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.
Of course, the Fluence team was present to show growers the benefits of their LED lights. From left to right: Kris Keuser, Ashley Veach, Tim Knauer, Tyler Sandison, and Caroline Nordahl.
A large TTA team was definitely needed at their busy stand. As North America is the Dutch company's largest sales market, Cultivate is a great show to showcase their automated solutions. From left to right: Dwayne Brown, Allen Buckner, Steven Seiderer, Geert Maris, Steve Biles, Tucker Lynn, Frank Bell, Jace Oliver, and Cain Buckner.
Kyle Lucherini and Gordon Bonisteel of ALPS Inc. The team explains that there is a lot of demand in the current market for their services, as efficiency is what they can provide.
It was a busy show for the Phormium team: introducing two new screens and hosting an afterparty. All while trying to achieve new deals, of course, as illustrated in the photo. From left to right: Jérôme Labecque of Phormium, Nico Niepce of Alweco, Tyler Rodrigue of Westland Greenhouse Solutions, and Peter Ollevier of Phormium.