Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What I Learned This Issue Of Greenhouse Grower

- Who our Grower Of The Year is. But I’m not telling you. You’ll have to wait till the issue hits your mailbox or the Web.

- There are young people in the industry! Gen X and Gen Y are not completely uninterested. Congratulations to Nirmal Shah and Kris and Stacy Van De Streek on their ventures, taking over Boven’s Quality Plants.

- European research has shown several Ecke poinsettia varieties to be “energy efficient.”

- A lot happened this year. Take a look back in our 2007 Year In Review.

- Our special insert, Steps Toward Sustainability, took me to school. Scientific Certification Systems, the organization behind VeriFlora certification, is conducting meetings to gage support for the Sustainable Agriculture Practice Draft National Standard for Trial Use.

- Michigan State has tips for non-chemical height control on its Web site (second story on the page)

- Earthstone’s GrowStones look like croutons, but replace strip-mined materials like perlite, vermiculite and pumice.

- Garden Bloomers Takao Nursery isn’t shying away from Gen-Y-type marketing, even in their commercial catalogs. Fun to read!

1 comment:

Ask a Grower said...

How young(or old) do you have to be to be considered a young person in this industry?
And how do I get my own greenhouse?