Aug 4, 2020
Registration Now Open for Cannabis & Hemp Week By Tim Hodson

GPN — Greenhouse Product News will host its first Cannabis & Hemp Week from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, featuring three free 1-hour interactive webcasts with industry experts addressing the latest issues facing growers today.

The webcast series is interactive and designed to provide growers with the latest insight, production tips and guidelines to grow cannabis and hemp crops successfully.

Presentations include:

  • Sept. 22 — Growing Cannabis & Hemp — Allison Justice, co-founder of SC Botanicals and The Hemp Mine
  • Sept. 23 — The Nuts and Bolts of Plant Nutrition — Krystal Snyder, educator at Penn State University Extension
  • Sept. 24 — Tales from the Greenhouse and the Field — Panel discussion of experienced growers as they discuss the real world of growing cannabis and hemp both indoors and outside

Click here to learn more about the webinars or to register to participate.

The three-day event is free and is being hosted in partnership with Cannabis Product News and Hemp Production News, and is sponsored by Arborjet, Berger, BP Grower, Hawthorne and LI-COR Biosciences.

— Tim


Lowe’s Provides Additional Bonuses to Associates

Last week, Lowe’s announced it will provide an additional $100 million in bonuses to assist associates with unforeseen expenses and hardships, due to the COVID-19 crisis. The company’s total commitment to associates and communities during the pandemic is now nearly $600 million. Full-time hourly associates will receive $300, and part-time and seasonal associates will receive $150 on Aug. 21. “No one could have anticipated how long we would be navigating this pandemic together. As we approach the start of another school year, our commitment to support our hard-working associates will continue into August,” said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO.

Home Depot to Add Distribution Centers to Speed Up Deliveries

The Home Depot plans to open three new distribution centers in Georgia over the next 18 months to support the growing demand for flexible delivery and pick-up options for its customers. The expansion is projected to bring 1,000 additional jobs to the Atlanta area, including full-time and part-time positions. “Customers expect to shop whenever, wherever and however they want – whether they’re buying a hammer or a pallet of pavers,” said Stephanie Smith, senior vice president. “We’re investing to meet the changing delivery needs of our DIY and Pro customers, whether they’re at home, at their job sites or picking up in the store.”

Menard’s to Expand in Kentucky

Menard’s recently announced plans to add three new stores in Kentucky. The Wisconsin-based home improvement retailer will open its first store in Elizabethtown by the end of this year. The company is building two additional stores — one in Louisville and another in Paducah. The company currently operates two other stores in Kentucky (Florence and Owensburg).  Menard’s now operates 350 stores in 15 states.


Tim Hodson

Tim Hodson is the editorial director of GPN and Big Grower. He can be reached at [email protected]

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