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Chris Fifo Columnist, Technical Services Advisor - Swift Greenhouses Inc.

Chris is Technical Services Advisor for Swift Greenhouses, Inc. in Gilman, Iowa.

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Beetlemania
Chris Fifo
In Iowa, the Japanese beetle is new(er) and running amok and unchecked by Mother Nature this year.
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The Family Matriarch
Chris Fifo
Carol Swift leaves behind her core values, which we all aspire to achieve: integrity, honesty, fairness and loyalty.
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Creativity Killed the Crop
Chris Fifo
Over the years, I’ve come up with some very unique and creative ways to efficiently kill a crop.
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Managing the Micromanaging
Chris Fifo
Do micromanagers feel like nobody can do things as well as they can? Or is micromanaging the little things their distraction from the big things they’re dealing with?
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Bring Back the Monarchs
Chris Fifo
A simple marketing campaign like giving kids a Dixie cup, a little growing media and a few asclepias seeds could help us all bring back the Monarchs.
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“Growers Will Cost You Money”
Chris Fifo
Growers will cost you money in many ways, but managers will get a return on their investment (ROI).
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Growing Pains
Chris Fifo
Change can be difficult and growing can be painful, but they’re both inevitable.
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Make It Grow!
Chris Fifo
I’ve thought about the days with my children for a long time and have often wanted to slow them down and savor these years. This spring, I had quite the opposite experience in my plug range.
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Growers Talk Production: All Hail the Maintenance Man!
Chris Fifo
The saying, “it’s only expensive if you can’t do it yourself” isn’t always true. It’s certainly less expensive than calling a professional. In the greenhouse, the maintenance man usually doesn’t have that option. He has to be a professional at everything.
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It’s a Bug Eat Bug World
Chris Fifo
If you’ve got bugs you don’t want, why not bring in something that will eat them?
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