Management

Peak Season Challenges

The 2017 spring season rush has slowed, and now is the time to review what went wrong, what went right and what we can improve for 2018. While the final numbers are not in yet,... more »

The People Behind the Plants: Reaching Today’s Consumer

Plants are common — from highways to ditches and front yards — and consumers largely take them for granted. In doing so, they stop short of recognizing the $163 billion horticulture industry behind those plants,... more »

Labor — Retaining Good Employees

In an era that finds growers struggling to find and maintain an adequate workforce, effective management goes a long way in retaining the workers they do have, according to Stan Moore, senior educator for Michigan... more »

Think Business — Filling the Gaps

As we enter into the second half of 2017, now is a good time to take serious inventory of your organization and assess any gaps in talent. A friend of mine, who is the CEO... more »

Griffin Details 2017 Expo Seminar Program

Griffin has announced the schedule of educational sessions for its 2017 Griffin Grower & Retailer Expos. The schedule includes two seminars in which attendees may qualify for pesticide recertification credits. The first, “Hot Topics in... more »

Growing Your Business

We all know how challenging it can be to grow plants, but it is even more challenging to grow your business in today’s economic environment. I recently ran across an interesting article on the website www.investopedia.com that... more »

SNA Conference to Move to January and Co-Locate With MANTS

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced plans to co-locate The SNA Conference with the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) in 2018. Under the new arrangement, both events will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center with The... more »

GSBG Sells Product Lines to Dümmen Orange

Golden State Bulb Growers (GSBG) has sold its Callafornia Callas, AmeriHybrid Scentiment Begonia, Aloha Lily Eucomis, Caribbean Jewels Scilla and Callafornia Diva Aethiopica product lines to Dümmen Orange. GSBG will continue to supply the market... more »

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