April 17, 2018
Syngenta Flowers Acquires Netherlands-Based Dahlia Breeder
Syngenta Flowers has reached an agreement with Verwer Dahlia BV to acquire the company’s dahlia assortment and breeding program. Both companies expect to finalize the acquisition in the coming weeks.
April 16, 2018
Terra Nova Nurseries Debuting New Heuchera, Echinacea Varieties
Terra Nova Nurseries has created profile pages for these new varieties on its website to help growers learn about growing habits, plant characteristics, and other insights provided by the breeding team.
April 14, 2018
Kemin Forms Distribution Partnership With Plant Products
Under the agreement, Plant Products will be a Kemin Crop Technologies’ distributor in the northeastern U.S.
April 13, 2018
Costa Farms’ New Chief Marketing Officer Has Experience in a Wide Range of Industries
Henry Gonzalez says the core gardener is aging, which makes it important to reach, engage, and encourage new customers to experience the benefits of gardening and houseplants.
April 12, 2018
New Automatic Guided Vehicle Helps Move Product Around the Greenhouse
The Lowpad is less than 5 inches tall and is designed to navigate the greenhouse floor safely and freely.
April 11, 2018
Rough Brothers’ New Sales Manager Eager to Use Design Experience to Help Growers With New Projects
Shane Nitschke, the new Sales Manager of Rough Brothers’ Southeastern region, says his previous experience in commercial design will be a valuable resource in helping growers carry their own greenhouse vision to reality.
April 10, 2018
New Tool Helps Greenhouse Growers Analyze Irrigation Water Quality
The University of Connecticut and University of Florida have partnered to launch the WaterQual tool as part of the CleanWateR3 research program.
April 10, 2018
Make Plans to Attend the NICH Annual Conference in Atlanta in June
Everyone in every aspect of consumer horticulture is invited to attend and help create a unified, strategic plan around industry-wide priorities.
April 10, 2018
How to Decide Whether to Build a New Greenhouse Structure or Retrofit an Existing One
Is it time for you to update your greenhouse structure? Follow this tips from L.L. Klink to help you decide whether it’s better to retrofit an existing structure or build a new one.
April 8, 2018
Danziger Innovation Session Tackles Evolving Consumer Floral Needs
A group of leading cut flower wholesalers, retailers, and bouquet companies gathered in Miami, FL, in mid-March to discuss the future of the cut flower industry, with a focus on innovation and the end consumer.
April 8, 2018
How You Can Respond to Complex Consumer Demands for Fresh Veggies
If you want to sell greenhouse-grown fresh vegetables for a profit, set yourself apart from the competition.
April 7, 2018
Kelly Norris: Growing an Edible Category That Looks Good and Tastes Good
My last column seems to have stirred up good conversation, sautéed a few long-simmering sentiments, and served up a hearty spread of opinions on social media and in the comments section. Let me restate for clarity, if not also a rebuttal, that never did I question the facts or the value of innovation, only the value of its results. Innovation happens, sometimes repetitiously and incrementally, and sometimes by leaps and bounds. Without context, one version is neither bad, good, or preferred. It’s our lifeblood, and we ought to increase our proficiency. In the case of new plant development, modern innovation infrequently addresses the ultimate needs of consumers. It so often focuses on the supply chain, which again, by itself, isn’t insignificant. We have to get plants to people efficiently and cost effectively. But why not invest further in addressing issues consumers actually care about or even want? What if we […]
April 6, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About California Spring Trials! (Whether You’re Going In Person or Want to Follow All the Action)
California Spring Trials 2018 kicks off in less than a week, and our team at Greenhouse Grower is making final preparations before we depart. Find out what’s in store during this busy but fun adventure!
April 4, 2018
Meet Greenhouse Grower Technology’s New Advisory Board Members
Technology experts including growers, researchers, and industry suppliers will serve as a guiding voice on the big trends shaping innovation in the greenhouse.
April 3, 2018
8 Ways to Boost Your Skills in Greenhouse Cost Management, Pest Control, and Water Treatment
The University of Florida’s upcoming four-week online training courses are designed to help your grower staff make better crop management decisions.
