June 19, 2017
IGC Show Features Talks on How to Cash in on the Buy Local Trend, Managing High-Stress Situations, and More
This year’s event, which takes place Aug. 15-17 in Chicago, also includes a free workshop on what you might do when starting your business over from scratch.
June 18, 2017
Protect Your Employees from Heat-Related Illnesses with This Updated App
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have released an updated app for smart phones that can help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather.
June 1, 2017
Reimagining a Brand: How Did We Do With Greenhouse Grower?
Changing the design and content strategy of a brand isn't easy, but we think the new Greenhouse Grower will help carry our innovative industry forward and allow us to better serve your information needs.
May 31, 2017
Art VanWingerden on the Importance of Investing in Your Greenhouse Structure
When it comes to reinvesting in structures, Art VanWingerden of Metrolina Greenhouses says it's important maintain the longevity of the building so it will last to the next generation and the generation after that.
May 25, 2017
Jury Awards Damages in Stepables Photo Copyright Case, But The Perennial Farm’s Appeal May be Forthcoming
According to a press release from Under A Foot Plant, Co,, a jury awarded Under A Foot Plant (which owns the Stepables product line) $900,000 in actual damages for The Perennial Farm’s use of Stepables’ copyrighted photographs.
May 25, 2017
AmericanHort Hosting Advocacy Visit to Capitol Hill in September
AmericanHort has announced it will be hosting Impact Washington, an inaugural advocacy and policy summit, in Washington, DC, Sept. 12-13.
May 23, 2017
USDA-APHIS Bulletin on Unauthorized Distribution of Genetically Engineered Petunias
On May 2, 2017, USDA-APHIS was informed that an orange petunia variety was potentially genetically engineered and had been imported and moved interstate without required authorization by APHIS. This led to testing of numerous petunia varieties, which confirmed this particular variety and several others are genetically engineered, and meet the regulatory definition of a regulated article under APHIS regulations. APHIS continues to work with the industry to ensure unauthorized GE petunias are not distributed in the United States.
May 22, 2017
New Dümmen Orange Scholarship Honors Legacy of Dr. P. Allen Hammer
“Our industry’s future depends on attracting and supporting bright, hard-working students into horticulture programs across North America, and the support of Dümmen Orange will aid that effort,” Hammer says.
May 21, 2017
Final California Spring Trials Thoughts From Allan Armitage Scholarship Winner Tyler Beasley
“I went home from California Spring Trials realizing that the students enrolled in our Greenhouse Management program at Spokane Community College need to experience the trials. Attending opened many doors of opportunity for me.”
May 19, 2017
New Book Highlights the Benefits of Growing Vegetables Under Protected Culture
Andrew Mefferd’s new book, “The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook: Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture,” covers the many benefits of protected culture food production, from being first to market, to more effective pest control.
May 18, 2017
MedMen Cannabis Production Facility in Nevada Nearly Complete
Construction is expected to be completed this summer on the facility, which will include a 26,000-square-foot greenhouse and a 19,000-square-foot extraction and production wing.
May 18, 2017
New Frontier Publishes Annual Report on the Cannabis Industry
The 2017 Cannabis Industry Annual Report provides an up-to-date perspective on the growth and transformation of the legal cannabis industry, and what it means for each segment of the market, including producers.
May 16, 2017
The Top 100 Growers are Investing in More Technology to Offset Labor Shortages
Labor has traditionally been among growers’ most significant costs, but the continued rising costs and lack of available labor are currently two very heavy burdens that growers have to bear. As the labor supply dwindles, the Top 100 Growers discuss their next steps toward investing in technology to streamline efficiency at their respective operations.