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Labor Shortages Are No Longer A Cut And Dry Problem

Posted on: October 15th, 2021

Labor shortages throughout the horticultural industry have been a continual problem to contend with over the last several years. The global pandemic has exacerbated the issue not only in the field of horticulture but many others as well. There has been much speculation as to the root cause of the continuing labor shortages in the horticultural industry,…

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Plant Extinction Is A Reality Which Can Be Reversed

Posted on: October 6th, 2021

In Garden Media Group’s 2022 Garden Trends Report, president Katie Dubow said, “We need a renewed focus to prevent further plant extinction. There are 4,000 wild plants in the U.S. that are endangered currently.” Many of us are familiar with the topic of animal extinctions – and could probably name a handful of animals that appear on…

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and Why it Matters to the Horticulture Industry

Posted on: September 28th, 2021

When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) idea, many growers and garden centers might be wondering how this applies to wholesale growing containers and the horticulture industry. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fancy way of saying that “things” are connected through Wi-Fi or the internet to exchange data.  In fact, many…

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Winter Weather Forecast for 2022 Will Be Near-Normal

Posted on: September 20th, 2021

As we enter the last quarter of calendar year 2021, many growers and garden centers are curious about the upcoming winter weather forecast and how it will impact their region in the coming year. Tuesday, December 21, 2021, is the official start of winter, and our friends over at The Farmer’s Almanac have already shared their winter…

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Choosing The Right Cannabis Container for Your Growing Operation

Posted on: September 15th, 2021

Choosing the right cannabis container is often dependent upon your chosen method of growing and whether you choose to grow vertically or outdoors. For vertical growing with multiple layers, a high plant density is best to maximize space and yield. Using a smaller container such as a 2.5-gallon or a tall 1-gallon will allow you…

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Succulent Plant Market Continues to Expand in Popularity

Posted on: September 15th, 2021

According to a report by Verified Market Research, in 2019, the succulent plant market was valued at $3.18 billion in the U.S. and is projected to climb to a staggering $8.57 billion by the year 2027. Furthermore, 2020-2027 is expected at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.8%. While Millennials are often credited with the…

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Growth and Impact of the Horticulture Industry Continues to Inspire

Posted on: August 25th, 2021

Wholesale growers and retailers are already well aware of the incredible growth in the industry, spurred on by interested consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now a new study by Technavio reports that the growth and impact of the horticulture industry will continue well into the future. The report states that “The flower and ornamental plants market is…

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Marketing Trends for 2022 Need to be Kept Top-of-Mind

Posted on: August 24th, 2021

It’s impossible to endure something like the recent global pandemic without expecting some things will inevitably change. The behavior of consumers is constantly evolving, and the pandemic has certainly accelerated many changes some consider nothing more than fads. But in reality, they are what will undoubtedly be marketing trends for 2022 and possibly beyond.  …

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Biobased Alternatives Grow in Popularity During the Pandemic

Posted on: July 26th, 2021

There is no refuting that the global pandemic continues to reshape and redefine our lifestyle and behavioral choices. An unprecedented amount of time spent in solitude has recentered and refocused our perceptions of daily life and the current state of our global environment as a whole. The results? More biobased alternatives – or materials intentionally…

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Cannabis Legalization Explodes During the Pandemic

Posted on: July 14th, 2021

While many of us were hunkered down in our homes during the pandemic – somewhat unaware of the goings-on around us in others states – cannabis legalization seemed to virtually explode across the United States. In late 2020, New Jersey, South Dakota, Arizona, and Montana all approved legal recreational use of cannabis, while Mississippi approved…

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