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CEA Growers Team Up

Last week, several large controlled environment agriculture (CEA) growers announced they are working together to establish the first food safety group geared specifically toward CEA products. The goal of this group is to establish food safety... more »

Skagit Hires Northeast Regional Manager

Tom Contrisciano has been hired by Skagit Horticulture as a regional account manager for the company's liner division. He assumes responsibility for serving grower and distributor customers in the northeast region of the United States,... more »

Gotham Greens Breaks Ground on Second Chicago Greenhouse Location

On March 15, Gotham Greens broke ground on a new 140,000 square foot greenhouse in the Pullman District of Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Gotham Greens founders Viraj Puri and Eric Haley and... more »

Helmut Kientzler Passes Away

Helmut Kientzler, one of the owners of the Kientzler/InnovaPlant group of companies, passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2018. Gary Grueber of Cultivaris, a friend and colleague of Kientzler's and the former product development manager... more »

Bell Nursery Acquired by Central Garden & Pet

On March 14, Central Garden & Pet Company, a leading  producer and distributor of branded and private label products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies markets, announced it had purchased Bell Nursery Holdings,... more »

Costa Farms Hires New CMO

Henry Gonzalez has been named chief marketing officer of Costa Farms. In his new role, Gonzalez will oversee Costa Farms’ marketing, research and category management teams. Before joining Costa Farms, Gonzalez was senior vice president... more »

Skagit Horticulture to Exhibit at CAST

Skagit Horticulture has selected Windmill Nursery in Buellton, California, as the location for its 2018 California Spring Trials exhibit. The company will join Terra Nova Nurseries, Kientzler, J. Berry Nursery, Dramm Corp., Pelemix Coir and... more »

Organization Works to Curb Impact of Invasive Plants

PlantRight has published a paper addressing the impact of invasive plants. The organization also has created a new online plant risk evaluator (PRE) platform to help the horticultural determine what plants are invasive and  prevent... more »

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