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Albert Grimm

Albert Grimm Columnist, Head Grower - Jeffery’s Greenhouses

Albert is Head Grower for Jeffery’s Greenhouses in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Recent Articles

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Growth Factors: The Law of the Minimum
Albert Grimm
According to the Law of the Minimum the rate of plant growth is not determined by the most abundant growth factor, nor by the sum of all available factors, but it’s limited by the single scarcest of these growth factors.
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Growth Factors
Albert Grimm
Before we can successfully change the growth of plants, we need to understand how each species of plant has adapted to their natural habitat.
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Molecular Cooking in the Greenhouse
Albert Grimm
Production recipes may work nine times out of 10, but unless we know WHY they work, we haven’t much of a chance to fix things when they don’t.
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When Things Go Off the Rails
Albert Grimm
As growers, we don’t shine by doing everything right, but by preventing things from going wrong.
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Last Chance to Learn
Albert Grimm
Suddenly, garden vegetables are a hot item again and I suspect that many first-time greenthumbers will find out the hard way that growing carrots is not as simple as Google might make you believe.
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The Job Market
Albert Grimm
We must seek independence from the whims of short-term changes and concentrate on a cohesive long-term model for developing our knowledge and skills.
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Biocontrol Anecdotes
Albert Grimm
An entire generation of growers learned instantly about the agony of pest infestations out of control.
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Biocontrol Anecdotes: Aphidoletes
Albert Grimm
A story about what’s required to understand the concept of managing bugs with bugs.
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Biological Control—Reinventing Pests
Albert Grimm
It’s important to understand that we must shift our pest control paradigm from target-and-destroy to balance-and-exclude if we want to be successful with biological control.
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Biological Black Holes
Albert Grimm
Lack of observability remains one of the most serious obstacles to success for those growers who are new to biological pest control.
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