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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.

Tristan Daedalus August 20 2019

By: Tristan Daedalus and Craig Regelbrugge

As we approach another election year, your support of PlantPAC is more important than ever. PlantPAC, the AmericanHort Political Action Committee, gives our industry a voice to support Congressional candidates that back pro-horticulture policies. Federal law requires us to obtain prior approval from AmericanHort members before inf...

Craig Regelbrugge August 20 2019

Craig Regelbrugge and Laurie Flanagan

How Congress ends up funding the federal government will determine whether we see an H-2B seasonal worker visa fix in time for 2020. For this reason, we’re providing frequent status updates.

The House and Senate recently passed, and the President has signed, a bill that sets federal government spending limits for the next...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. August 20 2019

In February 2018, a federal judge temporarily blocked California’s cancer-causing label requirement (set to begin July 2018) on products containing glyphosate. The block remains unchallenged and still in place today. The judge ruled that since glyphosate is not known to cause cancer, such warnings would be misleading. However, glyphosate is still listed on the California state list of ...

Craig Regelbrugge August 20 2019

Each year in August, the National Plant Board convenes its annual meeting of state plant regulatory officials, along with federal cooperators including the Departments of Agriculture, and Homeland Security. The meeting presents a very useful opportunity for AmericanHort to brief those who inspect and regulate us on the health of the horticulture industry, and to represent the industry and se...

Tal Coley August 20 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has at last proposed changes to its hours of service (HOS) rules. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) — which was delayed at the Office of Management and Budget...

Jennifer Gray August 09 2019

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the AmericanHort foundation, is pleased to announce the receipt of $240,000 in donations during its reception, held in conjunction with Cultivate’19 in Columbus, OH. 

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AmericanHort Contributor August 08 2019

By: Arthij van der Veer, MPS, general coordinator for North America

The Cleveland Clinic established a zero waste printing and copying program in 2013. Through what was a seemingly minor change to recycle packaging and make double-sided printing a hospital standa...

Tristan Daedalus August 08 2019

The 2019 Impact Washington Summit is right around the corner and many are getting ready to make lasting connections in meetings with lawmakers and Congressional staff that can affect policy for years to come.  How do you make meetings like these, and with your own local government, as effective as they can be?
 
We’ve compiled the top seven most important tips for ...

AmericanHort Contributor August 08 2019

Small or large, businesses that are not using digital marketing need to understand the importance of it. In today’s world, digital marketing helps your business thrive in a competitive landscape and lets you reach the audience and customers you need to reach.

However, for many, digital marketing may seem confusing or intimidating, especially when it comes to using the right...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. August 06 2019

In New York City, of all places, a new species of Agrilus beetle was discovered in an historic cemetery on beech trees.

Agrilus beetles are known as jewel beetles and have over 3000 known species worldwide, the largest number of species of any genus in the anim...

AmericanHort + MPS present Spotlight on Sustainability with Chris McCorkle of McCorkle Nurseries Inc.

Glyphosate-based herbicides have provided efficient, safe and cost-effective weed control for more than 40 years, but recent reports and events have raised concerns over its safety. Come learn about the EPA’s position, the mountain of scientific evidence that supports its safety, and uses in the green industry, including the pro’s and con’s of glyphosate alternatives. Panelist...

How do you communicate the ROI of investing in biophilic design to your clients? How do you talk about your services and fees? What’s the value of broadening your design identity into a brand that includes science? How do you develop relationships with other building professionals and become part of an interdisciplinary team? How do you nurture an internship program?

 

Quarterly webinars, exclusively available to AmericanHort Premium Members, provide the latest information in DC on pressing issues for our industry, led by AmericanHort’s Industry Advocacy & Research Team, Tal Coley & Craig Regelbrugge.

Dick Kramp, Founder & CEO of AB Greenhouse Power Netherlands will be presenting on growing crops with the highest possible yield and quality by creating the optimal environment in your growing facility through cogeneration. Well-integrated cogeneration, supplying heat, electricity, and CO2, can help you to achieve these goals for the lowest possible price. 

This panel discussion is an opportunity to hear from garden center owners on their experience using the financial metrics discussed in the Industry Insider Report: Garden Retail Profitability like pricing...

Quarterly webinars, exclusively available to AmericanHort Premium Members, provide the latest information in DC on pressing issues for our industry, led by AmericanHort’s Industry Advocacy & Research Team. 

Presenters: Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President - Industry Advocacy & Research, Jill Calabro Ph.D., Science & Research Programs Director, and Ta...

Are you a greenhouse grower who ships to the Canadian market? If so, you should learn about the newly revised U.S. – Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program, or GCP for short. The GCP can make exporting easier for participating growers by allowing them to ship with a special sticker rather than having to get and pay for an inspection and phytosanitary certificate for each a...

This stacked panel of experts will plunge into the current and potential application of exciting new technologies showing promise in automating and innovating the management of nursery stock, and other environments including arboretums and forest stands. New technologies explored during this seminar include drone-based observation and sampling, canopy robotics, and a variety of radio-frequen...

Quarterly webinars, exclusively available to AmericanHort Premium Members, provide the latest information in DC on pressing issues for our industry, led by AmericanHort’s Industry Advocacy & Research Team. 

Presenters: Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President - Industry Advocacy & Research & Tal Coley, Director of Government Affairs