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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 »

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 »

Terra Nova's exhibit at the Shenzhen Flower Show.

Terra Nova Nurseries Takes Honors at China Flower Show

Terra Nova Nurseries, a world leader in plant breeding and genetics, received two awards during the 2022 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Shenzhen Flower Show, which took place in Shenzhen, China, April 1-6, 2022. Terra... more »

Think Business — The 30-Day Plan

I woke up this morning to three inches of snow that I was not expecting and that was not predicted. My friend’s father died last week while on a ski trip. He was in decent... more »

Cover Story — Over & Above

When John and Jean Overdevest came to the United States from the Netherlands in 1949, they were looking for a new start. After a couple of years of John working different horticulture-related jobs, that new... more »

Walters Gardens Executive Team members, from the left, are Ryan Hop, chief operations officer; Christa Steenwyk, vice president of marketing and customer relations; John Walters, chief executive officer; Karin Walters, vice president of product strategy. Photo: Walters Gardens

Walters Gardens to Transition to New Generation of Leadership

Walters Gardens recently announced to its staff plans to transition leadership from the current CEO, John Walters, to Karin Walters, his daughter who is currently the company’s vice president of product strategy. John will retain... more »

Pennsylvania Exempts WorryFree Barberry Varieties From Plant Ban

WorryFree Plants brand owner Syn-RG LLC announced that Pennsylvania in March exempted all four Japanese barberry varieties in the WorryFree series from its list of banned invasive plants. SynRG has developed... more »

Alan Applonie

Revol Greens Names New COO

Revol Greens recently hired Alan Applonie as its Chief Operating Officer. Well-known within the produce industry, Applonie has been a fixture at one of the most respected field farming operations in the United States, Taylor... 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.
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