Hiebert Greenhouse of South Dakota
May 3, 2011
City: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Environmentally controlled square footage: 1,089,000
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
|Ornamental bedding plants - 50%|
|Flowering potted plants - 20%|
|Potted foliage - 2%|
|Container perennials - 10%|
|Herbs - 3%|
|Plugs and propagation material - 5%|
|Woody ornamentals - 3%|
|Vegetables - 7%|
Percentage of sales by customer.
|Home improvement chains - 5|
|Independent garden centers - 18|
|Mass merchandisers - 55|
|Other growers - 7|
|Retail florists - 3|
|Supermarket chains - 10|
|Wholesale florists/brokers - 2|
What’s the best way to describe your greenhouse operation and its role in contract growing?
We produce plant material for other growers through contracts AND contract other growers to produce material for us.
Can you describe how involved your operation is in the production of crops other growers are contracted to produce for you? How involved are other growers in your business?
We ask for there growing techniques and follow suit to make sure product hits their target goals.
Anything you’d like to add about contract growing?
Healthy way to do business if you have unused space, still much better to grow for yourself as much as possible.