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Fiber planting containers aid your environmental efforts

Posted on: April 25th, 2019

Fiber planting containers are growing in popularity – spurred on by our societies continued education and understanding of global warming. In a recent Nielsen Company survey, conducted in October of 2018, 81 percent of global consumers said it was extremely important or very important for companies to roll-out initiatives to improve the environment. Moreover, 73…

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Judean date tree proves its seeds still have power

Posted on: April 23rd, 2019

For thousands of years, the Judean Date Tree was an invaluable food source in the desert of the Kingdom of Judah – as well as providing shelter and shade for much of that community. Vast forests of date palms covered an area some seven miles wide, with trees stretching up to the sky some 80…

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Gardening is good for your mental and physical health

Posted on: April 23rd, 2019

Gardening has always been known to be good for our mental health. It gives us a sense of responsibility, allows us to be nurturers, connects us with other living things, and to no surprise, helps us to relax. But a recent study conducted around the globe by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has…

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Houseplants increase in popularity thanks to millennials

Posted on: April 23rd, 2019

It is often said that the spending habits of millennials are deteriorating many industries across the United States. From beer, soda and cereal companies, to department stores, chain restaurants and even the game of golf. But it seems their influence might just be reviving an industry which has long been ignored – houseplants. According to…

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Automation friendly containers are critical to today’s growers

Posted on: April 22nd, 2019

Automation friendly containers – This featured webinar originally ran on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in association with GrowerTalks. What Makes a Growing Container Automation-Friendly? As the horticultural industry struggles with labor challenges, the subject of greenhouse automation is more relevant than ever. Having the right automation friendly container—one that fits the requirements and specifications of…

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Cannabis containers are not all optimal for growing

Posted on: March 8th, 2019

As with any other crop under the watchful eyes of professional growers, there’s an art to properly cultivating cannabis in order to yield the highest quality and the healthiest plants. From sunlight and warmth, to water, humidity and nutrients – understanding the delicate balance needed for cultivation is what sets experienced cannabis growers apart from…

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A technology for horticultural containers

Posted on: March 4th, 2019

When consumers pick up a horticultural container at their local garden center or big box store, few are aware of a growing technology often staring them right in the face. They’re called Tag Slots, and we’re here to answer some commonly asked questions about this popular tool. So, what are tag slots? They’re thin, flat…

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Artificial intelligence is taking over your backyard

Posted on: March 4th, 2019

The garden was probably the last place most of us would expect to see an infiltration of technology, but it’s becoming a reality with mowers, weed-pickers and sprinkler systems to name a few. Techopedia defines artificial intelligence (AI) as, “an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react…

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Smart greenhouses are an effective way to monitor your plants

Posted on: March 4th, 2019

Some believe that technological advancements are taking over the world. Changing tried and true methods of how we’re used to doing things and replacing them with machines and robots that think almost like we do. Even the horticultural industry is not immune to such technological progress. Enter the world of smart greenhouses. This revolutionary idea…

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Large Pots offer homeowners and businesses a dramatic look

Posted on: February 7th, 2019

It’s often difficult to find a manufacturer who produces large pots (in the 30-40-inch diameter range) for planting flowers and shrubs in backyards, front yards or throughout communities. Oftentimes, the designs are far too simplistic, and many times dated, while offering a limited selection of colors for customers to choose from. But beyond the size…

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