September 30, 2016
How Hoffman Nursery Invests In Technology In Response To Increased Demand
The North Carolina-based ornamental and native grasses producer recently invested in greenhouse structures and advanced automation to help increase efficiency.
September 27, 2016
Walters Gardens Partnering With Darwin Colombia On Unrooted Cuttings
Beginning in spring 2017, Darwin Colombia will offer unrooted cuttings of more than 40 varieties of Walters Gardens’ new genetics, including many popular genera such as Agastache, Monarda, Nepeta, and Phlox.
September 27, 2016
Check Out The Latest In Lighting Technology For Greenhouses
Manufacturers are developing several innovative lighting systems that can help growers save on energy efficiency, while improving plant quality. Here’s a look at some of their newest offerings.
September 26, 2016
How Even An Overworked Plant Retailer Can Predict Consumer Trends
Years ago, I read an article about Pottery Barn and the women who were making it a success. It was eye-opening to realize that a glossy, national chain like Pottery Barn used to buy products in a similar way garden retailers do. There was one section of that article that really caught my imagination. It was the profile of Celia Tejada, the woman who moved Pottery Barn from buying products from outside vendors to designing their own products. When Tejada joined Pottery Barn, she instructed her entire staff to begin keeping an eye out for things they liked, no matter how minor. So if they were at a restaurant with friends, or walking along a street and something caught their eye, they were to either buy it or photograph it and place it in a room set aside for these kinds of inspiration. When it came time to select themes for the […]
September 25, 2016
Greenhouse Software Suppliers Offering A Range Of New Solutions
Want to know what some of the leading software suppliers are doing to address the ever-evolving needs of their greenhouse customers? Here’s a brief update.
September 23, 2016
Growers Offer Advice On How To Grow Mukgenia ‘Nova Flame’
‘Nova Flame’ is best brought in as a summer or fall crop and bulked over the winter.
September 22, 2016
Allan Armitage Suggests Plants That “Even My Neighbors Will Try”
When the urge to garden strikes, every homeowner needs a few plants like these for their yard.
September 21, 2016
How To Determine The Economic Viability Of LED Lighting
You can decide whether LED lighting is right for your operation by considering seven important factors that impact return on investment.
September 20, 2016
How California’s New Overtime Law Will Affect Greenhouse Growers
Some growers say they will have to make hard decisions about worker benefits or the crops they grow. One thing is certain: the need to automate is now more critical than ever.
September 20, 2016
The Top Young Plant Growers, And Four Critical Challenges Facing Them
In Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Top Young Plant Growers Survey, growers discuss the latest challenges and opportunities in fulfillment, shipping, labor, and crop protection.
September 19, 2016
New Fertilizer Injector Cart Provides Full Aeration And Agitation
The new 50-gallon Ferticart from Dramm is designed to keep chemicals such as fungicides and plant growth regulators — as well as nematodes — viable through constant recirculation.
September 14, 2016
Farwest 2016 Marked By Expert Discussions On Green Industry, Networking Events, And More
Attendance at the 2016 Farwest Show in Portland was up 6% from last year, as visitors sought to learn more about emergent market opportunities.
September 13, 2016
Newly Signed California Law Expands Overtime To Farmworkers
The new law, which will be phased in beginning in 2019, is the first of its kind in the nation to end the 80-year-old practice of applying separate labor rules to agricultural laborers.
September 11, 2016
RISE Appoints New Leadership, Hands Out Awards During 26th Annual Meeting
“Our members’ enthusiasm is high, and we had great engagement as we work together to set objectives for 2017 and beyond,” said Aaron Hobbs, RISE President. “Our work ensures a vibrant future for our industry, so we can continue to deliver cutting-edge solutions to solve people’s pest and plant health problems.”
September 7, 2016
Check Out The Best Annuals For Attracting Bees And Butterflies
Public interest in protecting bees and other pollinators has initiated a new market for flowers that are good food plants for pollinators. Here's a list of annuals Michigan State University Extension recommends that are attractive to bees and other pollinators.