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Join PNW's Bugs in the System workshop - From Robin Rosetta, with Oregon State University's awesome nursery pest group:

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4/18/2014 - Join PNW's Bugs in the System workshop

From Robin Rosetta, with Oregon State University's awesome nursery pest group: Are you interested in using biological control to manage pests but don't know where to start? Come join us on Tuesday, April 29 for the Bugs in the System workshop and tour to learn more about starting or expanding a biological control program at your greenhouse or nursery. We begin with a workshop to cover the basics...


Bachman honored by AHS - Congratulations to Dale Bachman, recipient of the American Horticultural Society's 2014 Paul Ecke...

4/17/2014 - Bachman honored by AHS

Congratulations to Dale Bachman, recipient of the American Horticultural Society's 2014 Paul Ecke Jr. Commercial Award. The award is part of the organization's annual Great American Gardeners Awards, given to "individuals, organizations and busineses . who represent the best in American gardening." In recognizing Bachman, the AHS stated, "Founded in 1885, Bachman's is now in its fifth generation...


4/17/2014 - USDA opens specialty block grants

The USDA has just announced the availabity of approximately $66 million in Specialty Crop Block Grants to state departments of ag for projects that help suport specialty crop growers - including nursery products - through research, programs to increase demand and more. The historic support provided by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill), will strengthen rural American communities by supporting...


AIB launches photo contest - 
 
 
 
America in Bloom, with cooperating sponsorship from Home & Garden Showplace an...

4/3/2014 - AIB launches photo contest

America in Bloom, with cooperating sponsorship from Home & Garden Showplace and Monrovia Nursery, announces an exciting new endeavor to encourage and recognize beautification efforts through a new annual photography contest. Cities and towns across the United States will be evaluated on their overall beauty as demonstrated by a submitted portfolio of up to 18 photos. Entrants are...


Biltmore announces international rose trial dates - The judging and awards ceremony for the second annual Biltmore Interna...

3/19/2014 - Biltmore announces international rose trial dates

The judging and awards ceremony for the second annual Biltmore International Rose Trials competition is schedled for Saturday, May 24, in the Biltmore Estate's historic Walled Garden, located in Asheville, N.C. An international jury will select the winning roses in 12 categories. Since 2011, Biltmore's Rose Garden has been home to the trials, in which more than 90 varieties from growers and breeders...


Aquascape installs rainwater system in Ghana - A team of Aquascape Foundation volunteers installed a 25,000-gallon rainwat...

3/19/2014 - Aquascape installs rainwater system in Ghana

A team of Aquascape Foundation volunteers installed a 25,000-gallon rainwater harvesting system at the International Needs Network School in Kanuwloe, Ghana, during February. The newly installed RainXchange rainwater harvesting syhstem provides clean drinking water for approximately 700 school children and their families year-round and creates the ability to prepare one hot meal per day. Ed Beaulieu,...


NENA and HRI establish new fund  - The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and the New England Nursery Association (NEN...

2/19/2014 - NENA and HRI establish new fund

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and the New England Nursery Association (NENA) have announced the creation of the New England Nursery Association Industry Growth Fund, a new type of grant program through HRI. The Industry Growth Fund was formally created at a signing ceremony during New England Grows in Boston earlier this month. This new purpose-restricted fund was designed to allow grant...


2/19/2014 - OFA Short Course now "Cultivate"

AmericanHort announced today that its annual convention and trade show has been renamed to Cultivate - An AmericanHort Experience. Formerly known as OFA Short Course, Cultivate'14 will continue to offer premier educational and networking experiences, and more than 7 acres of trade show exhibits including technology, new products and services, and new plant varieties. This year also sees an expansion...


HRI invests $400K in research projects - The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) has announced it will grant $400,000 i...

2/7/2014 - HRI invests $400K in research projects

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) has announced it will grant $400,000 in financial support for 16 new projects that investigate solutions in the areas of horticultural production, pest management, environmental stewardship, and business and marketing. "The depth and breadth of the horticulture industry demands robust and diverse research of the best quality," said Dr. Joseph Albano,...


Tree Hugger training videos - Want to know more about the Tree Hugger? 

We introduced you to Warren Quinn's unique tree...

2/7/2014 - Tree Hugger training videos

Want to know more about the Tree Hugger? We introduced you to Warren Quinn's unique tree delivery system in the January issue ("A Simply Elegant Solution," page 16), but if you'd like to see the product in action, you can find a series of training videos on YouTube. Warren walks you through set up, loading . everything you need to know to get started. Check it out:...


Temporary Garden, Lasting Impression - It doesn't take a permanent installation to make a difference in a landscape compan...

2/7/2014 - Temporary Garden, Lasting Impression

It doesn't take a permanent installation to make a difference in a landscape company's image-or bottom line. When Plandscape Inc., a design/build firm based in Elburn, Ill., first transformed an intersection in Geveva, Ill., into a lush green space for the town's annual Arts Fair, attendees at the juried exhibition found a welcome retreat from the summer heat. Many also found inspiration for their...


DeWitt celebrates 40th anniversary - Forty years ago, Larry DeWitt worked as a landscaper during his senior year in colleg...

2/6/2014 - DeWitt celebrates 40th anniversary

Forty years ago, Larry DeWitt worked as a landscaper during his senior year in college. What he didn't know at the time was how he would pioneer the use of landscape fabric and change the future of the industry forever. After graduating with a degree in horticulture, he launched DeWitt Landscaping, a landscape design and contracting firm. In 1975, DeWitt expanded the operation and opened DeWitt...


Nine graduate in EAGL's inaugural program - StandPoint is proud to announce that the January 28 snow and ice that brought ...

2/6/2014 - Nine graduate in EAGL's inaugural program

StandPoint is proud to announce that the January 28 snow and ice that brought Atlanta to a standstill didn't prevent nine talented and visionary growers from reaching the culmination of their one year Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) program for nursery and greenhouse growers, receiving a continuing education Certificate in Applied Horticultural Business Management from program...


1/28/2014 - Farm Bill message from AmericanHort

AmericanHort is urging all members of the green industry to contact their legislative representatives regarding the Farm Bill. It's an urgent call, because action may be taken within the next day. Here's the scoop: Monday evening the Farm Bill Congressional conference committee reported out a compromise Farm Bill, referred to as the Agricultural Act of 2014. The expectation is that the U.S. House...


HRI and AmericanHort join forces - The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and AmericanHort today announced the formati...

1/15/2014 - HRI and AmericanHort join forces

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) and AmericanHort today announced the formation of a strategic alliance to support and promote research benefiting all horticulture industries. The collaboration will accelerate research efforts in the areas of industry survival issues, sustainability, marketing and technology. "The partnership with AmericanHort is an important component of HRI's strategic...


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