Grower News

MSU plant pathology, entomology centers has new farm manager

A new farm manager has been named to supervise the Michigan State University Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch... more »

Census of Agriculture Congressional District Profiles and Rankings is released

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the Congressional District Profiles and Rankings from the 2022 Census of Agriculture. This summary presents data by congressional district from the 118th Congress that includes land, farms,... more »

IFPA gives a peek at Washington Conference

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is getting everything in order for its annual Washington Conference, taking place in the first week of June.  The event promises to be focused on advocacy, networking and industry... more »

Tackling ag labor AmericanHort article in June 2024 GPN

An update on ag labor progress and politics

As the agricultural industry deals with persistent labor challenges, there are two noteworthy updates to share about the latest progress in our nation’s capital. The recent release of the final report from the Agricultural Labor... more »

Landmark building and trays

Landmark celebrates 40 years

Landmark Plastic is celebrating its 40 anniversary of delivering innovative solutions for the greenhouse industry. Since its founding by Bob and Leo Merzweiler in Ohio in 1984, Landmark Plastic has been a family-owned business that... more »

Dramm hires Jason Grimmett as Northeastern technical representative

Dramm hires technical rep for Northeast

Dramm recently announced it has hired Jason Grimmett as Northeastern technical representative. Grimmett joins Dramm after a long career in the greenhouse industry, in both growing and sales roles, working for both large ornamental and nursery... more »

Smart Apply, ProgressiveAg

Smart Apply signs first agreement with ProgressiveAg

Smart Apply has signed an agreement with Progressive Ag Inc., which allows the Modesto, California-based equipment manufacturer to factory install Smart Apply Intelligent Spray Control Systems into its LectroBlast Electrostatic Sprayers for orchards, vineyards and... more »

2024 GLASE Summit will be in Canada

The executive director of GLASE recently gave an update including details on the 2024 GLASE Summit. Registration is now open for this year's GLASE Summit, an annual in-person conference, held in Montréal. Montréal is an... more »