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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

Front Lines
Hort Couture, Post Raker
Chris Beytes
Coming with the announcement that C. Raker & Sons has been sold to Indiana grower Roberta’s Unique Gardens is the confirmation that the Hort Couture partnership was NOT part of the deal.
Acres & Acres
The Nicest People Grow Plants
Chris Beytes
What is it that makes the people of horticulture so selfless?
GT in Brief
Another Blue Flower Story
Chris Beytes
Scientists at Japan’s National Agriculture and Food Research Organization have created what they say is the first blue chrysanthemum.
GT in Brief
Meet Monrovia’s New CMO
Chris Beytes
They’ve announced the hiring of a new Chief Marketing Officer, Tristan Simpson.
GT in Brief
BWI Now Representing Philips LEDs
Chris Beytes
Horticultural distributor BWI—or, more specifically, their Grower Technical Sales (GTS) division—is now offering sales and technical support for Philips LED lighting.
GT in Brief
OHP’s New Kopa Soap
Chris Beytes
When you’re looking for an insect control solution, don’t forget about tried-and-true insecticidal soap—such as the new one now offered by OHP, called Kopa Insecticidal Soap.
GT in Brief
SAF CEO Peter Moran to Retire
Chris Beytes
Named to take over his post is Kate Penn.
GT in Brief
In Memoriam: Francis Kwong
Chris Beytes
Francis Kwong passed away July 30 after battling colon cancer. He was 65.
GT in Brief
In Memoriam: Harry Hollander
Chris Beytes
Harry Hollander passed away from natural causes on July 28. He was 77.
GT in Brief
Maryland Court Strikes Down County Pesticide Ban
Chris Beytes
In 2014, Montgomery County, Maryland, narrowly passed an ordinance banning the use of lawn and garden pesticides on private property. Now that ban has been lifted.
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