July 12, 2016

Greenhouse Grower Honors 2016 Medal Of Excellence Breeding Award Winners

Greenhouse Grower’s Evening of Excellence at Cultivate’16 was a celebration of the 2016 Medal of Excellence Winners that embody the best in breeding, marketing, and growing, and typify the dedication to quality that is so prevalent in our industry.

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July 12, 2016

North Creek Nurseries Named Operation Of The Year At Cultivate’16

“This award is about 28 years of dedicated work by our entire team, said Steve Castorani of North Creek in accepting the award, which was presented during Greenhouse Grower’s Evening of Excellence program.

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Birch grove at Good News Garden FEATURE

July 10, 2016

Clever Ideas You Can Steal From The GCA Tour

Garden retail tours always offer a banquet of ideas that attendees can use back at their own garden stores. That was especially true of this year’s Garden Center of America’s Summer Tour in Portland, OR. Take a look at the clever ideas I spied at the garden centers we visited, ideas that range from the simple and easy-to-implement, to others that take a little more effort, but will have a worthwhile payoff.  

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Grower Education

July 7, 2016

Two Industry Veterans Discuss How To Meet The Challenges Of Grower Education

Two industry players have a conversation on how we can deliver the level of grower education needed to address complex issues associated with production practices and pest management strategies.

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Briscoe White, Growers Exchange

July 6, 2016

The Grower’s Exchange Unlocks The Secret to E-Commerce

In the Internet era, Briscoe and Kenan White knew they had to adapt or die and specialize to survive. Here’s how they took The Grower’s Exchange online.

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July 5, 2016

Bench And Display Structure Ideas From The GCA Tour

Portland has a number of impressive garden retailers who use creative approaches to solving display challenges. Here are a number of plant and product display fixtures we spied on last week's tour.

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Roots with plant media background XL-W

July 2, 2016

University Of Florida Offering Online Nutrient Management Course In July

Topics include common nutrient problems, essential nutrients, fertilizer types, how to interpret a fertilizer label, managing total nutrient level, pH, and EC, onsite testing, and growing media.

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Kelly Norris - feature

June 28, 2016

Kelly Norris: Three Variety Trends That Caught My Eye This Spring

My reflections on promising new plants, the realities of market penetration, and adding value along the supply chain.

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Oconomowoc

June 27, 2016

Fire Destroys Greenhouses At Oconomowoc Landscape Supply & Garden Center

The fire not only consumed the Wisconsin garden retailer's structures, but also major equipment like dump trucks. In all, the owners estimate $1.2 million in damage occurred.

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Robert Conrad, Ball Seed Technology Research Manager

June 27, 2016

Ball Premier Lab Wins Medal Of Excellence Award For Its Advancements In Seed

Over the past 30 years, the Ball Premier Lab has set the standard for high-quality seed in the industry, earning it Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Medal Of Excellence for Industry Achievement, for its dedication to advancing seed and helping growers improve their margins.

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Greenhouse Whitefly

June 26, 2016

Michigan State University Offers Tips On Whitefly Management

Whiteflies are making headlines in Florida, but they are found across the U.S. Michigan State experts say it’s important to know how to manage each type of whitefly.

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Dr Allan Armitage

June 25, 2016

Three Types Of Plant Consumers To Watch

There are three emerging groups of plant consumers that you should be targeting for plant sales in the future, according to Allan Armitage.

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