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Shopping Trend Spurred on by the Pandemic is Here to Stay

Posted on: March 19th, 2021

It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed since the pandemic changed how we live, work, shop, learn and socialize. Through all the challenges and discoveries, there now seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel with hope returning for the first time in a long time. But while we all…

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Earth Day Celebrates 51 Years of Caring for the Planet’s Well-Being

Posted on: March 18th, 2021

Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day, and this year marks the 51st Anniversary of this environmental movement, whose relevance in society has only increased since its inception. This year’s theme is “Restore Our Earth”. From EarthDay.org: “We are honored that the Biden Administration has decided to convene a global climate summit on Earth Day 2021. Many important environmental…

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Custom Branded Containers – The Growing Differentiator You Need

Posted on: February 25th, 2021

For nursery growers throughout North America, custom branded containers are often an afterthought. Daily challenges surrounding labor, regulations, pests, and diseases, as well as the environment, are heavy and unpredictable burdens placed on the shoulders of growers both large and small, which doesn’t leave a great deal of time to devote to creating or leveraging one’s brand. BrandingMag.com states that…

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Trays Flats and Sheets are an Important Part of Propagation

Posted on: February 16th, 2021

More novice growers sometimes question why using trays, flats and sheets are an important part of propagation. As Dr. James E. Faust, an Associate Professor at Clemson University, reminds us, that’s where the magic begins. “Propagation is the most demanding aspect of growing plants. At this stage, the plant’s requirements are the most precise and…

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Using Fiber Pots Proves Successful in Growing Operations

Posted on: February 16th, 2021

As environmentally conscious consumers demand more sustainable options in all walks of life, growers see using fiber pots as an opportunity to bring their inventory full circle by marketing plants grown in sustainable, molded pulp growing containers. It’s a unique differentiator in a competitive industry, but it’s not without its share of concerns. When it…

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The Importance of an Online Presence is Critical Today

Posted on: February 16th, 2021

Our global marketplace continues to navigate through uncharted territory in 2021. We’re all a little more hopeful and grateful, while learning how flexibility and patience are the keys to endurance. But businesses are learning one other vital lesson during all of this – they can no longer turn their back on the importance of an…

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Automation Compatible Containers are Critical for Operational Success

Posted on: January 26th, 2021

Automation equipment is becoming a popular choice for growers struggling with labor shortages. But it’s important to remember that not all growing containers are created equal. If you’re not using automation compatible containers with your new state-of-the-art equipment, you run the risk of internal damage which may not be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. What…

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First-time gardeners will return in 2021 – will you be ready?

Posted on: January 25th, 2021

Experts like Katie Dubow, president of the award-winning lawn and garden public relations agency Garden Media Group, are predicting that 80% of last year’s first-time gardeners will return to the soil in the spring of 2021. The reason for this prediction (and it is just a prediction at this time) is based more on the realities…

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Which Black Wholesale Pot is Ideal for Cannabis Growers?

Posted on: January 19th, 2021

As any professional cannabis grower will attest, there is an art to successful cannabis cultivation and many times the results are achieved or lost due to your selection of growing containers. The black wholesale pot has been and continues to be a popular choice. With a long history in the horticultural industry, it’s economical, provides excellent…

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Young Grower Award Highlights A New Generation of Growers

Posted on: January 8th, 2021

To nominate a young grower in the horticultural industry, click here. Entries are due March 1, 2021. One of the greatest challenges facing the horticulture industry today is its ability to attract a new, younger generation to the industry. While college institutions across North America continue to see enrollment for horticulture and agricultural programs decrease,…

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