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GROWERTALKS - September 2021 Issue (Vol. 85 No. 5)
Acres & Acres
Me? A Titan?
Chris Beytes
In early August, I was deemed to be a “titan” of horticulture and sat alongside three true titans.
Corr on Cannabis
Turning the Pages of the Cannabis Calendar
Dr. Brian Corr
Once again, the pages on the cannabis calendar fly by faster than can be imagined and controversies in the cannabis industry are making news.
Cover Story
Teacher, Mentor, Risk-Taker
Jennifer Zurko
Maddie Maynor, this year’s GrowerTalks/The HC Companies Young Grower Award winner, has earned her role as a leader in her company, crafting a management style that enables the people around her to thrive and grow.
Culture Notes
The Evolution of Easy Wave Petunias
Lisa Lacy
The new E3 Easy Wave series is the solution you’ve been waiting for.
Features
60 Years of Industry Success
Julie Martens Forney
The American Floral Endowment helps fuel the industry by investing in the future. From pest solutions to labor shortages, AFE partners with growers to tackle real-time issues and ensure long-term industry success.
Features
Biobased Growing Containers
Craig Ruvere
A viable alternative for growers and consumers.
Features
California Summer Trials ‘21
Chris Beytes, Bill Calkins & Jennifer Zurko
Spring, summer or whenever they’re held, the annual “flower fashion show” that is CAST is a must-attend (or at least a must-read-about) industry event. This time, we cover annuals.
Features
Cultivate’21: Live and In-Person Once Again!
Chris Beytes, Jennifer Zurko, Bill Calkins & Jennifer Polanz
Ball Publishing editors spent all three days working the show to sniff out the best and most interesting new products from a wide range of categories.
Growers Talk Business
Do Two Strong Springs in a Row Make a Trend?
Abe VanWingerden
As you return from well-deserved summer trips after a second crazy spring, it’s probably a good time to take stock about where you are as a business.
Growers Talk Production
Growth & Gratitude
Stephanie Berkhout
Next time you’re presented with a mistake, consider it an opportunity.
GT in Brief
AIPH and GreenTech Join Forces for Virtual Conference
Jennifer Zurko
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has partnered with GreenTech worldwide events, the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) and FloraCulture International (FCI) to create a virtual online international conference.
GT in Brief
Are Buildings Getting Their Fair Share of the Plant Craze?
Chris Beytes
As gardening benefits from the pandemic and as foliage plants boom like it’s 1975, are the world’s commercial real estate investors participating in the trends?
GT in Brief
CAST to Once Again Be “Spring” Trials
Chris Beytes
The main breeding companies that organize the California Spring/Summer Trials have agreed to move the dates of the event back to their “normal” time period of late March/early April.
GT in Brief
Dümmen Orange OnTarget Mobile App Now Available
Jennifer Zurko
Dümmen Orange’s OnTarget mobile app supplies growers with modern growth strategies, information about pests and diseases, a digital logbook for observations and measurements, and a direct line with Dümmen Orange’s technical experts.
GT in Brief
In Memoriam: Sarah B. Armellini
Jennifer Zurko
Sarah B. Armellini, 97, of Palm City, Florida, formerly of Vineland, New Jersey, passed away on July 4, 2021, with her loving family by her side.
GT in Brief
Longtime AIB Judge & Board Member Passes Away
Jennifer Zurko
Evelyn Alemanni, a longtime America in Bloom (AIB) judge and former board member, passed away in early July as a result of complications from pancreatic cancer.
GT in Brief
Michigan, From Above
Chris Beytes
If you didn’t have time to drive the miles across Michigan to visit the six participants in the annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour, here’s an aerial view of what you missed.
GT in Brief
OHP’s New Fungicide Chemistry
Chris Beytes
t’s always newsworthy when one of our industry’s excellent crop protection companies introduces a new product, like OHP’s new Seido fungicide, a “revolutionary” tool for prevention and early curative control of powdery mildew infections.
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
Danziger; D.S. Cole Growers; Profile Products; SePRO
GT in Brief
SAF Names New President-Elect
Jennifer Zurko
Oscar Fernandez, director of sales for Equiflor-Rio Roses in Miami, Florida, has been named the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) next president-elect.
GT in Brief
Spring Meadow-Proven Winners Endowment Fund Tops $1 Million
Jennifer Zurko
Spring Meadow Nursery and the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) announced that the Spring Meadow-Proven Winners Endowment Fund has topped $1 million.
Inside Look
Maddie’s Book
Jennifer Zurko
If there ever was a person that epitomized the old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover,” it’s Maddie Maynor, this year’s Young Grower Award winner.
JZ on D.C.
Push Continues for Ag Workforce Legislation in Senate
Jennifer Zurko
Late July brought a concerted push for bipartisan legislative action on a Senate version of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act and other “lower-hanging fruit” immigration reforms.
Pest Management
10 Ways to Reduce Nursery Weed Control Costs
Dr. Chris Marble
Weeds are a continual issue and hard to control because like many pests, they don’t increase linearly, but exponentially.
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