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Leading horticulture researchers explore new innovations in emerging agriculture

FORT COLLINS, USA: Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced that Colorado State University (CSU) and the horticulture LED lighting group from Philips Lighting recently collaborated to host the first ever LED...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017
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Come to the Coast for CAST!

The team at PlantHaven would like to extend our invitation to join us for the annual showcase of new varieties that is CAST/California Spring Trials. See the newest plant varienties on the market in 2017 and beyond! PlantHaven has some surprises in store so don’t miss...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017
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Boxwood Blight: Researchers Looking Outside of the Box for Solutions

WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH, USA: Boxwood blight (BB) continues to spread throughout the US. The University of Illinois Plant Clinic recently announced its presence in Illinois. The clinic received two boxwood samples late 2016. Both were from northeast Illinois and were...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017
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Dutch Ecodome to occupy pride of place at Philadelphia Flower Show

PHILADELPHIA, USA: This year’s theme for the Philadelphia Flower Show (March 11-19) is ‘Holland- Flowering the World’. Already sure to attract huge crowds is the Ecodome, a creation of award-winning landscape architect Nico Wissing from the Netherlands. Wissing developed the...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
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Recap Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE)

FT. LAUDERDALE, USA: With the sounds of a soothing steel drum setting a relaxed, yet productive pace, the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition ( TPIE) took place January 18 – 20 at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. More than 400 exhibitors in...
Posted On 27 Jan 2017
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DVFG Opens New Sales and Distribution Center in Richmond, Virginia

SEWELL, USA: Delaware Valley Floral Group (DVFG) has announced the opening of a new Sales & Distribution Center in the Richmond, Virginia area. The new facility is located just east of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia, in the Woodland Business Center at 510 Eastpark Court....
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Harrell’s Employees Become Owners through Employee Stock Option Plan

LAKELAND, USA: In its 75th Anniversary year, Harrell’s is proud to announce the formation of the Harrell’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“Harrell’s ESOP”). As of September 30, 2016, Harrell’s ESOP has been vested as the sole owner of...
Posted On 17 Dec 2016
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Farm Bill Pest and Disease Funding Targets Horticulture Priorities

COLUMBUS, USA: On December 13, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is allocating nearly $58 million Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 513 projects with...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016
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Monsanto Shareowners Approve Merger with Bayer

ST LOUIS, USA:  Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that at a special meeting of shareowners held today, shareowners of the company approved the merger of Monsanto with a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. Under the terms of the merger agreement,...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016
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New WSSA Factsheet Explores Weed Seeds and Their Longevity

LAWRENCE, USA: Did you know some weed seeds can lie dormant in the soil for more than a century and then sprout when conditions are right? A new factsheet available for free download from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) dives into the topic of weed seed longevity,...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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