April 3, 2018
Ian Baldwin: Why the Roles of Garden Retail Staff May Be Changing
In his latest blog posting, garden retail industry consultant Ian Baldwin says the role of grower-retailers has changed from providing information to validating or correcting what consumers have already learned when browsing online.
May 24, 2018
New Cannabis Greenhouse in Washington Nears Completion
Once the Marijuana Company of America’s new 30,000 square-foot facility is fully built, it will have the ability to house approximately 4,000 plants.
May 23, 2018
Collegiate Plant Initiative Helps Foster a Love of Plan…
CPI offers a unique perspective of the plant world, with the goal of connecting college students with exciting plants and teaching them more about opportunities in the plant industry.
May 23, 2018
How Low Substrate pH Can Cause Lower Leaf Chlorosis
Geraniums grown in substrates below an optimal pH range will exhibit chlorotic leaf spotting between veins, interveinal chlorosis, and marginal and leaf necrosis of the lower foliage.
May 22, 2018
Little Leaf Farms Expands Its Indoor Baby Greens Produc…
The Massachusetts-based company has increased the size of its greenhouses to 5 acres, more than doubling its annual production of baby greens.
May 22, 2018
Register Now for Award-Winning Online Greenhouse Growin…
Learn about production cost and profit, as well as the basic behind plant science, via two online classes being offered by the University of Florida.
May 21, 2018
Insights From Lawmaker’s Visit to a Top 100 Greenhouse …
When Rep. Julia Brownley of California visited Sun Valley Group, she got a firsthand look at a very busy time in the life of a flower grower.
May 20, 2018
Smithers-Oasis Now Offering Rootcubes Foam Media in Ret…
Designed with smaller or hobby growers in mind, the Rootcubes packs are also ideal for larger growers to use for trials.
May 19, 2018
Westerlay Orchids Shows Its Support for Local Schools
Proceeds from all sales the company made during the Carpinteria Greenhouse and Nursery Tour will be donated to fund STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs.
May 17, 2018
Ian Baldwin: Why the Rise of the Under 35s Will Help Yo…
In his latest blog, garden retail consultant Ian Baldwin says this new generation of plant buyers is seriously engaged in gardening, and is using social media to help become successful plant owners.
May 16, 2018
2018 Perennial Plant Symposium Offering Power to the Pe…
Perennial and gardening enthusiasts of all experience levels are invited to attend plant discussions on Monday, July 30 for a chance to hear from the best in the field on a range of topics.
May 15, 2018
Floriculture’s Future Hangs in the Balance Between Labo…
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.
May 15, 2018
Gotham Greens Expanding Greenhouse Production Into Balt…
Scheduled to open in early 2019, Gotham Greens’ Baltimore facility will bring a reliable, year-round, local supply of fresh produce to serve retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
May 14, 2018
Growing Innovations Geared to Connect Specialty Ag With…
Innovation abounds in agriculture, yet it can feel sometimes as if the gap between exciting new developments and what growers actually need in their operations can be awfully wide. We at Meister Media Worldwide intend to help narrow this gap. Which is why we’re pleased to introduce Growing Innovations – an altogether new type of event that will debut Nov. 7-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Unlike most agricultural events and trade shows, Growing Innovations is not about technology per se, nor is it about everyday issues that growers face. Instead, this new conference and tradeshow is very acutely solutions oriented. It takes as its starting point specialty crop growers’ most pressing real-world challenges – production efficiency, labor and water shortages, logistics, and data management to name just a few – and showcases advances, both current and up-and-coming, that have the greatest potential to bring […]
May 12, 2018
Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis is an International Ch…
Clemson University’s research team is exploring Botrytis in cut roses to find out how to help you maintain postharvest crop quality by avoiding fungicide resistance.
May 11, 2018
New Sterile Ornamental Grasses One Solution to Grass In…
Aggressive grass species can turn gardeners off to using ornamental grasses. Less fertile alternatives offer options for keeping grasses from taking over the garden.
May 10, 2018
Beekenkamp Plants Acquires Sunny Osteospermum Breeding …
Beekenkamp took over all Sunny Holland sales activities in 2017, and now has ownership of the company’s entire breeding program.