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Several factors influence Monrovia’s choice of plastic growing containers

Posted on: July 30th, 2020

This article appears in the August 2020 edition of Nursery Management magazine. Monrovia uses plastic growing containers from The HC Companies for general ornamental crops, anything from perennials to conifers, trees to roses. Ron Kinney, production resource planning manager with Monrovia in Oregon, says there are several factors that determine whether a container would meet…

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Custom branded containers – the growing differentiator you need

Posted on: May 25th, 2020

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…

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Stay in Front of Customers for Normalcy and Support During Pandemic

Posted on: April 23rd, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, many homeowners struggle to find purpose as one day blurs into another and unpredictability weighs heavy on their minds. Now more than ever, it’s important to stay in front of customers. While much of North America remain under some form of quarantine, front yards and back yards offer a place of…

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Greenhouse Sanitation Can Limit Problems with Pests and Pathogens

Posted on: March 12th, 2020

For the greenhouse grower, the benefits of this popular production method are apparent on an almost daily basis (increased production, minimized risk, ability to grow year-round, more stability, and security). But as with anything, there are some caveats, namely that greenhouses provide the ideal conditions for pests and pathogens to thrive, which is why greenhouse…

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Four Strategies for Marketing Your Garden Center or Nursery

Posted on: February 25th, 2020

Marketing your garden center or nursery is an ongoing initiative which requires commitment and little know-how. By following the four marketing tips we’ve outlined below, you can be assured that your continuous efforts will reap profitable rewards. Understand your customers first Businesses which make assumptions about what their customers want and need usually are not…

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Curb Appeal at Retail Garden Centers a Marketing Must

Posted on: January 28th, 2020

Curb appeal is a powerful real estate tool which helps sellers differentiate their home from the competition. From Zillow.com, “The term “curb appeal” derives from real estate sales and home design. For years, buyers have formed their first impressions of homes while standing in the street or sitting inside the car, just beyond the curb”.…

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Bulk plant pots have many benefits to growers

Posted on: January 2nd, 2020

Whether you’re a commercial greenhouse, nursery or even a cannabis grower, bulk plant pots are a vital part of your thriving business. They are the basis for your prosperity. They are the vessels in which dark, rich soils are housed, and thousands of seeds are nurtured and fortified by food, water and light. Yes, without…

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Wholesale plant pots say a lot about what’s also inside

Posted on: November 20th, 2019

One of the most important products for any greenhouse, nursery or garden center growing in mass are wholesale plant pots and wholesale planters used to grow everything from plants, vegetables, trees, shrubs and flowers. For greenhouses and nurseries, it’s critical they find wholesale plant pots which serve their intended function time and time again, while…

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Nursery Pots Contain the Spirit of the Master Grower

Posted on: November 19th, 2019

Obstacles (and overcoming them) are a part of every business, of every industry. Even a company which manufactures nursery pots can, on occasion, experience technical difficulties which test the patience of the hard-working people on the floor. But when your obstacles are often unpredictable and impossible to effectively plan for, the struggle becomes that much…

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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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