May 29, 2014

Country Raisin’s Joins HGTV HOME Plant Collection As A New Annuals Grower

The HGTV HOME Plant Collection announced Country Raisin's as a new annuals grower for 2014.

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April 24, 2014

ePlantSource Announces Five New Partnerships

ePlantSource has announced the addition of five new suppliers to the list of partner companies who provide their products on ePlantSource.com. The additional partners will offer customers new products as well as expanded options for programs and locations.

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April 16, 2014

Update: House Approves Bill To Raise ACA Full-Time Definition to 40 Hours

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on April 3 that would raise the definition of full-time employment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to 40 hours per week.

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March 27, 2014

Amidst Drought, Solar Desalination Allows California Water District To Gain New Access to Fresh Water

California's Panoche Water District has implemented a solar desalination facility in response to the need for cost-effective solutions that would ensure the availability of sustainable water in the vital agricultural region. The facility, located in Firebaugh, Calif., utilizes renewable desalination technology from WaterFX.

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March 25, 2014

The Case Of The Yellow-Leaved Calibrachoa

In this FloriCAST case study, one grower saw yellowing in calibrachoa leaves as the spring season progressed, despite a focus on nutrient management. Kansas State’s Kim Williams investigates nutrition, pH and irrigation concerns of this crop to solve the mystery.

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March 25, 2014

3 Tips For Preventing Root Rot

Properly filled pots, the correct media substrate and efficient watering will help avoid production and disease problems.

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March 14, 2014

Adaptive Plastics Announces Laurie Stribling Will Move To Outside Sales Position

Adaptive Plastics, Inc. has announced the promotion of Laurie Stribling to a newly created outside sales position. In her new position, Stribling will drive sales of Solexx greenhouse covering to commercial greenhouse and nursery growers.

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March 14, 2014

BASF Empress Intrinsic Brand Fungicide Approved For Use In New York

BASF Empress Intrinsic brand fungicide has received supplemental labeling from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on herbaceous and woody plants in greenhouse, nursery container and field production in New York.

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Nicotiana 'Starlight Avatar' from Bioglow is the world's first light-producing plant.

January 31, 2014

Auction For ‘Starlight Avatar’ Went Live Today

BioGlow's auction went live on January 31 for nicotiana 'Starlight Avatar,' the world's first light producing plant.

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January 29, 2014

U.S. Farm Bill Passed In The House After Years Of Industry Lobbying Efforts

The Farm Bill passed in the House of Representatives on January 29, and could be voted on as early as January 30 in the Senate.

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January 28, 2014

New Greenhouse Operations Born From Color Star Growers’ Bankruptcy

When Color Star Growers, the ninth largest greenhouse grower in the country, declared bankruptcy in December 2013, the sale of its greenhouse facilities provided growth opportunities for new and existing businesses.

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January 2, 2014

MSU To Host 2014 Independent Plant Breeders Conference, Sponsors Needed

If you want an opportunity to learn from and network with other plant breeders, new product development and market gurus and intellectual property experts, consider attending the 2014 Independent Plant Breeders Conference, October 30 to November 2, 2014. Held at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Mich., educational sessions will fill the first two days, focused on helping independent breeders be successful, from technical aspects of breeding through product development and marketing. The final day will include tours of Western Michigan nurseries, garden centers and horticultural landmarks. Sessions will cover topics including: Basic and advanced plant breeding techniques Managing a breeding program Bringing selections to market Intellectual property management Market trends A formal agenda, list of sessions and registration details will be released in the spring. Meanwhile, if you have questions, contact Michigan State University’s Ryan Warner. Find information on hotel accommodations here. Independent Plant Breeders & Students of […]

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