Mangave Madness: The Story Behind this Fast-Growing Succulent Hybrid (and its Potential Benefits to the World of Horticulture)

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Central

As the Director of New Plant Development at Walters Gardens and a lifelong breeder of perennials, Hans Hansen has seen and participated inmore than a few breakthroughs in plant breeding. However, no cross has capturedhis attention quite so much as the intergeneric mix of Manfreda and Agave, known as Mangave.

Taking the best from both genera, Mangave have the accelerated growth rate, spotting and softer spines from Manfreda, mixed with the durability and large, architectural forms of Agave. Mangave hybrids bring the potential of hundreds of new colors and habits not previously seen among Agave in a product that is more grower-friendly, with a quicker finish time and less prickly spines, making them easier to handle.

As the principal breeder of Mangave, Hans Hansen is the perfect source for the story behind the succulent. Join Hans as he shares his experiences with Mangave, as well as its potential far-reaching benefits to the world of horticulture.

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The Ins and Outs of Propagating and Cultivating Industrial Hemp

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

In this timely webinar, hemp growers will learn best practices and technical protocols from OASIS Grower Solutions lead scientist, Dr. Vijay Rapaka, as well as gain practical insight from the grower's perspective from OASIS field expert, Eric Prechtl. While Vijay has helped OASIS Grower Solutions develop products specific for the effective propagation of industrial hemp, Eric has helped successfully guide industrial hemp growers step-by-step through the intricate propagation process.

They will be joined by Dr. Allison Justice, a Ph.D. from Clemson University who is owner of SC Botanicals, a large-scale hemp CBD extraction facility; and co-owner of The Hemp Mine, a 40-acre hemp farm that also manufactures a wide range of hemp products.

Hosted by Chris Beytes, editor, GrowerTalks/Green Profit and Acres Online.


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