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Albert Grimm Columnist, Head Grower - Jeffery’s Greenhouses

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

Recent Articles

Growers Talk Production
Finding Virtue in the Work Place
Albert Grimm
The driving force for work ethics is passion and the fuel for excellence is resilience.
Columns
Apprenticeships
Albert Grimm
Traditional apprenticeships don’t end with graduates that are filled with cookbook knowledge.
Columns
Quali-fi-cation = Quality in Education
Albert Grimm
In horticulture, the qualification of specialists is determined primarily by the depth of passion for their chosen career.
Columns
Somebody Else’s Problem
Albert Grimm
If we let someone accept responsibility for a project, but we don’t give them true authority to make all the necessary decisions, then it’s very likely that errors, inadequacies and inaccuracies become “Somebody Else’s Problem.”
Columns
A Balancing Act
Albert Grimm
When growers are stuck in the greenhouse for too long, we tend to develop a peculiar type of tunnel vision. We’re so focused on pests, diseases and nutrient deficiencies that we no longer see any nature in our crops.
Columns
Finding Needs That Need Filling
Albert Grimm
We have to learn how to spot opportunities and then we need to gather experience and skill before we’re able to fill them.
Columns
Uncharted Territories
Albert Grimm
Modern life has morphed the nature of human territory, but our fundamental behavior hasn’t changed.
Columns
Making Waves
Albert Grimm
The role of our older generation of growers needs to morph into one of mentorship and teaching if we want to help another generation accomplish meaningful success in our industry.
GT in Brief
Mirror Magic in the Art of Delegation
Albert Grimm
Workers don’t get motivated on command. It takes far more than the occasional pep talk to change indifference to enthusiasm.
Columns
An Exercise in Tongue Twisting
Albert Grimm
It’s a worthwhile effort to learn about the different classes of pesticides available to us because the success of your pest control program might depend on how well you understand the differences.
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