September 2017

Features

Cover Story

Defending hemp

Alex Seleznov of Greenhouse Growing System navigates a legislative obstacle course to build a business around this premium crop.

Industry Events

Cultivate ’17 highlights

This year’s event featured an updated layout in the newly renovated Columbus Convention Center. Greenhouse Management honored six leaders at its Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards, attendees got an update on genetically engineered petunias, women in horticulture took center stage to tell their stories, and more.

2017 Brand Spotlight

2017 Increasing Profits Supplement

Labor-saving precision

How TTA USA’s PackPlanter benefits small and medium-sized growers like Stelz Nursery and Great Lakes Greenhouses.

Health and vigor

Walters Gardens sells a large assortment of tried-and-true bare root plants to growers.

Improving quality

Bachman’s has seen an increase in both sales and quality since purchasing begonia liners from Plantpeddler.

Thinking forward

Argus Controls centralizes immediate environmental control for Metrolina Greenhouses.

The right supply

Here’s how the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden found the right partner in BioWorks.

Controlling fungus

Dr. Ann Chase reports “excellent control of tough diseases” in trials of OHP’s Triathlon BA bio-fungicide.

Adding quality

Using Mycorrhizal Applications can help growers see visible benefits in their crops.

Reliable heat

Lucas Greenhouses’ boiler from Hurst Boiler gives owner George Lucas peace of mind during the winter.

A dazzling display

Hollywood Hibiscus provides an enjoyable, in-demand option to United Nursery and its customers.

Helpful with hydroponics

Ben Von Kennel turned to CropKing to help make Amelia’s Farm one of the largest tomato growers in Texas.

Controlling day length

Beamflicker lights from PARsource help Seville Farms bring more perennials to market earlier.

One-stop shopping

Shooting Star Nursery in Central Point, Oregon, purchases diverse and reliable perennials and grasses from Emerald Coast Growers.

Precision at scale

With PGRs from Fine Americas, Metrolina Greenhouses grows each individual crop with meticulously.

Practically perfect

There’s no such thing as perfect, but Timothy O’Connor of Kraemer’s Nursery thinks he found the next best thing.

Eliminating insects

Follow these tips to reduce insect populations using common insecticides.