August 23, 2010
Negotiating With China
Everyone knows China is the number one supplier of goods to countries around the world. The United States continues to be one of China’s main importers, and this is unlikely to change in the next decade. Many large growers have sourced manufacturers to supply them with some of their needs in order to have a good product at a reasonable price. Over the last 30 years, China has used its number one resource – people with low incomes – to produce products that can be exported to Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Europe, Australia and the U.S. Here in the U.S., we have enjoyed low-priced products, and probably 99.9 percent have satisfied consumers. This, however, does not take away the fact that some quality control procedures have surfaced, such as the powdered milk problem, tires, toothpaste and wall board. I am sure we have also seen, at the same time, our […]
December 22, 2008
Opportunity In China
Over the past 30 years since the opening of markets in China, the flower industry has continued to develop. In recent years, the development has escalated to a point where almost every province is aggressively developing its flower industry niche. China’s 1.33 billion people want a better life, and some regions are closer to that dream than other areas. Each area wants to be recognized as the largest in the country. Some areas like Yunnan province are best known for their cut flowers, and Guangdong province is best known for its tropical foliage. Each geographical area seems to have its strong points. The rapid development of China’s economy is in the Yangtze River Delta consisting of Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang areas. The population was 16,740,000, 74,380,000 and 46,770,000 in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, respectively, for a total of 137.8 million people in the region as reported in 2006. The population […]
June 23, 2008
Carrying A Torch For Flowers
In China, the two most important events to the international flower industry in 2008 are the 10th Hortiflorexpo 2008, Beijing in April and the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games in August. The 10th Hortiflorexpo exposition will give anyone interested in importing from or exporting to China the opportunity to exhibit or visit the largest horticultural exposition in the country. The Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games in August is of interest to anyone who enjoys how a city can be transformed through the use of flowers. The massive use of flowers will be something to see and enjoy. Our industry is fortunate that China has selected flowers as the main method of beautifying their cities. The 10th Hortiflorexpo China 2008 in April is an event you should not miss. Hortiflorexpo China is an annual event held every odd year in Shanghai and every even year in Beijing and is the largest trade […]
March 20, 2018
Survey Says: Poinsettia Prices, Sales, and Production I…
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.
March 20, 2018
Seed Your Future Dinner Celebrates Focus on New, Young …
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.
March 19, 2018
Green Fuse Botanicals Expanding Distribution Network
The company’s expanded product line has created an opportunity to broaden its reach to the grower community through a wider range of brokers.
March 18, 2018
New Soil Amendment From Kemin Promotes More Efficient N…
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.
March 17, 2018
National Garden Bureau Once Again Bringing Garden Write…
The National Garden Bureau is again hitting the road for California Spring Trials (CAST) with influential garden communicators, with the goal of connecting breeders and brokers with consumers via these influencers with large followings.
March 14, 2018
Dramm Offering New Video Chat Option for Service Issues…
The Dramm Corporation recently introduced two new resources for its greenhouse grower customers to deal with indoor growing conditions.
March 14, 2018
Bell Nursery Acquired by Central Garden & Pet
Greenhouse Grower just learned that Bell Nursery, headquartered in Elkridge, MD, has been acquired by Central Garden & Pet Company, a leading innovator, producer, and distributor of branded and private label products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies markets.
March 13, 2018
California Spring Trials 2018 Northern Region Preview: …
Check out this California Spring Trials 2018 Northern Region preview of new varieties from Benary, Thompson & Morgan, American Takii, Sakata Seed, Beekenkamp, and Plug Connection.
March 12, 2018
Eason Horticultural Resources Adds to its National Sale…
Roger Kehoe joins the company as a Sales and Production Management Expert. He was most recently the Director of Young Plant Production at the Color Division of Costa Farms.
March 11, 2018
National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture Releases …
A new series of four #PlantsDoThat Inside infographics focuses on the multitude of ways indoor plants affect where we live, where we work, where we heal, and where we learn. The first two infographics are now available.
March 10, 2018
Segovis Fungicide Now Available to Ornamental Growers i…
Segovis, from Syngenta, features a unique active ingredient that helps control downy mildew and Phytophthora.
March 9, 2018
GCA Announces Complete Seattle Garden Center Summer Tou…
The Garden Centers of America Summer Tour in Seattle will feature visits to some of the most unique plant retailers in the Pacific Northwest.