2020 was a good year for the green industry overall. Easter and early-Spring sales were disrupted by COVID-19 related shutdowns, and some greenhouse growers had to dump product. However, mid- and late-Spring sales generally made up for these early losses.
Sales generally continued strong into summer and fall for most greenhouse, nursery, and sod producers. Many producers report being able to increase prices and margins in 2020.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, most garden centers and greenhouses were able to open for business and customer traffic has been fairly strong.
Sod sales declined early in the season amidst a slowdown of construction and landscape activity but have generally recovered.
As with other agricultural sectors, the availability and cost of labor has been a challenge, not just for entry-level production workers, but for supervisory staff as well.