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Saturday, October 10, 2015 Vol. 79 No. 6

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AgriNomix Expands | Chris Beytes
If business expansion is a sign of an industry’s strength, then it’s good news that AgriNomix, the Oberlin, Ohio-based distributor of horticulture automation and equipment, has broken ground on a 15,000 sq. ft. expansion that will take the company to 70,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and warehouse space.

Ball Buys Conard-Pyle | Chris Beytes
A pair of venerable family businesses made news in August as 110-year-old Ball Horticultural Company has agreed to purchase 118-year-old Conard-Pyle.

Dümmen and Sakata Settle Their “Disagreements” | Chris Beytes
Sometimes (in fact, usually), press releases leave us with more questions than answers. That’s certainly the case with one that crossed our email.

Ecke’s Graphical Tracking Tool Back Online | Chris Beytes
If you’ve used the handy poinsettia graphical tracking program Ecke OnTarget in the past and were counting on it for your 2015 poinsettia crop, rest easy: Dümmen Orange has announced that the program is up and running in perfect order after moving the server hosting from California to their offices in Ohio.

Gotta Get MEE Some | Chris Beytes
A cross section of retailers from 20 countries learn about Dark Get MEE Campanula, bred and produced by Gartneriet PKM in Denmark.

Michael Geary Resigns From AmericanHort | Chris Beytes
After a good 5 1/2-year run at the helm of OFA and then AmericanHort, CEO Michael Geary has tendered his resignation that was effective at the end of September.

New Website on Ranunculus | Jennifer Zurko
Onings Holland has launched a new website—www.italianranunculus.com—to promote American and locally grown Italian Ranunculus, anemone and Icelandic Poppies.

NextLevel 2016 Slated for Ft. Lauderdale | Chris Beytes
AmericanHort has announced that registration and housing are now open for the NextLevel management education event, which is slated for January 18-20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Poinsettia Trials: Save the Dates! | Jennifer Zurko
Start planning a trip to a poinsettia trial near you.

Regelbrugge Receives National Plant Board Partnership Award | Allison Westbrook
The National Plant Board has awarded Craig Regelbrugge, the AmericanHort senior vice president for industry advocacy and research, with its Outstanding Partnership Award.

Seeds By Design & Grimes Form Vegetable Partnership | Jennifer Zurko
Two vegetable seed companies have formed an alliance in order to mutually support distribution, sales, marketing, breeding and production.

Shinoda Foundation Invests in Horticulture’s Future | Jennifer Zurko
The Shinoda Foundation has awarded its annual scholarships, recognizing horticulture’s best and brightest students. This year’s awards included seven scholarships, plus grants, to colleges and universities, all totaling $22,000.

Syngenta Talks About the Sale | Chris Beytes
It’s been rumored for months, but official word came out in late August that Syngenta, the giant multinational agribusiness firm based in Basel, Switzerland, is selling (divesting, in Wall Street speak) its flower breeding division.

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