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6 Trends to Watch | Nicole Wisniewski
The National Association of Landscape Professionals announced its official list of the top landscape design trends for 2016.
BloomCheck: The Newest Certification for Cut Flowers | Jennifer Duffield White
Cut flower consumers are going to see a new sustainable cut flower certification in the floral section—one that brags as much about sustainability as it does origin.
Could Amazon Dominate Our Industry? | Chris Beytes
What’s to stop Amazon.com from getting into the flower and plant business … and doing well at it?
Find/Post Careers in Hort/Ag at Agriculture.Careers | Jennifer Zurko
The changing landscape of horticulture and agriculture digital media has continued with the launch of www.agriculture.careers, which is a new career-focused website promoting all of the widespread and diverse careers in the hort, ag and food industry.
How to Fund Your Energy Improvements | Jennifer Duffield White
If you’re thinking about energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy systems for your garden center or greenhouse, now is the time to find out how the Rural Energy for America Program can help fund part of your project.
Hummert International Expands its International Sales Group | Jennifer Zurko
To address the changing market, in conjunction with celebrating its 85th anniversary, Hummert International is creating an expanded and fully-dedicated International Sales Group (ISG).
In Memorium | Chris Beytes
We’ve learned recently of the passings of two horticulture industry notables.
Lowe’s to Buy Canada’s Rona | Chris Beytes
Lowe’s has put in a $2.3 billion bid to purchase Rona, Canada’s DIY chain based in Quebec.
Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo Moves | Jennifer Zurko
The Northeast Greenhouse Conference (formerly the New England Greenhouse Conference) will be held on November 9 and 10, 2016 at a new location—the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
On The Move | Jennifer Zurko
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Organic Options with Ellepots & Riococo | Jennifer Duffield White
Organic hydroponic growers have a few more options when it comes to plugs.
Personality Goes A Long Way | Jennifer Zurko
If you’ve ever seen one of their entertaining Christmas videos or visited their website and saw the photo on their Contact Us page, you know that Van Belle Nursery is a fun company.
Summer Summit in WI | Chris Beytes
All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau are teaming up for the 2016 AAS Summer Summit, this time in Madison, Wisconsin.
Syngenta Offers Online Learning on Mural Fungicide | Jennifer Zurko
Syngenta has developed an online learning module to educate growers on Mural, its newest fungicide for the ornamental market.
The Semantics of Organics | Jennifer Duffield White
When it comes to marketing organic products, there’s more than just the organic seal at play.
USDA Reserves Funding for Plant Pest Solutions | Jennifer Zurko
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has just released its plan for strategically deploying over $58 million in special Farm Bill funding to protect agriculture and horticulture from plant pests and diseases.
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