Monrovia has announced the distribution of its new 2021 Distinctive Selections guide to the market. The 2021 guide will take customers through Monrovia’s special selections, while offering a look at the colors, forms and landscape solutions for this year and beyond.
The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association recognized eight industry professionals for their contributions to the North Carolina green industry in 2020.
Matt Bland of Bland Landscaping, Apex, N.C., was presented the Jerry Ragland Award. Established in 1999, the award recognizes an outstanding young person in the landscape business.
Shelley Cook of Carolina Garden Company, Durham, N.C., was given the Oakland Award. Established in 1978 by Oakland Plantation, the award is given to individuals for outstanding service to the nursery and/or landscape industry.
Mike Munster of North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. was presented the Kim Powell Award. Established in 2004, this award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contribution to the association and industry, and more specifically, their involvement in program development and execution.
Dana Massey of Plantworks Nursery, Rougemont, N.C., was given the Bill Wilder Outstanding Young Nursery Professional Award. Established in 1994 and named for the long-time Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of Nurserymen, the award recognizes qualified young men and women for outstanding service in the field of environmental horticulture and for their inspiration to others starting out in the field.
Shannon Currey of Hoffman Nursery, Rougemont, N.C., was presented the Libby Wilder Award. Established in 1999 and named for long-time organizer extraordinaire for the North Carolina Association of Nurserymen, this award recognizes outstanding contribution to the nursery industry by a female.
Mark Gantt of Hefner’s Nursery, Conover, N.C., was given the D.S. Copeland Award. Established in 1972 and named for the founder of Apex Nurseries, the award recognizes outstanding contribution to the nursery industry by a candidate working directly in the nursery industry.
William Westbrook of Fair View Nursery, Wilson, N.C., was awarded Grower of the Year. Established in 1994, the award recognizes a high level of professionalism in the management or ownership of a field or container nursery and exhibits leadership in the nursery industry through participation in local, regional, state and national organizations.
Jo Ann Dewar of Fairview Garden Center, Raleigh, N.C., was named a Lifetime Honorary Member. The award recognizes lifetime contribution or achievement in the nursery and landscape industry.A list of current and past winners can be seen here.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced its support for equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for undocumented immigrants.
In a statement, DHS claimed it is "a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine."
DHS encouraged all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once eligible under local distribution guidelines.
DHS additionally noted that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not conduct enforcement operations at or near vaccine distribution sites or clinics. Consistent with ICE’s long-standing sensitive locations policy, ICE does not and will not carry out enforcement operations at or near health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors' offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities, except in the most extraordinary of circumstances.
DHS carries out its mission, including all areas within its COVID-19 response, without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, or other protected class, and in compliance with law and policy. Further, DHS supports the equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to all populations, including historically underserved communities.
To reach underserved and rural communities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in collaboration with federal partners, will coordinate efforts to establish and support fixed facilities, pop-up or temporary vaccination sites, and mobile vaccination clinics.
The Davey Tree Expert Company has announced the release of its new podcast, Talking Trees with Davey Tree.
In the podcast, Davey arborists from across the U.S. discuss topics of seasonal importance with topics ranging from seasonal tree care, introduced pests, professional tree care advice, deer damage and more.
Episodes are published every Thursday at 5 a.m. EST. The podcast is available on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher, iHeart Radio and TuneIn + Alexa. It is also available on Buzzsprout to access and listen through a web browser.
“With podcasting popularity on the rise, Davey felt tapping into podcasting would be a great way to educate and inform Davey clients and other homeowners about the importance of tree care,” said Sandra Reid, vice president of corporate communications and strategic planning. “With advice coming directly from our expert arborists, each episode will pack in information that can be listened to anywhere.”
The Talking Trees with Davey Tree podcast is a continuation of the company’s Talking Trees YouTube video series and Talking Trees Live! on Facebook.
The podcast is hosted by Doug Oster, Emmy award-winning garden personality based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit the company’s website here.
Nufarm Americas announced the EPA registration of Engulf GHN Greenhouse and Ornamental Miticide, a new miticide labeled for greenhouse and shadehouse ornamental crops, greenhouse tomatoes, and Christmas tree and conifer plantations and nurseries. Engulf GHN is pending state registrations.
Nufarm-formulated Engulf GHN features a high concentration of bifenazate. This provides several benefits to greenhouse growers, including easier mixing, storage efficiency and low use rates resulting in lower residue. Because of its selectivity, Engulf GHN can be used in conjunction with most biological control organisms available for mite control. When used as directed, it does not adversely affect populations of beneficial/predaceous mites and insects, including common lacewing, predatory mites, spider mite destroyer and others.
In addition to ornamentals grown in greenhouses and shadehouses, Engulf GHN is also labeled for tomatoes grown in greenhouses. To learn more about Engulf GHN, view the label, or download a product information bulletin, visit www.nufarm.com/usturf/engulf-ghn