Grower News

Syngenta, Lavie Bio team up on bioinsecticides

Syngenta Crop Protection and ag-biologicals company Lavie Bio Ltd. are partnering on the discovery and development of biological insecticidal solutions. The collaboration will leverage Lavie Bio’s unique technology platform to rapidly identify and optimize bioinsecticide... more »

University of Florida names interim IFAS dean

John Davis will take over as interim dean for University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Research and as the director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. “John is the person UF/IFAS... more »

AmericanHort advocacy team 2024. Left to right: Matt Mika, Rachel Pick, and Craig Regelbrugge

AmericanHort expands D.C. advocacy team, capability

AmericanHort has continued to develop its advocacy capability in order to defend and enhance the business environment for its members. In an email, AmericanHort noted that industry "advocacy is more important than ever given the... more »

New SAF director of development is named

The Society of American Florists (SAF) is pleased to announce Maura Kenny as Director of Development. In her new role, Kenny will lead the organization's efforts to connect industry suppliers with the SAF audience through membership, sponsorships, exhibits, virtual... more »

EHR welcomes new member to its service team

Katie Jo (KJ) comes to us with 24+ years of experience in the horticulture industry. She began her career in the nonprofit sector, before moving to retail and then transitioning to work with wholesale nursery... more »

Skagit Horticulture will close in April

Skagit Horticulture has announced that they will be discontinuing operations on April 7, 2024. This includes Skagit Gardens and Northwest Horticulture brands. "We have weathered many challenges in the past. Current economic issues including market... more »

Tu Bloom Designs select Wave petunias for GRAMMY Awards

PanAmerican Seed has announced that its Wave spreading petunias will star in the red-carpet designs of Tu Bloom, the official botanical artist for the GRAMMY Awards. On Feb. 4, the 66th GRAMMY Awards will air... more »

Proven Winners and Garden State Bulb Company partner on new bulb program

Proven Winners and Garden State Bulb Company have partnered to create an exclusive new flower bulb program for retailers and consumers. The collaboration is Proven Winners’ first foray into the comprehensive flower bulb market, and... more »