The top stories of 2016

The top stories of 2016

Read all of our 2016 cover stories in one place.

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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.