The gardening guru, television personality, philanthropist and motivational speaker urged growers, retailers, landscapers and florists to use social media to engage the next generation of buyers, and to invest in developing their respective audiences.
A panel of young professionals representing all levels of the floriculture industry supply chain discussed the disconnects in communication from the breeder level all the way down to the retailer, and how to overcome the malaise that exists between the involved parties.
Seek out young professionals in the industry and in your operation to develop new ways to do business, improve communication and address consumers. How have you cultivated ideas from younger generations?
The Dummen Group received MPS-ABC (environmental) and MPS-GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification at the MPS booth at Cultivate’14 on Sunday, July 13. The company also announced it will not use neonicotinoid pesticides for spring annuals production.
Your operation can benefit from hiring returning veterans, professionals changing careers and non-traditional students, in addition to horticulture graduates. Where have you had luck recruiting?
AgVets is breaking ground this summer with the first of up to 30 hydroponic greenhouse operations located throughout the country to provide produce to lower- and middle-income consumers.
Get to know the three young go-getters who made Gotham Greens what it is today.
Gotham Greens is considering the potential for partnering with growers for new ventures in cities across the U.S.
Gotham Greens broke the boundaries of agriculture by building the country’s first commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse operation in Brooklyn, N.Y. Now it’s taking that vision further with two more locations and contracts to build in more cities.
The range of 2015 annual introductions at California Spring Trials is astounding. Breeders placed a large emphasis on compact plants, container components and providing grower solutions. Here are 29 annuals varieties to consider for production in the upcoming season.