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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
November 19, 2013
Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 State Of The Industry Survey Is Now Open
Greenhouse Grower's State Of The Industry Survey is now open and we need your input. From crop and sales trends to the issues that keep you up at night, your responses to the survey are the basis for our annual State Of The Industry Report in the January issue.
November 19, 2013
Suntory Reveals Its 2014 Consumer Advertising Plans
To help growers and retailers prepare for the coming spring season, Suntory Flowers announces its multimedia consumer advertising plans for 2014. Leading lifestyle publications where advertising will appear include: • Better Homes & Gardens – April issue (Sun Parasol) • Southern Living – March issue (Sun Parasol) • Sunset – March issue (Sun Parasol) – Plus an extensive digital campaign March through May beginning with Senetti, then transitioning to Sun Parasol. Publications that already engage the avid gardener, where advertising will appear include: • Country Gardens – Early Spring (Senetti) and Spring (Sun Parasol) back covers • Fine Gardening – January/February (Senetti), March/April (Senetti), May/June (Sun Parasol) issues and the Container Gardening issue (Sun Parasol). A multi-faceted digital campaign will run March through May, starting with Senetti and then transitioning to Sun Parasol, while also featuring key annuals in The Suntory Collection. • Inspirations – the official publication published by […]