The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is inviting ornamental growers from all around the world to enter the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) for 2017. Last year’s big winner was Florida-based Costa Farms.
Based in Miami, FL, Costa Farms has gone global by focusing on strategy, systems, and vertical integration. See how the operation continues to expand through its emphasis on team, solutions, and growth.
As one of the newest growers to make Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers list at No. 98, Tidal Creek is a sharp operation dedicated to delivering high-quality products and top-notch customer service Check out this photo gallery to see its Davidsonville and Earlville facilities in Maryland and learn more about the operation.
Tidal Creek Growers, No. 98 on Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 list, started out as a contract growing business and contracts still account for 35 percent of its business today. In order to keep costs in check and profits steady, owner Jake Van Wingerden is narrowing in on the types of crops he is willing to grow.
The 2015 Top 100 Growers list represents the largest greenhouse operations in the United States. Greenhouse Grower magazine puts out a list annually based on environmentally controlled greenhouse space.
We asked the Top 100 Growers how they have changed their production practices to address consumer concerns about pollinator health, as well as how integrated pest management and the use of biocontrols have changed their operations.