March 2019

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Weed Man USA purchases Canadian territory rights

After nearly 50 years as Weed Man’s president, co-founder Brenda Rice has announced her retirement.

Health Canada issues statement on glyphosate

Health Canada issued a public statement in January following objections to its 2017 re-evaluation of glyphosate.

UN Names 2020 International Year of Plant Health

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution proclaiming 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH).

Gediflora wins International Grower of the Year

Gediflora of Belgium was named International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) 2019 by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH).

Selecta One acquires Challet-Hérault

On Jan. 18, 2019, shareholders of German plant breeder and propagator Selecta One acquired a further 40 per cent of the shares in aster and chrysanthemum specialists Challet-Hérault, making the French subsidiary now entirely owned by Selecta One.

Proven Winners wins Green Thumb Awards

The Direct Gardening Association (formerly called the Mailorder Gardening Association) presented Proven Winners ColorChoice Illuminati Tiny Tower Philadelphus and Peppy Le Pom Punica granatum, with 2019 Green Thumb Awards for best new plants in the plants, bulbs and seeds division.

SnowEx hires sales manager

SnowEx has announced Tracey Fischer-Gaetz as its new sales manager.

Dramm partners with Vifra

Dramm announced it is partnering with Vifra, specialists in humidity management, to offer solutions to its North American customers.

AAS winners announced

All-America Selections announced seven new AAS Winners at the American Seed Trade Association meeting in Orlando, Fla.

AIPH publishes International Vision Project

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has published a brand-new report which investigates the future of the global ornamental horticulture industry.