A fire broke out Monday afternoon at Bonnie Plant Farm’s greenhouses in Nora Springs, Iowa, resulting in the loss of $45,000 worth of tomatoes, flowers and herbs. For the news story, visit: http://www.greenhousegrower.com/bridge/wcfcourier.html
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February 25, 2015
National Garden Bureau Designates 2015 As Year Of The Gaillardia
Gaillardia, also known as the blanket flower, is a member of the sunflower family (Asteraceae) and a long-blooming pollinator plant. It is fitting that the National Garden Bureau has specified 2015 as The Year of the Gaillardia.
February 25, 2015
International Plant Propagators Western Region Sets Annual Meeting Date
The annual meet for the International Plant Propagators' Society (IPPS) Western Region has been set for this September. It will take place September 23 to 26 in Modesto, Calif., and will include learning sessions, tours to local nurseries, a research poster display and poster presentations, various networking opportunities and an awards banquet to close the event.
February 24, 2015
Blue Ribbon Bloomers For Greenhouse Production
Grow what consumers want! Surveys show that blue is one of the top preferred colors of today’s consumers. Here are twelve top recommended blue-flowering Proven Winners annuals and perennials to suit your spring production cycle.
February 24, 2015
Rough Brothers Takes A Hands-On Approach To Several Pro…
Two projects Rough Brothers worked on for Altman plants in Giddings, Texas, and Scissortail Farms in Tulsa County, Okla., show that pre-planning on the grower's part opens the way for a smooth-running expansion project.
February 23, 2015
Stuppy Greenhouse Manufacturing Says Every Customer’s G…
Well-suited greenhouses that function efficiently for customers arise from involving them in the design process from start to finish. Stuppy Greenhouse Manufacturing put this philosophy on a greenhouse design for a wholesale grower looking to expand his annuals operation. The grower's needs were simple, yet daunting: design a greenhouse that delivers the perfect growing environment, but keep maintenance and operating costs low.
January 27, 2015
Stricter Energy Codes May Impact Your Ability To Expand
Are you aware stricter energy codes may be on the horizon that will certainly impact your business in a big way? Here's a Q & A from the National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association that helps explain the dangers of the coming energy codes and what we as an industry can do to prevent them.
January 27, 2015
10 Questions To Ask Before Purchasing A Greenhouse Cove…
Whether you’re replacing an existing greenhouse covering or building a new greenhouse, it’s a significant investment, so you need to make sure you have the right type of covering to suit your needs and budget. What’s more, with production costs on the rise, you can’t afford to have anything less than a durable, high-quality covering that is energy efficient. To make a smart purchase, do your homework before you buy. A good place to start is by answering the following questions, which will help you separate the good products from the mediocre ones.
January 26, 2015
Greenhouse Growers Look To Build And Retrofit In 2015
You’re likely to see more construction work going on in the greenhouse industry in 2015, according to Greenhouse Grower’s 2015 State of the Industry survey. Responses show growers have high hopes for the future, which may be one reason why more of them are looking to spruce up their facilities.
November 10, 2014
Griffin Announces Dates For 2015 Grower And Retailer Ex…
Griffin Grower and Retailer Expo 2015 dates set for Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
September 30, 2014
Emerald Coast Growers Adds Greenhouse Space To Increase…
Emerald Coast Growers has expanded with the addition of 25,344 square feet at their Milton, Fla., facility. The construction is in response to increased demand for their products, and will primarily be used for ornamental grass production.
June 6, 2014
High Tunnels: Reduce Heating Costs While Improving Bedd…
This is the first article in a two-part series featuring research from Purdue University that focuses on energy-efficient production of cold-tolerant bedding plants.
May 22, 2014
Structures Issue: Growers Evolve With New Growth And Ma…
Is our industry really improving or does it just look that way? With growth in the past two years among Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers and the housing market on the upswing, the economy certainly is showing signs of life.
May 21, 2014
Lucas Greenhouses Gets A Jump On Spring Crops With Its …
A retractable roof greenhouse enables Lucas Greenhouses to start and finish part of its spring crop earlier and provides a superior production environment into the fall.
April 24, 2014
9 High Tunnel And Shade Products For Your Operation
Extend the growing season and enhance plant quality with these nine high tunnel and shade products.
March 21, 2014
Greenhouse Heating Basics From The National Greenhouse …
Here's a Q&A from the National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association that might help you improve your greenhouse.
February 25, 2014
Behind The New Greenhouse Projects At Van de Wetering A…
Read about the projects VB Greenhouses worked on at Van de Wetering Greenhouses and Kurtz Farms.
January 21, 2014
Exclusive: Danziger Is Building A State-Of-The-Art Stoc…
The breeder is constructing almost nine acres of state-of-the-art greenhouses near Barbarena, Guatemala, to bring its stock farm closer to the U.S. market. The first phase of construction was complete in February 2014.