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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

Cover Story
Faves From Florida
Chris Beytes & Ellen C. Wells
Plants and products from TPIE.
Acres & Acres
Five Human Needs (and How We Can Meet Them)
Chris Beytes
It may not be as easy to put these trends to work as selling plants in Classic Blue pots, but the end results may be much deeper, more profound and longer lasting.
Cover Story
Best of the Best From the Winter Shows
Chris Beytes & Jennifer Zurko
January was a busy month for our editorial staff, as a bunch of us were traveling here and abroad to attend the larger trade shows. Here, we’ll cover highlights from IPM Essen and MANTS.
GT in Brief
Going 100% WaterWick
Chris Beytes
After two years of in-house testing, Karma Plants will be the first large-scale greenhouse on the planet to grow 100% of its crops using WaterWicks.
Acres & Acres
Who Can They Trust? You!
Chris Beytes
If you can’t be counted on for your honesty and expertise, then what are you offering that Amazon can’t?
GT in Brief
Westerlay Adding 4 Acres
Chris Beytes
Proving that business is strong—at least for this grower—Westerlay Orchids of Carpinteria, California, has leased 4 acres of additional greenhouse space in Carpinteria.
GT in Brief
Nature’s Source Gets New Owner
Chris Beytes
An unnamed “strategic private investor”—who will keep the product alive and well.
GT in Brief
Get Your Town Into America in Bloom!
Chris Beytes
It's time to register your community to participate in the 2020 America in Bloom National Awards Program.
GT in Brief
Why Ball Built These Greenhouses
Chris Beytes
You’re looking at the first new greenhouses constructed on the Ball Horticultural Company West Chicago, IL campus since the ’90s.
Acres & Acres
An Extraordinary Industry
Chris Beytes
What a retiring HR professional thinks of spending his last 20 professional years in horticulture.
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