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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.

AmericanHort Contributor April 09 2013

According to a committee aide – Senator Debbie Stabenow, Agriculture Committee Chairwoman, intends to restart the Farm Bill debate at the end of April. Last year the Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill, only to see it stall in the House. With a new year and new congress the Senate must begin the process over again.

Despite the broad bipartisan support for the Senate crafted ...

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

Joe Baer: Digital Signage
Don't just sit there! National merchandising expert Joe Baer shares the rapidly growing trend of digital signage from iPads and monitors to projections on walls and other surfaces. Trend Alert! Digital signage isn't one-size-fits-all. You'll find applications from small shelf signs to projections on store fronts and bill boards.

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

Joe Baer: Repurposing Existing Equipment
Pallets have a bad rap! National merchandising expert Joe Baer looks at hip, new ways to incorporate them into your merchandising. Trend Alert! Joe also shares retail shopping tech trends including digital signage, instant info on your smart phone and accepting payment anywhere.

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

With multiple ongoing lawsuits and congressional interventions, the situation surrounding H-2B and prevailing wage rules remains a complicated and muddied affair. In response to a recent court order, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has suspended the processing of Form I-129 H-2B petitions (announcement attached below). For an in-depth description of the broader H-2B situat...

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

A major effort spearheaded by ANLA, and in collaboration with SAF, to develop software tools that will make it easier for nurseries and greenhouses to participate in systems approach certification programs was awarded $159,000 in funding through the 2008 Farm Bill Section 10201 “pest and disease” program.

The ornamentals industry is often singled out, fairly or unfairly, to contro...

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

USDA-APHIS recently released the results of an Environmental Assessment regarding treatment strategies for Imported Fire Ants (IFA). The study suggests that the treatment manual should be updated to include additional options for treating balled-and-burlapped nursery stock and grass sod being shipped from infested areas. It also, describes how B&B drenches can be done in a manner that would red...

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) advises growers of the May 1 sales closing date for 2014 Nursery Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) coverage. According to RMA, MPCI Nursery insurance provides protection for wholesale nurseries producing and marketing nursery plants grown in standard nursery containers or in the field.  New policy applications may be filled at any time; however, all applicati...

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

On March 14th, the House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing entitled, “Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today’s Economy.” Laura Reiff testified on behalf of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) of which ANLA is a member. ANLA and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) issued a joint statement advocating for l...

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

ANLA has been a supporter of the National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California (NORS-DUC) since its establishment in 2009. It is the only research site in the United States dedicated to the study of pests and diseases affecting the health of ornamental plants. Much of what know about Phytophthora ramorum (P. ram) is the result of ongoing studies at NORS-DUC, which we ...

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

On March 27th, USDA-APHIS posted online the long awaited results of the Farm Bill Section 10201 funding requests. This section of the Farm Bill is broadly defined as being dedicated to the identification, mitigation, and management of pests and diseases of specialty crops, which include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery and greenhouse crops. The release of these funds was delayed, largely ...

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

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is conducting a nationwide initiative to strengthen compliance in the landscape industry, and particularly with labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program. AmericanHort will moderate a presentation by WHD officials, who will provide an overview of the nation-wide initiative, relevant laws, common violations, and resource...

Do you want to have more control when it comes to the plants you’re growing? Learn and discuss Identifying and problem-solving issues with your plants, best practices to force plants to flower, fruit, start growing – or stop. In addition, learn how to manage the flavor of your plants via nutrients, lighting, and other environmental factors

Presented by Scott Carrus on...

Take 20 minutes to learn some tips and tricks that take some stress out of poinsettia season from interior plantscaper, Vicky Cate, Evergreen Interiors.

Presented on October 17, 2018