Smart Sensing

2021-09-03T09:51:12-05:00September 8, 2021|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

One of the most intriguing demonstrations at this year’s AmericanHort Cultivate Expo was from Dr. Krishna Nemali, Ph.D., assistant professor of controlled environment agriculture at Purdue University. He showed how floriculture and nursery growers, using nothing more than the cameras on their smartphones, can measure plant nitrogen status. (more…)

Creating adventure

2021-07-28T15:46:05-05:00August 2, 2021|Grower Midwest|

Following their “go big or go home” mantra, the Richardsons originally planned for 10,000 tulip bulbs and ended up planting 300,000. They’re expanding their flower attractions this year with sunflowers too. Photo courtesy of Richardson Adventure Farm

by Sally Colby

The Richardsons takes a big approach to everything they do, and it’s paid off for the multi-generation Spring Grove, IL, family. (more…)

Waldvogel’s: Wisconsin’s largest pumpkin farm

2021-07-28T15:36:52-05:00August 2, 2021|Grower Midwest|

There’s all this energy and parents say that for months their kids have been looking forward to coming to the farm,” said Mike Waldvogel. “When leaving, they say that it’s the most fun they’ve had in a long time and they can’t wait to come back.” Photo courtesy of Waldvogel’s Pumpkin Farm

by Gail March Yerke

The 2020 pandemic brought challenges and opportunities (more…)