August 2023

Chat Room — August 2023

Each month, we send out a survey to our readers on a variety of topics and report the results here. Chat Room is a perfect venue to get to know your peers and where you stand on different issues affecting the industry.

Connecting growers through the digital market space

Great Lakes EXPO to feature 'Fancy Lady Cowgirl' Courtenay DeHoff To maintain a thriving business, growers and farm marketers have a number of resources available to them: social media, trade shows, ... more

Culture Report: Silene Carol Jean Series

Forget about ground cover, why not focus on ground color?

Duets: From rural farm to university

[caption id="attachment_90006" align="alignright" width="200"] Garrett Owen[/caption] Today’s guest is Garrett Owen, Ph.D. Garrett joined the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at Ohio S... more

Editor’s Letter: Under control

As greenhouse growers, having control of the production environment is what allows market demands to be met year-round. Knowing the right solutions to heating your space will keep you producing throug... more

Electrification impacts on indoor farming and controlled environments

Controlling your greenhouse environment is necessary for the successful production of plants, but the increasing use of electricity is presenting new challenges.

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: New product selection in woody ornamentals

When I have the opportunity to meet with young plant producers or growers, there’s always one question I make sure I ask them: “What do you need that the industry is missing?” Sometimes the resp... more

Keeping up with technology

Lighting systems have greatly advanced over the last 10 years.

Picking the right solution for climate control

Heating systems are a fundamental part of greenhouse growing throughout the year.

Vaughn’s View: Brilliant annuals for 2024

At the Southern Plant Trials, annual introductions offer vibrant colors and improved performance.

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