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Chat Room — April 2020

This month, we asked readers about petunia and begonia production, plant diseases, and use of biologicals. Click on the PDF below to see what they had to say. more »

MSU’s Behe Provides Marketing and Retail Strategies to Help Sell During the Coronavirus Pandemic

On April 2, Michigan State University professor Bridget Behe shared marketing and retailing strategies for garden center retailers in a recent webinar. Click here to access a recording of the... more »

UF Online Greenhouse Training Courses Set to Begin in June

The  University of Florida IFAS Extension is providing eight different four-week,  online greenhouse training courses in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts on June 1, 2020. This year the series... more »

New Website Helps Retailers Offer Contactless Pickup

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 website, www.nocontactplantpickup.com, is... more »

Coronavirus webinar

AmericanHort to Present Webinar on Business Relief Resources

On Friday, March 27, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It's an estimated $2 trillion package, which specifically allots $10 billion for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) and $350 billion... more »

MSU’s Behe to Address Retail Strategies in Today’s Environment

Michigan State University' professor Bridget Behe will share marketing and retailing strategies for garden center retailers in a webinar later this week. This webinar emphasizes how retailers need to adapt their sales processes during the pandemic... more »

SAF Issues Letter to Governors

On March 24, the Society of American Florists sent a letter to the nation's governors urging state governments to keep floral and related businesses open during the ongoing COVD-19 crisis, citing the importance of flowers... more »

PMA to Host Virtual Town Hall for Members

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will host a Virtual Town Hall for members on March 25, at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Virtual Town Hall: Industry Responds to COVID-19 will be the first in a series of virtual meetings to provide expert insights and cross-industry... 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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