Thursday, January 31, 2013

New England Grows Horticulture Trade Show: Fish Rich® Organic Fertilizer Will Be There Feb 6-8

The Bell Aquaculture Fish Rich® Organic Fertilizer Team will be at the New England Grows Horticulture Trade Show, February 6-8 in Boston at the Convention and Exhibition Center.

About New England Grows:

"The Northeast's leading horticulture trade show and green industry seminars await you at New England Grows, one of the largest and most popular horticultural and green industry events in North America.

New England Grows connects 13,000+ green industry professionals with the brightest horticultural ideas, hottest selling plants, latest green industry technology, and best outdoor equipment at its 1,100+ booth horticulture tradeshow.

Add to that dozens of ground-breaking green industry seminars led by world-renowned experts, and you'll understand why New England Grows is the ultimate green industry event for you and your business."

See you there!

Link for more information

Heartland Growers, Inc., Tests Fish Rich® 2-2-2 Organic Fertilizer on Poinsettias

The use of Fish Rich® 2-2-2 Organic Fertilizer as a primary fertilizer on poinsettias was trialed at Heartland Growers, Inc. (Westfield, IN), from early September through the end of November 2012. The project was led by Heartland's Young Plant Specialist Ben Matthews, who says the common fertilizer formula and a volume to weight conversion factor were used to obtain 250 ppm of nitrogen for the trial (specific formulation for the study is available by linking to the one-sheet below).

Matthews recounts: "Initially the fertilizer was applied continuously. During the second week of October and proceeding, the fertilizer was applied at every-other irrigation, or about twice per week. Finally, during the month of November, the Fish Rich was applied once per week. Basically, frequency of fertilizer application was reduced as the poinsettias matured and thus did not require as much fertilizer. It should be disclaimed that while no other fertilizer than Fish Rich was purposely applied; there is a chance that the poinsettias received a minute amount of the regular poinsettia feed at Heartland Growers. It should also be noted that there was an initial charge in the substrate before Fish Rich was applied- although this too, was minute. The results were still quite distinguishable.

"Overall, the results were impressive - especially in terms of the rich color of the modified bracts. The cultivars tested were: ‘Prima’, ‘Whitestar’, ‘Mars Pink’, and ‘Euroglory Red’. In each case of the two red cultivars along with the white and pink, the color was deeper than their counterparts not treated with Fish Rich. Another notable result was the 2-2-2 regiment had a growth regulating effect on the poinsettias. None of the poinsettias being trialed with Fish Rich exhibited any symptoms of nutrient deficiency or toxicity."

Heartland Growers is a full-service Wholesale Greenhouse, owned and operated by the Gapinski Family since 1984. Since inception, Heartland Growers has been supplying wholesale plants and services to local independent garden centers, florists and landscapers as well as national chain stores throughout the Midwest. For more information, visit:

Link to the One-Sheet Overview

Link to the Summary

Monday, January 28, 2013

CBSA Focuses on 2013's Key State and Federal Legislative Initiatives at Fifth Annual ‘BioScience Day at the Capitol’

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is hosting its fifth annual "BioScience Day at the Capitol" on Wednesday, January 30 (Colorado State Capitol - Old Supreme Court Chambers). The event will feature Mark Leahey, President and CEO, Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) presenting the 'State of the Medical Device Industry' and efforts MDMA is leading in Washington to repeal the Medical Device Tax.

Agenda for BioScience Day at the Capitol
Moderated by Jason Sapsin, Polsinelli Shughart P.C.

8:00-8:25 - Welcome and State of the Industry by April Giles, President and CEO, CBSA 

8:25-8:45 - Connecting Patients and Research - Curt Huber, Executive Director, American Lung Association and Durban Swartz, Program /Development Coordinator at American Lung Association

8:45-9:00 – Early Stage Company BDEGP Grant Recipient - Jim Kasic, President and CEO, Sophono

9:00-9:20 – State of the Medical Device Industry - Mark Leahey, President and CEO, MDMA  

9:20-9:30 – Q and A


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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Indiana Corn & Soybean Review: First Aquaculture Finance Rountable Explores Industry's Great Potential

Quoting from the article in the Winter 2012 issue of the Review:

"Steven Berson, partner at Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough LLP based in Atlanta, Ga., recently spoke about the basics of financing an aquaculture operation to more than 60 people at the first annual Aquaculture Finance Rountable in Indianapolis. The half-day meeting was sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA)...

...Two Indiana aquaculture operations spoke about their experiences securing financing during a producer panel at the roundtable. Representatives from Bell Aquaculture in Albany, Ind., and Toppco Fish in Romney, Ind. both emphasized the need for a strong business plan and for a clear understanding of oerating costs and collateral when seeking financing.

'Develop a strong business plan and understand all of your operating costs from the beginning,' says Nick Pranger who represented Bell Aquaculture on the panel."

Link to the full article

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Bell Aquaculture Fish Rich® 2-2-2 Organic Fertilizer Team Kicks Off 2013 at CENTS Marketplace in Columbus and Green & Growin in Greensboro

Bell Aquaculture, the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm and pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations, is exhibiting its new OMRI-Listed 'Fish Rich Organic 2-2-2 Fertilizer' at both the CENTS Marketplace in Columbus, OH, Jan 14-16, and Green and Growin Trade Show in Greensboro, NC, Jan. 17-18.

The announcement is made by Norman McCowan, president of Bell Aquaculture, who says, "Fish have been used as soil fertilizer since the Native Americans first began farming our nearby land centuries ago. Our organic plant fertilizer, currently marketed as Fish Rich, is made from the remains of the Bell Perch™ Yellow Perch processed at our aquaculture facility in Indiana."

CENTS Marketplace, sponsored by the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association, kicks off the is the industry's exhibit season and is the third largest event of its kind in the Midwest. For more information visit:

The Green and Growin Trade Show, sponsored by the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, is held at the Greensboro Coliseum, featuring nursery plants, landscaping supplies, equipment, services, and allied supplies for the green industry. For more information, visit:

Link to the PRWeb newswire

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cat Care Society's Best Broncos Fan Gibby: Today's Celebrity 'Pet Looking for His Forever Home' on 9News Petline9

Darling Gibby donned his United In Orange Broncos cap and blue collar for 9News Petline9 today with Cat Care Society Volunteer Kay Higgins. Becky Ditchfield hosted.

Gibby is a one-year-old orange tabby (with white) domestic short hair. He is neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated and tests negative for feline diseases. Plus, full of energy, ready to play, and very friendly. He is a healthy 10 pounds, has a good appetite and is litter box trained. Gibby was found wandering a neighborhood as a stray and came in to his rescuers back yard.

This cutie has won over everyone at Cat Care Society in just a week, now it’s time for us to find him a forever home of his own.

Check out all the Cat Care Society adoptable cats: