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Take A Sneak Peek at Terra Nova Nurseries’ New Coleus Fancy Feather Series

A brand-new collection of Terra Nova Nurseries coleus varieties called the Fancy Feathers Series is now available to growers for online orders. The series produces narrow, feather-like leaves and offers a mounded habit.

What’s Good For The Environment Is Good For Business [Opinion]

Investing in technology to become more sustainable “always goes hand in hand,” says Abe VanWingerden, co-CEO of Metrolina Greenhouses. “If it is good for the environment, it normally is good for business over the long term.” That connection was abundantly clear in the responses we received to this year’s Top 100 Growers Survey. VanWingerden points to three investments Metrolina has made as good examples of how technology can reduce an operation’s carbon footprint and pay dividends financially. Its biomass system burns locally sourced waste wood — a renewable resource; its ozone water treatment system cleans irrigation water, reducing the need for fertilizers and pesticides, and improving plant quality and precision growing; and electrostatic sprayers reduce water and chemical use, and provide more targeted chemical applications. Other Top 100 Growers have found VanWingerden’s theory to be true, as well. Costa Farms’ investment in solar energy panels on three buildings at its […]

Ian Baldwin Sees Several Garden Trends Developing This Spring

The garden industry consultant reads the mid-spring tea leaves and sees several trends emerging.

Manhattan’s Urban Garden Center Suffers Second Disaster In Two Years

Two years after a nearby gas explosion destroyed the store in Manhattan's Spanish Harlem, Urban Garden Center had a four-alarm fire that disrupted a popular train route, and the garden retailer is now dealing with an angry community.


Bayer fully prepared for Monsanto takeover

In response to further market speculation and stakeholder inquiries, Bayer is publicly disclosing the contents of its private proposal to acquire Monsanto. Bayer has made an all-cash offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Monsanto Company for USD 122 per share or an.....

Grow Group Azerbaijan to expand by 15 hectares

Grow Group Azerbaijan OJSC is engaged in the sale and installation of fully automated modern film and glass greenhouses that meet the latest q standards, equipped with high-tech, European quality equipment.As the official distributor of the French company Richel Group since 2009, they have already built up.....

Interko launches custom-fit coolers for glasshouses, packhouses

Interko has added a brand new product to its offer for the global horticulture industry with the launch of the EQH air cooling unit.The cooler can be made to measure for a wide range of facilities, such as glasshouses and packhouses, and delivered to clients anywhere in the world.It runs off.....

New camera and software tracks activities of pests and bees

Decisions for applying crop protection strategies are often made on the situation that you see and scout inside the greenhouse. But what if you could have some extra help in the field by having the availability of a special camera tool that can visualize and characterize the interactions between insects and.....


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