Greenhouse

One of the most unique operations one can find themselves in is in a greenhouse. That's no secret to you because every day the game changes. Whether it's weather-related, labor-related, or plant-related (always), you go through a million hats a day plus some. These resources offer the strategies and information you need, whenever the lightning -- er, challenge -- strikes.

AmericanHort Contributor February 12 2014

AmericanHort joined lead partners the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) and Longwood Gardens in urging the national horticultural industry's support for a new project study and promoting the perceived value of horticulture in the United States. The project proposal states, "We are concerned that, for those aware of horticulture, the perception is increasingly negative, while muc...

AmericanHort Contributor October 16 2013

The Color of Marketing research project will help determine what consumers focus on and how long they focus on it when looking at retail plant displays.

By David Kuack

If consumers were willing to pay a 20-30 percent premium for plants based on how they were produced, would you be willing to change your growing practices? The Color of Marketing research project, whi...

AmericanHort Contributor October 16 2013

A web-based education program allows garden center employees to learn at their own pace and when time is available.

By David Kuack

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AmericanHort Contributor October 16 2013

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (APHIS-USDA), the agency that oversees the granting of Section 10201 Farm Bill Funding, announced last week that they were awarding a group of researchers over $550,000 to work on the diagnostics, epidemiology, and treatment of Boxwood Blight (Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum), as well as, Buxus breed...

AmericanHort Contributor May 07 2013

New from the PowerUp series on the ANLA Knowledge Center: National merchandising expert Joe Baer shares the rapidly growing trend of digital signage from iPads and monitors to projections on walls and other surfaces. Trend Alert! Digital signage isn't one-size-fits-all. You'll find applications from small shelf signs to projections on store fronts and bill boards. Click

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

Joe Baer: Digital Signage
Don't just sit there! National merchandising expert Joe Baer shares the rapidly growing trend of digital signage from iPads and monitors to projections on walls and other surfaces. Trend Alert! Digital signage isn't one-size-fits-all. You'll find applications from small shelf signs to projections on store fronts and bill boards.

AmericanHort Contributor April 02 2013

Joe Baer: Repurposing Existing Equipment
Pallets have a bad rap! National merchandising expert Joe Baer looks at hip, new ways to incorporate them into your merchandising. Trend Alert! Joe also shares retail shopping tech trends including digital signage, instant info on your smart phone and accepting payment anywhere.

AmericanHort Contributor October 17 2012

A recent report from the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension showed considerable variability in the susceptibility of Boxwoods (Buxus spp.) to Boxwood Blight (Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum). The researchers evaluated twenty-four varieties and found B. sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ to be the most susceptible. Unfortunately, Suffruticosa (Commo...

Are you a greenhouse grower who ships to the Canadian market? If so, you should learn about the newly revised U.S. – Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program, or GCP for short. The GCP can make exporting easier for participating growers by allowing them to ship with a special sticker rather than having to get and pay for an inspection and phytosanitary certificate for each a...

The webinar addresses why you should use sanitation practices at plant production, mechanically transmitted plant diseases, common disinfectants and improved sanitation/hygiene practices through research results. 

Presenter: Dr. Fulya Baysal-Gurel is an assistant professor at the Tennessee State University Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center in McMinnville, TN. Her rese...

The first webinar of our brand-new series: Quarterly Advocacy Brief - An Advocacy Update on Workforce Development and the ABC's of H2A featuring Chris Schulte, CJ-Lake LLC, and Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort

Part one of the webinar will provide a brief but comprehensive update on our advocacy for labor relief - H-2A visa reform, more ...

Andy Bruney of T. Load Specialties will give insights and advice on the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. He'll be explaining how these new regulations are impacting the logistics industry while also taking a closer look at the impact they have on the horticulture industry. This webinar is aimed to help shippers and receivers be more prepared for the upcoming season as motor carri...

This FREE 15-minute webinar is for cashiers, delivery staff, and all other employees that engage with customers in a non-sales related position. Learn how to push customer service skills to the max in 15 minutes.

This FREE 15-minute webinar is created specifically for frontline staff. This training will provide tips and actions that each employee can use to increase sales while ensuring a great customer experience.

This FREE 15-minute webinar is geared to managers and other staff in a supervisory role. This training will provide simple and effective ideas for managers to elevate the store and staff performance this season.