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50,000 Plant Ratings Now Available in Plant Trials Database | Jennifer Zurko
The National Plant Trials Database is pleased to announce there are now over 50,000 plant ratings in this online repository of trial data.
America in Bloom Contracts with New Management Company | Chris Beytes
America in Bloom will have a new management service as of January 1 and the head of that new company is AIB’s current Executive Director.
Endless Summer Brand Gets New Look | Chris Beytes
At first glance, you probably wouldn’t notice that the Endless Summer Hydrangea icon has been given a “contemporary” new look.
HortScholars Program Now Taking Applications | Jennifer Zurko
The AmericanHort HortScholars program is now accepting applications through March 1, 2017.
Metrolina Touts Sustainable Horticulture During Farm City Week | Chris Beytes & Debbie Hamrick
In 2011, Thanksgiving week was proclaimed “Farm City Week” by President Obama, who asked Americans to “honor the individuals, families and communities who provide us the staple foods that sustain our Nation.”
On the Move | Jennifer Zurko
All-America Selections; BASF; Griffin; Michell's; Pleasant View Gardens; Walters Gardens
Penn State Student Named Shinoda Foundation Scholar of the Year | Jennifer Zurko
The Shinoda Foundation has awarded its highest honor, the Shinoda Scholar of the Year, to Mikaela Hermstedt, a Horticulture major at The Pennsylvania State University.
Rolling with It | Jennifer Zurko
With a contraption that’s similar to the ones used to make candy like Lemon-heads and Jawbreakers, Justin Bender is working on pelleting portulaca seed in the Ball Premier Lab.
Sakata Seed Joins Patent Pool | Jennifer Polanz
Sakata has joined the Vegetable International Licensing Platform, or ILP, a private association based in the Netherlands.
Star Roses & Plants Announces Rebrand of BrazelBerries | Chris Beytes
The line of small fruit bushes, purchased recently by Star Roses & Plants from Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, has a new name for North America: Bushel and Berry.
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