The Watsonville, CA, young plant producer, specializing in perennial plugs and liners, is looking to optimize efficiency on the front end of production.
While its Guatemala farm was spared, the U.S.-based young plant grower ForemostCo, Inc. has partnered with the Rotary Club of Miami Airport, Inc. and the Escuintla Rotary to raise funds and distribute aid on the ground for those affected by Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano eruptions.
The nation’s largest growers are investing heavily in technology, new structures, human resources, and efficiency measures to stay competitive and profitable, despite significant labor shortages.
There is a general sentiment within the industry that pricing needs to be reevaluated to better account for the trend toward rising input costs.
Strong growth among the nation’s largest growers shows no signs of slowing down, as nearly a third of the Top 100 growers have significantly expanded production, and many have ongoing projects underway.
The nonprofit, floriculture organization plans to announce its first Initiative winner at Cultivate in July and encourages interested applicants to submit their applications by May 31 to be considered.
Building on roots in agriculture, this new medical cannabis facility continues to implement process improvement to provide quality medical-grade product for the patients who need it.
“This trip solidified my desire to breed plants. Every time I was able to have a discussion about plant traits, genetics, and germplasm, I felt a thrill of excitement.”
From annuals that look like they came out of a Dr. Seuss book to breeding marvels in perennials and shrubs, the visits to Danziger and Proven Winners at California Spring Trials were exciting, to be sure. Here are some of Dr. A’s favorites.
BLOOM! connects young people to the power of plants to build a pipeline of future talent for the industry behind them: horticulture.
For the first time, the brand has generated one billion consumer impressions, and plans to keep that momentum going with a number of ambitious programs.
Check out the newest 2018 plant introductions from Proven Winners and Danziger.
There is potential for our industry to provide talking points for growers to promote sustainable production efforts. It’s not exactly bragging — it’s simply and humbly speaking the truth.
At California Spring Trials 2018, the Greenhouse Grower team witnessed the revitalization of a company, plus some awesome merchandising displays, and efforts toward automation.
More than halfway through the California Spring Trials, the Greenhouse Grower team had a busy but fantastic day seeing dozens of our friends at American Takii and Benary, and spending time talking about the industry’s past and its bright future.
California Spring Trials 2018: New Varieties to Watch From American Takii, Hilverdakooijj, Hem Genetics, Thompson & Morgan, Sakata Ornamentals, and Ernst Benary of America
Check out the newest 2018 plant introductions from American Takii, Hilverdakooijj, Hem Genetics, Thompson & Morgan, Sakata Ornamentals, and Ernst Benary of America.
Greenhouse Grower’s California Spring Trials Team headed north on Day 3, with stops at Dümmen Orange in picturesque San Luis Obispo and Floricultura in fertile Salinas.