This exceptionally sturdy Leonard wheelbarrow is easy to maneuver with its extra wide 5.5-inch 4-ply tire. Its low profile design provides greater stability with heavy loads even on rutted surfaces. Tough 6 cubic foot capacity poly tub will provide many years of reliable service. Powder coated heavy gauge tubular steel brace construction. Improved front tray brace design allows better tray support of heavy loads. Wide carriage bolt heads and heavy-duty undercarriage offer enough support to handle up to 500 lb loads. Handles provide added leverage and strength with extra long 5 feet length and extra thick 1.625-inch x 2-inch construction. Choose pneumatic tires below, or go flat-free and get the peace of mind of never worrying about tires ever going flat. Upgraded precision sealed ball bearings for longer wear life. A.M. Leonard offers a lifetime warranty.
As low as 32 cents a pot, Root Pouch degradable pots are more economical and environment-friendly. Award winning technology takes a mixture of recycled natural fibers and recycled bottles otherwise destined for our landfills and turns them into a lightweight, breathable geotextile that is then crafted into plant pots that breakdown (degrade) once they are planted in the ground. These fabric pots are wonderful for plants - roots can cool in summer, and not suffocate from over-watering. The fabric material lets water permeate so there's sufficient drainage without holes in the pot.
Root Pouch pots create a healthier alternative for the environment. Every year, millions of plastic pots require petroleum and fossil fuels to be created, and then eventually they are discarded to clog up our landfills. Made from 100 percent recycled materials, our root pouches can be used, washed, reused, and then even composted when done. Plus, because they're made from flexible fabric, there's no worries about pots chipping or breaking, or having to clean up pot shards like with clay pots. Also available custom order with logo imprints and with handle and no handle options. Sold by the bundle.
The CIOPORA Academy will hold its second North American event on the fringes of CIOPORA's Annual General Meeting (AGM). This 1-day, small group educational workshop will offer 5 'Modules' on today's important topics relating to intellectual property in horticulture.
The event takes place April 24 at the Radisson Admiral Hotel in Toronto. Tickets are €399 for CIOPORA members and €799 for non-members.
The Toronto Workshop on IP for Plants will allow you to certify your knowledge with guidance from experts on IP in horticulture. This workshop will focus heavily on North American IP regulations.
Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Click here to view the event schedule, speaker biographies and other information.
From the National Retail Federation:
Washington – The National Retail Federation released its economic forecast for 2017, projecting that retail industry sales, which exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants, will grow between 3.7 and 4.2 percent over 2016. Online and other non-store/online sales, which are included in the overall number, are expected to increase between 8 and 12 percent.
“The economy is on firm ground as we head into 2017 and is expected to build on the momentum we saw late last year,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay says. “With jobs and income growing and debt relatively low, the fundamentals are in place and the consumer is in the driver’s seat. But this year is unlike any other – while consumers have strength they haven’t had in the past, they will remain hesitant to spend until they have more certainty about policy changes on taxes, trade and other issues being debated in Congress.
Read the rest of the forecast here.
DUBLIN, Ohio – For five decades, growers have used Osmocote controlled release fertilizers for reliable, effective N-P-K nutrition. To celebrate Osmocote’s 50th anniversary in 2016, ICL Specialty Fertilizers hosted a giveaway asking growers, “Why do you choose Osmocote?”
“We received some really insightful entries from growers who’ve come to view Osmocote as an integral part of their success,” said Kurt Brace, ornamental horticulture marketing manager for ICL Specialty Fertilizers. “It’s been truly gratifying to see how much faith our customers put in Osmocote. We know how much value Osmocote has to offer, but hearing it from our customers gives us a fresh perspective.”
From July 1 to November 30, 2016, growers entered the giveaway by visiting ICL’s special anniversary website and explaining the value of Osmocote to their operations. Each month, ICL drew the names of ten winners of $50 gift cards from the pool of entries for a total of 50 winners during the five-month giveaway period. The names of all 50 winners are listed at www.Osmocote50.com. In a random drawing of all entries received, Wyatt Schumacher of A.E. Schumacher Nursery in Heron Lake, Minn., received the grand prize of 50 bags of Osmocote and $500.
As part of the celebration, ICL Specialty Fertilizers also sought to identify the nursery operation with the longest continuous use of Osmocote over its 50-year history. In early December, all eligible entries were examined to determine the winning operation. T-Y Nursery of Pauma Valley, Calif., was identified as the winner and awarded a Caribbean cruise for two.
“I personally started using Osmocote here at T-Y Nursery more than 40 years ago,” said Alfonso Ramos, general manager of T-Y Nursery. “Today, we use Osmocote on the trees and ornamental shrubs we grow. Over the years, I’ve come to really appreciate how safe it is to use and how effective it is to grow plants with just one application in each pot.”
“We sincerely thank everyone who participated in our Osmocote 50th anniversary giveaway,” Brace said. “The response was overwhelming, and we hope that all of our customers will continue to put their trust in Osmocote for the next 50 years and beyond.”
Osmocote controlled release fertilizers provide reliable, effective plant nutrition that growers have come to trust. To learn more about Osmocote, visit www.icl-sf.com.