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Michigan Governor Eases Restrictions on Garden Centers, Greenhouses

On April 24, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer eased some of the restrictions  of her previous COVID-19 executive orders that were having a detrimental impact on the state's horticulture-related companies. At a press conference, Whitmer did extend... more »

Michigan Farm Bureau Continues to Advocate for Growers, Retailers to be Able to Open Their Doors

More than 56,000 individuals responded to the Michigan Farm Bureau's request to send messages to the governor, state representatives and senators and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, imploring them to allow the... more »

Fresh Local Produce Ohio

Green Automation Completes Hands-Free Cultivation Project in Ohio

Green Automation has announced the realization of another project in North America. The installation of Green Automation's fully automated growing system at Fresh Local Produce in Hudson, Ohio, was completed this winter. Fresh Local product... more »

Monrovia Acquires Plantt Online

On April 17, Monrovia announced it had acquired  the Plantt Online consumer e-commerce storefront solution for garden centers. The online platform allows consumers to purchase inhouse inventory at a garden center with a customized unique... more »

Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association Releases COVID-19 Statement: Let Us Go to Work

The Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association recently released a statement on COVID-19: On behalf of Michigan’s Green Industry – the nursery and greenhouse growers, retail garden centers, lawn care, landscape maintenance, design/build, tree care, and irrigation... more »

Despite Industry and Resident Pleas, Michigan Governor Keeps Garden Centers Closed

Despite receiving more than 18,300 messages from growers, retailers, farmers and Michigan residents asking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to allow the retail sale of garden and bedding plants, the administration went the opposite direction, and  expanded... more »

New Website Debuts for Retailers Offering No Contact Plant Pick Up

On March 27, SBI Software debuted a new nationwide website to help grower-retailers let consumers know they can purchase plants at locations offering no contact plant pick up services during the COVID-19 situation. The new... more »

InstantHedge Creates New Distributor Program

InstantHedge has launched a new distributor program, intended to make its  hedges more accessible for projects around North America. InstantHedge has identified regional partners trusted to promote the finished hedges. Current distributors include: Acorn Farms... 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.
Ben Vliestra
Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

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