March 2, 2017
Greenhouse Grower State of the Industry Whitepaper Available for Download
This year’s survey featured a record 975 respondents and tackled topics such as sales trends, technology, major industry challenges and opportunities, and much more.
December 9, 2017
Southern California Wildfires Narrowly Miss Most Grower Operations
Here’s an update on horticulture businesses in the areas affected by the California wildfires.
November 3, 2017
Take Greenhouse Grower’s 2018 State of the Industry Survey
Growers and others associated with the greenhouse business often ask the Greenhouse Grower editorial staff where we get ideas for stories. The Answer: You! That's why we're asking you to please take some time to answer our annual State of the Industry survey.
November 1, 2017
Technology Is Changing the Game for Growers
Technology is sexy. There’s a fervor associated with buying the latest go-go-gadget — and a fear of missing out if we don’t. We all want that latest, most advanced smartphone, home assistant, or wearable tech, no matter the cost. And jobs associated with technology? Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter — offer some of the most competitive and coveted positions on the planet. Just look at the stir Amazon made when it announced it would build a $50 billion second headquarters, with cities from all over North America clamoring to be the one chosen, considering the significant economic potential. Technology and tech jobs are it — and it’s no wonder growers don’t feel jobs in horticulture can compete. But what if they can? If tech jobs are the future and the future of horticulture depends on technology, then we have a real opportunity to seize. Millennials who have grown up […]
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.
February 27, 2017
State of the Industry Webinar Available for On-Demand Viewing
The half-hour presentation includes an analysis of Greenhouse Grower’s 2017 State of the Industry survey, along with insights from horticulture industry leaders.
February 11, 2017
Poinsettia Survey Reveals Growers Increased Poinsettia Sales and Production in 2016
On average, growers responding to Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Poinsettia Survey said the poinsettia season was “good,”Here’s a glance at the outlook for poinsettias in the marketplace.
January 25, 2017
59 New Members of Congress Need to Hear from You, SAF Says
Retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, and growers coming to the Society of American Florists' (SAF) 37th Annual Congressional Action Days, March 13-14 in Washington, DC, have a lot of explaining to do. There are 59 new congressmen and senators on Capitol Hill, and this freshmen class needs a lesson about floriculture.
January 25, 2017
State of the Industry 2017: Growers are Ready to Invest to Alleviate Labor Pains
Greenhouse Grower's 2017 State of the Industry Survey revealed that grower investment in technology is imminent due to the cost and availability of labor, to improve efficiency, expand their growing operations, and allow employees to concentrate on higher value jobs that are less labor-intensive.
January 24, 2017
Growers are an Aging Demographic, 2017 State of the Industry Says
Owners and upper management of growing operations in the horticulture industry, not unlike others in agriculture, are aging, according to Greenhouse Grower’s 2017 State of the Industry Survey.
January 24, 2017
Growers Becoming More Sustainable but Most Think Climate Change is Beyond Control
Greenhouse Grower's 2017 State of the Industry Survey revealed that growers are adopting biocontrols and organic production, yet 58% of growers said they don't believe humans can control climate change.
January 24, 2017
State of the Industry Survey Says 2017 Will be a Year of Investment and Growth for Horticulture
Growers, suppliers, and researchers who took Greenhouse Grower’s 2017 State Of The Industry Survey say they are ready to drive change and profitability in horticultural businesses.
January 4, 2017
Green Industry Poised for Continued Economic Growth in 2017
Positive economic indicators point to 2017 being a year of modest growth for the green industry, according to economist Charlie Hall.
January 3, 2017
Growing Optimism for the Horticulture Industry in 2017
With a new administration and a new Congress, AmericanHort's Craig Regelbrugge says the horticulture industry has reason to be cautiously optimistic that regulatory relief could be on the horizon.
September 27, 2016
How Global Suppliers Of Unrooted Cuttings Are Working To Improve The Pipeline
The world’s top vegetative producers discuss how they continue to evolve to overcome challenges and embrace opportunities to help growers and the varieties supply chain.
September 21, 2016
Your Support Is Essential For Current And Future Students
September is back to school time, and that means renewed opportunity to support the young people who are electing to pursue careers in horticulture. I continue to hear from growers of all sizes, from all over the country, that there just are not enough qualified graduates of two- or four-year horticulture programs. We also need to be active in promoting careers in horticulture to those who are not aware of the opportunities available. There have been some great success stories in this area recently. At University of Florida (UF) last fall, Anna Ball and Dr. Marvin Miller of Ball Horticultural Co. joined UF’s Dr. David Clark in an introductory environmental horticulture couse that’s open to any major. After the class, the line of students waiting to talk with Ball, Miller, and Clark was out the door. It is so important, Ball says, for each of us, individually and collectively to […]