Antibiotic Sales for US Meat Production Drop, But Use Remains High

Sales of antibiotics important to human medicine for use in livestock dropped 28 percent from 2009 to 2017, according to annual numbers released today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Despite this, use of medically important antibiotics in U.S. livestock continues to significantly exceed use in people and in major livestock-producing countries in Europe.

Dummen Orange launches Basewell and GreenGuard Poinsettias at IPM 2019

December 28, 2018 Dümmen Orange

Dummen Orange, world’s largest breeder and propagator, presents its entire assortment and latest developments at IPM 2019 in Essen, Germany including the launch of Basewell™ and GreenGuard Poinsettias for the European market.

Southern Nursery Association Announces 2019 Award Recipients

December 28, 2018 Southern Nursery Association

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced the recipients of the 2019 SNA Awards. The awards will be presented at the 120th Annual SNA Business Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Md., during The SNA Conference.

Sustainable Packaging – Koen Pack is Looking Forward to Further Development in 2019

December 28, 2018 Koen Pack

In 2018 Koen Pack and its customers invested heavily in the development of less environmentally harmful packaging for flowers and plants. Koen Pack has not only expanded its collections with environmental friendly products. Koen Pack has also introduced more sustainable materials such as covers made from biodegradable plastics (PLA) and sleeves and pot covers made of compostable Hydropaper.

Glas’ Cheese Spreads Are All Natural and ‘Pure Wisconsin’

For 40 years, Gene Glas had worked in food manufacturing for a cheese spread company. When he left that job, his children were disappointed and asked how they would get good cheese spread. That inspired Gene and his wife, Jan, to start making their own in their home kitchen for themselves and their friends. “Our kids got older and said, ‘dad, you ought to do something with that,’” Gene said.