During the last 12 months, there has been plenty to talk about regarding the floriculture industry. Along the way, Greenhouse Grower editors and contributors have crafted and published hundreds articles covering breaking news, news analysis, production and business management tips, industry profiles, and more.
Below is a sampling of feature articles that resonated with readers throughout the year. While most of them were published in 2017, there are a couple timeless articles that continue to draw attention. Review them, recall, and let us know what struck a chord with you in 2017. Happy New Year!
Dümmen Orange Acquires McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture; Here’s What it Means
Mergers and acquisitions in the ornamental industry dominated headlines in 2017.
USDA-APHIS Bulletin on Unauthorized Distribution of Genetically Engineered Petunias
Many in the industry followed this story closely.
Boom Technology Helps Irrigate Multiple Crops at Foertmeyer & Sons
Growers often want to hear how their peers are incorporating new technology into their operations.
Why You Need To Know What’s In Your Growing Media Mix
Want to produce a healthy, high-quality crop? Consider advice from experts.
Woody Ornamentals Market Set for Growth
Tracking emerging trends in plant varieties and categories can help growers plan for the future.
How Willoway Nurseries Gets Its Staff Engaged in The Company’s Future
Business management articles such as this one can often spur new ideas for keeping your company viable into the future.
Innovation Never Stops at Catoctin Mountain Growers
In many cases, growers are willing to share their success stories to serve as a model for others to follow.
Plant Patent Law: Protecting the Variety Pipeline
The Greenhouse Grower team does more than report on hot-button issues; we focus on what they mean for you and your operation.
Growing Calibrachoa Successfully
This is a great example of an article posted a couple of years ago, but its timeless advice is important regardless of the season.
Tips From a Top 100 Grower for Effective Thrips Control
Here’s another example of a grower explaining how they were able to overcome a problem that many other growers also likely face.
How You Can Market the Benefits of Biocontrols
The best of both the worlds: an emerging trend in biocontrols, and how you can use it to the advantage of your business.
Greenhouse Grower Top 10 Stories in 2017