June 20, 2017
Dümmen Orange Enters Calla Market With Acquisition of Golden State Bulb Growers Portfolio
Golden State will continue to supply the market through September 2018, at which time Dümmen Orange will assume supply and delivery of much of Golden State’s product line.
June 22, 2017
Japanese Breeder Ushio Sakazaki Wins Medal of Excellence Award for Industry Achievement
From Supertunias to Superbells, this innovative Japanese breeder has used wild genetics to create game-changing plants that help consumers reconnect with the beauty of nature.
June 14, 2017
Plantpeddler Hosting Variety Day on Aug. 4 in Cresco, IA
The free event will allow attendees to tour Plantpeddler’s trial gardens, which include more than 1,200 varieties of vegetative annuals displayed in large containers, baskets, window boxes, and beds.
May 25, 2017
Allan Armitage: Two Great Examples of Young People Moving the Industry Forward
In his latest column, Allan Armitage says perhaps we should, as an industry, extend our hands to our youngest members. We might be pleasantly surprised what happens.
June 9, 2017
New Head Grower at Emerald Coast Growers is Excited about Future of Perennials
Jonathan Babikow, Emerald Coast Growers’ new general manager/head grower for its Lancaster, PA, location, talks about his favorite perennials, the advantages of growing in Pennsylvania, and his future hopes for his career.
June 8, 2017
AmericanHort Update on Genetically Engineered Petunias
AmericanHort is actively assisting affected plant breeders, distributors, growers, and retailers as the genetically modified petunia regulatory response continues. Since the last update, there have been several changes to the list of petunias confirmed or suspected of being genetically engineered and therefore unauthorized to be imported or sold. Also, the list of recognized laboratories for petunia variety confirmation testing has expanded. Most importantly, petunia varieties on the USDA-APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) list require an APHIS Form 2000 for importation. APHIS also began requiring that any Petunia spp. Shipments, not including regulated GE varieties, must be accompanied by a list of variety names. This resulted in some inspection delays at the USDA-APHIS plant inspection station in Atlanta over the past two weeks. In response, AmericanHort has negotiated a more flexible approach with APHIS, and new guidance has just been posted for importing Petunia plants, cuttings, or seed. The new guidance allows […]
June 8, 2017
Bailey Nurseries Expo to Take Place in Late July in Minnesota
This year’s expo will focus on bridging the gap with Millennials and non-gardeners through creative marketing, engaging in-store displays, and heightened customer service.
June 6, 2017
How Was Your Spring? Let Us Know by Taking Greenhouse Grower’s 2017 Spring Recap Survey
Please take a few minutes to answer Greenhouse Grower’s 2017 Spring Recap Survey. The deadline for completing the survey is June 20.
May 25, 2017
Genetically Modified Petunia Update: Breeders Take Swift Action, USDA Requires Import Authorization
Now that the initial shock of genetically engineered petunias is wearing off, breeders continue testing for tainted stock and look toward the future. On the consumer side, uncertainties remain.
June 6, 2017
Eason Horticultural Resources Releases New Perennials Booklet
“Hot New Perennials for 2018” is a compilation of information shared with Eason from a broad range of perennial young plant producers, breeding companies, and breeder representatives.
June 1, 2017
Recommendations for Successfully Growing BeeDance Bidens
Anne Roberts of Meadow View Growers says growers in northern states can take advantage of cooler temperatures early in the season and grow BeeDance Bidens varieties with less heat.
May 8, 2017
How to Choose the Best Native Plants for Pollinator Gardens
The popularity of native plants is rising as gardeners become conscious of the need to plant more pollinator gardens. The challenge is to select the right plants to put in them.
May 30, 2017
Learn How to Improve Your Greenhouse Tomato Production at the International Tomato Congress
Greenhouse vegetable growers looking for practical information on how to produce better tomatoes should make plans to attend the International Tomato Congress, which takes place July 26-28 in León, Guanajuato, Mexico.
May 30, 2017
Danziger Launching New Interactive Marketing Programs During Flower Trials 2017
The new campaigns include a focus on Danziger’s Amore petunia series, using videos and displays to help attendees “share their love” for Amore.
May 24, 2017
What to Expect at the Perennial Plant Symposium in Denver in July
The Perennial Plant Association’s annual Symposium takes place July 23-28 in Denver, CO, and features 28 educational sessions, six local tours, and a trade show.
May 23, 2017
USDA-APHIS Bulletin on Unauthorized Distribution of Genetically Engineered Petunias
On May 2, 2017, USDA-APHIS was informed that an orange petunia variety was potentially genetically engineered and had been imported and moved interstate without required authorization by APHIS. This led to testing of numerous petunia varieties, which confirmed this particular variety and several others are genetically engineered, and meet the regulatory definition of a regulated article under APHIS regulations. APHIS continues to work with the industry to ensure unauthorized GE petunias are not distributed in the United States.