Tropicals are hot, which might explain why The Garden Center Group’s Cool Product Awards judging committee featured the largest ever number of grower-retailers seeking out great new products at the Tropical Plants Industry Exposition (TPIE) in mid January.
Hiring and keeping good employees, while dealing with rising labor costs, have challenged growers across the country. Four Star President Tom Smith shares his ideas on how growers large and small can improve their labor outlook.
Food safety scares, such as in the case of the past year’s troubles with E. coli outbreaks in romaine lettuce, continue to cause issues in the food supply. And consumers just aren’t tolerating it anymore.
One of the questions posed in Greenhouse Grower’s 2019 State of the Industry survey was “Are you planning on growing any new crops or varieties in 2019?” Here’s a sampling of some of the most common responses.