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BASF Trinity Fungicide Approved for Ornamental Use | Jennifer Zurko
BASF announced it has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of Trinity fungicide for use in a wide range of ornamental applications.
Charlie Hall's Off The Charts | Dr. Charlie Hall
Overall, consumer debt, including mortgages, auto loans and credit cards, increased by $241 billion during the fourth quarter of last year—the largest quarter-to-quarter jump since the third quarter of 2007.
Color Star Named in Fraud Lawsuit | Chris Beytes
According to a news report in DallasNews.com (part of the Dallas Morning News), Color Star and its lender, NexBank Securities, are being sued for conspiring to commit fraud.
Emerald Coast has a New Facility | Jennifer Zurko
Emerald Coast Growers has constructed a new, 6,000 sq. ft. consolidated soil mixing facility, increasing efficiency and allowing easier custom blending by crop.
Greenex is Now the U.S. Distributor for Royal Van Zanten Pot Mums | Jennifer Zurko
Greenex announced that it is the new distributor of pot chrysanthemums for Royal van Zanten in the United States.
In Memoriam: Reese Kiikka | Chris Beytes
GrowerTalks was shocked to learn that Reese Kiikka, North American Sales Represent-ative for Danziger “Dan” Flower Farm of Israel, passed away suddenly on February 19.
NENA and HRI Announce a New Type of Fund | Jennifer Zurko
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and the New England Nursery Association (NENA) announced the creation of the New England Nursery Association Industry Growth Fund, a new type of grant program through HRI.
Northeast Greenhouse Conference: Save the Date | Jennifer Zurko
The Northeast Greenhouse Conference (formerly the New England Greenhouse Conference) will be held on November 5 and 6, 2014 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
On The Move | Jennifer Zurko
Ball Ornamentals; FMC Corporation; Westhoff
Pair Alyssum with Lettuce | Jennifer Duffield White
Whether you harvest lettuce or just sell starters at the garden center, here’s one new piece of research that will have you reaching for alyssum.
Plant Trials Database Ratings Now Accessible to Industry | Jennifer Zurko
After its creation in 2012, the Plant Trial Database announced that there’s now an appropriate amount of plant trialing data to share with the industry.
Short Course Now “Cultivate” | Chris Beytes
That’s the short name for what used to be Short Course.
Sign Up Now for the Seeley Summit | Jennifer Zurko
The schedule for Cornell University’s Seeley Summit, including the full slate of speakers and online registration, is now available at www.seeleysummit.com.
The First Seed Calibrachoa | Jennifer Zurko
If you’re wondering if there will be any significant breeding breakthroughs at this month’s Spring Trials, we can assure you there will be at least one.
The impact of Dümmen’s TMV outbreak | Chris Beytes
You may have heard that German breeder Dümmen suffered an outbreak of tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) in Red Fox vegetative petunias at its Las Mercedes production facility in El Salvador. We’re told that the total vegetative petunia industry in the U.S. is estimated at 100 million cuttings.
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