The top stories of 2016

The top stories of 2016

Read all of our 2016 cover stories in one place.

February 24, 2017
Patrick Williams
Breeding Business Labor Management People Pest & Disease Varieties

From poinsettias to labor, we covered a number of important industry topics in 2016. Check out all of these below.


January: Plant Power Couples

Get to know three husband-and-wife greenhouse teams who have found success through the lessons they’ve learned — together.

February: Uncensored: Inside the Business of Horticulture

Greenhouse and nursery growers united in Cleveland, Ohio to candidly address some of the industry’s most pressing issues.

March: The Great Indoors

A focus on indoor and miniature varieties may be just the gateway new gardeners need to begin appreciating and caring for plants.


April: The next faces of horticulture

Students, professors and hiring managers reveal their outlook on labor in our Future of the Industry research.


May: Plants. Camera. Action!

Use video marketing to amp up your operation’s sales and reputation.


June: Beyond the paycheck

Your employees’ happiness and dedication to your company depends on more than wages.


July: Can I patent that?

Learn how to protect your breeding efforts.


August: Poinsettia Pointers

Pests & Disease: Poinsettia problems

Spot the signs and quickly recover from powdery mildew on this popular holiday crop.

Varieties: Poinsettia picks

Consider these varieties for your holiday crop line-up.

Pests & Disease: Protect your poinsettias

Get to know these pesky root, leaf and bract poinsettia pests and how to keep them at bay.


September: Elevated profits

Emerging green roof trends inspired Ed Snodgrass to focus his business on a niche market.


October: Time to invest: 2016 State of the Industry Report

Hone your business with the latest insights, analysis and research of greenhouse growing.


November: Now trending: Perennials

Events: Recapping this year’s Perennial Plant Association Symposium

This event held in the Twin Cities united growers, breeders and other members of the green industry who are passionate about perennials.

Varieties: Green industry members share their perennial picks

Walters Gardens, North Creek Nurseries and Colorado State University select the varieties they believe will be superior in 2017.

Production: Choose a first-class substrate

Consider factors like air space, porosity and water-holding capacity when deciding on a growing media for your perennials.


December: What’s your availability?

Spark new interest and boost sales by revamping your plant line-up.