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"It’s not what it used to be.” | Chris Beytes
So says Karen Ann Schindler of fall and Thanksgiving mums. Karen and her brother, Gene Schneider, run G&E Greenhouses in Maple Park, Illinois.
America in Bloom Awards Results Announced | Jennifer Zurko
Top honors for the 2015 America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program were announced at the annual ceremony held in Holland, Michigan, on September 26, 2015.
Ball FloraPlant Farms Are Neonic Free | Chris Beytes
Ball FloraPlant announced its offshore cuttings farms didn’t use neonicotinoid-based pest management chemicals during its spring crop production last shipping season and will continue to be neonic free this year.
Ball Seed Goes Mobile-Friendly | Chris Beytes
More and more people have smartphones, according to surveys (one Gallup poll found that 11% of smartphone users check them “every few minutes”), so Ball Seed is yet another company that’s recognized the need to be online-accessible via phones and tablets.
BASF Expands Biological Production | Jennifer Zurko
With the opening of its expanded Littlehampton, United Kingdom, production site, BASF is strengthening its ability to sustainably meet the growing global demand for biological solutions for agriculture and horticulture.
BioSafe Flagship Product ZeroTol 2.0 Now OMRI Certified | Jennifer Zurko
BioSafe Systems announced the addition of ZeroTol 2.0 to the OMRI Products List. OMRI, the Organic Materials Review Institute, has determined that, according to the USDA National Organic Program, ZeroTol 2.0 is now cleared for use in organic production, processing and handling.
FloraHolland Goes Into Publishing | Chris Beytes
Floriculture International is under new management: the magazine has been taken over by FloraHolland, the Dutch flower auction.
North American Growers Honored for Green Production | Allison Westbrook
The Million Bottle Club has announced its 2015 recipients, recognizing growers who have recycled more than one million plastic water bottles into plant containers.
On The Move | Jennifer Zurko
ARGUS CONTROL SYSTEMS; BALL SEED; BIOSAFE SYSTEMS; PLANTHAVEN
Seed Companies Form Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance | Jennifer Zurko
Responding to an increasing need to promote the importance and understanding of seed innovation, members of the American seed industry have come together to form the Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA).
Southern Nursery Association Elects New Officers, President | Jennifer Zurko
Officers of the Southern Nursery Association (SNA) who will serve for the 2015-2016 term were elected during the 117th annual meeting held at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta during SNA 2015.
Two Floriculture M.S./Ph.D. Scholarships Available | Jennifer Zurko
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is now accepting applications for the new Altman Family Scholarship and the Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship for graduate students who have the skills and passion to become leading floricultural scientists and educators.
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