Science & Technology

Vineland develops new plant varieties with improved disease resistance, stress tolerance, quality and sensory attributes.

What if plants could talk?

Gaining a knowledge of plant chemistry can lead to tangible benefits like improved crop yield, early detection of issues related to production and plant health and better-quality products. So why doesn’t everyone understand the chemistry... more »

SGAFT: Energy curtain performance

The Small Greenhouse and Farm Technology (SGAFT) project is collaborating with GPN for a series of research reports and articles on small scale technology application. SGAFT’s mission includes providing small greenhouse and farm operators with... more »

Thrips and botrytis online resource library

Flowers play a vital role in our lives. For your customers, it’s the vibrant bouquets gracing their homes to the blossoms and baskets that adorn special occasions. For you as a grower, it’s your livelihood.... more »

New labor-saving robot for indoor and outdoor operations

Philadelphia-based Burro, an autonomous mobility company providing solutions for the agriculture industry, announced that it has launched a new product, Burro Grande, the company’s most powerful labor-saving robot to date. In terms of capabilities, Burro... more »

Reps. introduce bill to advance automation research and development

Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.), Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.), Max Miller (R-Ohio), and Abagail Spanberger (D-Va.) introduced a bill to establish a specialty crop mechanization and automation research and development program within the United States Department of... more »


Driving Sustainability at Westerlay Orchids

Westerlay Orchids has made quite the mark in Carpinteria, California. What started as a rose operation when Joop Overgaag immigrated from the Netherlands in the late 1970s has now become an orchid powerhouse, growing more... more »

Summit Nutrients Acquires AGVNT

Summit Nutrients, a manufacturer and marketer of bio-nutritional and fertilizer products, has acquired AGVNT, an R&D company. This acquisition is said to be part of Summit Nutrients’ growth strategy toward building a broad platform of... more »

Westerlay Orchids Adopts HortiFootprint Calculator

Westerlay Orchids is the first North American user of the HortiFootprint Calculator, a software tool developed by MPS and that measures the carbon footprint of horticultural production and helps growers to make more sustainable... 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.