May 21, 2017
Final California Spring Trials Thoughts From Allan Armitage Scholarship Winner Tyler Beasley
“I went home from California Spring Trials realizing that the students enrolled in our Greenhouse Management program at Spokane Community College need to experience the trials. Attending opened many doors of opportunity for me.”
May 22, 2017
New Dümmen Orange Scholarship Honors Legacy of Dr. P. Allen Hammer
“Our industry’s future depends on attracting and supporting bright, hard-working students into horticulture programs across North America, and the support of Dümmen Orange will aid that effort,” Hammer says.
May 19, 2017
New Book Highlights the Benefits of Growing Vegetables Under Protected Culture
Andrew Mefferd’s new book, “The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook: Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture,” covers the many benefits of protected culture food production, from being first to market, to more effective pest control.
May 18, 2017
MedMen Cannabis Production Facility in Nevada Nearly Complete
Construction is expected to be completed this summer on the facility, which will include a 26,000-square-foot greenhouse and a 19,000-square-foot extraction and production wing.
May 18, 2017
New Frontier Publishes Annual Report on the Cannabis Industry
The 2017 Cannabis Industry Annual Report provides an up-to-date perspective on the growth and transformation of the legal cannabis industry, and what it means for each segment of the market, including producers.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.