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Cannabis containers are all about protecting the roots

Posted on: June 3rd, 2019

From sunlight and warmth, to water, humidity and nutrients – understanding the delicate balance needed for cannabis cultivation is what sets serious growers apart from the amateurs. The most important thing to remember is that cannabis plants will never thrive without a safe, healthy root system. That means you need make sure you’ve chosen the…

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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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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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Emails are still a viable marketing tool if done right

Posted on: August 4th, 2018

At a conference in 2010, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, told a diverse crowd, “Email – I can’t imagine life without it – is probably going away.” Fast forward eight years and email is still alive and well – and to the surprise of many, still a viable and preferable marketing tool…

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Greenhouses and social media

Posted on: June 4th, 2018

Social media was originally created as a communications platform for teenagers and college students interested in easily updating their friends throughout the day. To give you a timeline, Facebook was launched back on February 4, 2004 (14 years ago if you can believe that!). Fast forward to the year 2018, and a great deal has…

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Amazon Plant Store – what does it all mean?

Posted on: May 4th, 2018

In February 2018, retail giant Amazon surprised many industries – most notably the horticulture industry – when it officially launched the Amazon Plant Store – also called your new “online greenhouse”. There you can purchase plants in a multitude of categories and in various pot sizes to suit your needs from flowering plants, to shrubs, to succulents.…

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