Container Gardening

September 5, 2017

14 Consumer Gardening Trends That Have Stood the Test of Time

In early September, the Garden Media Group will unveil its 2018 Garden Trends report. To whet your appetite, here’s a look back at several trends that remain relevant today.

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August 29, 2017

Know Your Grower: New Platform Brings Consumer Transparency to Horticulture

The new Follow Your Flower or Plant vignette from MPS allows consumers to learn all about the producers of the plants and flowers they see at retail, and how sustainably their products are grown.

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August 29, 2017

7 Popular Retail Trends from the 2017 IGC Show

Almost every type of retail garden product imaginable filled the booths on the tradeshow floor at the 2017 IGC Show held in August in Chicago, from pots and containers to garden tools, patio furniture, and decorative items. Here are seven gardening and product trends that stood out at the show.

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August 29, 2017

First-Of-Its-Kind Federal Grant Designed to Stimulate Consumer Horticulture

The National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture has received a USDA grant to help develop strategies and tactics to grow the practice of gardening 20% by 2025.

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Jan Gulley, Gulley Greenhouses

August 25, 2017

Why It’s Important to Educate and Engage the New Horticulture Generation

Young adults entering the workforce have more professional choices than ever before, and many want to work in environments in which their work has a clear purpose for both the organization and society at large.

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cannabis-crop-protection

August 24, 2017

California State Water Board Accepting Comments on Cannabis Regulations

Producers in California have until Sept. 6 to weigh in on how regulations might affect them.

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Cannabis Crop Protection

August 24, 2017

More States Helping Cannabis Growers Reduce Energy Costs

Cannabis production requires a lot of electricity, and some states are now offering growers energy rebates if they switch to LED lighting.

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August 24, 2017

How Cannabis Might Affect the Floral Industry in California

A report from the Society of American Florists notes that cannabis growers and investors are eyeing the Golden State’s agriculturally zoned land, and marijuana could take a bite out of the state’s flower production acreage.

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Graduates Interested in Cannabis

August 23, 2017

Cannabis is an Appealing Career Choice for New Graduates

While few universities offer specific courses in cannabis, many of them teach similar skills that can be applied to the ever-growing cannabis field.

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Canadian Greenhouse Conference

August 22, 2017

Canadian Greenhouse Conference Features Tracks on Pest Control, Water Management, and More

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference, which takes place Oct. 4-5, 2017, in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, is the country’s foremost event for flower, vegetable, cannabis, and nursery growers.

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Flowering Potted Plants

August 22, 2017

Greenhouse Growers Spring Crops Report: Sales Up for Most Growers

Despite a general increase in sales, a mix of cold, rainy weather and lack of labor availability presented some serious challenges for growers and retailers in the 2017 spring season.

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BrightFarms

August 22, 2017

Greenhouse Company Earns Spot on Inc. 500 Rankings

BrightFarms, a company that finances, designs, builds, and operates greenhouses at or near supermarkets, was recently included in the 36th annual Inc. 500, ranking #235 among America’s fastest growing private companies.

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