Learn about how the sustainability program being developed by the California Cut Flower Growers’ Association (CCFC), in cooperation with SureHarvest, can help you.
This summer, the California Cut Flower Commission released a grower self-assessment sustainability workbook. Next on the commission’s agenda is to roll out a comprehensive sustainability certification program.
Consumers are most interested in locally produced plants and biodegradable or compostable pots.
Two growers explain the benefits their businesses are finding from sustainable certification, not only in environmental aspects, but also in better financial margins and improved business management.
Both Lean Flow and MPS sustainability certification raise D.S. Cole Growers in New Hampshire to a level of being more professional, with tighter margins and better employee processes, says Doug Cole, the company’s owner and president.
Community and urban gardens are increasingly popular throughout the country and are a great way to cultivate new customers and invest in the industry. By coordinating or supporting these projects, growers and retailers are connecting more deeply with their communities and introducing gardening to a new audience that previously may not have had the space,
Sustainability is no longer just a trendy buzzword for greenhouse growers — it’s now an everyday part of the business. To help you respond to this important trend, Meister Media Worldwide has launched The Sustainability Blueprint Project™.
MSU Extension is now offering Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators.
EcoVita, a homogeneous granular organic fertilizer, has been added to Bioworks Inc.’s Verdanta biofertilizers product family. This fertilizer will be manufactured and supplied to BioWorks by DCM Corporation of Belgium, a producer of natural and organic-based fertilizers in Western Europe. EcoVita is suitable for a wide variety of crops with its gentle release curve including:•
Ball DPF has announced the launch of Nature’s Source, a rebranding in name and packaging for its seed extract-based plant fertilizer product Daniels Plant Food. The new brand will make its industry debut at California Spring Trials. “While we are proud of our heritage, we made this bold decision because we’re expanding sales to our existing