July 31, 2017
Griffin Releases Print and Digital Versions of Its 2018 Seed and Plant Catalog
The 250-page print catalog features more than 350 new varieties from leading breeders, while the enhanced digital version has extra features on crop culture, grower tools, and more.
July 27, 2017
Emerald Coast Growers Offers Updated Guide on its Newest Varieties
This year’s guide features new varieties while maintaining Emerald Coast’s ornamental grass program and expanding its perennial plants line.
July 26, 2017
Allan Armitage: How Interacting With Your Customers Can Build Positive Energy
Plants are our common denominator, but trust and positive interaction with our customers and each other is truly what keeps us in the plant business.
July 20, 2017
Terra Nova Nurseries, Dümmen Orange to Partner on Unrooted Cuttings Production
Terra Nova Nurseries has contracted with Dümmen Orange to produce unrooted cuttings (URCs) from Terra Nova private stock located at Dümmen Orange’s Central America facilities. The URCs will fulfill orders in North America and Europe.
July 20, 2017
New Perennials, Trial Gardens, and Merchandising Were Highlights of Darwin Perennials Day 2017
Darwin Perennials Day has steadily become one of the must-attend perennial events of the summer. This year, even the weather cooperated.
July 17, 2017
Ball Seed’s 2018 New Varieties Catalog Now Available
The expanded guide includes breakthrough breeding from Ball in annuals, perennials, vegetables, potted plants, and more.
July 16, 2017
Pleasant View Gardens, D.S. Cole Growers Hosting Open House in August
The event gives horticulture industry professionals the chance to check out nearly 80 new introductions from Proven Winners, as well as Pleasant View’s new Savor Edibles & Fragrants line.
July 12, 2017
All-America Selections Celebrates Milestone Anniversary, Releases Annual Report
Coinciding with its 85th anniversary celebration, AAS is hosting an open house at its new offices, and has also released its annual report.
July 8, 2017
Are Utility Patents Tying Up Innovation With Litigation?
The opportunities for innovation in plant breeding could be greatly advanced by creating an industry-led patent licensing platform.
July 8, 2017
Fleuroselect and CIOPORA Offer Organizational Leadership Breeders Admire
Learn why breeders feel these organizations should be emulated in an industry-led initiative to protect plant breeding efforts.
June 30, 2017
Kelly Norris Dishes on New Plants, Going to Seed, and Bootleg Petunias
From woody perennials to genetically modified petunias, Kelly Norris gives his take on what turned out to be a busy spring.
June 24, 2017
Green Fuse Botanicals New Vice President is Focused on Helping Growers Succeed
Jim Devereux, who will oversee production, sales, and marketing for Green Fuse, says he hopes to bring genetics to the market that break from traditional production methods for finished growers.
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 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 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.
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.