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Labor Survey 2024

Is labor challenging your operations?

Labor is a challenge for many greenhouse growers. GPN is conducting a brief labor survey to find out what issues the industry is facing and how growers are dealing with shortages. Please take a few... more »

New approvals for Velifer from BASF

BASF has received new label registration for Velifer Bioinsecticide/Miticide which allows greenhouse growers to use the product in soil-directed sprays and now in dips and drench applications for greater flexibility in integrated pest management programs.... more »

Vestaron insecticide wins EPA approval for greenhouse use

Vestaron Corp. has obtained EPA approval for its second active ingredient, which targets pests including aphids, mites, drosophila and whiteflies. BASIN, Vestaron’s second novel-acting, peptide-based insecticide, provides maximum residue level exemption for crops grown indoors... more »

Plantpeddler Crew with Gov Reynolds (1)

Plantpeddler gets Ag Education Leadership Award

In honor of National Ag Day and Iowa Ag Week, Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, hosted the 12th Annual Ag Leader Awards on March 19, 2024. The event was held at the FFA Enrichment... more »

Changes aim to strengthen organic program

Aimed at protecting the integrity of organic products, significant change to the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) will be implemented in March. Starting March 19, the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) program will add oversight to... more »

Hydra Service releases new hydraulic start system

Hydra Service, manufacturer of Dynapower pumps, motors and turbine starters, announced the launch of HydraStart, a new hydraulic turbine starter system, engineered to the tightest tolerances and able to spin even the largest turbines with... more »

Editor’s Letter: Plant health and chemistry

This month’s issue is all about plant health. It’s important to start clean with strong greenhouse sanitation practices before placing plants in the growing area, but maintaining plant health by scouting and preventing diseases with... more »

Harrell’s partners for better root growth

3BarBio announced they have teamed with Harrell’s to provide the golf industry with Azo Root, a live biological product that helps foster root growth and improve function. These increased root systems make the grass healthier,... 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.