In This Issue
Get the full set of data from our 2014 survey, including how the Top 100 Growers have changed their crop mix over the last 10 years.
Teach your community about how much the floriculture industry depends on pollinators and the responsible actions we take to ensure their safety. Listen to consumer concerns, help build bee havens and hotels and promote and plant pollinator-friendly gardens.
Heiner Lieth designed the “Flower Power: The Application of the Art and Science of the Beauty and Perfection of Flowers” course at University of California, Davis, to teach college students how to use flowers to their advantage. Now a wildly popular course with more than 350 students, Lieth shares what he has learned from his students in “Flower Power.”
Grower acquisitions throughout the year, bankruptcy, closed doors, new operations, reduced square footage and changing business status have reconstructed Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers list, yet again.
Have a plan. If you’re a smaller grower and you aspire to be a one-stop shop – better plan for rapid growth. If you’re a larger grower who has a long-time specialty – double-down on your dominance in that category or else plan to widen your product mix. Just don’t end up in the middle of the road. As the Pretenders observed, that’s where you’ll see the darndest things.
Two growers explain the benefits their businesses are finding from sustainable certification, not only in environmental aspects, but also in better financial margins and improved business management.
There is no excuse for growers and retailers continuing to sell invasive and aggressive plants. Plants that once seemed benign garden plants are strangling entire areas. And we are still selling them! Even if they look beautiful, they will turn gardeners off and ultimately hurt us all.
Definition Of Full-Time Hours And A Path To Legal Workforce Dominate Society of American Florist Congressional Action Days
Dozens of floriculture professionals visited their senators and representatives in March to lobby for issues that impact the green industry.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on April 3 that would raise the definition of full-time employment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to 40 hours per week.
Through his new podcast, Grow ALL the plants!, Joseph Tychonievich is hoping to appeal to all types of gardeners and plant-lovers looking to learn something new, as well as give a fresh perspective on horticulture.
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.
Control plant growth with these latest introductions in PGRs.
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.
Ornamental grasses are nothing short of superb for landscapes and containers. They offer a variety of foliage, colors and textures for growers to choose from.
Ornamental grasses are versatile and easy to maintain in both the landscape and containers. Here are nine varieties you should know.
Embrace and understand these concepts to create a mobile website that reflects your commitment to improve user experience.
Ethephon Is A Cost-Effective Option For Improved Plant Structure, Preventing Early Flowering And Controlling Excessive Growth
Ethephon is an excellent and cost effective option for improving plant structure, preventing early flowering, and controlling excessive plant growth. It is easy to see why Ethephon has become an essential component of the floriculture PGR toolbox.
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.
In the first of a four article series highlighting the use of pine wood chips as alternative aggregates to perlite in greenhouse substrates, researchers from North Carolina State University discuss the processing and physical properties of pine wood chips.