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GROWERTALKS - March 2022 Issue (Vol. 85 No. 11)
Acres & Acres
What Keeps You Up at Night?
Chris Beytes
There’s only one person I know who can put insomnia-inducing topics in perspective and that’s Dr. Charlie Hall at Texas A&M University.
Corr on Cannabis
Stats, Econ, and I’ll Be Seeing You
Dr. Brian Corr
Life is more fun, more interesting—and ultimately more fulfilling—when chances are taken.
Cover Story
New Products in Person
Chris Beytes & Matthew Chappell
Highlights from the winter trade shows.
A Study of the Latest Young Plant Technology
Annika Kohler & Roberto Lopez
Getting to the root of Basewell cuttings.
Decreasing the Risk
Carson Cashwell
Plan for successful spring production with effective disease prevention strategies.
Soilless Substrate Science
Jeb S. Fields, Jim Owen, James Altland, Brian Jackson & Alexa Lamm
Part 1 in a series on a collaborative effort to assess the industry’s needs for soilless substrates.
Start Something Good
Katie Elzer-Peters
8 essentials for successful cause marketing.
The Wisdom of the Crowd
Jennifer Zurko
We’ll feature an industry business in a series of articles that focuses on the importance of developing an effective company culture. This month: Willoway Nurseries in Avon, Ohio.
Growers Talk Business
When in Doubt, Think It Out
Bill Swanekamp
Don’t get caught with production problems for our short, but intense, spring season.
Growers Talk Production
Successful Young Plant Receiving
Michael DeBerti
We’ve all dealt with shipping issues that sometimes fall under the statement of the seller failing to meet expectations.
GT in Brief
BFG Supply Acquires Greenhouse Megastore
Chris Beytes
In January, BFG Supply of Burton, Ohio, announced the purchase of International Greenhouse Company, DBA Greenhouse Megastore, a leading distributor of hobby and commercial greenhouse structures and related products.
GT in Brief
Certified American Grown Expands Membership
Jennifer Duffield White
Certified American Grown has added new membership categories, including one for non-certified growers, and one for allied businesses and organizations that support the mission.
GT in Brief
Flipping Foliage in Pennsylvania
Chris Beytes
Located in the small south-central Pennsylvania town of Cashtown, not far from Gettysburg, the Musselman family has been wholesaling foliage since 1976, when Aimee’s dad, Dave, began selling terrarium plants at his parents’ florist shop.
GT in Brief
In Memoriam: Harry Higaki
Chris Beytes
Harumi “Harry” Higaki, founder of Bay City Flower Company, one of the most well-respected potted plant nurseries of the 20th century, was 101 when he passed away peacefully at his home in Hillsborough, California, on December 16.
GT in Brief
In Memoriam: Peter Seabrook
Chris Beytes
We’re saddened to report the death of Peter Seabrook MBE, the dean of British garden communicators, January 14, at the age of 86, after suffering a heart attack at his home.
GT in Brief
MasterTag Bought by Avery
Chris Beytes
MasterTag announced they’d penned a deal to sell to Avery Products, a world leader in specialty label, security and packaging solutions.
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
Bailey; BASF; Dramm Corporation; Syngenta
GT in Brief
Welcome, Osvaldo!
Jennifer Zurko
We’re so excited to introduce the newest member of the Ball Publishing team—Osvaldo Cuevas as Video Producer!
Inside Look
Catering to Your Production Appetite
Jennifer Zurko
The point of this column is to get a glimpse of what’s on the GrowerTalks reading menu for the month.
JZ on D.C.
Update on H-2B
Jennifer Zurko
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the temporary final rule to release supplemental H-2B visas for the first half cap.
Pest Management
Technology in a Working Nursery
Stanton Gill
Bagworm control using spray drones to apply low-risk pesticides.
Cleome Sparkler 2.0
Syngenta Flowers LLC
Indiaka Midi-type Cyclamen
Morel Diffusion
Miscanthus sinensis Bandwidth
Emerald Coast Growers
Sioux Container Control
Sioux Corporation
Vail Commercial Greenhouse
WestHort Modified Epson C6500AM
WestHort Inc.