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$18,000 in Scholarships Available to Southeast Hort Students | Jennifer Zurko
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund has announced it’s now accepting scholarship applications for 2017.
Ball Acquires Danish Potted Plant Breeder | Chris Beytes
Ball Horticultural Company has acquired majority ownership in the Danish potted plant breeding company Ex-Plant A/S. Ex-Plant’s genetics—namely a range of peppers (both ornamental and edible), solanum and exacum—will become part of PanAmerican Seed’s collection.
Benary Announces Joint Venture in China | Chris Beytes
Interesting news from Germany, where well-known bedding and potted plant breeder Ernst Benary has announced that they’re forming a joint venture in China to grow young plants.
Fire at Dan Schantz Destroys Production Barn, Cooler | Chris Beytes
The fire broke out the evening of January 3, sometime between 8:00 and 8:30
HGA—The Hobby Greenhouse Association | Chris Beytes
They’ve been around since 1976, promoting the hobby of growing flowers and vegetables in home greenhouses, but they’ve struggled lately to find new members, especially younger ones.
In Focus at Season Premier | Chris Beytes
Garden writer Marianne Wilburn gets the shot at Costa Farms’ Season Premier Trial Gardens at Costa Color in Homestead, Florida.
In Memoriam: Bert Kraft | Chris Beytes
The Kraft family name has long been synonymous with South Florida horticulture—think Kraft Gardens. Alas, the patriarch of the family, Albert “Bert” Kraft, passed away three days after Christmas at his home in Palm City, Florida, at the venerable age of 96.
On the Move | Jennifer Zurko
BAILEY NURSERIES; HENRY F. MICHELL’S
Ralstonia Plagues Dutch Rose Industry | Chris Beytes
It’s not the same ralstonia that hit our geranium industry 14 years ago (that was Race 3, Biovar 2), but a serious outbreak of Ralstonia solanacearum, race 1, has been causing hardships for the Dutch cut rose industry.
Register for America in Bloom | Chris Beytes
If you’re looking for a way to boost sales and show your community spirit, why not register your city, town, village, borough or burg for the 2017 America in Bloom competition?
Revisions to U.S.-Canada Plant Certification Program | Chris Beytes
If you ship plants to or from Canada, you’re probably up to speed on revisions to GCP, the bilateral export certification program for greenhouse-grown plants being shipped between the U.S. and Canada.
Sales Up at Auction | Chris Beytes
Royal FloraHolland, the big Dutch auction (and owner of GrowerTalks' sister publication FloraCulture International) has just released their 2016 numbers. They reveal that flower and plant sales were up 3.8% over 2015, to 4.6 billion euros.
Tour China’s Horticulture with an Expert | Chris Beytes
Dr. Mengmeng Gu, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is putting together a China Horticulture Field Trip—a 12-day tour of the northwest Sichuan Province, which boasts amazing scenery, culture, people, cuisine and, as she says, “Most importantly, PLANTS!”
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