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Dosatron Names National Sales Manager
Dosatron International has named Lee Wonders as National Sales Manager – Horticulture. Wonders brings over 22 years of horticulture experience to Dosatron as a nursery grower, owner, and manager. During his eight years of selling allied supplies to nursery growers, he built relationships with his customers and looks forward to building more relationships with Dosatron customers.
ASLA Releases New Guide to Resilient Design
A new online guide launched by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) explains how communities can better protect themselves from natural disasters through resilient landscape planning and design. The guide is organized around disruptive events that communities now experience: drought, extreme heat, fire, flooding and landslides. Biodiversity loss is an underlying threat also explored.
HRI Launches New Fund in Honor of Craig Regelbrugge
According to Karl Losely and Harvey Cotten from AmericanHort and Horticultural Research Institute, HRI created a HRI endowment fund in Craig Regelbrugge’s name. Regelbrugge celebrated his 25th year of service in the horticultural industry. The fund exceeded $35,000 in pledges and the goal is to get the fund to $52,000 before November.
Pesticide License CEUs Available at New England GROWS
New England GROWS attendees can learn from experts in a variety of fields and earn continuing education credit (CEU) from organizations such as: the National Association of Landscape Professionals, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the International Society of Arboriculture, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, the Northeast Organic Farming Association, the Snow and Ice Management Association as well as state and regional pesticide licensing boards.
Bayer Announces Distribution Plan for Ornamentals Business
Bayer has announced the initial distribution plan for the new ornamentals business. The twelve distributors that will distribute Bayer Ornamental products are: BFG Supply Company; BWI Companies, Inc.; Crop Production Services (CPS); Griffin Greenhouse Supply; Harrell’s; Hawaii Grower Products, Inc.; Helena Chemical Company; Nursery Connection; Southern Ag; Target Specialty Products; Wilbur-Ellis; and WinField.
National Garden Bureau Growing For Futures Awards Three Grants to Horticulture Therapy Gardens
National Garden Bureau’s (NGB) annual grant program, Growing for Futures, has selected three therapeutic gardens to receive grants totaling $5,000. The three winning gardens are: Lee College’s Horticulture Program at O.B. Ellis Unit, Huntsville, Texas, winner of a $3,000 grant; Vogel Alcove – Early Childhood Education Program, Dallas, Texas, winner of a $1,000 grant; and The Alice and Herbert Sachs Therapeutic Conservatory and Garden, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, winner of $1,000 grant.