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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.

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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.

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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.

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January 18, 2018

Mitigating Whiteflies in Ornamental Production

Gain better control over common greenhouse and nursery pests with these best practices.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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