Harini Korlipara has been appointed as the new general manager of Terra Nova Nurseries Inc., a plant breeding and genetics firm based in Canby, Oregon. She has been with the company since 1999, serving most recently as the company’s lab manager and research director.
OBC Northwest grows sales team with three additions
Nursery and greenhouse supplier OBC Northwest has announced three recent additions to its sales team. Michael Wisshack joined the company sales team in August of 2022 and will support OBC Northwest customers in Washington and Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in horticulture, including jobs in production management, sales and nursery management. He […]
másLabor merges with AgWorks H2 to form largest visa labor service provider
másLabor, based in Lovingston and Charlottesville, Virginia, has merged with AgWorks H2 LLC, based in Lake Park, Georgia, the two companies announced. másLabor is the nation’s leading provider of comprehensive services for employers participating in the H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant visa programs, while AgWorks is one of the nation’s top H-2A and H-2B consulting firms.
Bailey Nurseries recognizes top brand licensee partner growers
Bailey Nurseries recently honored four brand licensee partners who work with Bailey Consumer Brands Endless Summer® Hydrangeas, First Editions® Shrubs & Trees, and Easy Elegance® Roses.
Six decades of support
The Horticultural Research Institute continues to grow the industryArticle provided by the Horticultural Research Institute Think back, if you will, to 1962: John Glenn became the first human to orbit the Earth. President John F. Kennedy was dealing with the Cuban Missile Crisis. Rachel Carson published her landmark book, Silent Spring. And in September 1962, […]
Bailey hires trade communications specialist
Jasmina Dolce has been hired for a newly created trade communications specialist for Bailey, according to a release from the company. She will write and share stories about the company, Endless Summer® Hydrangeas, First Editions® Shrubs & Trees, and Easy Elegance® Roses with consumer brand licensees, growers, garden centers and other trade audiences. With more […]
Pursell Agri-Tech hires director of turf and ornamentals
Bill Abetz has been appointed director of turn and ornamentals for Pursell Agri-Tech, according to a release from the company. He has 30 years of green industry experience, which includes 20 years in chemical and fertilizer sales and product development. He previously served as assistant golf course superintendent and nursery operations manager. Abetz will help […]
Fall Creek hires general counsel
Brendan Driscoll has been appointed as general counsel of Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, according to a release from the company. He replaces Jim Baumgartner, who is retiring. Driscoll will serve on the company’s executive management team to lead the company’s internal legal team and the global network of outside counsel. In addition, he will […]
Oregon State hires dean of agriculture sciences
Staci Simonich has been appointed the dean of the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, according to a release from the university. Simonich has more than 20 years of experience with the university, starting as an assistant professor in 2001. She has been an interim […]
In Memoriam: Laszlo Geza Pomazi
The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) is saddened to report the passing of Laszlo Pomazi on February 18. He was 84. Laszlo Pomazi was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1937. At 19 years old, he was a freedom fighter against the Soviet Union in the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. He escaped to Salzburg, Austria, where […]
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