Looking Ahead at the Horticulture Industry in 2018

Greenhouse Grower recently released their 2018 Industry outlook report, providing pertinent information on the ups and downs of horticulture and what trends we in the industry can expect to see within the year.

As a part of the report, Greenhouse Grower included the results from their 2018 survey. Respondents include everyone in the industry from growers, suppliers, advisors, breeders, researchers and more. Overall, the 2018 outlook is fairly positive for everyone in the industry.

Top Crops for 2018

More growers are keeping an eye and considering other crops like cannabis and hydroponic vegetables.

The top three crops for greenhouse growers who produce food crops are:

Top customers

The report details the top customers for growers:

The report says that we should expect to see sales to the landscape segment as well as e-commerce increase in the coming years.

Growing Priorities

With rising wages and an unstable economy, it’s only natural that businesses want to make sure that their priorities are in line with their goals.

According to the 2018 State of the Industry report, the top operational goals are:

The top priorities of investment are:

What do you think about the results of the 2018 State of the Industry report? Do you have other concerns about the industry that aren’t mentioned? What else do you think we’ll see in the industry for the rest of the year? Let us know in the comments below!

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