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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

Tricks
Freshly Recycled
Chris Beytes
A four-day Midwest driving vacation yielded killer barbecue, succulent peaches—and some clever tricks for garden centers, too!
Acres & Acres
Turning Green
Chris Beytes
If your facility is in need of a makeover, one area that seems completely overlooked is “green.”
Cover Story
Shedding More Light
Jennifer Zurko & Chris Beytes
How four growers are using LEDs for young plant production.
GT in Brief
Here Are Our Next 11 Employees
Chris Beytes
Congrats to the 11 horticulture students who’ve been honored with annual Shinoda Foundation Scholarships, worth a total of $21,000.
GT in Brief
Ball Seed Expands Succulent Program
Chris Beytes
The trend shows no sign of slowing, so it only makes sense that Ball Seed should expand its offerings in this hot category.
GT in Brief
PAS Cuts Their Spring Trials to Four Days
Chris Beytes
Anne Leventry, President of PanAmerican Seed, said that they’re planning on shortening their Spring Trials by a day, and will now be open Saturday through Tuesday only, instead of Saturday through Wednesday.
GT in Brief
Bailey Rebrands and Expands Breeding Division
Chris Beytes
Two pieces of news from Bailey Nurseries, the St. Paul, Minnesota-based woody plant specialist best known for Endless Summer Hydrangeas, Easy Elegance Roses and First Editions plants:
GT in Brief
Rambo Sells a Greenhouse to Pike Nurseries
Chris Beytes
The 10-acre greenhouse, located in Ringgold, Georgia, about an hour northwest of Atlanta, is one of three owned by Rambo, which is an exclusive Home Depot supplier.
GT in Brief
C. Raker & Sons Sold to Indiana Grower
Chris Beytes
GrowerTalks learned that C. Raker & Sons has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of their business to Indiana firm Roberta’s Unique Gardens of Waldron, Indiana.
GT in Brief
“Sphere-heading” the Green Plant Movement
Chris Beytes
Though not scheduled to open until 2018, the “Spheres,” part of Amazon’s Seattle, Washington, headquarters, are already attracting international attention.
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