May 2, 2007
New Course On Latino Workforce
Starting this fall, Dr. Claudio Pasian will be teaching students a course on supervising Latino Workers. He will examine current issues faced by immigrant workers in agriculture. Cultural, historical and legal issues affecting workplace relations will be discussed. For more information about Pasian and this course, visit: http://hcs.osu.edu/news/
April 11, 2007
More Bilingual Resources
In response to last week’s news item, two more suppliers shared they have or are working on bilingual resources for growers. The Messick Company, a horticultural broker in Campbell, Calif., has been supplying cultural sheets in Spanish for two years. Plant Products Co. Ltd. is working on translating part of its Plantex fertilizer technical guide into Spanish and it will be ready in a few months. Although one reader told us it’s wrong to provide the information in two languages and that immigrants need to learn English, our aim is to help as many growing operations as we can be successful with their production.
April 4, 2007
How Lean Are You?
Hot off the presses in our April issue is an article by Assistant Editor Ann-Marie Conroy that explains the pinciples behind lean manufacturing and how growers are incorporating them into their operations. The goal is to eliminate unnecessary waste from the production cycle that is broken into eight categories. Discover what these are and more by visiting http://www.greenhousegrower.com/grower_tools/going_lean.html