July 2017


The 2017 Grower-Retailer Report

Working hard, working together

For Oregon-based grower-retailer Al’s Garden & Home, survival depends on keeping the connection between growing operations and retail stores healthy and cohesive.

Aerial view

Once the use of drones is perfected, Magnolia Gardens Nursery plans to take full advantage of this unusual growing and marketing tool.

Lighting the path

Researchers and manufacturers share their opinions on where lighting for growing operations is headed.

Know your nitrogen

Understand the different forms of this chemical to determine the best fertilizer for your crop.

Monitoring for profit

Perform diagnostic checks on substrate, fertilizer and water throughout the entire crop cycle. Don’t wait until there’s a problem.


Arborjet, Netherland Bulb Co., Rapid Garden POS