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December 21, 2016

Technology Helps Costa Farms Track And Reduce Energy Costs

Costa has realized significant energy cost savings by auditing how its farms are using energy, and implementing new technology to increase efficiency.

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December 20, 2016

Suntory Launches Unrooted Cuttings Program for Sun Parasol

While the domestically produced rooting program for the Sun Parasol will continue, growers who would like to purchase unrooted cuttings will have the opportunity for the Sun Parasol Original varieties and Garden Crimson.

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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

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 5, 2016

New Growing Media Advancements Giving Growers More Options

With innovative, sustainable growing media components, growers will be able to improve plant health, achieve consistency among crops, save money, and reduce inputs, while saving space on storage.

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December 4, 2016

Shinoda Foundation Names Penn State Horticulture Major As Its Scholar Of The Year

Mikaela Hermstedt, a 21-year-old senior from Lincoln, DE, plans to pursue a career in commercial greenhouse production of flowering plants.

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December 1, 2016

How Color Point Is Stopping Cart Theft With Plastic Shelves

Plastic shelving on carts acts as a deterrent to theft, and employees enjoy the benefits of being able to handle the racks without difficulty or injuries.

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November 30, 2016

How You Can Water Plants Based On Basket Weight

The Oasis from Control Dekk is designed to reduce water use by giving baskets the exact amount of water they need.

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November 28, 2016

The Latest In Greenhouse Heating And Cooling Products

New developments in heating, cooling, ventilation, and humidity control technology are designed to help you manage your greenhouse environment more efficiently. Check out some of the latest offerings from leading manufacturers.

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November 28, 2016

Growing Tips For ‘Prince Tut’ Cyperus Grass

'Prince Tut’ from Proven Winners’ Graceful Grasses collection is versatile, working well in all container sizes with its columnar habit and dense canopy and filling out well in the landscape.

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November 28, 2016

Help Nature-Loving, Gardening-Skeptic Consumers Fall In Love With Plants

Learn sales and merchandising techniques that will help you bring in new customers in part three of our The Missing Gardener series.

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