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Sustainable Agriculture Training from Archi's Institute at Archi's Acres

April 25, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Taking entrepreneurs from seed to market6 Week Full Immersion - Day Class (Est. 40 hours per week) …See More
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Sustainable Agriculture Training from Archi's Institute at Online, FaceTime with Instructor, and Lab Hours on Farm of Your Choosing

May 24, 2016 to August 11, 2016
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Registration Is Open For Farwest 2016 In Portland, OR

This year’s show takes place Aug. 25-27 and features educational sessions, nursery and retail tours, and an expansive trade show floor.

Kelly Norris: Why The Plant Collector Market Is Set To Explode, And What It Means For You

In his latest column for Greenhouse Grower magazine, Kelly Norris says there are more plant collectors out there than we think, which opens the way for the gift plant market to explode.

Do Customers Really Care How Plants Are Grown?

The consumer uprising against neonicotinoids has roiled the industry over the past couple of years. In June 2013, someone applied pesticide to a tree in full bloom, using the product in an off-label manner. That misapplication killed tens of thousands of bees, capturing the attention of activists. A short three years later, that activism has led to policy changes for big chains like The Home Depot and Lowe’s. Several cities and towns across the country have banned the sale of neonicotinoids. All of this made me curious. How was all the publicity affecting consumer attitudes at local garden stores? Traditionally, customers have shown little interest in how flowering plants are grown, other than they like the idea that they are from a local source. They have been much more particular about food plants than they have ornamentals. So I sent questions out to a few retailers across the country, and […]

Why Ornamental Grasses Are Great For People In Condos And Apartments

Allan Armitage says breeders need to do a better job of making growers, brokers, and garden centers aware of better ornamental grass cultivars for the increasingly shrinking garden space.


Building a solid platform to become a global player

“Many Chinese companies that come to Europe do this by acquiring a local company or setting up a joint venture. Although our group is well established in China, we have taken a different approach and started from zero in the Netherlands,” explains Shaoqing Wang of the Shouguang Vegetable Industry Holding.....

US (OH): Nature Fresh expands to 45 greenhouse acres by year end

Nature Fresh Farms continues to grow as the Canadian operation adds on another greenhouse at its site in Delta Township.The farm produced its first crop of OhioRed tomatoes earlier this year and more is forecast in 2016. The site will one day boast several large greenhouses and warehouse facilities and.....

Mexico: Professionals educated on screen use at Ceickor University

Located in Querétaro, Mexico, Ceickor University is a center for education that opened its doors in 2014 with the aim and commitment to educate and generate professional talent in Mexico's protected agricultural sector.The University specializes in the development of Mexican Growers by seeking to challenge.....

US (NJ): Growing kale in an old paintball arena

David Rosenberg is trying to build an agricultural empire out of an old paintball arena in a blighted urban neighborhood about 45 minutes outside Manhattan.Needless to say, Rosenberg, the chief executive of Aerofarms, an indoor farming startup growing organic leafy greens without sunlight or soil, has his.....

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