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.
Gotham Greens broke the boundaries of agriculture by building the country’s first commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse operation in Brooklyn, N.Y. Now it’s taking that vision further with two more locations and contracts to build in more cities.
This week, President Obama issued a memorandum directing U.S. government agencies to take additional steps to protect and restore domestic populations of pollinators, including honey bees. A new Pollinator Health Task Force will focus federal efforts to conduct research and take action to help pollinators recover from population losses.
The new miticide provides a novel mode of action, with active ingredient cyflumetofen, for use in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes and interiorscapes.
Greenhouse Grower’s Medal Of Excellence In Breeding Awards recognize stand-out varieties introduced at the California Spring Trials. Here are the 2014 finalists for the Industry’s Choice and Editor’s Choice Awards, and information on how you can vote for the Reader’s Choice Awards.
In a Van Wingerden family transfer, Color Point, LLC and Mid-American Growers have agreed to merge.
Harvest Automation’s free robot work offer allows growers to use plant moving robots to alleviate one of the most demanding and repetitive tasks. For Flowerwood Nursery, this has led to higher profit margins with fewer workforce headaches.
The impact of systemic insecticides on bees and other pollinators is not new phenomenon. Kansas State University Entomology Professor Raymond Cloyd says we, as an industry, need to work together to provide unbiased information that is based in sound science.
Bayer CropScience recently celebrated the grand opening of its North American Bee Care Center at its North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The $2.4 million center brings together resources, with goals of promoting improved honey bee health, product stewardship and sustainable agriculture.
The sixth and final day of the 2014 California Spring Trials saw Greenhouse Grower editors wrapping up the week with hundreds of beautiful new varieties at Ball, Fides-Oro, Ecke Ranch and Green Fuse Botanicals. Check out these beauties!