April 16, 2014

D.S. Cole Growers Is Growing With Lean Flow And Sustainable Certification

Both Lean Flow and MPS sustainability certification raise D.S. Cole Growers in New Hampshire to a level of being more professional, with tighter margins and better employee processes, says Doug Cole, the company's owner and president.

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Hermann Engelmanns Sandra Kitain, Chuck Romagnoli and Erin Leonard

April 15, 2014

Costa Farms Acquires Houseplant Producer Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Inc.

Costa Farms has acquired the business, assets and brands of Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Inc. of Apopka, Fla., one of the country’s premiere small-foliage growers. Costa Farms will continue to support the Exotic Angel brand and look to build on its heritage, legacy and portfolio of more than 400 plant varieties.

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April 11, 2014

EuroAmerican Propagators Offers New Shipping Solutions

Young plant grower EuroAmerican Propagators has found that in shipping plants to its grower customers, necessity is the mother of invention. Two solutions to grower problems are proving successful and may be available to other growers in the future. EuroAmerican highlighted these at its Spring Trials display at the Ventura Botanical Gardens.

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April 5, 2014

Innovation Is Growers’ Salvation, Crum Says

It is critically important to the continued success of your operation that you are continuously observing various operations in action and evaluating crops on a regular basis. Growers must always pursue more efficient and consistent crop production practices.

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April 3, 2014

LumiGrow Expands International Sales Reach With Three New Partnerships

LumiGrow, Inc. is strengthening its international reach through new reseller partnerships with CEE Green of Canada, Doctor Green Energy (DRG) of Thailand and TLE Electrical and Data Suppliers (TLE) of Australia.

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April 1, 2014

Syndicate Sales Announces Personnel Changes

Syndicate Sales, a manufacturer, importer and distributor to the floral industry, recently announced several strategic positioning changes. Founded in Kokomo, Ind. in 1946, Syndicate is renowned for its quality product delivered at a high level of service.

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April 1, 2014

House To Vote On Raising ACA’s 30-Hour Work Week

On Thursday, April 3, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 2575, the “Save American Workers Act," which would raise the Affordable Care Act’s full-time definition from 30 hours of service per week to 40 hours of service per week.

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Richard Jones

March 27, 2014

Vegetables: Back Where We Started

The ornamental bedding plant industry really started with vegetable growers in the ’60s and ’70s. So while ornamental growers are looking for the next big thing, it’s not all that surprising that many of you are taking a look back at the potential of produce.

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March 18, 2014

BioSafe Systems’ Hires Jarod Huck As Florida/Georgia Territory Manager

BioSafe Systems has hired Jarod Huck as Florida./Georgia Territory Manager for the agrichemical division, supporting the crop protection, water treatment and food safety business segments.

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March 10, 2014

Save Money On Health Care Costs

Are skyrocketing health care costs eating away at your profits? Here is what you need to know about Health Savings Accounts.

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February 28, 2014

Donaldson Retires From Sumitomo After 35 Years Of Service To The Industry, Successors Announced

Sumitomo Chemical Companty Ltd. announced that Michael Donaldson will retire at the end of March 2014. Donaldson serves as president and CEO of Valent U.S.A. Corp., Walnut Creek, Calif.; Valent BioSciences Corp., Libertyville, Ill and Pace International, Seattle, Wash., and he is executive officer for Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.

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February 18, 2014

Sedan Floral Rebuilds A Customer Base From Scratch

Sedan Floral lived and nearly died by its old chain store business model. Jonathan Cude says forgetting everything he knew about the greenhouse business and starting over has the operation growing — and profitable — once again.

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