May 12, 2016
AmericanHort Is Hosting A Greenhouse Tour In New Jersey This September
The Field and Covered Production Tour takes place Sept. 14-15, and features stops at Overdevest Nurseries, Centerton Nursery, and Lucas Greenhouses.
September 21, 2017
Two Head Growers and a Retail Live Goods Buyer Talk Best Practices for Quality
Ultimately, the quality of the plants you grow will be responsible for the success of the consumer, and consumer success will ideally translate to repeat sales. That’s why quality must be a top priority for all growers, according to Brad Julian, a Live Goods Buyer for Lowe’s Home Improvement, and Head Growers Dennis Crum of Four Star Greenhouse and Joe Moore of Lucas Greenhouses.
January 2, 2017
Why You Need To Know What’s In Your Growing Media Mix
Before you buy growing media mixes or raw materials to mix your own custom blends, here are some important factors to consider.
September 21, 2016
Greenhouse Growers Tackling Software Needs Head-On
Whether by working with proven technology experts or developing their own systems, many growers are looking to update their business software to allow for inventory management, streamlined production, and more.
August 15, 2016
6 Ways Greenhouse Suppliers Are Partnering With Producers
Greenhouse and equipment manufacturers share how they work with growers to provide customized solutions.
May 21, 2014
Lucas Greenhouses Gets A Jump On Spring Crops With Its Retractable Roof Greenhouse
A retractable roof greenhouse enables Lucas Greenhouses to start and finish part of its spring crop earlier and provides a superior production environment into the fall.
September 4, 2012
Head Grower Of The Year Joe Moore: The Best Growers Lead By Example
Dedicated. Innovative. Enthusiastic. Thoughtful. Leader. All words that describe an ideal employee in any business, and they have all been used to describe Joe Moore, recipient of Greenhouse Grower’s 2012 Head Grower of the Year Award. As head grower for Lucas Greenhouses in Monroeville, N.J., Moore is responsible for everything that happens in 22 acres of heated space and 30 acres of outdoor growing area. He directly oversees 15 growers and is also head of production, which means responsibility for planting and production lines and liner pulling crews — about 100 people in all. Lucas propagates 24 million rooted cuttings and grows a full line of prefinished poinsettias and spring material. Lucas also produces finished crops for independent garden centers and landscapers, including annual flats, 4.5-inch pots, hanging baskets, patio planters, spring bulbs, pansies, mums and other fall crops. Moore not only handles all of this, he handles it well, […]