Industry News

Officers of the Southern Nursery Association (SNA) who will serve for the 2015-2016 term were elected during the 117th annual meeting held at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia, during SNA 2015. The election, open to all... more
Lawn & Garden Retailer's sister publication, GPN, will present two Plant Health Management Conferences in October. On Oct. 6, GPN’s Plant Health Management Conference will return to Grand Rapids, Michigan. The DoubleTree Grand Rapids Airport... more
As part of its retail education track the 2015 Farwest Show will shed light on Gen Y, its economic power and, in particular, its impact for garden retail. Retail guru, Anne M. Obarski will deliver a seminar address, "Gen Y: How to Motivate, Manage,... more
Monrovia has partnered with "Home Free", a new reality competition show where deserving couples vie to win the keys to a fully landscaped, renovated residence. Hosted by famed contractor Mike Holmes, the nine-episode run airs on the Fox network at 9... more
Retailers’ Choice Awards at SNA 2015 were presented to nine exhibiting companies during a presentation on the SNA Stage. The Garden Center Group’s Sid Raisch led the retailer search. Products were selected specifically for garden retailers in search... more
The 2016 National Floriculture Forum (NFF) will take place Jan. 24-29, in the Netherlands and Germany.   Meeting objectives include: Addressing issues of importance to the floriculture industry Forming collaborative relationships Improving... more
IGC Show organizers announced the launch of new free apps for IGC East and IGC Chicago, available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Now you can map your show-shopping strategies and get all of the IGC Shows’ conference sessions... more
The 2016 SHS Griffin annual and seed plant catalog is now available in print and online,. The 2016 edition features more than 400 new varieties. The company’s full seed portfolio; more than 3,400 cultivars of annuals, perennials,... more
Sakata Seed America has announced that, effective immediately, Sakata Home Grown is the official vegetable seed brand of P. Allen Smith.   Furthermore, Smith has identified a collection of Sakata varieties and branded it under the P. Allen... more
Dallas Market Center has launched its new website,   The dynamic new site aims to enhance user experience and efficiency through a simplified, responsive design and a multitude of innovative improvements. This... more
CENTS 2016, hosted by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA), will take place Jan. 11-13 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio.   The trade show portion of the convention will feature more than 400 suppliers offering... more
Cultivate'15 drew participants from the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 20 other countries to Columbus, Ohio this year. The largest all-industry horticulture exposition and convention in North America took place July 11 to 14 with... more
The Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Fund has announced the names of 12 students from five southeastern universities chosen to receive academic scholarships this year. The presentations will take place on Wednesday, July 22, during SNA 2015 in Atlanta... more
Ten exhibitors received Retailers’ Choice Awards at Cultivate’15 in Columbus, Ohio, on July 13, 2015. The Garden Center Group’s Sid Raisch and Danny Summers led the search as garden retailers selected the best new products, both live goods and hard... more
Due to an unexpected scheduling challenge, Martha Stewart has just alerted Jeff Morey, IGC Show co-founder & co-producer, that she will have to move her keynote time 30 minutes later than originally publicized. Please note this new time for... more
All-America Selections (AAS) has announced another group of edible AAS Winners for home gardeners, gourmet gardeners, farm-to-table growers, market growers and anyone interested in a unique, delicious addition to their vegetable assortment.  ... more
The portfolio of Florexpo Costa Rica has been acquired by Dümmen Orange. The acquisition includes the move of top Florexpo talent and management to Dümmen Orange’s newly modernized production site in Antigua, Guatemala: Antigua Flowers. Dümmen... more
Cornell University’s Floriculture Field Day will take place Aug. 11, in Ithaca, N.Y. Among the highlights of this year's field day are: 1. Cornell Alumni and Friends reception. The 2015 alumni and friends event will take place at the Cornell... more
The American Rose Society (ARS) announced at the 2015 National Conference that Proven Winners received the Award of Excellence for Oso Easy Lemon Zest rose. To receive the Award of Excellence, a rose must prove its mettle in six different no-spray... more
Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. received the 2015 Governor’s Trade Leadership Award during Oregon Consular Corps’ annual Celebrate Trade event. The award ceremony took place during World Trade Week and recognized the significant contribution... more