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Starting a Commercial Greenhouse

Greenhouse manufacturers meet growers early in the process of starting a new business and maintain the relationship potentially throughout the life of the greenhouse. They know a thing or two about starting a greenhouse business and building it from the ground up. Phil Bishop of Stuppy Greenhouse has recently posted...

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Grow-Tech Launches ZenPlugTM For Easy Transplanting of Pre-Rooted Cuttings & Tissue Culture

South Portland, ME, June 21st, 2016- Grow-Tech, an industry veteran in the manufacture of stabilized growing media, announces the launch of our newest product, ZenPlugTM (patent pending), for easy transplanting of tissue culture starts and pre-rooted cuttings. The open plug shape allows for the precise and rapid placement of large...

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Food Safety Plans for Small Growers, Part II

In Food Safety Plans for Small Growers, I wrote about the necessity of some sort of written food safety plan, even for small growers who are exempt from the requirements set forth by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In this blog, I’ll take the food safety plan one step...

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Food Safety Plans for Small Growers

A food safety plan is a necessity for anyone who grows food for sale. This is true whether you grow in a field, a greenhouse, an indoor farm, hydroponically or aquaponically. Contamination sources are not limited to animal manure. Pathogens can travel in water and be transferred by hands and...

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Hydroponic Growers: Improve Your Production by Starting with Clean Water

Water makes things clean, right? Whether you have clean water to start with, though, is uncertain. It may contain particulate matter, pathogens, excessive minerals or chemicals. This is particularly noteworthy when it comes to hydroponic systems. For growers, the quality of your water is of paramount importance. “Poor quality water...

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