High tunnel production: Warm-season crops

2019-02-08T17:02:12+00:00February 8, 2019|Grower Midwest|

by Tamara Scully

Amy Ivy of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture, and Mike Davis, manager of the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm, have been conducting high tunnel research to help growers determine which warm season plants do best in high tunnel conditions compared to field-grown counterparts and how best to grow those crops to capture their market value.


Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo 2018

2019-02-08T16:58:14+00:00February 8, 2019|Grower|

by Michael Wren

BOXBOROUGH, MA — Wednesday, Nov. 7 began the first day of the 2018 Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo at the Boxborough, MA Regency Hotel. The two-day event is the Northeast’s premier trade show for the horticulture industry. Since the first conference in 1972 in Lynnfield, MA the conference has continued to grow considerably and now accommodates over 1,000 attendees and almost 100 vendors.


Planting the seeds to Grow Appalachia

2019-02-08T16:47:12+00:00February 8, 2019|Grower Midwest|

by Courtney Llewellyn

Berea, KY, population 15,000, sits right in the middle of the Bluegrass State. It is home to both an organization called Fahe and Grow Appalachia, a program run through Berea College. The two groups have similar missions because they are fighting the same fight – they are trying to rebuild one of the poorest regions of America.


Different by design

2019-02-08T16:33:42+00:00February 8, 2019|Grower Midwest|

by Sally Colby

When Ben and Amy Lindner started growing vegetables and plants in an area already populated with numerous greenhouses, they knew they had to distinguish themselves in order to be successful. The couple established Tender Shoots Gardens and Greenhouse on Ben’s parents’ former dairy farm in Greenwood, WI.


Groth’s Gardens serves a niche market

2019-02-08T15:47:40+00:00February 8, 2019|Grower Midwest|

by Greg Hitchcock

Step along the streets of Winterset, Iowa, and many people will notice the beautiful hanging baskets of pink petunias along the sidewalks coloring the haze of a bright spring day. The hanging baskets are the product of Groth’s Gardens and Greenhouses, a Winterset gardening business owned by the Groths.