February 2022

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AAS names six national winners for 2022

All-America Selection (AAS) — North America’s oldest national non-profit plant trialing organization — announced six new national winners for 2022.

Pantone creates 2022 Colour of the Year

For the first time, Pantone has created a new colour for its annual Colour of the Year program.

John Deere buys Kreisel Electric

John Deere has signed a definitive agreement to acquire majority ownership in Kreisel Electric, a battery technology provider based in Austria.

Congress cancels 2022 trade show

Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association cancelled its trade show due to COVID-19. The show had been scheduled for January 11-13, 2022 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

SB&D acquires MTD and Excel

Stanley Black & Decker completed the acquisition of MTD Holdings and Excel Industries. The purchase price for the two transactions totaled $1.9 billion USD.

Floriade Horticulture Expo launches April 2022

Floriade Expo 2022 is set to run April 14 through October 9 in Almere, Netherlands.

Instone named Husqvarna president

Glen Instone has been appointed president of the Husqvarna Division within Husqvarna Group.

Kam's joins Royal Brinkman Group

Kam’s Growers Supply announced they’ve joined forces with the Royal Brinkman Group of the Netherlands as of January 1, 2022.

Proven Winners announces personnel changes

Proven Winners is excited to announce two personnel changes to strengthen support for independent garden centres.

AIPH and UBHUB partner on World Green Cities awards

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and the Urban Biodiversity Hub (UBHub) formalized a partnership to collaborate on the AIPH World Green City Awards.

Toro purchases Intimidator Group

The Toro Company has acquired Intimidator Group for $400 million USD. Based in Batesville, Ark., the Intimidator Group designs and manufactures Spartan Mowers, a professional line of zero turn mowers.

Vineland releases 2021-22 Innovation Report

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) released the 2021-2022 Innovation Report, containing updates on various research projects and highlighting efforts to build a national network for innovation in the agricultural, horticulture and greenhouse growing industries.