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Members In The News
Wednesday, December 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Board of Directors Election Ballot coming in January »
The PLNA Nominating Committee is currently interviewing candidates for the upcoming Board of Directors ballot.  You c...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Memoriam - Larry J. Kuhns 1946 - 2019 »
Larry Judson Kuhns, 73, of State College, died Saturday, November 23, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Larr...
Friday, September 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kevin Prall, PCH, Awarded Inaugural "Best Front Yard in America" by Better Homes and Gardens »
Out of around 900 entries, Kevin Prall’s yard was judged to be in the top ten. Then, voting was open to the public, and he...
Friday, September 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bidwell Training Center Appoints New Director of Horticulture Technology Program »
Dave Bramson is the newly appointed Director for the Horticulture Technology Program at Bidwell Training Center, located i...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Williamson College of the Trades Awarded PLNA Trophy at 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show »
Williamson’s exhibit in the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, “Phytoremediation: Plants Plan...

Plants, Pests & Diseases
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Member SLF Survey Shows Nurseries Hardest Hit »
ANNVILLE – In late February PLNA sent a survey to all members within the spotted lanternfly (SLF) quarantine area, then li...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expanded to 12 additional Counties »
HARRISBURG - On March 4, 2020 the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) expanded the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) quara...
Sunday, December 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Researchers Hope New Shot Will Prevent Lyme Disease »
BOSTON - Recently, scientists from the publicly funded non-profit MassBiologics announced that they are ready to begin h...
Friday, October 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee Bans Five Plant Species, Tables Three »
HARRISBURG – The Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee (CPNWC) of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) b...
Monday, October 14, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Up to 120 Plant Species to be Considered for Regulation in Pennsylvania »
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council (PISC) is considering recommending that as many as 120 plants ident...

PLNA Foundation News
Tuesday, December 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Foundation Establishes Endowed Scholarship with Penn State University »
Every year the PLNA Foundation reviews applications for its annual scholarship program.   And next year, there will...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Foundation Awards Scholarships »
The PLNA Foundation awarded six $5000 scholarships this school year; 3 to Penn College of Technology students, 2 to Penn S...

Protecting Values In Pennsylvania
Sunday, May 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
General Assembly Sends Bill to Governor to Open Garden Centers, Veto Expected »
HARRISBURG – Last week, the Pennsylvania House and Senate passed HB 2388 which would open garden centers if they adhere...
Monday, May 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Wolf Denies PLNA Exemption Request for Garden Centers »
At 5:11 PM Friday, PLNA received an email denying our request for a blanket exemption for garden centers under the Governo...
Monday, April 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PLNA Sends Governor over 16,000 Pennsylvania Signatures to Open Garden Centers »
ANNVILLE - PLNA today sent over 16.000 signatures to Governor Wolf from Pennsylvanians asking him to open independent fami...
Monday, April 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Petition to Open Garden Centers Now Approaching 17,000 »
ANNVILLE - PLNA sent the following press release to media outlets statewide Sunday. Total petition signers are now approac...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
PDA Contemplates Banning the Pesticide Chlorpyrifos »
HARRISBURG – At the March 3 meeting of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s (PDA) Pesticide Advisory Board (Board)...

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
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS Releases an Additional 35,000 H-2B Visas »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 5, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of an additional 35,000 H-2...
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Training Required for Paraquat Applicators »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken recent actions on the active ingredient paraqu...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Suspends Visa Processing in Mexico Leaving the H-2A and H-2B Programs in the Lurch »
WASHINGTON, D.C – The U.S, Department of State has suspended the processing of visas in Mexico due to the COVID-19 pa...
Sunday, December 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Overtime Rules Go into Effect January 1 »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This is just a friendly reminder that the new federal overtime rules go into effect on January 1, 2020....
Sunday, December 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
H-2B Reform Still in Limbo »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – H-2B reform is still in limbo. A bill that would double the number of H-2B visas available is ready to...

Business Resources
Friday, October 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CBF Issues Next RFP for 10 Million Trees Program »
HARRISBURG – The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 125,000+ trees of various sizes an...
Friday, September 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
USDA offers Assistance to Pennsylvania Producers Affected by Spotted Lanternfly »
HARRISBURG - The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Pennsylvania announced that orchardists and nursery tree growers who ex...
Friday, March 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thursday, December 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CBF Issues New RFP for 10 Million Trees Program »
PLNA has been working with a partnership of national, regional, state, and local agencies, conservation organizations, out...
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...

Expanding Knowledge
Wednesday, December 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State is looking for input on Hiring & Training in the Green Industry »
Researchers at The Pennsylvania State University ask for your assistance and participation in a research project to learn...
Friday, September 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State Extension Rolls Out Online Training Video Series for the Industry »
Penn State Extension has rolled out some new online video training series that will help landscape businesses train beginn...
Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Penn State Extension Rolls Out Online Training Video Series for the Industry »
Penn State Extension has just rolled out a new online video training series that will help landscape businesses train begi...

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