October 1, 2016

AAS honours hort industry veterans

All-America Selections recently honoured two horticulture industry leaders at its annual awards banquet, held at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisc. The banquet culminated a three-day event where industry representatives, judges, breeders, growers, retailers and resellers gathered to visit All-America Selections Trial Grounds and Display Gardens in and around Madison, Wisc.

Jim Nau of the Ball Horticultural Company received the Medallion of Honour for his “lifelong dedication to the advancement of horticulture.” Janika Eckert of Johnny’s Selected Seeds won the Breeders Cup, which “recognizes a plant breeder who dramatically influences horticulture by breeding new cultivars that bring significant improvements to those classes.”