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Apply Now for Your Gloeckner Grant | Chris Beytes
Attention researchers and educators: Anyone working on floriculture projects at a university, college or federal institution in the U.S. can submit a proposal for the Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation grant.
Ball Seed’s WebTrack To Go App Now Available | Jennifer Zurko
Ball Seed has announced the launch of WebTrack To Go, a mobile app with several features to give customers access anywhere, anytime.
CSU, Philips Partner in LED Research | Chris Beytes
Colorado State University and Philips Lighting have signed an agreement to create a state-of-the-art LED-lighting education, research and training horticulture facility at CSU.
Ecke Family Honored by Heritage Museum | Chris Beytes
The Paul Ecke family’s “invaluable contributions to the growth of San Dieguito,” is now on display at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum in Encinitas, California—which, coincidently, is located on land that was once part of the Ecke Ranch.
EPA Releases the First Preliminary Risk Assessments for Neonics | Jennifer Duffield White
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators.
EPA Removes Bee Toxicity Warning from SPEAR Bioinsecticide | Jennifer Zurko
Vestaron Corporation, a developer of peptide-based insecticides, announced that it has received U.S. EPA approval to delete the bee toxicity warning statement from its SPEAR Biopesticide label following a review.
Griffin & Sporticulture Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement | Jennifer Zurko
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies and Sporticulture have announced a partnership through which Griffin will serve as the exclusive distribution partner for Sporticulture grower products, including NFL-licensed containers, labeling and point-of-purchase (POP) materials.
Growers Supply Intros New Greenhouse Brand | Jennifer Zurko
Growers Supply, a part of the ESAPCO family with nearly 40 years of experience and over 14,000 greenhouse structures in the field, announced the launch of GrowSpan, a new brand name for their line of manufactured greenhouse structures.
Massive MANTS | Jennifer Polanz
This year marked the 46th year for the show overall, and it’s now firmly entrenched in the fair city the Ravens and Orioles call home, at the cavernous Baltimore Convention Center.
On the Move | Jennifer Zurko
BAILEY NURSERIES; DRAMM; EUROAMERICAN PROPAGATORS; PECKETTS, INC.
Poinsettias Make it on Public Radio | Chris Beytes
Jim Faust, associate professor of floriculture at Clemson University, is noted for his poinsettia explorations in Mexico, the home of the plant.
Scotts to Buy into a Plant Brand? | Chris Beytes
That’s the message from Scotts Miracle-Gro Chairman and CEO Jim Hagedorn to interested stakeholders during an analysts and investors meeting on December 10.
Shinoda Scholarships Available | Chris Beytes
The Shinoda Foundation Scholarship is open to any college undergraduate at an accredited college, university or California community college who dreams of growing up to be a grower, retailer, florist or horticulturist.
Summit Plastic’s Norm Belliveau Retiring | Jennifer Zurko
Norman Belliveau, President and CEO of Summit Plastic Company and JanorPot, LLC, has retired from Summit Plastic Company after 25 years with the Tallmadge-based manufacturing company.
Syngenta May Reconsider Sale of Flower and Veggie Divisions | Chris Beytes
That’s the word from the Internet, where reports have surfaced that a group of shareholders, called the Alliance of Critical Syngenta Shareholders, has asked Syngenta’s Board of Directors to reconsider the proposed sale of the flower and vegetable divisions, which the group calls “questionable.”
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