Case Studies

Grower Customizes Recyclable Containers to Meet Customer Demand

YC Nursery had a challenge: find a growing container that was specially configured to meet their large scale production needs, and that met the increasing demand from customers for environmentally responsible materials.The Texas annual color... more »

Staying the Course

“Faithful” is a word that describes Ray’s Greenhouse, LLC, in Telford, Penn. Ray and Arlene Gehman started the business in 1977 with a 100-square-foot greenhouse that was used to produce bedding plants grown in PRO-MIX... more »

PVG’s Retail Corner: Social Media Content for Garden Retailers

Social media has pushed the boundaries of electronic communication on a personal level. There has been an equally rapid rise in the use of social media as a tool for business-to-consumer and business-to-business marketing. Like... more »

Enza Zaden Removes Excess Heat to Improve Growing Zone

Southern Florida has long been a productive region for field grown winter vegetables, but one grower saw the potential for even more, if they could manage the excess heat buildup in their tunnels. Enza Zaden... more »

Pythium and Poinsettias

It’s an unfortunate, yet common combination. Pythium root and stem rot can occur any time during poinsettia propagation or production, as it spreads easily by water. And yes, it’s a common cause of headaches for... more »

CK Greenhouses Solves Irrigation and Pathogen Problem

After increasing pot crop production, Charlie Kurtz, owner of CK Greenhouses, Cheshire, Conn., wanted to reduce leaf wetting from irrigation and the resulting foliar disease, so this past winter he converted five greenhouses to flood... more »

GPN Exclusive: Producing Poinsettias Cold

Learn how to mitigate the risk of producing poinsettias at lower than normal temperatures.We are all faced with a difficult year ahead of us due to current energy costs and availability. Growers are looking at... more »

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