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March 20, 2018

California Spring Trials 2018 Central Region Preview: Ball Horticultural, Dümmen Orange, PlantHaven, Suntory Flowers

Check out this California Spring Trials 2018 Central Region preview of new varieties from Ball Horticultural Co., Dümmen Orange, PlantHaven International, and Suntory Flowers.

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March 20, 2018

Survey Says: Poinsettia Prices, Sales, and Production Increased in 2017

Traditional reds were still bestsellers, but interest continues to grow in white and novelty varieties. Greenhouse Grower’s annual survey provides an in-depth look at the holiday season.

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Bees on flowers

March 20, 2018

Walmart Files Patent for Pollination Drone

The drone would be capable of pollinating flowers and crops the same way a bee would, using cameras and sensors to identify pollen in flowers.

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March 18, 2018

New Soil Amendment From Kemin Promotes More Efficient Nutrient Uptake and Plant Growth

Valena, a soil amendment sourced from a proprietary strain of Euglena gracilis (algae) rich in beta-glucan, is designed to support the growth of healthy and strong plants.

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March 13, 2018

Greenhouse Biocontrol Goes Mainstream

Biological control has moved into the mainstream for greenhouse growers. And the timing couldn’t be better, as consumer demands for more sustainable production methods for the plants they buy are moving back upstream.

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Bell Nursery grows in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and is a Veriflora-certified sustainable producer

March 20, 2018

Bell Nursery Former CEO Gary Mangum Provides Insight on Deal With Central Garden & Pet

In light of the March 14 announcement that Bell Nursery Holdings LLC had been acquired by Central Garden & Pet, Greenhouse Grower caught up with Bell Nursery CEO Gary Mangum to get the backstory on the deal. Here is our full interview with Mangum.

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March 20, 2018

Seed Your Future Dinner Celebrates Focus on New, Young Industry Voices

During a Seed Your Future Leadership Meeting Fundraiser dinner at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania's Ag Secretary thanked the Seed Your Future initiative for its efforts to create awareness of horticulture and careers in horticulture.

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March 19, 2018

Bug Your Customer About Biocontrols

Getting customers educated about your biocontrol use and using it to build your brand is all about telling your story in way that attracts attention.

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Dramm TracFOG Nozzle Extension

March 14, 2018

Dramm Offering New Video Chat Option for Service Issues, New Whitepaper on Indoor Air Flow

The Dramm Corporation recently introduced two new resources for its greenhouse grower customers to deal with indoor growing conditions.

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Ever Bloom Robot Sprayer

March 5, 2018

Technology Will Change the Face of Horticulture Within 20 Years

Every once in a while, I’ll see a grower post a video on social media, showing off some new transplanter, harvesting robot, or another kind of automation equipment and explaining what it is and how it’s making a difference in the growing operation. Inevitably, these videos get tons of clicks, likes, and comments. Most are from people outside the industry who say something like, “Wow, that’s really cool!” or “I had no idea greenhouses were so high-tech!” But then there are the folks who make comments about the automation taking away greenhouse jobs. The grower who posted the video typically responds, explaining that the automation actually doesn’t displace any workers — they’re just reassigned to higher value functions — and that reliable employees are extremely difficult to find in our industry, thus the need for automation. The reality is, due to our current labor struggles, it’s likely our industry will […]

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February 28, 2018

How to Make Plants Better With Automation

Automation does more than help with labor problems. Other tangible benefits also make automating the greenhouse worth the effort and cost.

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