griffin-expo

August 15, 2017

Griffin Becomes Newest Distributor for Master Nursery Garden Centers

The agreement allows Griffin to join Master Nursery’s network of more than 150 supplier partners, while giving Master Nursery access to new product and service options for member businesses in the Midwest, Rocky Mountain, and Pacific Northwest regions.

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Tal Coley, AmericanHort Director of Government Affairs

August 15, 2017

AmericanHort Has a New Director of Government Affairs

Tal Coley, a U.S. Air Force veteran who has an extensive background in issues advocacy, will play an active role in AmericanHort’s upcoming Impact Washington event in September.

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Laura Drotleff

August 15, 2017

Why Consumers May Be More Interested in Plants Than You Think

A visit to a local lavender event is a reminder that when you tap into something consumers are excited about and want to experience, the reward can be long-lasting,

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Sam Bridge Nursery After Renovations

August 8, 2017

Connecticut Greenhouse Facing Local Fight Over Landscaping

Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouses was recently issued a cease and desist order claiming it is running a landscape business from a nursery. The company is challenging the order and is asking for industry support.

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California Coast

August 7, 2017

Floral Industry is Providing a Boost to the Coastal California Economy

Floral and nursery crops brought in almost $98 million in 2016, a nearly $3 million increase from the previous year. Future growth could be even bigger if cannabis production continues to expand.

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Micandy Gardens Greenhouses Team Photo

August 7, 2017

How Micandy Gardens Encourages Buy-in From Its Employees on Company Initiatives

Micandy encourages its employees to be responsible, and because of that, recycling and thinking about the environmental footprint are simply a way of life.

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Costa Farms Owners

August 1, 2017

Costa Farms Will Maintain Operations “the Costa Way” With Acquisition, Says CEO Joche Smith

The Miami, FL-based, Top 100 Grower operation announced an agreement for Markel to acquire a majority interest in Costa Farms and its related companies. But the operation will continue to be run by current leadership, with the partnership Markel offers to allow it to continue to grow.

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August 1, 2017

MPS Honors D.S. Cole Growers for 10 Years of Sustainability Leadership

At Cultivate’17, a ceremony to mark a 10-year milestone since D.S. Cole Growers became involved with More Profitable Sustainability (MPS), as the first U.S. grower to achieve MPS certification, took owner Doug Cole by surprise. Separate celebrations also recognized Metrolina Greenhouses and Dümmen Orange for achieving MPS certification.

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Megan Haresnape

August 1, 2017

American Floral Endowment Awards More Than $36,000 in Scholarships

Twenty horticulture students were recently awarded scholarships from American Floral Endowment. Here’s your chance to get to know them, and the mark they hope to make on the industry.

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farwest-2016-photobooth

August 1, 2017

Farwest 2017 Spotlights Latest Insights in Horticulture From Growing to Retailing

The 2017 Farwest Show takes place Aug. 22-25 in Portland, OR, and features presentations from industry-leading experts, as well as several networking opportunities.

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Nexus greenhouse construction for Knox Cannabis Facility

July 27, 2017

Ornamental Growers Will Revolutionize Cannabis Industry, Bruce Knox Says

Professional growers have much to offer the emerging cannabis market, according to the co-owner of Knox Medical, one of the licensed cannabis producers in Florida.

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ForwardGro

July 27, 2017

ForwardGro Receives Maryland’s First Cannabis Production Permit

On May 17, the Maryland Cannabis Commission voted in favor of awarding the first full permit to grow marijuana for the state’s medical program.

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