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60TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER CELEBRATION!!

DATE:  August 8, 2019 @ 6PM

LOCATION: Long Island Aquarium, 431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901

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The Long Island Flower Growers Association invites you, your family and staff members to join us for our 60th Anniversary summer celebration at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. Enjoy a great dinner by the river and visit with fellow LIFGA members. A Chinese auction will be held along with our 50/50 raffle. *Please bring your donations for the auction to the dinner.

Registration begins at at 5:45 pm. Cocktails and dinner will be served at 6pm.

RSVP’s A MUST BY JULY 29TH!

Please contact Diane Hanwick to make your reservations at (631) 727-3595 (her work), (631) 886-2213 (LIFGA, leave a message) or by email: info@lifga.com.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Welcome To Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA)

The mission of Long Island Flower Growers Association’s (LIFGA) is to increase awareness, education, and appreciation of plant diversity and to be a regional center of expertise in greenhouse management, landscape design and exhibition of horticultural “best” practices.

LIFGA supports academic research projects and continuing education programs on issues related to the use, management and care-giving of landscape plants by providing high-reach, high-content and cost-effective means of delivery, and new and routine information to Long Island’s horticultural audiences.

Professionals related to the environmental horticultural industry are LIFGA’s primary audience, such as:

– Landscape maintenance and construction contractors.
– Plant and seed brokers.
– Retail and wholesale greenhouse and nursery professionals.
– Irrigation designers and equipment manufacturers.
– Public parks and public works personnel.
– Arborists

Important secondary audiences are home horticulture enthusiasts and media representatives.

 

Find Out How Your Business Can Save The Planet!

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

CCE assists and educates residents, businesses and professionals in a broad spectrum of topics by providing research-based information .

HORTICULTURAL CENTER

The 68-acre area is dedicated to serve the research and extension needs of the horticulture industries of Long Island. The facility features agricultural fields and research plots,

GREENHOUSE HORT

Our facilities range from the very low-tech to fully automation. Our site focuses on Cornell-developed greenhouse hydroponic systems geared toward local food production.

LOCAL EVENTS

We always have fun events going on. Whether you’re a participant or a volunteer, we want you to be part of it! Stay up to date with our events calendar, and make sure to RSVP for each event

COMMERCIAL FLORTICULTURE SURVEY: GROWER RESPONSES NEEDED

The Society of American Florists (SAF) encourages Long Island greenhouse and floriculture growers to respond to the USDSA NASS survey.

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service again has funding to prepare an annual Floriculture Crops Summary report (after several years lapse in the survey). The information is valuable to producers to help learn industry sales and pricing trends. Good survey results depend on a high percentage of the industry reporting. The survey is being mailed out to commercial floriculture growers the week of Dec. 10 and reporting is due before Feb. 8. More information is available at https://safnow.org/commercial-floriculture-survey-responses-needed.

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

LONG ISLAND HORTICULTURE CONFERENCE

Date: March 5, 2024
Location: Brookhaven National Laboratory (Berkner Hall), Upton, NY 11973 Map It

At the forefront of Long Island horticulture for over 30 years…

We invite you to join us for the 34th Annual Long Island Horticulture Conference! Landscapers, nursery growers, arborists, landscape architects and designers, turf managers, and others in the horticulture industry throughout Long Island and beyond are invited to attend.

Register here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/LIHC2024.

For more information click here.

2024 LIFGA WINTER DINNER MEETING

Date: March 4, 2024
Location: Trio Restaurant at Holbrook Country Club , 700 Holbrook-Patchogue Rd,  Holbrook, NY 11741 Map It

Registration begins 5:00 pm, Dinner at 5:30 pm

Come join us for our Winter dinner meeting! Our speaker will be Carol Glenister from IPM Laboratories to discuss the topic: New Developments in Biological Control.

*One NYS DEC recertification credit will be available in category 24 & 25.

We will be having a 50/50 raffle as well as a Chinese Auction. Please bring an item for the auction if you are able to! We appreciate all donations received!

Cost of ticket: $70/person; Buffet dinner & Cash bar.

Tickets may be purchased at the door ($80/person), but purchasing tickets online prior to the event is preferred.

For additional information contact Diane Hanwick @ (631) 886-1610 or info@lifga.com

American Endowment Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIPS IN FLORICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE

Scholarships in Floriculture and HorticultureAwarding scholarships for floriculture and horticulture students is a primary function of AFE. We understand the financial burden students face and are doing our part to help! AFE has more than 30 scholarships that are awarded each year, ranging from $500 – $5,000. We are excited to support you…our next generation of industry leaders.

