GROWERTALKS - October 2020 Issue (Vol. 84 No. 6)
Acres & Acres
Why 2020 Might Not Be a Fluke
Chris Beytes
The answer to the No. 1 question on the industry’s mind right now.
Cover Story
Specialty Cuts That Make the Cut
Scott Rusch
New and underutilized varieties for summer and fall cut flower programs.
Features
Growing Know-How
Jennifer Zurko
How to grow the latest introductions and cultural updates on some popular varieties.
Features
Zero Waste, Maximum Growth
Bill Calkins
Today’s biopackaging has risen to a new level, showing excellent results from propagation through to retail and garden performance. EcoGrow pots from The HC Companies have proven this through real-world greenhouse trials under diverse conditions.
Growers Talk Business
How “Flexible” Is Your Business?
Amy Morris
As employers, we want to be as helpful as we can during these crises and understand the troubles that our employees are having.
Growers Talk Production
When Things Go Off the Rails
Albert Grimm
As growers, we don’t shine by doing everything right, but by preventing things from going wrong.
GT in Brief
AmericanHort Recommends Terms for Disease Resistance Claims
Jennifer Zurko
AmericanHort and its research foundation, the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), led an effort to explore an industry-wide adoption of specific terms to be used in the event of a new plant release when describing disease resistance and/or tolerance to abiotic stresses to help avoid unsubstantiated and misleading claims.
GT in Brief
Ball Enters Joint Venture with Mexican Distributor
Chris Beytes
Ball Horticultural Company has entered into a joint venture with one of Mexico’s leading seed and young plant distributors, Flores y Plantas de Calidad.
GT in Brief
Bilingual Video Series on Nursery BMPs
Chris Beytes
UF/IFAS Extension has added a series of bilingual videos as part of its Greenhouse Training Online program.
GT in Brief
Bonnie Breaks Ground on New HQ
Chris Beytes
Bonnie Plants just broke ground on this state-of-the-art corporate headquarters.
GT in Brief
BT NOW is Available in California
JC Chong
BioSafe Systems announced the approval of BT NOW by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
GT in Brief
Congratulations to Dr. Ellen Leue!
Chris Beytes
Congratulations to long-time PanAmerican Seed breeder Ellen Leue for being awarded the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) 2020 Distinguished Industry Achievement Award.
GT in Brief
Dümmen Orange Launches INTRINSA Breeding Technology Brand
Chris Beytes
Dümmen Orange recently opened their Breeding Technology Center in the Netherlands and now they’re launching a brand that tells you a product has benefited from it.
GT in Brief
Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation Announces 2020 Grants
Jennifer Zurko
The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, Inc. Officers and the Board of Directors met virtually on June 12, 2020 and awarded 13 grants totaling $131,440.00 dollars.
GT in Brief
Newly Reformulated PGR from Mycorrhizal Applications
Jennifer Zurko
Mycorrhizal Applications is offering a newly reformulated ProGibb gibberellic acid Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) for the ornamental horticulture industry.
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
BioSafe Systems; Dümmen Orange; Emerald Coast Growers; Oglesby Plants International; Selecta One
GT in Brief
spoga+gafa 2020 Canceled, Gets New Permanent Date
Chris Beytes
spoga+gafa, the big Germany garden center and garden lifestyle trade fair, has been canceled for 2020 and moved from its usual time slot in early September to a springtime slot, May 30 to June 1, 2021.
Inside Look
Staying Essential
Jennifer Zurko
The pandemic made us realize how essential flowers and plants are to people during times of stress and sadness, yes, but to also cheer them up and make them happy.
JZ on D.C.
Homeland Security Department Extends H-2A Flexibility
Jennifer Zurko
The Department of Homeland Security has partially extended, through 2023, some temporary provisions first announced in April to make it easier for agricultural workers on temporary H-2A visas to transfer to new employers.
Paul Talks Perennials
I Can’t Resist
Paul Pilon
Today’s growers need to be concerned about pests building up resistance to the chemicals being applied to control them.
Pest Management
Unwelcome Guests
Bill Clakins
Some greenhouse pests can’t just be counted on sticky cards and treated with traditional controls. Here are tales of the weird and wild
Pest Management
Visitas no bienvenidas
Bill Calkins
Algunas plagas de invernaderos no pueden controlarse con tarjetas adhesivas y métodos tradicionales. He aquí algunas historias de lo extraño y salvaje.
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