Labor shortages result in demand for automated solutions, a challenging supply chain results in a need for efficiency, while growers continue the search for yield optimization and disease management. There is an exhibitor ready to help with every horticultural need possible at Cultivate. On Monday, the second day of the trade show in Columbus, Ohio, took place, along with the accompanying presentations and afterparties. With the final day currently happening, companies are making the most of the final hours of the show.
So far, exhibitors have been giving mixed feedback on their personal success at the show. While some companies are pleasantly surprised by the amount of visitors and interest, others are disappointed when comparing this year to pre-pandemic editions. Some are having days filled with meetings, while others mention the slow traffic in comparison to the packed halls of previous years. Everyone agrees, however, that it is great to have the international visitors back, who were highly missed last year.
We will be back tomorrow with an update on the last day of the show. Before we provide you with our photo report on Friday, here is a sneak peek of the last days.
At the Fleurizon stand, Robert Pettorini is holding a Scadoxus and Scadoxus bulbs. On the left, Chris Meshburn, and on the right, Frank de Greef.
Joey Wiseman of ThinkPlants is holding the Echinacea Panama Red. This is a new perennial release from Danziger and the first Echinacea to be propagated from a vegetative cutting.
The Pop Star hydrangea from Bailey Nurseries is very compact and full of flowers and will be available from next year.
The Costa Farms team is proud! New booth in the new house style. And look at that beautiful GEO 2022. It is the TPIE plant of the year.