AFE has developed an online application platform for sophomore through
graduate-level college students pursuing degrees in floriculture and
horticultural fields. If you are looking for AFE’s additional MS/PH.D. level
scholarships, please visit https://endowment.org/floriculture-msphd-scholarship/.

The Cornell Store

MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR GREENHOUSE FLORICULTURE AND HERBACEOUS ORNAMENTALS

NY and New England Management GuidelinesThe 2024-2025 New York and New England Management Guidelines for Greenhouse Floriculture and Herbaceous Ornamentals is now available for distribution from The Cornell Store. This is a new, regional publication that replaces the former Cornell Guide for the Integrated Management of Greenhouse Crops and Herbaceous Ornamentals.

This new, regional publication contains a wealth of management information for common insect, disease, and weed pests affecting floral crops grown in greenhouses, nurseries, or landscapes in New York and New England. It also provides information on growth regulator use in ornamentals, using pesticides effectively and safely, as well as basic integrated pest management (IPM) principles. Contact information for university experts, state pesticide regulatory agencies, and diagnostic and testing services is also included. The Guide is designed to be used by greenhouse and nursery growers, landscape maintenance staff, consultants, and others who grow or maintain ornamentals.

You can purchase a print copy by contacting our Horticulture Diagnostic Lab, 631-727-4126 or email aw242@cornell.edu. There is also an online or bundle (a combination of print and online access) options, for these options click here.

LIFGA 60TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK - Place Your Ad

DATE:  Deadline is July 30, 2019

The Long Island Flower Growers’ Association (LIFGA) will celebrate its 60th anniversary on August 8 at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, NY.

A special Anniversary Book is being prepared to celebrate this event. You can highlight your business in the Anniversary Book by purchasing a full-page ad, a half-page ad, or a quarter-page ad.

Your ad can contain anything you would like, including a logo and photos.  (The book will be published in black-and-white only).

Full page Ad:
$150

Half page Ad:
$100

Quarter page Ad:
$75

Time is limited! Responses are needed as soon as possible in order to have the book printed.

AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

DATE:  Deadline is May 1, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for more than 25 different scholarships through the American Floral Endowment (AFE).

Sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students studying floriculture and horticulture must submit their applications online by the May 1 deadline.

Scholarships range from $500 to $6,000. In 2018, the Endowment awarded more than $42,000 in scholarships.

“AFE strives to support the next generation of industry members in any way we can. One of the ways we do this is through awarding scholarships to help ease their financial burdens,” said Greg Royer, Chairman of Royers Flowers & Gifts and AFE Education Committee Chair.

For more information on each scholarship and to apply, please visit Endowment Scholarships.

MEMBERSHIP SNAPSHOT

Members

LIFGA’s success is attributed to the dedication we put forward toward local growers, retail garden centers, nurseries, landscapers, arborists, farms and complement industries. We support group discussions and promote content that is most prevalent to the LI horticultural community.

Our association continues to grow by offering many opportunities through means of continuing education, networking dinners, sponsored events, website advertisements and affiliate of the PlantSomething national campaign.

Being a member of LIFGA is more than just being connected to a business group, it’s about being part of a larger family .. who LISTEN AND CARE !!

Commercial Growers

Garden Centers

Supporting Industries

Advertisers

PREMIUM MEMBERS

FARM CREDIT EAST

Specialized lender and financial services for agri-businesses

FARM CREDIT EAST is dedicated to serving the agricultural credit and financial needs of those in the business of agriculture, including farmers, nursery and greenhouse operators,  lobstermen, part-time growers, agribusiness owners and country home owners.

CJ VAN BOURGONDIEN

A Family-Owned Business For Over 70 Years !!

CJ VAN BOURGONDIEN, Inc started with one man wanting to settle down and start a family while living the American dream. Going from a bulb salesman, working for his father from Holland, to a business owner in the United States, all started in 1916.

FARM FAMILY INSURANCE

Camille Bunicci, Islip Terrace, NY 11752 (631) 277-7770

FARM FAMILY INSURANCE – Choosing the right insurance is critical. As a business owner, I understand that a one-size-fits-all policy doesn’t make sense for individuals, families or businesses. You know insuring your future means more than just getting the quickest quote or finding the best price

EMMA'S GARDEN

Quality Growers of annuals, perennials & holiday crops.

EMMA’S GARDEN GROWERS are a 3rd generation, family-owned business serving the New York City metropolitan area, Long Island, Westchester County, Western Connecticut and Northern NJ. We are growers of high quality annuals, perennials, ground covers, and holiday crops.

