Tag Archives: Greenhouse Grower Magazine

2017 Top 100 Growers: Immigration, technology top concerns

Top 100 Growers 2017 automation

I was surprised when I read Laura Drotleff’s editorial in the 2017 Top 100 Growers edition of Greenhouse Grower magazine this month. In it, she mentioned the editorial board of the horticulture trade publication wondered if they should change the way they do things. For more than 30 years, Greenhouse… Read more »

Overtime ruling delay welcome says horticulture industry representative

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The horticulture industry was keeping an eye on the calendar — and a U.S. District Court in Texas — as December approached this year. Back in May, the Department of Labor issued a final ruling updating the overtime requirements for salaried employees. Since the salary requirements in the overtime rules hadn’t… Read more »

Poll: Top 100 Growers looking to upgrade software systems

One of the magazines we look forward to every year is the Top 100 Growers edition of Greenhouse Grower, which comes out every May. The routine goes like this: Get the magazine from the mail slot, thumb to the list, count how many of our customers are on the list,… Read more »

Changes to Form I-9 could benefit horticulture industry

Over the past few years, we’ve kept up a conversation about HR compliance in the horticulture industry. Even though we’ve been involved with horticulture only for the past 10 years, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in laws ranging from health care to immigration that would never have affected the horticulture… Read more »

Cannabis is no laughing matter in horticulture industry

It seems Laura Drotleff had the same problem I’m having with writing a commentary about a taboo subject. You want to joke about it. Laura, the editor of Greenhouse Grower magazine, dedicated her monthly commentary in October to an issue many large-scale greenhouse operations are facing: To grow or not to… Read more »

Trade show swap highlights horticulture community

It wasn’t that long ago that I wrote a blog post about how we love working with the horticulture industry, especially because they’re so eager to help each other out and make the industry as a whole succeed. (I mean, when do you think the last time people from Coca-Cola… Read more »

Ahoy! Horticulture needs to focus on HR compliance

Not long after Culitvate14 in July, Laura Drotleff, the editor of Greenhouse Grower Magazine, gave Greg Lafferty a call. It was hard for them to meet up during the trade show; but true to her word, Laura was interested in what Practical Software Solutions was doing for the horticulture industry,… Read more »

Helping horticulture move toward a better business model

As soon as I saw this Tweet come across my TweetDeck timeline, I knew I had to click the link: Growers Must Be Willing To Let Go Of Old Business Models [Opinion] http://t.co/tWKPH05KXF — greenhousegrow (@greenhousegrow) February 18, 2014 Richard Jones, the group editor for Greenhouse Grower and Today’s Garden… Read more »