Greenhouse Product News

Growing Demand Forecast for CEA Crop Consultants

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2020 the median salary for an agricultural or food scientist was $68,830. The Department of Labor projects 4,400 openings a year for the balance of this decade,... more »

CEA growers are looking for employees that have a good understanding of the different technologies used to grow healthy crops. (Photos courtesy of UDS-Causes)

Agriculture’s Economics: Are Consumers Always Happiest in Low Price Markets?

My guest today is Michelle Klieger, founder and president of Stratagerm Consulting, an agricultural consulting firm serving the global seed industry. She has worked with indoor and vertical growers on their seed selection processes. Michelle... more »

2022 is the Year of the Salad Greens

According to a 2021 survey commissioned by Fresh Express and conducted by OnePoll, 73% of consumers are dedicating themselves to a healthier diet after gaining what has been dubbed “The Quarantine 15,” meaning the 15... more »

Walters Gardens Gets $95K Grant for Expansion

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on March 16 approved $95,000 in grant money to support more acres of greenhouses at Walters Gardens in Zeeland. “Walters Gardens is thrilled to receive this... more »

Syngenta Introduces New Fungicide, Postiva, for Ornamentals

Syngenta’s Postiva is now available to ornamental growers for control of such diseases as Fusarium, leaf spots, Botrytis and powdery mildew. Postiva is approved by the U.S. EPA for use in ornamental nurseries, greenhouses and... 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 »

CAST

Take a Sneak Peek at CAST

After cancellation in 2020 and rescheduling to summer in 2021, California Spring Trials (CAST) is set to return to spring. The industry will convene in California to learn about the latest and greatest introductions that... more »

How Well Is Your Company Handling the Pandemic? 

You would be hard-pressed to find an industry — including horticulture — that has not been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many growers and retailers have seen an increase in business, others have had... 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

May 2022 GPN
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