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US Bill Would Streamline Development of Biostimulants

U.S. Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-California) and Rep. Jim Baird (R-Indiana), recently introduced the Plant Biostimulant Act to Congress. The legislation would create a uniform process for approving commercial plant biostimulant use and require more federal... more »

Spectrum Unveils Wireless Plant Growth Station, WatchDog 3230

Spectrum Technologies Inc. recently unveiled its WatchDog Wireless Plant Growth Station. The single portable station gives the grower real-time, crop-specific environmental data on their smartphone including temperature, relative humidity, and... more »

Lumileds Shows Sustainability Progress in Annual Report

Lighting solutions provider Lumileds recently made public its 2021 Sustainability Report detailing how the company supports the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. Lighting solutions improve energy usage, safety, and health and well-being, according... more »

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Companies Collaborate on Development of Agrivoltaic Modules for Greenhouses 

UbiQD, Inc., which specializes in nanomaterials innovation, and Heliene Inc., a provider of North-American-made solar modules, recently began joint development of a project to embed UbiGro sunlight-optimizing technology in Heliene's photovoltaic modules. The panels would... more »

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Driscoll’s, Plenty Again Invest in Vertically-Grown Greenhouse Strawberries

More than a year after announcing a joint research and development project to grow strawberries indoors, Driscoll’s and Plenty Unlimited Inc. announced plans to build a new indoor vertical farm dedicated exclusively to strawberries. After a year... more »

Technically Speaking: Light and Temperature Responses of Bedding Plants

Annual bedding (garden) plants continues to be the largest floriculture crop segment each year. The reported wholesale sales of bedding plants was $1.58 billion, according to the USDA Floriculture Crops 2020 Summary, but that was... more »

How Soon Will There Be a Robot in Your Greenhouse?

Are you having a difficult time finding qualified workers for your controlled environment growing operation? The coronavirus pandemic has exasperated the shortage of workers as many people re-evaluate their career and job options. The Conference... more »

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ICL Specialty Fertilizers Launches Osmocote App

ICL Specialty Fertilizers has introduced a new mobile app for its Osmocote line of controlled release fertilizers. The Osmocote Product and Rate Finder App puts the full Osmocote product line, suggested application rates, a dealer... 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.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol