the survey, including comparisons of 2015 sales to past years, details on how 2016 production volume and prices will compare to 2015, crops that […]

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Garden Writers Association Logo

February 23, 2016

Garden Writers Association Rebrands To Reflect Expanding Membership Base

Now known as GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators, the rebranding comes at a time when the group’s membership has expanded far beyond writers.

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National Garden Bureau Logo feature image

February 16, 2016

New Officers And Directors At National Garden Bureau and All-America Selections

During the ASTA Flower & Vegetable Seed Conference, National Garden Bureau and All-America Selections elected new officers and directors.

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Costa Farms

January 29, 2016

Costa Farms Named International Grower Of The Year

Costa Farms was the night’s biggest winner during an awards gala presented by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and held at IPM Essen in Germany. (Read more about the business culture that’s driven Costa’s success in Greenhouse Grower’s January 2016 feature story.) The Florida-based grower was named the International Grower Of The Year, and was chosen from a group that included eight other international companies. “This award is a reflection of our entire team, and we are all dedicated to being the best at what we do and making this company successful for the long term,” said Jose Costa, Executive Vice President of Costa’s foliage division. The AIPH awarded gold, silver, and bronze awards in three categories — Finished Plants And Trees, Young Plants, and Cut Flowers — prior to naming the big winner. Costa was the gold winner in the Finished Plants and Trees Category. Each of […]

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Zinnia On ISS

January 28, 2016

NASA Astronauts Become Gardeners With First Space-Grown Zinnia

The issues faced by growing zinnias on the International Space Station offer several learning opportunities for scientists back on Earth.

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January 27, 2016

Costa Farms’ Season Premier Provides Sneak Peek At New Varieties For 2017

Costa Farms presented the 2016 Season Premier at its 2-acre Trial Gardens in Miami, FL, in the third week of January. The event showcases varieties from breeders of all sizes to growers and major retail buyers, providing a look at what genetics are coming to the market and how they’ll perform in retail settings and in the landscape, when consumers bring them home. The mild winter climate in South Florida allows Costa Farms’ Research and Development Department to simulate the spring growing conditions of various regions in the country. Because each group of visitors to Costa Farms’ Trial Gardens wants to see what the new plants look like in the environments that matter to them, Season Premier offers several areas within the Trial Gardens that highlight different ways to look at the wealth of new varieties. The New Product Showcase offers a way for retailers to see how plants will […]

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