This summer’s Southern grower trials experienced unseasonably cool weather, but the plants still thrived. Consumer panels topped off the week, providing valuable insight for suppliers, growers, and their retail customers.
The North Carolina senator detailed his deal breakers on immigration reform for horticulture industry members during AmericanHort’s Impact Washington, just one day before filing the SUCCEED Act, a co-sponsored solution to the DREAMers’ plight.
The beauty of our industry is that we are more than willing to reach out and help those around us. What connections can you make today to help your business, and what can you offer to help another grower?
At Cultivate’17, a ceremony to mark a 10-year milestone since D.S. Cole Growers became involved with More Profitable Sustainability (MPS), as the first U.S. grower to achieve MPS certification, took owner Doug Cole by surprise. Separate celebrations also recognized Metrolina Greenhouses and Dümmen Orange for achieving MPS certification.
When Michael VanWingerden and his wife Courtney heard through their work with the Make-A-Wish foundation that 11-year-old Jason wanted a greenhouse to grow vegetables in, they knew Metrolina Greenhouses could help.
Metrolina Greenhouses’ York location in South Carolina has undergone a series of water retention pond construction projects in recent years, with more planned for the future. Here’s how planning and logistics make resources and labor go further.
When it comes to reinvesting in structures, Art VanWingerden of Metrolina Greenhouses says it’s important maintain the longevity of the building so it will last to the next generation and the generation after that.