December 19, 2015
International Space Station Could Soon Include A Garden
NASA is planning to grow flowers on board the International Space Station, starting with zinnias.
December 18, 2015
Florida Nurseries Ask For Disaster Relief Following Recent Flooding
State and local ag officials recently met with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to emphasize the significance of the problem and its effect on the state’s economy.
December 15, 2015
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies And Sporticulture Form Distribution Agreement
The partnership will make Griffin the exclusive distribution partner for Sporticulture grower products including NFL-licensed containers, labeling, and point-of-purchase (POP) materials.
November 27, 2015
National Garden Bureau Awards Grants To Three Therapeutic Gardens
The grants, totaling $10,000, are through the organization’s Growing For Futures program, which supports the growth of therapeutic gardens across the country.
November 26, 2015
American Floral Endowment Establishes Fund To Honor Legacy Of Yoshimi Shibata
Yoshimi “Shimi” Shibata, a flower grower and wholesale florist, passed away in October at the age of 100.
November 20, 2015
ePlantSource Launches New Mobile-Responsive Website
The new site is designed to ensure the best user experience, regardless of if visitors are on a large desktop monitor, laptop, tablet, or phone.
November 17, 2015
International Seminar Finds Broad-Based Need For Industry-Wide Sustainability And Transparency
Achieving durability and maximum transparency is the responsibility of the entire floriculture supply chain, was the main conclusion of the seminar “Shaping the Future of Floriculture,” which took place on Monday 9 November on the S.S. Rotterdam in The Netherlands. With just under 300 participants, the seminar, organized by Union Fleurs, VGB and MPS, received plenty of attention.
November 17, 2015
Urgent: Your Voice Is Needed On Two Important H-2B Bills
Two bills concerning the H-2B program were recently introduced in the House and Senate (H.R.3918 and S.2225). Both bills address key issues that employers continue to face with the H-2B program. Please urge your members of Congress to support these bills.
November 11, 2015
Drought Has Triggered A New Normal For The California Landscape
California is now entering its fifth year of the worst drought in 500 years, with no end in sight. Weather experts predict the current drought will continue into 2016, despite optimistic projections of increased rain patterns this winter caused by a strong El Niño ocean current. Residents have fully bought in to the emergency, and embraced Governor Jerry Brown’s April 1 mandate to reduce water usage by 25 percent. Even after an above-average hot summer, the state has exceeded its goal, with a per-month average of 28 percent water reduction. Some of the ways homeowners are being encouraged to reduce their outdoor water use are concerning, but the good news is, drought-tolerant landscaping and awareness of water-wise gardening is on the rise. Cash For Grass Rebates Have Landowners Trading In Their Lawns When Governor Brown’s water reduction mandate was announced in April, consumer reaction was reflected in the sales at […]