March 2018

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Van Belle Nursery nets two international awards

Van Belle Nursery won the Gold medal in Young Plants and Silver in Finished Plants categories at the 2018 International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards, hosted by The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) in Essen, Germany.

More interaction and excitement than ever at Congress ’18

Landscape Ontario’s Congress once again saw strong attendance numbers, with nearly 14,000 landscape professionals visiting Canada’s premier green industry trade show and conference Jan. 9-11 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Silver screen theme at Canada Blooms 2018

The silver screen will serve as inspiration for landscape professionals at Canada Blooms, Toronto’s flower and garden festival, March 9-18, 2018 at the Enercare Centre.

Online tool promotes tree success

Poor soil content, improper management practices and incorrect tree species selection are chronic problems.

Ball and KeyGene uncover impatiens genome sequence

Chicago, Ill.-based Ball Horticultural Company and KeyGene announced the successful sequencing and assembly of the Impatiens walleriana genome.

Garden honours educator John Higgins

A new garden at Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus, formerly Nova Scotia Agricultural College, honours the memory of John Higgins, longstanding professor in the Landscape Horticulture Technology Program.

Excel industries name new CEO

Excel Industries, a manufacturer of commercial and residential turf equipment sold under the Hustler and BigDog Mower brand names, announced the retirement of president and chief executive officer Paul Mullet.

PanAmerican Seed acquires new begonia lines

Chicago, Ill.-based PanAmerican Seed has purchased the begonia product lines from Golden State Bulb Growers, one of the oldest growers and breeders of tuberous begonias in North America.

Nutrite to offer Anuvia Plant Nutrients products in Canada

Guelph, Ont.-based Nutrite is partnering with Anuvia Plant Nutrients to add GreenTRX Turf Nutrient to its product portfolio.

Star Roses launches Kordes website

Star Roses and Plants, the exclusive agent in the U.S. and Canada for Kordes garden roses, has recently launched a new website, to showcase “the most beautiful roses in the world.