ISO Cutting Machine

May 16, 2017

The Top 100 Growers are Investing in More Technology to Offset Labor Shortages

Labor has traditionally been among growers’ most significant costs, but the continued rising costs and lack of available labor are currently two very heavy burdens that growers have to bear. As the labor supply dwindles, the Top 100 Growers discuss their next steps toward investing in technology to streamline efficiency at their respective operations.

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Flores El Capiro, AIPH Grower of the Year 2017

May 16, 2017

Entries Now Open for International Grower of the Year Awards

The International Association of Horticultural Producers’ International Grower of the Year Awards, sponsored by Royal Flora Holland, will take place at IPM Essen 2018 in Essen, Germany.

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May 16, 2017

The Top 100 Growers Speak Out on Changes Needed in Immigration Reform

Opinions about the new administration’s approach to immigration reform varies widely among Greenhouse Grower‘s Top 100 Growers. Many say they are “very concerned” about the potential impact on agriculture’s guestworker programs. Others say the entire guestworker program needs to be overhauled to be simpler and easier to use for growers, and hope that this will be part of the reform efforts. And some seem to be generally in favor of the current methods. “I am in favor of securing the borders but want a simple system for legal residency.” — Dale Buist, Countryside Greenhouse and Farm Market “All this talk has made huge waves in the migrant labor workforce. Continuing this path will create an even greater shortage of employees willing to do our type of work.” — Mark Worley, Speedling, Inc. “[Trump] is only enforcing and not reforming. We will lose a lot of our best employees if this […]

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Cannabis Crop Protection

May 14, 2017

2017 Cannabis Regulatory Outlook: A Game of Wait and See

Medical and adult use legalization measures are on the legislative agenda in a total of 37 states in 2017 — and there's a sentiment gaining steam that the new administration may not be so scary after all.

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2016 Top 100 Growers List

May 12, 2017

How the Top 100 Greenhouse Growers Tackle Managing Costs and Prices

The country’s largest growers continue to strive to maintain a balance with price and costs while making sure they stand out from the competition.

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Robert O'Neill

May 11, 2017

Former SEAL Team Six Leader to Address Attendees at IGC Show in Chicago

Robert O’Neill is a highly decorated combat veterans and the author of the just-published memoir, “The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior.”

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May 8, 2017

Greenhouse Grower Top 100 Behind the Scenes: How (and Why) We Do It

It’s more important than ever to have good data that allows us to accurately measure the size and scope of our industry.

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2016 Top 100 Growers List

May 8, 2017

2017 Greenhouse Grower Top 100 Growers: The Complete List, and More

Growth signifies a healthy industry, and indeed, several of Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers expanded their operations significantly between 2016 and 2017.

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Garrett Owen Feature Image

May 7, 2017

Garrett Owen Joins Michigan State University Floriculture Team

Owen was hired in January 2017 with an Extension and research appointment in floriculture and greenhouse production.

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Bailey Endless Summer Pandora Station

May 4, 2017

A Unique Marketing Campaign: Endless Summer Partners With Streaming Music Service Pandora

Consumers can tune into the “Artists Rebloomed” station on Pandora to find hit songs from musical artists who have “rebloomed” and reinvented themselves throughout the years.

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Bees at Bell Nursery - feature

May 3, 2017

Find Out What Bell Nursery Learned About Bees While Keeping Beehives

In spring 2014, Bell Nursery stopped using neonicotinoids to find out how it would impact production. Then the operation began keeping bees to learn more.

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Biocontrols and beneficials absolutely can be used in outdoor production, with the use of banker plant systems

May 2, 2017

Michigan State Offering Summer Courses on Biocontrols and Greenhouse Lighting

Registration for the courses, which take place online and provide detailed information on biocontrols and lighting in the greenhouse, is now open.

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