Business & Management

Good Harvest Farm on April 19, 2011 in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Photo: Lance Cheung/USDA

US Floriculture Numbers Were Up in 2021: USDA Report

The numbers of floriculture producers and total sales were up in 2021, according to data released May 25 by the USDA. The U.S. had 9,558 floriculture producers in 2021, according to the department’s National Agricultural... more »

North American Plant Protection Organization Takes Comments on Strategic Plan

On May 12, the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) posted the draft NAPPO Strategic Plan for review and comment. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is... more »

Local Bounti to Present on Its CEA Business

Local Bounti Corporation, a controlled environment agriculture company that combines aspects of greenhouse growing and vertical farming, will participate in the BMO Global Farm to Market Conference May 18-19. Local Bounti... more »

Dümmen Orange Appoints Freek Tromp to Lead Tropicals

Dümmen Orange recently appointed Freek Tromp as head of its business unit Tropicals. In his new position, Tromp will succeed Wander Tuinier, who has elected to step... more »

Snapdragon 'Potomac Dark Pink'

New Greenhouse-Grown Cut Crops Expand Options for Growers 

Every year, a few new cut flower crops appear on the market. Usually new introductions are an improvement on an existing variety, or a line extension of new colors added to an existing series that... more »

Management — Growing Labor Pains, Part 3

 If you take a two-hour drive east from Chicago, you pass a mixture of suburbs, small cities and some classic Midwest family farm country. Then you get to the industrial areas of Indiana — that... more »

Metrolina Greenhouses Shares Goals for Future at 50th Anniversary

Built up from humble beginnings, today Metrolina Greenhouses’ headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina, is the largest single-site, heated wholesale greenhouse operation in the U.S. Metrolina Greenhousesin Huntersville, North Carolina, on April 26 marked its 50th... more »

Courtesy of BASF Corporation

BASF to ‘Wind Down’ Non-ag Activities in Russia, Belarus

BASF on April 27 said it would “wind down” business activities in Russia and Belarus that don’t support food production, doing so in connection with international sanctions. BASF announced in early March it would not... 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

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