January 2017

A Need to Succeed

There are no shades of gray for Gray Simpson, the 2017 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year, when it comes to pursuing a career in horticulture.

A New Way to Measure Electrical Conductivity

Measuring salt concentration can seem like a chore, but it is a vital measurement to maintain plant nutrition.

Creating Pollinator-Friendly Landscapes

Pollinator gardens are becoming increasingly popular, and while there are many lists of bee- friendly plants, these lists are rarely backed by data. The following research identifies sustainable plants that are both bee friendly and pest free.

Culture Report: Geranium ‘Cassiopeia’

This advancement in the interspecific geranium category has the look of a premium zonal geranium with a habit perfect for baskets and containers.

Echinacea, Coleus and More from Terra Nova Nurseries

From striking echinacea to remarkable coleus, these trialed genetics showed exceptional performance across the country.

Greenhouse Expansion: Do You See the Entire Picture?

Although some questions are fundamental to your operations, other ones may be less obvious and can contribute to a smoother process. Hopefully, the following checklist can add to your confidence as yo... more

Pantone’s Pick for ’17

In December, the color industry experts at Pantone announced that Greenery (Pantone 15-0343) would be the Color of the Year for 2017. It’s a color that everyone in our industry is familiar with s... more

The Real Cost of Increased Wages

The new wage increases going into effect in many states will obviously bring a lot of change. Many businesses will be challenged by increased payroll costs. To date only two states (California and New... more

Vertical Farming

Vertical farming is the production of plants in multiple vertical layers indoors, such as controlled-environment buildings, repurposed warehouses, growth chambers and shipping containers. The concept ... more

Why Horticulture Should Be Recycling

To say I’m passionate about recycling would be an understatement. So it was a natural and pleasing moment to discover that my family’s company could not only provide growers solutions to their ope... 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.