South Central Growers
May 3, 2011
City: Springfield, Tenn.
Environmentally controlled square footage: 800,000
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
|Ornamental bedding plants - 77%|
|Flowering potted plants - 10%|
|Potted foliage - 8%|
|Vegetables - 5%|
What are the primary reasons your operation contracts other growers to produce crops?
Better climate for the material being grown and space constraints in the spring
What are a few of the benefits your operation reaps from its contract-growing relationships?
Allows us to have mature product during the 4-6 week spring push when it is crucial to have material in color
Percentage of sales by customer:
|Home improvement chains - 65%|
|Mass merchandisers - 35%|