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December 29, 2016

Kelly Norris: 4 Ways We’re Leaving Growth Opportunities On The Table

Horticulture is a multi-million dollar industry with lots to offer, yet we’re still overlooking several avenues for growth.

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December 27, 2016

Check Out the Top 5 Most-Read News Stories on GreenhouseGrower.com in 2016!

From pest outbreaks to overtime rule changes, here are the headlines that grabbed your attention in 2016.

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December 20, 2016

Ball Horticultural Expands Potted Plant Offerings With Purchase Of Ex-Plant

Ex-Plant, which specializes in potted plants, will become a part of Ball’s PanAmerican Seed division.

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December 16, 2016

Please Take Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Poinsettia Survey

Are plant sales up or down compared to last year? How did Black Friday set the tone for this season? What varieties and sizes were your best sellers? Did you try anything new this year to appeal to younger consumer demographics? We tackle all of these questions and more to help you understand the trends in Greenhouse Grower's 2016 Poinsettia Survey.

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December 16, 2016

House Failure To Address H-2B Exemption Could Affect Spring 2017 Season

Despite efforts by AmericanHort and others in the industry, the House of Representatives failed to renew the Returning Worker Exemption, a policy that helps ensure that small and seasonal businesses have an adequate workforce for the peak spring season.

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December 5, 2016

How Bailey Nurseries Has Found Solutions To The Labor Shortage

A changing seasonal workforce led this Minnesota-based company to explore new labor sources through the H-2A program and refugee organizations, and it’s working out for the better.

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December 2, 2016

Kelly Norris: How The “Me Too” Philosophy Affects Plant Breeding

When you’re selling the exact same thing as everyone else, it’s unrealistic to expect customers to buy only from you.

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November 29, 2016

Texas Judge Halts Overtime Rule; Here’s What It Means For Greenhouse Growers

According to Craig Regelbrugge at AmericanHort, the injunction against the overtime rule is welcome news for horticulture.

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November 23, 2016

Allan Armitage: Relax, There Are More Plant Enthusiasts Than We Think

When times get tough, we would do well to remember that there are people of all types still interested in plants.

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November 15, 2016

Thoughts For Greenhouse Growers To Consider When Automating

With labor getting scarce and minimum wages on the rise, Cole Mangum of Bell Nursery says it’s time to take a closer look at automating your operation.

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November 7, 2016

Hoffman Nursery Embarks On New Opportunities In Green Infrastructure

Thirty years ago, John and Jill Hoffman set off on an epic adventure to grow ornamental grasses. Today, Hoffman Nursery continues to evolve, and through its leadership, the operation is helping to secure a position for horticulture on one of the next great frontiers — green infrastructure.

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October 27, 2016

Allan Armitage: Plants I Am Finally Seeing More Of (About Time!)

Here are four plants showing up more often in the garden and landscape that are set to make a comeback.

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