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Classified Ads
Thursday, August 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Business Opportunity - Business for Sale »
Want to expand your landscape business in Lancaster Co? A reputable PLNA member in business since 1986 is preparing for re...

Members In The News
Wednesday, October 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Metzler Forest Products Unveils New Brand Identity »
Metzler Forest Products Unveils New Brand Identity To Reflect Business Growth Company Adds New Timber Transport Div...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Memoriam - Herbert "Bert" Gumpf »
Herbert "Bert" Gumpf - 1928-2018 Herbert George Gumpf (“Bert”), 89, of Chippewa Township in Beaver County, passed awa...
Monday, July 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fightin Spotted Lanternfly - Anewalt's Landscape Contracting »
Spotted Lanternfly is a big deal and PLNA Member Anewalt's Landscape Contracting of Bernville, Berks County, is helping...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Members in GPN's Class of 2018 Forty under 40 »
These folks are making their mark in business today while charting the course for the industry’s future and we are very ha...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Members Cedar Run Landscapes and Solow Horticultural Designs Featured in PHS GROW »
Two of PLNA's many members in Southeast PA have recently been featured in Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's (PHS) GROW...

Plants, Pests & Diseases
Tuesday, August 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tick, Mosquito and Flea Borne Diseases at All Time High »
For an industry that spends most of its time outside, the increase in diseases caused by ticks, mosquitos and fleas should...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
BMPs for Prevention Management of the Spread of Spotted Lanternfly »
  The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has been working with various industries to look at best manag...
Friday, February 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NOW is the Best Time to Help Prevent the Spread of Spotted Lanternfly »
On November 3, the PA Department of Agriculture expanded the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) quarantine area from municipal level...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA Announces $17.5 Million for Spotted Lanternfly »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is awarding $17.5 million in emergency funding to...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tennessee institutes Quarantine on incoming Boxwood and Related Materials »
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has instituted a Boxwood Blight quarantine at the request of production nurseries...

Protecting Values In Pennsylvania
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Has Successful Legislative Session »
The 2017-2018 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly will end sine die on November 30. No further legislative acti...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fertilizer Bill Appears Dead for this Legislative Session »
HARRISBURG – Senate Bill 792, which would regulate the sale and application of lawn fertilizer, appears to be dead this se...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Proposes New Approach to Fertilizer Bill »
HARRISBURG – In June, PLNA testified about its concerns with a bill to regulate the application of fertilizer (SB 792) to...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee Meets »
Situational Awareness On October 30, Governor Wolf signed into law the Controlled Plant and  Noxious  Weed...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Testifies at House Hearing on Fertilizer Bill »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee held a hearing June 5, 2018 on SB 792 , a b...

Building Community
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Awards Trophies at 2018 Flower Show »
Each year PLNA awards trophies at the Philadelphia Flower Show for the most effective use of plant and the best...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Snow Doesn't Stop MeetUp in Erie »
Record-shattering snowfalls couldn’t stop the hardy and winter-tested souls of northwestern Pennsylvania’s green industry...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
MeetUp Replay - Williamson College of the Trades »
On Thursday, April 27, members had the opportunity to learn about one of the best kept secrets in southeastern PA as they...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Trophies at 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show »
Each year PLNA awards trophies at the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year trophies were awarded in the Landscape display...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PA Green Industry Forum Wrap-Up »
On March 2, members gathered at the Hershey Country Club for the PA Green Industry Forum, Member & Recognition Event....

Protecting Values In the Nation
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will the New Congress Tackle Immigration and Guest Worker Program Reform? »
With the November 6 mid-term elections just behind us, what can we expect come January 1, 2019 in the new Congress? The...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Department of Labor Proposes H-2A and H-2B Rule Changes »
Last May, the Trump Administration promised that they would undertake regulatory reform of the H-2A guest worker program....
Monday, October 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department of Labor Targets Landscaping Industry in H-2B Crackdown; Webinar Scheduled »
WASHINGTON D.C. – The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has announced an enforcement initiative that is targeting landscap...
Monday, October 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farm Bill Authorization Stalls in Congress »
WASHINGTON D.C. – The 2014 Farm Bill expired on September 30 of this year as Congress squabbled over key provisions of the...
Thursday, October 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congress Defers Action on H-2B Program Until After Midterm Elections »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The H-2B returning worker provision and some modest H-2B reforms did not make it into the FY2019 federa...

Business Resources
Monday, July 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PA ONE Call Enforcement Update »
On April 28, 2018, legislation supporting the One Call System in Pennsylvania was enacted. PA Act 287, as amended by PA...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Holds Meeting on Contract Growing for the 10,000,000 Trees Project »
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania tree nurseries are invited to a meeting to learn about the 10,000,000 Trees Project and how they...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attention Tree Nurseries! Mark Your Calendars! »
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (C...
Friday, September 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nursery Crop Insurance - New Concept »
Most consider the nursery crop insurance program to be challenging and burdensome, with much of the burden recurring year...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Seeks Landscape Contractors for Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Effort »
HARRISBURG – With the eradication of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) one of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s top...

Expanding Knowledge
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PCH Associate Exam Launches - Students Take the Exam this Spring »
Seniors in the horticulture program at W. B. Saul in Philadelphia were the first this spring to take the new high school v...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Promotes Horticulture at the PA Farm Show »
Thousands of kids and “kids at heart” visited the PLNA booth at the 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show and showed off their knowl...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Creating High School Certification Exam for Horticulture »
PLNA is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to create a certification exam for high school/vocatio...
Friday, February 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
PCH Emeritus Category Established »
In 2015 the PLNA Board of Directors voted to create a Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH) Emeritus category, honor...

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