Author Archives: Charlie

Mid-Year Economic Outlook




Mid-Year Economic Outlook Join us for a webinar on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM CDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6437084612621397250 In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Hall will present his mid-year economic outlook for the green industry. Special emphasis will be placed on the sectors in the economy that have a direct impact on grower, landscape service provider, and retail sales. Dr. Hall will also hone in on some key dates that will be important to look out for this year and he will also suggest a dashboard of indicators that… Read More →




Inside the Mind of the Customer




Inside the Mind of the Customer Join us for a webinar on Jul 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6593874969674804995 In this webinar, Dr. Marco Palma will present key findings from the latest consumer behavior research that firms across the entire green industry sector will find interesting. If you could peer into the mind of your customers, what would you find? Marco will share these insights and more! Dr. Palma is the Director of the Human Behavior Lab at Texas A&M University and an Associate Professor in… Read More →




Upcoming webinar: Exciting New Plants Entering the Pipeline




Join us for a webinar on May 25, 2017 at 1:30 PM CDT — Exciting New Plants Entering the Pipeline Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8218262660613688833 In this webinar, Dr. Brent Pemberton will discuss exciting new plants that entering the green industry pipeline based on his observations at CAST, his own plant trials in Overton, Texas, and with his participation in the Texas Superstar program. New product development is an important strategy for the industry so you do not want to miss this! Dr. Pemberton’s area of research is in nursery and… Read More →




Grower water survey — responses needed!




A team of researchers from several states across the country (see http://cleanwater3.org)is conducting a survey to better understand factors that influence nursery and greenhouse growers’ decision making processes when it comes to water conservation and treatment technologies. The goal is to aid producers of nursery and floriculture to implement sustainable, alternative sources of water to enhance long-term economic viability while decreasing dependence on potable water.  This survey is part of a larger USDA SCRI project to improve current water management technologies. All responses will remain anonymous. You can complete the… Read More →




Upcoming Webinar: Mid-Year Economic Outlook




Mid-Year Economic Outlook Join us for a webinar on Aug 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM CDT. Register now!   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9086426040932434689 In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Hall will present his mid-year economic outlook for the green industry. Special emphasis will be placed on the sectors in the economy that have a direct impact on grower, landscape service provider, and retail sales. Dr. Hall will also hone in on some key dates that will be important to look out for this year and he will also suggest a dashboard of indicators… Read More →




Webinar: Everything You NEED to Know about What’s Going On In Washington!




Please register for Everything You NEED to Know about What’s Going On In Washington! on Jun 21, 2016 10:00 AM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3183427384924128514 In this webinar, Craig Regelbrugge will provide an update of the legislative and regulatory issues facing the green industry, what efforts are underway to attempt to influence policies, and the overall impacts on the green industry. Craig Regelbrugge serves as AmericanHort’s senior vice president, where he is responsible for industry advocacy and research programs. Formally known as the American Horticulture Industry Association, AmericanHort launched in… Read More →




Webinar: Exciting New Plants Entering the Pipeline!




Exciting New Plants Entering the Pipeline Join us for a webinar on May 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM CDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3199323024526841858 In this webinar, Dr. Brent Pemberton will discuss exciting new plants that entering the green industry pipeline based on his observations at CAST, his own plant trials in Overton, Texas, and with his participation in the Texas Superstar program. New product development is an important strategy for the industry so you do not want to miss this! Dr. Pemberton’s area of research is in nursery and… Read More →




New webinar: Findings From The National Green Industry Survey




Join us for a webinar on Jul 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM CDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2774420048283086082 In this webinar, Dr. Marco Palma will present key findings from the latest National Green Industry Survey and discuss preliminary data regarding the economic contributions of the entire green industry sector. As a result of the recent economic recession (2007-2009) and subsequent decline in consumers’ discretionary expenditures, the Green Industry in the United States suffered significant economic losses leading to major structural changes in the industry. To be competitive in today’s complex… Read More →




Next webinar topic: Exciting New Plants Entering the Pipeline




Please register for Exciting New Plants Entering the Pipeline on May 12, 2015 2:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1420950919781864962 In this webinar, Dr. Brent Pemberton will discuss exciting new plants that entering the green industry pipeline based on his observations at CAST, his own plant trials in Overton, Texas, and with his participation in the Texas Superstar program. New product development is an important strategy for the industry so you do not want to miss this! Dr. Pemberton’s area of research is in nursery and floriculture crop production and… Read More →




Only a few seats left in EAGL Program for 2015!




Now accepting applications for the 2015 EAGL program! There are only a few seats left for this year’s cohort for the Executive Academy for Growth and Leadership. EAGL is patterned after executive MBA curricula, but is tailored to the green industry and it has been designed particularly with the challenges of contemporary wholesale growing businesses in mind. The 4-module curriculum culminates in a certification from Texas A&M University in applied horticultural business management. What makes something like this more meaningful is the interaction with peers in the industry,… Read More →