Metrolina Greenhouse’s Director of Growing Ivan Tchakarov was named Grower of the Year at Greenhouse Grower’s Evening of Excellence, held July 14 at Cultivate’14 in Columbus, Ohio.
The theme of this year’s Seeley Summit was “Water: Horticulture’s Next Game Changer.” The summit provided an opportunity for industry members to learn and develop strategies to tackle the issue of water scarcity.
The urban greenhouse has been operating for almost a year and a half, and has spent that time refining its product mix and building its staff with workers hired from the surrounding neighborhood
Grower acquisitions throughout the year, bankruptcy, closed doors, new operations, reduced square footage and changing business status have reconstructed Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers list, yet again.
Rocket Farms was the exclusive floral provider for an Oscars pre-party event this year, providing decor and gifting 160 orchids for nominees and the press.
California is experiencing one of its driest years in history, and growers all over the state are searching for the best way to handle higher water costs and possible water use restrictions.
For the second year, Metrolina Greenhouses turned to consumers to find out what they want in a plant and what they would choose as their top pick. The grower held its second annual Plant Of The Year Contest to determine a new winner for 2014. A group of 53 panelists were given two months to try out 10 different plants, and in the end, vote for their favorite.
Many growers are in need of durable carts and racks that can be used to both safely transport plants to retailers and provide a way to display them. The newest racks from U.S.-based Mid-West Wire Products, Inc. meet those needs for growers and because they’re offered at a competitive price, growers can feasibly recycle the racks after one or two uses.
A water crisis started in West Virginia last month after a chemical used in coal processing spilled into Elk River, affecting thousands of people and causing complications for local growers.
The inaugural Richard T. Meister Scholarship was awarded to Jared Barnes during his Ph.D. candidacy at North Carolina State University, where he focused on quantifying factors that affect soilless substrate pH.