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Bloomin’ Easy poised to release its first exclusive perennials in 2024

Bloomin’ Easy has announced that it will release its first exclusive perennials in 2024, starting with Salvia Perpetual Purple this January. Attendees of the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) and Landscape Ontario Congress Trade Show... more »

USDA releases stats, hired workers down and wage rates up

The USDA reported that there were 776,000 workers hired directly by farm operators on the nation's farms and ranches during the week of Oct. 8-14, 2023, down 1% from the October 2022 reference week. AVERAGE... more »

Oasis Grower Solutions introduces new propagation media 

Oasis Grower Solutions has introduced OASIS RhizoPlug Sheet precision propagation media, a new engineered foam growing media designed especially for precision vegetative propagation. Inspired by the legacy popularity of OASIS Rootcubes and the needs of... more »

Horticultural Research Institute Leadership Academy opens application process

Applications are now being accepted for the Horticultural Research Institute Leadership Academy Class of 2025. The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) Leadership Academy is designed for professionals at all levels who aspire to take on greater... more »

Mycorrhizal Applications introduces OMRI-listed biofungicide for professional use

Mycorrhizal Applications has introduced AmyloShield to its family of biological plant health solutions. AmyloShield is a sustainable, high-potency biofungicide that provides consistent control and suppression of a broad spectrum of fungal diseases. This biofungicide provides... more »

The Green Industry Hall of Fame honors Kurt Dramm with A Lifetime Achievement Award

The Green Industry Hall of Fame inducted Kurt Dramm with A Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2023 ceremony. His name will now be listed in the Green Industry Hall of Fame. The Green Industry Hall... more »

Industry mourns Rick Schoellhorn’s passing

Richard (“Rick”) Kent Schoellhorn, retired director of new products for Proven Winners, died Nov. 25 after a two-year struggle with lung cancer. He was 66. His California roots provided him a love of plants and... more »

Acuity Brands reaches agreements with Current Lighting Solutions, Hort Americas

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced that this agreement allows the acquisition of the Arize family of horticulture lighting products from Current Lighting Solutions, LLC (Current Lighting). It has also reached an agreement with Hort Americas for... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.