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GROWERTALKS - September 2022 Issue (Vol. 86 No. 5)
Acres & Acres
Looking Back to Look Forward
Chris Beytes
I enjoy learning from folks who’ve been around and who’ve been on the front lines as a grower or retailer their whole career.
Cover Story
Wise Beyond His Years
Jennifer Zurko
Quinten Henning, this year’s Young Grower Award winner, has embraced his destiny to keep his family legacy going and growing.
Addressing “Aged” Growing Media
Troy Buechel
How to use the leftovers before they’re past their prime.
Growing the Newest Intros
Jennifer Zurko
Production information on a handful of new varieties and series to help you for next spring.
The Biggest (U.S.) Show in Horticulture
Chris Beytes, Bill Calkins & Jennifer Zurko
Another Cultivate’22 is “all over but the shoutin” and there’s nothin’ that would have us label the annual event anything less than top-notch.
Growers Talk Business
A View From Down Under
Anthony Tesselaar
Over the last two or so years, we’ve all experienced the effects locally: what follows is my view of what’s been happening here in Australia.
Growers Talk Production
Life in the Fast Lane
Stephanie Saccomano
Being a grower can often feel like we’re “no-lifing” in the midst of the growing season.
GT in Brief
Five New AAS Award Winners
Chris Beytes
All-America Selections, North America’s well-known and well-respected plant trialing organization, has announced five AAS Winners available now for the 2023 garden season.
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
Aris Horticulture; BioWorks; Eason Horticultural Services; Four Star Greenhouses; Pace 49; Pleasant View Gardens; Terra Nova Nurseries
GT in Brief
Terra Nova’s New GM
Jennifer Zurko
Terra Nova Nurseries announced the promotion of Harini Korlipara from Lab Manager and Research Director to General Manager of the company.
GT in Brief
Trials by Fire
Chris Beytes
You can’t tell it from this pretty aerial photo provided by Snoopy, Ball Publishing’s loyal drone, but it was about to get very, very hot down there at Pleasant View Gardens’ annual open house in Loudon, New Hampshire.
Inside Look
A Promising Young Man
Jennifer Zurko
As I was interviewing our Young Grower Award winner for this month’s cover story, a thought popped into my head: “What was I doing at 23 years old?”
JZ on D.C.
Q&A With Tal Coley
Jennifer Zurko
During Cultivate, I was able to grab a few minutes with the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association’s (FNGLA) new CEO Tal Coley, who spent the last few years as Director of Government Affairs with AmericanHort before making the move.
Pest Management
Diseases of Tropical Houseplants
A.R. Chase
There have been many changes in the diseases that occur on houseplants, the popularity and use of tropical foliage plants, and the means to prevent disease losses.
Beacon Impatiens Lighthouse Mixes
PanAmerican Seed
Brown Bear Boot
Premier Tech
Senetti White Red Heart
Suntory Flowers
SF-100 Steam Generator
Sioux Corporation
TerraGrow Liquid
BioSafe Systems