Growing labor scarcity creates incentives for farmers to adjust their production practices, labor management techniques, and technology use. The COVID-19 pandemic may have strengthened these incentives, encouraging growers to switch to more labor-saving technologies or crops or to seek new ways of recruiting workers. The purpose of the 2022 Green Industry Labor Survey was to collect information about how growers are adapting to reduced farm worker availability, how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted farming operations (including costs), and the extent to which labor-saving technologies are helping mitigate problems stemming from labor shortages. This report describes the survey response and summarizes a number of key preliminary findings.
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Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
- “Significantly better results with new Iron fertilizers”
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- Race to emission-free greenhouse cultivation pushes growers to keep innovating
- BASF’s vegetable seeds and IUNU partner to advance digital phenotyping for hydroponic lettuce
- “Our ToBRFV-resistant variety has been preferred by our producers in wide areas since 2020"
Top 5 -last month
- "Our foliage plants grow bigger, faster, and more efficiently"
- "You can't grow on water without lights"
- "High-tech farmer AppHarvest is running out of money"
- Mobile aeroponic system requires less maintenance and guarantees even irrigation
- German family company switches from tomato cultivation to hydroponic lettuce
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