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Chris Beytes Editor

Editor of GrowerTalks, Green Profit magazine and the Acres Online e-newsletter, Chris has been in horticulture for over 30 years. He owned his own greenhouse - Indian River Ornamentals - in Merritt Island, Florida, after he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in horticulture. He also had a minor in Journalism, so after he and his wife Laurie sold the greenhouse business, he started writing full-time, first for local publications in Florida and then moving to the Chicago area when he began writing for GrowerTalks. He's been with Ball Publishing for 25 years now and only thinks about retirement once in a while.  

Recent Articles

Acres & Acres
Operators
Chris Beytes
What makes someone a true “operator” vs. just an owner?
GT in Brief
Bayer Facility Wins Community Award
Chris Beytes
The Research and Educational facility of Bayer Environmental Science has been recognized by Clayton, North Carolina, for achieving “exceptional success through service to their customers and the community.”
GT in Brief
Three December Passings
Chris Beytes
David Austin Sr.; Melvin "Mel" Schwanke; Nola Wagner
GT in Brief
Memorializing a Scientist-Poet
Chris Beytes
The recently inaugurated Francis Kwong Center at PanAmerican Seed’s Linda Vista Farm 2 in Costa Rica commemorates the company’s former Director of Production Research, who passed away from colon cancer in July of 2017 at the age of 65.
Acres & Acres
Canned Tuna Reflects a Changing Tide
Chris Beytes
How are we evolving to meet changing needs, tastes and desires?
GT in Brief
Allen Hammer Scholarship Awarded to KSU Student
Chris Beytes
Karen Schneck has been awarded the Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship, which was founded by Allen’s employer, Dümmen Orange.
GT in Brief
Syngenta to Launch IDM-Resistant Impatiens at Spring Trials
Chris Beytes
It’s called Imara XDR and it will be the first impatiens downy mildew-resistant impatiens to get a full launch into the U.S. market, at Syngenta’s California Spring Trials exhibit in March.
GT in Brief
Stachys Hummelo is Perennial Plant of the Year for 2019
Chris Beytes
The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the title Perennial Plant of the Year 2019 to Stachys Hummelo.
GT in Brief
Plug & Cutting Conference Has Been Rescheduled
Chris Beytes
You’ll recall that AmericanHort wisely cancelled their Plug & Cutting Conference, which was scheduled to begin Monday, September 17, in Charlotte, North Carolina, when Hurricane Florence raised her ugly head and threatened the region.
GT in Brief
Floriculture Production Data to Return!
Chris Beytes
Good news out of the USDA: They’re reinstating the annual Floriculture Crops Summary, which was cancelled after the 2015 survey due to budget issues.
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