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Griffin to Host Lettuce and Herb Workshops

Griffin will host two educational workshops on hydroponic lettuce and herb production, designed for ornamental growers who are considering a shift from flowers to food. The program will take in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Aug. 27.... more »

Tomato Grower Expands Offerings with Acquisition of Greenhouse Producer

Lipman Family Farms – a large open field tomato grower in North America, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Huron Produce, a greenhouse grower and distributor of tomatoes and vegetables with operations in... more »

The Value of Organics

The term “organic,” as it relates to consumables, involves the use of feed or fertilizer derived from plant or animal origin without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics or pesticides. This is a... more »

Safe Edible Production

What does “safe” edible production mean, anyway? I think we all want to believe that we are producing edibles safe to eat. I think that if you would ask a consumer, they would say “safe”... more »

Controlled Environment Agriculture: Creating the Ideal Environment

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is the biggest advance 21st century growers have. As opposed to their predecessors, today’s growers can create the perfect environment in just about any region. The strawberries they’ve always wanted to... more »

Hydroponic Vegetable and Herb Production

Joining me this month is Chris Currey, assistant professor at Iowa State University. Chris and I met in 2010 when he was a HortScholar during the then OFA Short Course. Two years later we both... more »

Cultivate’17 Sessions to Focus on Greenhouse Edibles

This year AmericanHort’s Cultivate’17 aims to answer greenhouse growers’ questions on growing greenhouse edibles with several different focused educational sessions.  Cultivate'17 will take place July 15-18, in Columbus Ohio. Here’s what is on the menu... more »

Herbal Infusion: Taking the Country by Storm

Before we get started, let me be clear that this isn’t going to be yet another article about how millennials are driving our growing and gardening trends. Well, not exclusively anyway. I want to talk... more »

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