May 2020

40 Under 40: Introducing the Class of 2020

Now in its ninth year, GPN’s 40 Under 40 program recognizes our industry’s bright young stars.

An Unfamiliar Spring: Supply Chain Disruption and Grower Creativity

With our industry’s reliance on the spring season, this sudden global crisis is forcing growers to rethink their methods of production and presents consumers with an unpredictable challenge.

Chat Room — May 2020

This month, we asked readers how they are dealing with the COVID-19 situation and what adjustments they are making to their businesses to move forward. As this is a quickly evolving situation, keep in... more

Common Plant Production Acronyms

There are many acronyms used when discussing the production of crops in controlled environments. Acronyms are usually abbreviations formed from the initial letters of other words. We sometimes read or... more

Culture Report: Coleus ‘Main Street Beale Street’

Four years in the making, this new selection boasts significant improvements on a classic garden plant.

Life Before and After

Recently, I went to the same supermarket twice in one day. I normally don't do that but I had a day off and thought to myself, “I really want to buy that plant with a card for my friend’s birthday... more

Now More Than Ever Is the Time to Be Lean

What was predicted to be a great year for growers has become quite the opposite for many, but there is hope we can salvage the 2020 season … if we think lean.

Precocious Annual Introductions for 2021

The 2020 Costa Spring Premier Trial offered a glimpse into new and improved standouts for the upcoming season.

We Are In This Together

If there is one thing I’ve learned working in the horticulture industry over the past 13 years, it’s been that when it really matters there is no competition and everyone comes together — like f... more

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