Grower Vertical in the News

Practical Software Solutions Increases Accessibility, Efficiency Of Its Grower Vertical System

Practical Software Solutions, a provider of integrated software systems to the horticulture industry, recently announced that its Grower Vertical management system will be available on the newest web-native Sage software platform beginning this summer.

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Efficiency Through Technology

Greg Lafferty, senior account manager with Practical Software Solutions, advises growers who are considering purchasing new software to take these points into consideration during the process.

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Integration Key To Regulation Compliance For Specialized Crops Like Cannabis

Ornamental and produce growers are not unfamiliar with government regulations. There have always been tight controls on the storing and use of fertilizers, pesticides and other hazardous materials commonly found in a greenhouse.

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Software 101: Mobility Moves Beyond Apps

During this year's keynote speech at Google I/O, the annual software developer-focused conference for Google platforms, Sundar Pichai shared his vision for the future of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Moving Toward a More Mobile Business

While it may seem as though every person in the United States owns a smartphone, a recent study shows that perception is not far from the truth.

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GROW Perspective: Government Compliance Issues On The Horizon

Articles about government regulation compliance sometimes exude a tone of fear, uncertainty and doubt. It is almost impossible to discuss regulations with a business owner without elevating the risk meter.

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Shipping systems are nearly perfect

Michael Van Wingerden doesn’t want to talk about how bad Metrolina Greenhouses’ bill of lading errors once were. It was embarrassing, he says with a smile.

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Defining Precision Horticulture

Precision horticulture is a science whereby growers use technology to fine-tune crop production practices. It helps growers determine exactly when and what to plant and what kind of inputs to use, how to control the environment, lighting, irrigation and nutrition for optimum yield and monitor how crops are growing, by greenhouse bay, zone and bench.

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Managing compliance

Mara Bergen and Kim Green saw the writing on the wall. For nearly four years, Bergen’s Greenhouses had been using Sage HRMS Payroll to great effect. The CFO and HR manager of the Detroit Lakes, Minn.-based company agreed that the software package helped it become much more efficient with managing its payroll and benefits.

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Grower Vertical Enterprise Software Is Used By Growers Of All Sizes, Including Young Plant And Contract Growers

If your standard, off-the-shelf accounting software program and Excel inventory sheets just aren’t cutting it anymore, maybe it’s time to look at a computer software program developed for commercial growers. Here are some software programs designed to handle the variables and intricacies that are unique to commercial growers’ businesses.

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Products to Help Increase Productivity

When a big-box retailer expanded its UPC system, Young’s Plant Farm of Auburn, Ala., wanted a more efficient way to manage their orders.

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Practical Software Solutions: Modern Overhaul

For more than 40 years, Speedling, Inc., in Sun City, Fla., has been known as an innovator, producing high-quality, fast-growing ornamental, vegetable and forestry transplants. The company also produces retail-ready plants, offers a variety of horticultural supplies and has grown to eight locations in four states with a long-term presence in China.

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Exerpt from Software Savvy

This is an excerpt from the article "Software Savvy" from the October 2010 issue of Greenhouse Grower Magazine. Excerpt reprinted with permission by Meister Media, Inc.

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