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.
Labor, transportation, plant trade, and research are top priorities for industry advocacy in the new year.
In this day and age, there’s just no room for bad business models anymore.
The Mexican government and businesses are working hard to keep their labor force at home, which could have an effect on how U.S. greenhouse operations source seasonal labor.
Safety should be one of the most important priorities for any commercial greenhouse operation, and poor planning can result in lost efficiency and much more.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are ramping up their inspection resources. Here are nine things you need to know in case you become the target of an inspection.
When Walters Gardens struggled to find a reliable workforce, it turned to a farm labor contractor for the solution.
There’s much we can do to improve where we are today, through better pay, compelling career resources, and creative promotion of the careers available in horticulture.
Horticulture isn’t the only sector struggling for steady, skilled workers.
Robinson Nursery improved efficiency and saved labor after examining its shipping operation and making changes based on Lean flow.
Automating the process of sticking cuttings is one way this greenhouse grower is increasing its output with less labor.
From the nursery, to the garden center, and in the landscape, plant selection is a major factor in the utilization of labor.
Getting started in the ag labor program may seem like a daunting task, but it shouldn’t be, and there are several benefits.