GREEN ISLAND DISTRIBUTORS

Quality Supplies and Service for the Green Industry !!

GREEN ISLAND DISTRIBUTORS. Inc is a family owned and operated business dedicated to serving the Tri-State Area’s greenhouse and nursery growers. We are committed to providing responsive and efficient customer service to our customers.

BIANCHI-DAVIS GREENHOUSES

Specialists in grooming orchid colors

BIANCHI-DAVIS GREENHOUSES provides a moderate climate and computer-automated facility for the ideal growing home of our Phalaenopsis Orchids. Your order is picked from our benches by seasoned professionals. You tell us exactly what you want and we deliver it.

EAST COAST NURSERIES

Where Gardens Grow.

EAST COAST NURSERIES is a full-service, wholesale-only container nursery. As one of the largest container nurseries in the northeastern United States, our plants have become standard inventory in many retail and re-wholesale nurseries throughout Long Island, Westchester county, Connecticut, and the greater New England area.

SPONSORING MEMBERS

Colorful Gardens

ATLANTIC NURSERIES

691 DEER PARK AVE, DIX HILLS, NY 11746 (631) 586-6242

We are a wholesale and grower operation. Our goal is to provide landscape professionals with the highest standard of quality plant material and a broad variety of unusual, hard to find plants. To learn more visit our  

Colorful Gardens

COLORFUL GARDENS

35 MILL RD, CALVERTON, NY 11933 (631) 369-5598

Colorful Gardens serves garden centers and nurseries in the tri-state areas with annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and ground cover plants. We have an extensive client list and value quality service. 

Colorful Gardens

CHARLES SPITZNER NURSERY

PO BOX 40, MANORVILLE, NY 11949 (631) 878-1021

Family owned and operated Wholesale Greenhouse operation. We specialize in NG Impatiens, Geraniums, Dahlias, Non-Stop Begonias, Easter Mums and Garden Mums. Growing under 120,000 sqf of covered greenhouses.

Colorful Gardens

EMERALD FLORA

478 WEEKS AVE, MANORVILLE, NY 11949 (631) 874-8742

Emerald Flora is a wholesale greenhouse operation hidden in the woods of Manorville. We are a smaller operation that caters to the more diverse and specific needs of garden centers and landscapers, most notably specializing in quality accent plants used in container gardens.”  

Colorful Gardens

EASON HORTICULTURE RESOURCES

171 ICELAND AVE, HUNTINGTON ST, NY 11746 (516) 982-5925

Eason Horticulture Resources serves as a consultant and sales agent to retail garden center growers, wholesale greenhouse growers, nurserymen, and landscapers. Please contact  to learn about our latest offerings.

Colorful Gardens

LANDCRAFT ENVIRONMENTS

1160 EAST MILL RD, MATTITUCK, NY 11952 (631) 734-6832

We grow tropicals, tender perennials and unusual annuals as well as a few fairly common annuals. All the plants we grow thrive in our hot, humid summers and many perform well into the autumn months. .

Colorful Gardens

NORMAN KEIL NURSERIES

38A FIFTY ACRE ROAD, ST JAMES, NY, 11780 (631) 584-6330

is a wholesale greenhouse operation with a customer base that includes large chain stores, supermarkets, garden centers, and the landscape trade. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality products combined with excellent customer service.

Colorful Gardens

NORMAN KEIL NURSERIES

38A FIFTY ACRE RD, SAINT JAMES, NY 11780 (631) 584-6330

Norman Keil Nurseries is a large wholesale greenhouse operation established in 1996. Our customer base includes large chain stores, supermarkets, garden centers, and the landscape trade. 

Gordon Company

GORDON COMPANY

We represent clients in the sale of their businesses, strategic mergers and acquisitions with other companies, or purchases of new businesses. With many years of experience and formal education in the horticultural sector, we specialize in the sale of landscape design and build companies, commercial landscape companies, nurseries and garden centers, wholesale greenhouses, growers, and related companies. To find out more about our services visit our website.

Colorful Gardens

NF BOUTIQUE GARDENS

2450 ELIJAH’S LN, MATTITUCK, NY 11952 (631) 734-6832

North Fork Boutique Gardens is a wholesale supplier of premium landscape plants. Located on the North Fork of Long Island, NFBG operates on 17 acres in the Village of Mattituck. 

Colorful Gardens

WEBTRACK BY

BALL HORTICULTURAL

Ball WebTrack manages your business so you can have more time in your greenhouse and less time behind your desk. WebTrack offers the broadest selection of live online inventory, less paperwork, and online order management.