Over the next 20 to 30 years, Garry Grueber of Cultivaris and Global Breadfruit says the horticulture industry will need to address such issues as population growth, feeding a hungry world, less availability of water and land resources, rampant climate change and increased focus on the environment and sustainability.
Bell Nursery has acquired two new growing operations in North Carolina and Virginia. Bentwood Farms and Blue Ridge Growers will add more than 250 acres of greenhouse and field production space.
In 2014, there are three states with pending legislation to legalize medical marijuana, and national legislation is pending for pro-medical (non-legalizing) marijuana. Learn more about state and national bills here.
Seattle City Council voted last week to pass a ban on the purchase and use of neonicotinoids on city property. Responsible Industry For a Sound Environment (RISE) provides insight on the ban.
Cuttings producers worldwide are committed to sustainability and producing clean, high-quality young plants.
The California State Senate voted 35 to 1 on August 21 to delay a requirement for action on neonicotinoids until 2020.
Determined to find out firsthand what a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides would mean for growers, Bell Nursery CEO Gary Mangum challenged his team to grow without them. Read to find out about the lessons he learned.
The gardening guru, television personality, philanthropist and motivational speaker urged growers, retailers, landscapers and florists to use social media to engage the next generation of buyers, and to invest in developing their respective audiences.
Check out the breeders, growers and new varieties that earned the Greenhouse Grower Medal of Excellence awards for 2014.
The Oregon-based breeder was selected as Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 recipient of the Medal Of Excellence Award for Industry Achievement for contributing more than 20 years of unique genetics and exciting plant breeding to the floriculture industry.