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Sometimes you just need to find the latest info and news industry-wide, and this is the place to find it. From business management to Washington’s impact you’ll find the latest articles and videos here.

Craig Regelbrugge April 25 2017

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) will be the opening conference speaker at the Impact Washington advocacy leaders’ summit hosted by AmericanHort in our Nation’s Capital on September 11 – 13. Tillis will address our group bright and early on Tuesday, September 12. 
 
Building on a successful private industry career, Tillis was elected to the Nort...

Craig Regelbrugge April 25 2017

On April 25, President Donald Trump held a “farmers’ roundtable” in the West Wing of the White House. Roughly a dozen producers were invited, representing diverse geographies and industries. We were most fortunate to have horticulture at the table, the seat capably filled by Tom Demaline, president and CEO of Willoway Nurseries in Avon, OH and incoming Chairman of the Board of...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. April 25 2017

Dr. Chuan Hong, Virginia Tech, is leading a large study to evaluate the efficacy of several biologically based control products against boxwood blight and released a report on the work thus far. Please keep in mind that this study was only conducted one time, and final conclusions cannot be drawn yet. However, some of the products warrant further examination.
 
All products w...

Craig Regelbrugge April 25 2017

The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor has published a Federal Register notice specifying the following:  (1) The allowable charges for 2017 that employers seeking H-2A workers in occupations other than range herding may charge their workers when the employer provides ...

Craig Regelbrugge April 25 2017

Dozens of green industry employers left their businesses at peak season to come to Washington on April 26 for a day of lobbying Congress to fix the H-2B cap. They were joined by others from the resort and hospitality, seafood, forestry, and other affected industries. AmericanHort continues to urge Congress to include H-2B cap relief in a spending package for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. &...

Davi Bowen April 25 2017

This week marks President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, but there won’t be much time to celebrate. The White House and Congress have until April 28 to reach an agreement on funding the federal government for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year.
 
With only a few legislative days, Congress will need to come to an agreement on a spending measure t...

Jennifer Gray April 11 2017

Through strategic grant making, Horticultural Research Institute invests in a broad range of highly effective research projects. We invite researchers to explore the competitive grant opportunities made possible by our generous donors.
 
The Horticultural Research Institute is actively seeking research proposals for projects that will produce new knowledge and lead to applied...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. April 11 2017

A great deal of the horticulture industry’s success at managing insects, mites, pathogens, and weeds would not be possible without the IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program, a USDA-sponsored entity dedicated to increasing the specialty crop industry’s access to labeled control products. We have come to rely on the sound research sponsored by the IR-4 Program for both assistance in pe...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. April 11 2017

The EPA announced the denial of a petition to ban chlorpyrifos, the most common insecticide used around the world. In October 2015, the EPA proposed to revoke the all food residue tolerances for chlorpyrifos, based primarily on epidemiological studies.
 
Several groups challenged the methodology and scientific gaps on which EPA drew its conclusions. Among them are USDA ARS, t...

Craig Regelbrugge April 11 2017

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is expected to be confirmed by the Senate on April 24, the day the Senate returns from its two-week recess. The Senate Agriculture Committee approved his nomination on March 30. He received the support of all committee members, except New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Perdue has stated trade and agricultural labor/immigration reform as two high priorities...

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What’s the latest news on boxwood blight? Boxwood blight is one of the latest scourges to impact the green industry, from nursery production to landscape maintenance & i...

Charlie's Angle - Time to Make Hay! -- Spring Outlook for the Green Industry
With executive orders flying off the President's desk at record pace, there are interesting ramifications (and tradeoffs) that result. Join Charlie as he discusses the green industry outlook resulting from the interest rate increases coming down the pike, current labor situation, and the pace of housing ...

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Are you struggling with the worst labor challenges...

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Are you struggling with the worst labor challenges you've seen in a long time?&...

Gain perspective of the current reality of LED vs. traditional lighting technologies in indoor horticultural applications.  

Presented by Eric Moody from P.L. Light Systems. P.L. Light Systems (a division of Hortilux Schréder ) is a leading manufacturer of horticultural lighting systems across a variety of technologies including LED, high pressure sodium (HPS), metal halide ...

Tips on how fertilizer-injector maintenance is an easy DIY project to get you ready for the busy spring season. Lela will go over some quick and easy tips on Dosatron upkeep to keep it performing to its maximum potential. There's enough to worry about during the spring, and your Dosatron shouldn't be one of them. 

Presented by: Lela Kelly, Dosatron Vice Presiden...

ACHIEVE YOUR BEST YEAR EVER WITH PROVEN AND LASER FOCUS. Most leaders spend their time reacting to opportunities, problems and fires––and they end up over-working, mis-spending their resources, and wildly under performing. The typical privately held company only reaches 50% of its true potential, and often much less! Is any of this happening at your company?


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FlowVision is a lean business and supply chain consulting group. Their experience with creating lean flow at all levels including service, productivity, quality, and repeatability has been shown to give companies a payback of 500% within the first year. This webinar series illustrates different aspects of Lean Flow principles with tangible strategies to begin implementing immediately.

FlowVision is a lean business and supply chain consulting group. Their experience with creating lean flow at all levels including service, productivity, quality, and repeatability has been shown to give companies a payback of 500% within the first year. This webinar series illustrates different aspects of Lean Flow principles with tangible strategies to begin implementing immediately.

Join in to learn from past International Plantscape Award winners. See examples of their winning projects as they share tips about how to choose projects to enter and take photos, keys to writing contest descriptions, and how they use their awards as year-round marketing material. You will also gain insight into the judging process.

Presented by: Elliott Bennett,