Still glowing in Greenville, S.C., the Southeast Greenhouse Conference just celebrated its 15-year milestone as a vibrant regional event. For highlights, including the luncheon we hosted on eco trends with Fafard, visit: http://www.greenhousegrower.com/delilah/page.php?page=constant
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April 22, 2015
6 Breeding Companies Serve Up New Varieties At Pacific Plug & Liner
Pacific Plug & Liner’s theme this year, Labyrinth, a conservatory of the world’s most captivating plants, was perfectly topped off (pun intended) with fascinators for the women and newsboy caps for the men. The PP&L team dressed their part to act out the gothic “conservatory of the world’s most captivating plants.” Truly, the displays looked like they practically popped out of a catalog, and the costumes were a nice touch. Retailers take heed, the fully merchandised displays at Pacific Plug & Liner are worthy of emulating. We’ll let the pictures tell the story of all the fabulous variety introductions presented at Pacific Plug & Liner’s 2015 California Spring Trials, where Cultivaris, Cohen Nurseries, Histil Nurseries, Jaldety Nurseries, Southern Living/Sunset Collection and Pacific Plug & Liner all highlighted their 2016 introductions.
April 22, 2015
Speedling Inc. Presents New Varieties From ABZ Seeds, Hem Genetics, Thompson & Morgan, Vista Farms & PSI
You name it, we saw it at Speedling's California Spring Trials location in San Juan Bautista, where five companies showed off their new introductions for 2016.
April 22, 2015
PittMoss Wins On Shark Tank
Mont Handley, president and CEO of PittMoss, appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank on April 17 to try to get the “sharks” to invest in his peat moss alternative. Three investors from the TV show contributed $600,000 to PittMoss for a 35 percent stake in the company. Check out this clip from ABC’s website in which Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec discuss getting on board with the product. PittMoss is an alternative to sphagnum peat moss, made up of a mix of proprietary additives and recycled paper rescued from landfill space. Handley founded the Pittsburgh-based company in 1994. What started as a small experiment grew into a full-fledged business with the help of funding provided by an EPA SBIR grant and Pittsburgh’s Idea Foundry. Today, PittMoss is available to commercial greenhouses and nurseries from Michigan to Maine to North Carolina, with plans to grow. To learn more, visit PittMoss’ website, or check it […]
April 8, 2015
Horticultural Research Institute Accepting Scholarship …
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) is offering seven scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year, totaling $20,000. Applications will be accepted through May 31.
March 31, 2015
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March 25, 2015
NASS Reports U.S. Honey Production Was Up By 19 Percent…
Honey production in 2014 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 178 million pounds, up 19 percent from 2013, according to a March 20 report from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
March 4, 2015
Cultivate’15: AmericanHort Announces What’s…
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February 2, 2015
Download Greenhouse Grower’s 2015 State Of The In…
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January 21, 2015
AFE Wins Platinum MarCom Award For “Murder, Sex a…
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January 19, 2015
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January 14, 2015
Florensis Receives Horticultural Entrepreneur Award
During the January 7, 2015 award ceremony in the Keukenhof, in Lisse, Netherlands, Florensis received the Horticultural Entrepreneur Award. Florensis was one of four nominated companies, which also included Arcadia BV, Artemis and Martens Asperges.
January 7, 2015
Industry Speaks Out Against “Waters Of The U.S.” Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule change to the Clean Water Act, known as “waters of the U.S.,” has the potential to disrupt normal business practices for growers across the country.
January 7, 2015
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January 6, 2015
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