Tag Archives: Metrolina Greenhouses

AmericanHort keeping eyes on Hurricane Florence, Carolinas

Yesterday morning, AmericanHort sent out an e-mail to their 2018 Plug & Cutting Conference to say they’re keeping an eye on Hurricane Florence. In its 2 p.m. Eastern advisory on Tuesday, the National Weather Service reports Hurricane Florence, category 4 storm, is located about 845 miles east southeast of Cape… Read more »

Charlotte plays host to 2018 Plug & Cutting Conference

At Practical Software Solutions, we try to maintain a dignified, even-keeled temperament when it comes to reporting on events in which we participate. That all goes out the window when the event is in our backyard, like the 2018 Plug & Cutting Conference. AmericanHort will host the 2018 Plug &… Read more »

GPN 40 Under 40 nod helps us grow in horticulture industry

A few weeks ago, we were proud to find out that our own sales executive Dylan Fulk was named to the GPN (Greenhouse Product News) 40 Under 40 list for 2018. The GPN 40 Under 40 recognizes 40 outstanding members of the horticulture industry who are younger than 40. And… Read more »

2018 Top 100 Growers: Labor, technology top concerns

2018 Top 100 Growers labor

When Greenhouse Grower magazine publishes its Top 100 Growers every May, most people turn right to “The List” to see who ranked where. I, on the other hand, run right to the surrounding commentary to see the in-depth facts and figures from the growers themselves. For me, it’s skipping the… Read more »

DemandLink earns recognition for forecasting, replenishment

DemandLink

Being in business — whether you’re an entrepreneur, a small business, or a Fortune 500 company — is not a solo journey. Even if you’re business for yourself, the people you meet along the way form a network of support. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, your contacts become your friends. Over… Read more »

From learning about horticulture to education at Cultivate’17

Horticulture Education

Greg Lafferty, our senior account manager, has hoping for years to educate all levels of growers in the horticulture industry during Cultivate, and this year he will finally get his chance. When you think about it, it’s probably a good thing that he waited this long. We’ve learned so much… Read more »

Business management systems are more than just software

Business Management for Metrolina

Psst … come a little closer. I’m going to let you in on a secret that’s going to knock your socks off. OK, are you ready for this? Most business management systems pretty much do the same thing. Wait, did I just say that out loud? Well, yes. I did…. Read more »

Practical has a new website! What do you think?

After four months of planning, designing, coding, and testing, the new Practical Software Solutions website is now live. We’ve worked hard on making sure our visitors will have a much better experience no matter what device you’re using. A lot has changed over the past six years since our last website… Read more »

Rowe is right: Society needs skilled labor

Sitting around the table after Christmas dinner, I was speaking to one of my dad’s cousins about possibly taking a course in classic automobile engine repair at the local community college. We both share a love of classic cars, and I’ve always been fascinated with the internal combustion engine. We… Read more »

DemandLink brings better forecasting to Grower Vertical

You probably have heard the expression, “build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” As a software company, we are always looking for new ways to improve our technology. Nearly a decade ago we began developing Grower Vertical, our add-on to Sage ERP that compensates for… Read more »