February 20, 2018
Top 100 Growers Survey for 2018 Is Now Open!
Operations with more than 400,000 square feet of environmentally controlled production are eligible to take the survey, which provides valuable market knowledge on how the nation's largest growers are innovating, sourcing labor, keeping up with demand, and setting trends.
February 17, 2018
Gotham Greens Building Second Greenhouse in Suburban Chicago
The new $12.5 million, 105,000-square-foot greenhouse will be near the company’s first Chicago greenhouse, and will be a free-standing structure.
February 1, 2018
New Greenhouse Transplanters Aim for Improved Accuracy, Flexibility
Manufacturers of transplanters and sticking machines for cuttings have developed new systems that can meet the needs of growers of all sizes. Here’s a look at some of the latest products on the market.
January 26, 2018
Allan Armitage: A Closer Look at New Annuals for 2018
Petunias, marigolds, pansies, lantanas, and zinnias will always be needed, but here are some other annuals I think may increase sales.
January 22, 2018
Four Ways to Attract Employees With a New Approach to Company Culture
AgBiome is a participative, self-managed organization where no one has a boss. Instead, employees self-assemble as teams around organizational issues that need to be tackled, and internal experts help drive important decisions.
January 19, 2018
Hot-Selling Succulents Remain Hip, With No End in Sight
Succulents continue to fascinate people of all ages and gardening abilities. Perhaps that’s because they still have the right stuff to attract attention.
January 18, 2018
TPIE Keynote Maxwell Luthy Turns Trends Into Opportunities
Maxwell Luthy, Director of Trends & Insights for TrendWatching, showed how to turn trends into business prospects for attendees of the 2018 Tropical Plant International Expo keynote address.
January 17, 2018
Self-Designed Hanging Basket Trimmer at Kube-Pak Saves Time, Money
Kube-Pak recently designed its own trimmer to improve efficiency in hanging basket production. The early returns have been very promising.
January 13, 2018
2018 Southern Garden Tour Includes Visits to Young’s Plant Farm, the University of Georgia, and Metrolina Greenhouses
The tour is scheduled for June 5-7, 2018, and offers floriculture industry members the opportunity to view trials of thousands of new and proven plant varieties.
January 9, 2018
2018 California Spring Trials Dates, Times, Locations
It’s time to start planning for a great road trip in April to see all the latest plants on display. This quick reference guide will help you map out your trip.
January 7, 2018
How Direct-Stick Meters Can Help Take the Guesswork Out of Soil pH
Monitoring your soil pH is critical to maintaining the health of your greenhouse crops. Try these tips for managing pH, as well as accurately testing your soil with direct-stick soil pH meters.
January 6, 2018
Why Growers Should Not Market Their Plants, But the Solutions They Provide
In his latest column, Allan Armitage says landscapers, designers, and gardeners want solutions to problems, not simply a recommendation for one more handsome plant.
January 5, 2018
State of the Greenhouse Industry: Dealing With Your Banks in 2018 Will Take Patience
Financial institutions are still reluctant to part with capital for agricultural and horticultural growth, despite economic indicators. Here’s why banks have raised the bar on lending.
January 4, 2018
Stand-Out New Varieties That Keep D.S. Cole Growers Competitive
See what new varieties stood out to Doug Cole, owner of D.S. Cole Growers in Loudon, NH, this year.