Author Archives: Laura Drotleff

About Laura Drotleff

Laura Drotleff is editor of Greenhouse Grower.

Vegetalis Is Working To Make Growing Vegetables Easy For Consumers

For the past four years, Vegetalis has presented container vegetable crops at Spring Trials, and while growers and retailers have been excited about Vegetalis’ offerings, there haven’t been enough sales. So this year, the company is working on a few new marketing concepts to bring Vegetalis’ considerable number of container veggies to retailers nationwide.

Syngenta Displays Vegetables The Way Consumers Want To Use Them

Veggies were a big feature of the tour at Syngenta Flowers’ California Spring Trials stop, where Greenhouse Grower editors visited Monday. Jeanine Bogard, Syngenta’s business product manager, highlighted four types of veggie gardens that demonstrate how today’s consumers will likely use vegetables.

Circle Fresh Farms Aims To Deliver Local Produce To Consumers Nationwide

In the last three years, Circle Fresh Farms has built its growing network to 20 acres of greenhouse space, serving up local, organic, hydroponic vegetables to high-end grocers like Whole Foods and upscale restaurants in Colorado. Circle Fresh Farms is well on its way toward fulfilling an ambitious expansion plan, to supply local markets in cities nationwide.

Exclusive: Kansas Department Of Agriculture’s Jeff Vogel Discusses TMV And The Kansas Pest Freedom Standards

Greenhouse Grower talked to the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Plant Protection and Weed Control Program Manager Jeff Vogel to learn about the Kansas Pest Freedom Standards and how the state is regulating tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) on petunias this season.