City: Springfield, Tenn.
Environmentally controlled square footage: 800,000
Percentage of production space under permanent environmentally controlled structure devoted to each crop:
|Ornamental bedding plants–77%|
|Flowering potted plants–10%|
What are the primary reasons your operation contracts other growers to produce crops?
Better climate for the material being grown and space constraints in the spring
What are a few of the benefits your operation reaps from its contract-growing relationships?
Allows us to have mature product during the 4-6 week spring push when it is crucial to have material in color
Percentage of sales by customer:
|Home improvement chains–65%|