October 17, 2017
Production Technology Conference Tour Attendees See Technology in Action
AmericanHort’s Production Technology Conference in Dallas, TX, kicked off on Monday, Oct. 10, with a tour of three local production facilities.
November 1, 2017
Technology Is Changing the Game for Growers
Technology is sexy. There’s a fervor associated with buying the latest go-go-gadget — and a fear of missing out if we don’t. We all want that latest, most advanced smartphone, home assistant, or wearable tech, no matter the cost. And jobs associated with technology? Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter — offer some of the most competitive and coveted positions on the planet. Just look at the stir Amazon made when it announced it would build a $50 billion second headquarters, with cities from all over North America clamoring to be the one chosen, considering the significant economic potential. Technology and tech jobs are it — and it’s no wonder growers don’t feel jobs in horticulture can compete. But what if they can? If tech jobs are the future and the future of horticulture depends on technology, then we have a real opportunity to seize. Millennials who have grown up […]
October 9, 2017
Maximize Your Labor Efficiency When Sticking Plant Cuttings
Transplanting unrooted cuttings into trays is one of the most labor-intensive activities in greenhouse production.
October 5, 2017
Greenhouse Lighting Suppliers Focused on Efficiency and Flexibility
Deciding the best lighting system for your greenhouse — whether you’re growing ornamentals, vegetables, herbs, or something else — can be challenging. Here’s a close look at some of the latest lighting options on the market, and how you can determine whether they are a good fit for your operation.
August 14, 2017
Canadian Greenhouse Conference Features Focus on Technology
This year’s Canadian Greenhouse Conference kicks off on October 4, and there is no shortage of presentations devoted to how growers can implement new technology in their greenhouses.
August 14, 2017
How Young’s Plant Farm Invests in New Structures and Equipment
The Auburn, AL-based Top 100 Grower operation is improving its production infrastructure so it can continue to efficiently produce quality plants and keep up with demand.
August 11, 2017
Greenhouse Bench Systems Designed to Handle Any Space
HOVE bench systems from HOVE International can accommodate multiple levels while allowing for run-off water collection.
August 10, 2017
New Sensors Can Help You Manage Your Greenhouse Crop 24/7
The wrong environmental conditions in your greenhouse can potentially lead to significant crop loss. Here’s how sensor technology manufacturers are helping you safeguard your greenhouse.
May 31, 2017
New Greenhouse Conveyors Help Automation Become More Functional
The latest conveyor and shipping systems from leading manufacturers are designed to be more versatile and customized to any operation. Here’s a look at the newest models.
May 29, 2017
New LED Options Designed to Boost Greenhouse Plant Quality
LumiGrow and Philips recently introduced high-efficiency lighting options that are designed to reduce energy costs and improve crop consistency.
May 26, 2017
New Software System From Boxcar Central Takes Growing Data to the Cloud
Boxcar Central’s data-hub platform allows growers to log mass amounts of data and use it to compile information on crop quality.
May 24, 2017
Sustainability in the Greenhouse is More Than Just About Dollars and Cents
Bell Nursery has taken several steps over the years to make our operation more sustainable from a technological standpoint. Here’s how we are doing it.
May 16, 2017
The Top 100 Growers are Investing in More Technology to Offset Labor Shortages
Labor has traditionally been among growers’ most significant costs, but the continued rising costs and lack of available labor are currently two very heavy burdens that growers have to bear. As the labor supply dwindles, the Top 100 Growers discuss their next steps toward investing in technology to streamline efficiency at their respective operations.
April 13, 2017
AmericanHort’s Production Technology Conference To Debut In October
The AmericanHort Production Technology Conference is designed to give nursery and greenhouse growers a chance to get hands-on with the latest advancements in production technology and explore the return on investment potential of equipment purchases and upgrades.
March 22, 2017
An Inside Look at Emerald Coast Growers’ New Seed House
Florida-based liner producer Emerald Coast Growers custom retrofitted and expanded an existing greenhouse, with the goal of increasing production efficiency.
March 17, 2017
Consider Evaluating the Benefits of LED Lighting for Your Crops
Despite the potentially high installation cost of LED lighting, several advantages mean it’s worth considering. Collecting information and conducting small-scale trials can help you make LED lighting profitable at your operation.
March 15, 2017
How Tech Suppliers Are Helping Growers Find Solutions
Greenhouse structures and components manufacturers highlight some of their most recent projects.