Production

Profile Products Launches $9 Million Expansion

Profile Products announced the start of a game-changing $9 million manufacturing expansion project, an important investment that will provide a significant increase in capacity, improved logistics, and enhanced safety and quality systems for Profile's sustainable... more »

Purpling of leaves

Purpling of Leaves

Many annual bedding plants and herbaceous perennials have red, purple or almost black foliage, including fountain grass, ornamental millet and some varieties of coleus, sweet potato vine, New Guinea impatiens, coral bells, kale and ornamental... more »

Valoya Hires New VP for North America

Valoya has hired Wes Eaton as the company's vice president of sales in North America. With extensive experience in horticulture and business development, Eaton will be tasked with driving... more »

Effect of Growing Media on Common Greenhouse Pests

Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, and fungus gnats, Bradysia spp., are major insect pests of greenhouse production systems. Both insect pests have life stages that reside in the growing medium: prepupae and pupae for western... more »

Media and poinsettias

Growing from the Ground Up: Poinsettia and Mum Production in Wood Substrates

Confidence in the utilization of wood substrate components has increased since their introduction to growers in the U.S. in 2004. The confidence that some growers and other industry partners have in the evolving world of... more »

From Family Farm to Controlled Environment Agriculture: Integrating Plant Science and Technology

Today’s guest, Neil Mattson, earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota in 2000 and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees at the University of California—Davis in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Upon graduation he joined... more »

Early Scaling-Up Challenges with LED Lighting

The fundamental advantages of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting are clear. They are increasingly efficient at converting electricity into photosynthetic light, and their rated lifetime is much longer than conventional fixtures. However, this is still a... more »

Profile Products Expands Business with Sunterra Acquisition

Profile Products, the manufacturer of HydraFiber horticulture substrates and other leading soil and vegetation management solutions, announced the acquisition of Sunterra Horticulture, a major producer of professional-grade sphagnum peat moss. The transaction includes all Sunterra... 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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