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Chris Beytes

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

Acres & Acres
What, Me Worry?
Chris Beytes
What if worriers put their powerful imaginations to work by taking each negative thought that comes to mind and finding a way to counter it?
GT in Brief
Happy 100th to Ernest Danziger!
Chris Beytes
Mr. Danziger reached the century mark on November 16, as the company he and his wife, Zehava, founded celebrated its 70th anniversary.
GT in Brief
Kurt Dramm Inducted Into Green Industry Hall of Fame
Chris Beytes
Congratulations to the Dramm family, who in November celebrated the recognition of their late patriarch, Kurt Dramm, who was posthumously honored with induction into the Green Industry Hall of Fame.
GT in Brief
In Memoriam: Jonathan “Papa Jon” Huntington
Chris Beytes
Jonathan Huntington, founder of Pleasant View Gardens of Loudon, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 8. He was 95.
GT in Brief
Costa Acquires Virginia’s Battlefield Farms
Chris Beytes
In the first big horticulture deal of the new year, Costa Farms of Miami, Florida, has announced the purchase of Battlefield Farms of Rapidan, Virginia.
GT in Brief
TPIE Back to Its (New) Old Home
Chris Beytes
The annual Tropical Plant International Expo, held January 17-19 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was back in its long-time home, the Broward County Convention Center, after a two-year visit across the state in Tampa.
Technology
Things We Know About D.O. and Nanobubbles
Chris Beytes
Dissolved oxygen (D.O.) and nanobubbles have been all the buzz of late in CEA irrigation circles (and beyond). But what do we really know about them? We went to an expert researcher, Dr. Sara Kuwahara, assistant professor in the Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering Department at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, to find out what she has learned in her 13 years of making—and popping—the tiny gas-filled orbs.
Front Lines
Axiom Gardening Survey: Bright 2024
Chris Beytes
Want to know what home gardeners are planning to do in and with their gardens in 2024?
Acres & Acres
What’s in Store for ’24?
Chris Beytes
I hate crystal ball editorials, but, alas, a trade magazine editor is expected to write such a column.
GT in Brief
USDA Unveils Updated Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Chris Beytes
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map, updating this valuable tool for the first time since 2012.
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