San Luis Obispo, Calif., September 10, 2015 – The Shinoda Foundation has announced that its elite Shinoda Scholar of the Year award for 2015-16 will go to Melinda Knuth, a senior horticulture major at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, according to a press release.
“Melinda’s drive to succeed and her passion for horticulture at its deepest roots make her an excellent choice for the elite company of Scholar of the Year award winners,” said Bob Otsuka, president of the Shinoda Foundation.
Hailing from Hartford, South Dakota, Melinda is working toward a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. The 21-year-old plans to pursue a career in wholesale floristry.
“Melinda strives to maximize every opportunity, and her dedication and commitment to reaching her goals motivates her in all her interactions,” one professor commented in her recommendation. In addition to her studies, Melinda has worked in the Wheat Seed Lab, is president of the Horticulture Club, served as a Walt Disney World intern and was inducted into multiple honor societies.
For 2015-16 the Shinoda Foundation Board of Trustees awarded seven scholarships plus grants to colleges and universities, all totaling $22,000. Since 1965, The Shinoda Foundation has awarded more than $811,000 in scholarships to 667 students.
Information about making contributions to the foundation or about its scholarship program can be obtained from its website, www.shinodascholarship.org, or by writing to: Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation Inc., 962 Pecho St., Morro Bay, CA 93442, or Pat Broering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arysta LifeScience adds new regional sales manager
Brian Anniss has been named manager for the Midwest sales region.
CARY, N.C. -- Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced Brian Anniss has been selected as the new regional sales manager for the Midwest region. Anniss will be replacing Royce Schulte, who recently accepted the new role of BioSolutions Business Manager.
Anniss’ industry experience spans over 17 years in a number of sales, marketing and sales management-related roles. Most recently, he served as the Key Account Manager for Arysta LifeScience, working with key distributors. His previous experience includes serving in several roles with Chemtura including account manager, key account manager and regional sales manager.
“The Midwest sales region is a key growth region for our broad-acre portfolio, and Brian garners the experience and market knowledge necessary to bring success to this role,” said Steve Gehrls, national account manager and interim sales manager, Arysta LifeScience. “Brian also holds a strong commitment to his customers and a passion for building high performing sales teams that will help foster additional growth for the region.”
Anniss holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agri-business from Iowa State University. He will continue to reside outside of Amarillo, Texas, and work from his home office.
In a continuing effort to help the horticulture industry’s business owners, managers, and emerging leaders raise the bar for themselves and their companies, AmericanHort invites high-level professionals to attend NextLevel, January 18-20, 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
NextLevel offers owners, managers, and emerging leaders a fresh perspective of their business. While it’s all too easy on a day-to-day basis to get caught up in administrative tasks, NextLevel is an opportunity to focus on company culture, vision, marketing strategy, succession planning and more.
Renowned business experts are slated for the event, including keynote speaker Brian Kight, who will provide leadership strategies to improve company culture. Kight is nationally recognized for his work in college championship football and his ability to apply frameworks to some of the most pervasive business challenges. Because of these frameworks, professionals all over the world have become better at recognizing and responding to critical moments – and ultimately produce better outcomes at home and at work.
Education tracks will include leadership, marketing, family business, and human resources. “Hubs” help attendees take what they have learned in sessions to develop strategies directly related to the horticulture industry and their industry segment. These Hubs include: Advance My Career, Balance Life and Business, Establish My Legacy, and Build My Bottom Line. Hubs are the perfect opportunity to collaborate with other industry professionals to gain different perspectives and insights that help create a well-rounded business strategy for success.
To learn more about and register for 2016 NextLevel conference, please visit YourNextLevel.org.
PlantHaven adds Joey Wiseman
Wiseman joined PlantHaven as the head of horticulture Oct. 1.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- PlantHaven has announced the addition of Joey Wiseman to its growing team as head of horticulture.
Wiseman will head up the plants team and working with PlantHaven's independent breeder clients bringing to market some of the most innovative and interesting new products as well as providing new and profitable opportunities for PlantHaven North American and International licensee network.
Wiseman will officially commence her employment with the PlantHaven team on Oct. 1.
FMC introduces Fame family of fungicides
The products protect against soil and foliar diseases and are approved for nursery and greenhouse use.
PHILADELPHIA – Fame fungicides, a family of FRAC 11 group (Strobilurin) products that delivers fast-acting, patented fluoxastrobin protection against major soil and foliar diseases, are now available from FMC. Rainfast in 15 minutes, Fame fungicides can be used on most greenhouse and nursery plants and provide fast foliar and root uptake.
"Proven by university research, Fame fungicides offer fluoxastrobin action, which ensures a high degree of systemic activity to provide very rapid disease protection and stop further growth of established disease," said Naimur Rahman, strategy and fungicide marketing product manager for FMC.
The Fame fungicide family includes:
Fame SC: a suspension concentrate fungicide containing fluoxastrobin that controls major diseases, including anthracnose, downy mildew, powdery mildew, scab and leaf spot. It provides rapid foliar and root uptake with xylem and translaminar movement.
Fame Granular: a spreadable, competitively priced fluoxastrobin fungicide that offers flexible surface application and excellent uptake and movement within the plant, ensuring fast-acting disease protection.
Fame +T: a suspension concentrate combination of fluoxastrobin and tebuconazole that optimizes resistance management with dual modes of action. It protects from both root and shoot diseases, including white mold, black spot, botrytis and rust.
"Because Fame +T delivers two layers of protection, it provides a built-in, optimized resistance management strategy controlling target pathogens," said Rahman.
All Fame fungicides offer quick penetration of leaf surfaces for quick foliar uptake, allowing translaminar movement throughout the plant tissue. At the same time, systemic root activity allows plants to readily take up fluoxastrobin and translocate it throughout the xylem to all plant parts.