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Star® Roses and Plants Launches New Kordes® Website
Star® Roses and Plants has launched a new website, Kordes.us to showcase ‘the most beautiful roses in the world.’  The website showcases the stunning Kordes varieties and collections including Kolorscape®, Eleganza®, and Veranda®.

Bayer Names Jose Milan Turf & Ornamentals Global Market Manager
Environmental Science announced that Jose Milan has been appointed Turf & Ornamentals Global Market Manager. In this role, Milan will have a global focus on delivering exceptional Bayer brand experience for customers in the golf course management, lawn & landscape and production ornamentals markets around the world. Milan most recently served as Head of Business Operations for the U.S. Turf & Ornamentals business. A founding member of the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), Milan is also deeply involved with associations such as Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE). RISE is the national trade association representing manufacturers, formulators, distributors, and other industry leaders involved with pesticides. Prior to Bayer, Milan held key leadership roles with Syngenta and Novartis. Milan holds a Bachelor’s in Dairy Science and a Master’s in Agricultural Economics from Louisiana State University.