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AFE Accepting Educational Grant Applications Through June 1 | Jennifer Zurko
You can apply now for American Floral Endowment (AFE) educational grants for 2015-2016.
AIB Announces Participants for 2015 | Jennifer Zurko
Since 2002, America in Bloom has engaged nearly 250 towns in 40 states, touching millions of lives.
Charlie Hall's Off The Charts | Dr. Charlie Hall
Buoyed by higher same-store sales and traffic and a positive outlook among operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained elevated in January.
DNA Green Group & Rijnplant Finalize Acquisition | Jennifer Zurko
DNA Green Group and Rijnplant announced that the acquisition of Rijnplant by DNA Green Group has been finalized. The breeding and propagation activities in pot and cut anthurium, bougainvillea and heliconia will transfer to DNA Green Group.
Getting the Insider Info | Jennifer Zurko
When you explain what you do for a living to a consumer, do you ever wish you could just show them?
Henry F. Michell Company Celebrates 125th Anniversary | Jennifer Zurko
This year marks Henry F. Michell Company’s (Michell’s) 125th year in business—now in its fourth generation of family ownership as a national brokerage firm of horticultural products.
MPS Adds A+ Rating and Plans for A+ Natural Protected | Jennifer Duffield White
MPS is adding a new top tier to their MPS-ABC rating system for certifying sustainable growing operations.
NGB Members Host California Summer Vegetable Trials | Jennifer Zurko
Six vegetable breeding companies focusing on the fresh market and home garden segments are coming together to host Summer Vegetable Trials via Open Houses and Field Days in seven locations from August 10-21, 2015.
Nufarm Fungicides Now Registered for Use on Greenhouse Vegetables, Backyard Frui | Jennifer Zurko
Nufarm Americas announced new label expansions for its Cleary 3336 F and EG fungicides as part of an ongoing effort to provide the turf and ornamental industry with additional pest management options across a widening range of edible crops.
On The Move | Jennifer Zurko
BioSafe Systems; Dümmen Group; North Creek Nurseries; Syngenta Flowers; Terra Nova Nurseries
PLANET Becomes NALP | Nicole Wisniewski
On February 26, at PLANET’s Great Escape educational and networking event, PLANET unveiled the results of months of research and strategic planning: The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).
USDA Study Concludes Neonics NOT Driving Bee Deaths | Paul Pilon
The Department of Agriculture announced in March that honey production, which has been disrupted after CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) devastated the bee population nine years ago, is up 14% and the number of hives is up 4%, increasing the two previous years before that.
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