COLUMNIST

Bill Swanekamp Columnist, President - Kube-Pak

Bill is president of Kube-Pak, a greenhouse operation in Allentown, N.J.

Recent Articles

Growers Talk Business
Saving Money Via Energy Auctions
Bill Swanekamp
There are opportunities out there to reduce your production costs—energy auctions might just be waiting to help you save money.
Growers Talk Business
The Spring That Never Was
Bill Swanekamp
The odd part about this spring was that it never seemed to get going.
Growers Talk Business
Heating Your Greenhouse—Economically
Bill Swanekamp
Most of us can afford to pay more for gas for our cars, but when it comes to heating our greenhouses, any increase in the cost of fuel can be difficult to swallow.
Growers Talk Business
Improving Water Quality and Profits
Bill Swanekamp
We’d struggled with a well-water problem for about 25 years and finally had a concrete lead as to how to solve it.
Growers Talk Business
Why I Stopped Watching the Weather Forecast
Bill Swanekamp
Do you know the old saying, “no news is good news”? Well, I figured that if I didn’t listen to the dreary forecast, then it was like getting “no news,” which is supposed to be “good news.”
Growers Talk Business
Thumbs Up or Down?
Bill Swanekamp
Is there anything we can do to ensure success this spring? There are four variables we can control and one we cannot.
Columns
Winds of Change
Bill Swanekamp
We’re entering a period of time where we’ll see the continued restriction of the pesticides we regularly use.
Growers Talk Business
One for the Record Books
Bill Swanekamp
Spring of 2015 will go down in the record books as one of the best sales seasons we’ve ever seen.
Growers Talk Business
Beneficial or Not?
Bill Swanekamp
For the spring of 2014, we embarked on a new method of insect control in the greenhouse.
Growers Talk Business
Ignorance is Bliss
Bill Swanekamp
The spring of 2014 had excellent sales—unfortunately during the month of May, we experienced one of those moments in life where you wished you were still ignorant. That was when we were visited by two agents from the U.S. Department of Labor and Wage Division.
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