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Dr. Bugs — Insect and Mite Pests Feeding Behaviors and Plant Damage

Answer: The two major feeding behaviors of insect and mite pests of greenhouse-grown horticultural crops are chewing and piercing-sucking. Insects with chewing mouthparts consume portions of leaves, flowers, roots, or entire plant parts by ingesting... more »

Ontario Plants' 45-acre (18.2 hectare) high-tech greenhouse facility in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Photos: COFRA Holding

Swiss Holding Company Acquires Ontario Plants

Young plant supplier Ontario Plants Propagation Limited has been acquired by Switzerland-based COFRA Holding, the company announced in April 26 news release. Financial details will not be disclosed, according to the news release. Founded in... more »

A.M.A. Horticulture Celebrates 40th Anniversary

A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. (AMA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022. Since opening its doors in 1982, the family-owned horticulture supply business has grown to become a leading North American supplier, offering custom, innovative solutions... more »

Growing Labor Pains

We hear it all the time from growers, operators, suppliers and consultants. It’s not just in the indoor growing world; it’s everywhere. No one can find the labor they need at a price they want... more »

How Well Is Your Company Handling the Pandemic? 

You would be hard-pressed to find an industry — including horticulture — that has not been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many growers and retailers have seen an increase in business, others have had... more »

USDA Pumps Stimulus Dollars Into Local Agriculture Market Program

The USDA will pump millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act into the Local Agriculture Market Program, aka LAMP. The funding is meant to expand and strengthen opportunities to sell to institutions, such... more »

IUNU Launches Brand Identity Refresh

IUNU today announced a brand refresh to coincide with the company’s rapid expansion. IUNU recently completed acquisitions of Artemis, a cultivation management platform in the greenhouse and vertical farming industries, and CropWalk, an independent, third-party... more »

Maximizing Irrigation Efficiency

I haven't kept track but I estimate that I've walked through more than a thousand growing facilities ... greenhouses, nurseries, indoor vertical farms and field operations ... over the past 35 years. I have been... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol

May 2022 GPN
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