January 29, 2016
Costa Farms Named International Grower Of The Year
Costa Farms was the night’s biggest winner during an awards gala presented by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and held at IPM Essen in Germany. (Read more about the business culture that’s driven Costa’s success in Greenhouse Grower’s January 2016 feature story.) The Florida-based grower was named the International Grower Of The Year, and was chosen from a group that included eight other international companies. “This award is a reflection of our entire team, and we are all dedicated to being the best at what we do and making this company successful for the long term,” said Jose Costa, Executive Vice President of Costa’s foliage division. The AIPH awarded gold, silver, and bronze awards in three categories — Finished Plants And Trees, Young Plants, and Cut Flowers — prior to naming the big winner. Costa was the gold winner in the Finished Plants and Trees Category. Each of […]
January 20, 2016
Color Point Creates New Marketing And Communications Department, Hires Naomi Maloney As Its Director
According to Color Point co-owner Ken VanWingerden, Maloney’s leadership in the new department will help the company better manage its recent growth both internally and with the entire industry.
January 18, 2016
Growers And Suppliers Move Forward With Cautious Optimism In 2016
A year of growth in 2015 also had its share of challenges, and as a result, growers and suppliers are a bit more guarded going into 2016. After a few years of extreme weather and drought, a massive ongoing labor shortage, a shaky economy, and increased government regulation, Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 State Of The Industry Survey shows growers and retailers are moving forward with cautious optimism. Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 State Of The Industry Survey included separate questions for growers and for suppliers. Of our 358 respondents, 103 were suppliers, 111 were grower-retailers, 109 were wholesale growers, and 35 were young plant growers. Among growers, 57% indicated their operations were small (less than 100,000 square feet), 21% were medium-sized (100,000 to 399,999 square feet), and 22% said they were large growers (400,000 square feet or larger). Sixty-eight percent of the grower respondents said their sales grew in 2015 over 2014, down […]
January 13, 2016
Costa Farms Wins With Its Emphasis On Team, Solutions, Growth
Based in Miami, FL, Costa Farms has gone global by focusing on strategy, systems, and vertical integration. See how the operation continues to expand through its emphasis on team, solutions, and growth.
November 23, 2015
Pollinator Initiatives Offer Opportunities For Growers, Retailers, Regelbrugge Says
During Greenhouse Grower's 2015 Top 100 Growers Breakfast at Cultivate'15, Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort senior vice president for industry advocacy and research, discussed where things stand on the regulatory front with neonicotinoids, and the new Grow Wise, Bee Smart initiative.
November 17, 2015
Costa Farms Named As International Grower Of The Year Finalist
The International Association of Horticultural Producers has announced its finalists for the International Grower of the Year award, and the list includes Costa Farms of Miami, Fla.
November 10, 2015
Growers And Suppliers Exchange Solutions And Ideas At GreenhouseConnect 2015
Held this year in San Diego at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, GreenhouseConnect 2015 brought growers and suppliers together in a setting designed to amplify networking and collaboration.
November 10, 2015
3 Ways Battlefield Farms Has Become More Sustainable
Travis Higginbotham, research and development manager at Battlefield Farms in Rapidan, Va., discusses how the operation has adapted to crop protection challenges and programs it has implemented.
October 17, 2015
Tidal Creek Growers Up Close And Personal [Photo Gallery]
As one of the newest growers to make Greenhouse Grower's Top 100 Growers list at No. 98, Tidal Creek is a sharp operation dedicated to delivering high-quality products and top-notch customer service Check out this photo gallery to see its Davidsonville and Earlville facilities in Maryland and learn more about the operation.
October 5, 2015
Fine-Tuning Greenhouse Contract Growing Keeps Costs In Line At Tidal Creek Growers
Tidal Creek Growers, No. 98 on Greenhouse Grower's Top 100 list, started out as a contract growing business and contracts still account for 35 percent of its business today. In order to keep costs in check and profits steady, owner Jake Van Wingerden is narrowing in on the types of crops he is willing to grow.
May 8, 2015
The Top 100 Growers Tackle Crop Protection Challenges
We asked the Top 100 Growers how they have changed their production practices to address consumer concerns about pollinator health, as well as how integrated pest management and the use of biocontrols have changed their operations.
May 8, 2015
2015 Greenhouse Grower Top 100 Growers: Reading The Rankings
For the second straight year, Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers survey shows the largest growers are rapidly expanding.
May 1, 2015
2015 Top 100 Growers: Garden State Growers (No. 36)
Learn more about Garden State Growers, No. 36 on Greenhouse Grower's 2015 Top 100 Growers list.