March 14, 2016
Calculate Your Input Costs
Taking the time to properly calculate input costs can help growers fine-tune their finances and save money. Many growers know what their books say at the end of the year — either the business made money overall or it didn’t. However, they might not know which particular crops made money and which lost money. In an ever-competitive market, that can become a challenge. “We’ve gone from a producer market to a consumer market,” says Robin Brumfield, professor and specialist in farm management in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics at Rutgers University. “In the past, growers could sell everything they produced, because there was more demand than supply. Now that’s reversed.” This means it’s more important than ever for growers to know what their costs are, and to be able to break down those costs to help guide future business decisions. Calculations Made Easy Brumfield developed the Interactive […]
February 28, 2015
Blue Ribbon Bloomers For Greenhouse Production
Grow what consumers want! Surveys show that blue is one of the top preferred colors of today’s consumers. Here are twelve top recommended blue flowering Proven Winners annuals and perennials to suit your spring production cycle.