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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.

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. August 28 2017

Is there a pest problem that’s been giving you grief because you can’t find adequate control tools? Now you have the opportunity to tell someone about it – someone who may actually be able to find a workable solution.
 
The IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program conducts research studies to develop efficacy and crop safety data to support new and expanded pest...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. August 28 2017

The green industry will benefit from the funding of four projects through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), a Farm Bill-funded grants program administered by USDA-NIFA. The four projects are as follows:
 

  • Systematic strategies to manage crapemyrtle bark scale, an emerging exotic pest, led by Dr. M. Gu, Texas A&M, was awarded $3.2 million...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. August 28 2017

The bacterial pathogen Xylella fastidiosa (Xf) is a common plant disease in the U.S. that causes Pierce’s disease on grapes and scorch on many other plants. However, XF is not common in the European Union (EU) and was first identified in Italy on olive trees in 2013 signaling significant risk to olive and olive oil production.
 
The EU responded quickly and by ...

Craig Regelbrugge August 28 2017

EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently extended by 30 days the comment period on its proposed rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and replace it with a recodification of the text that existed prior to 2015. Comments on the proposal are now due on September 27.
 
According to EPA and the Corps, this proposed rule is intended to provide certainty during an...

Tal Coley August 28 2017

AmericanHort premium members were treated to an expert webinar discussion on taxes and the current direction of tax reform. The session was headlined by K-Coe Isom, a leading consulting and accounting firm in Washington, D.C., with twenty-one U.S. locations, which provides support to AmericanHort as well as the agriculture and horticulture industry at-large.
 
Ryan Strochein,...

Craig Regelbrugge August 28 2017

Congress returns to Washington on September 5 and will face a daunting agenda that includes must-do’s of funding the federal government for the new fiscal year that begins October 1 and increasing the federal debt ceiling. There are also want-to-do’s, with tax reform leading the list.
 
These coming debates could bring other controversial issues to the fore. One e...

Tal Coley August 15 2017

Final preparations are underway for Impact Washington, the AmericanHort advocacy summit on September 12-13 in the nation’s capital. With September setting up to be a pivotal month for many issues, including tax reform and our workforce, timing is ideal for participants to have their voices heard in the discussion. With a solid lin...

Craig Regelbrugge August 15 2017

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) maintains voluntary industry consensus standards governing tree, shrub, and other woody plant management practices. The so-called A300 standard is developed by an accredited standards developing committee of which AmericanHort is a participating member. The A300 standard is organized into 10 sections, several of which are under review and potential revi...

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. August 15 2017

A county circuit court judge overturned a Montgomery County-wide ban on the use of cosmetic pesticides on lawns. The law was passed in 2015 by a county council and was set to take effect in 2018. Agricultural land, gardens, and golf courses were exempted. The judge determined that the law would conflict with current federal and Maryland state regulations allowing the use of pesticides.

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. August 15 2017

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the latest results of its honey bee health survey, and the results are positive! Overall, honey bee numbers look to have increased 3% and colony loss declined about 27%, which are both compared to this time last year.

This is the preview of the webinar and is only available to Premium level AmericanHort members. If you are a Premium member and are trying to access the video please contact us for the password and click here.

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, 

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.

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.