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2013-09-10 23:30:45

The Dutch Agricultural Counselor’s office in Washington, DC has debuted a new portal, hollandhorticulture.com, designed to help the U.S. and Dutch Greenhouse sectors to make connections in the world of high-tech horticulture and floriculture. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 The Dutch Agricultural Counselor’s office in Washington, DC has debuted a new portal, HollandHorticulture.com designed to help the U.S. and Dutch greenhouse sectors make connections in the world of...

2013-06-04 23:26:17

LumiGrow, Inc., the leading provider of LED lighting for horticulture, today announced that it will present a complimentary webinar titled, “Improving Floral Crop Quality and Greenhouse Energy Efficiency with LED Lighting,” on Thursday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Novato, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 LumiGrow, Inc., the leading provider of LED lighting for horticulture, today announced that it will present a complimentary webinar titled, “Improving Floral Crop Quality and...

2012-03-23 23:03:28

Demand for discretionary products like flowers fell with the whims of the recession. In addition, large retailers are beginning to take over large swaths of the retail market for flowers and nursery goods. As a result, establishment numbers are falling, though larger operators will likely benefit from industry consolidation. Despite improvements in the overall economy, the rising value and volume of cheaper imports will continue to hamper industry growth through increasing price competition....

2012-01-23 22:24:41

Greenhouse bedding plant growers can save themselves time, money or possibly both by giving cuttings in propagation more light, according to a Purdue University study. Flower growers use cuttings from Central America and Africa to start spring bedding plants in greenhouses during winter and early spring. Those cloudy days and cool temperatures make propagation time- and energy-intensive. Roberto Lopez, an assistant professor of horticulture, and horticulture graduate students Chris...

2011-05-20 12:01:00

BEDFORD, Mass., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Home gardeners in Massachusetts can weather the soggy May weather. That's the message from the Massachusetts Flower Growers' Association. In fact, there's a silver lining in the clouds hanging over us, says Association President Bob Luczai, noting the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is celebrating the month of May as Massachusetts Spring Flower Month. "Homeowners should look to our Association's independent retail garden...

2010-11-19 07:17:00

VANCOUVER, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GSky Plant Systems, Inc., North America's leading provider of living green walls, announced that James Leider AAF, Chairman and CEO of Leider Horticultural Companies, Inc., a large-scale nursery and plant distributor, has joined GSky's board of directors this Fall. "Jim brings extraordinary experience and business insights to GSky's board. He has revolutionized the horticultural industry with his dedication to make plants a part of people's...

2010-06-02 09:00:00

BOGOTA, Colombia, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 40,000 Colombian flowers will enhance one of Europe's major 2010 social events, the June 19th wedding of Princess Victoria of Sweden to entrepreneur Daniel Westling in Stockholm. Augusto Solano, President of the Association of Colombian Flower Exporters (Asocolflores), stated that, "Colombia is proud to have our beautiful flowers play an important role in this marriage." "Twenty-four Colombian flower farms will contribute the flowers...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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