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Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

As consumers and suppliers become more climate-conscious, there have been questions about the long-term viability and sustainability of the harvesting and use of sphagnum peat moss, which has long been an important component of soilless media because of its fibrous structure, water-holding capacity and low nutrient content.

Because it’s a natural product, growers often ask about how peat is harvested and processed, and about its availability, both short-term and long-term.

In this webinar, Susan Parent of Premier Tech Horticulture will explain all the details of today’s sphagnum peat moss industry, including how harvest sites are restored, and the sustainability and outlook of this valuable resource for future generations of growers and gardeners.

With more than 35 years at Premier Tech, Susan has been part of the Innovation Team, developing active ingredients for horticultural plants. She has a deep knowledge of microbiology, and for the last 10 years has been part of Premier Tech's Grower Services team, supporting greenhouse growers and working with them to improve the quality of their crops. Susan has many years of knowledge and experience in the peat moss industry in Canada, including sphagnum peat moss harvesting, processing, and the restoration of valuable peat bog resources.

Sponsored by:

Premier Tech Horticulture

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Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

In this webinar, our duo of experts will explore how to identify the most problematic variables in your growing environment, and the best practices to ensure you're being as efficient as possible. We'll also explore how fine-tuning the production processes of your facility through automation can make your operation more sustainable and help reduce costs.

Our guest experts are Jacob Souza, Field Application Technician, and Vinay Sharma, Project Design Lead, for Argus Controls.

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

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Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In this free GrowerTalks webinar, Dr. Emma Lookabaugh and Kimberly Noffke of BASF talk about the basics of proper fungicide selection and how to build robust rotation programs to control root and crown diseases, foliar diseases and Botrytis. 

Topics covered include: fungicide mode of action; contact vs. translaminar; timing applications; plant safety; residue management; and tank mixes and rotation. Diseases covered include: Thielaviopsis, Phytophthora, Pythium, Cercospora, Anthracnose, powdery mildew and Botrytis.

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

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Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021

2020 was a game-changing year for the lawn & garden industry. From new customers driving an increase of cash flow to supply chain challenges that led to innovative ways to manage inventory, retailers have had to get more creative in the past year to efficiently run their businesses, while continuing a path toward growth.

Join Epicor's Sam Kirkland as he's joined by special guest retail expert AJ Petitti of Petitti Garden Centers in Cleveland, Ohio. The two will discuss:
- How to effectively use data to forecast for the rest of 2021 and beyond
- How retailers are using their increased cash from from 2020 and 2021 to grow their businesses

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Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Growing media is an important part of crop production. It's the foundation for starting and producing quality crops. Understanding the chemical, physical and biological properties of growing media will help you to select the best growing medium for your particular crop needs.

Discover in this webinar how you can get more from your growing media to produce better-quality crops.

Presented by Troy Buechel, Horticulture Specialist, Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. for Premier Tech.

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

Sponsored by:

Premier Tech

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Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Meet this year’s three finalists for our Green Profit/The Garden Center Group Young Retailer Award in a live Zoom interview!

They are:
- Terra Campbell, Round Rock Garden Center
- Esmeralda Carrasco, Ponderosa Cactus Nursery
- Wyatt Page, Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co.

You’ll hear their experiences in how they’re able to connect with the new gardeners flocking to independent retailers across the country this spring. Webinar host and Green Profit Managing Editor-at-Large Jen Polanz will check in with them on the following topics:
- If they have e-commerce and what strategy worked for them
- What consumers are asking for and what they can’t get enough of
- What mediums work best in reaching young consumers
- How new gardeners differ from our existing clientele
- How their employers have helped them reach their potential
- What our industry can do to attract new customers and new retail talent
- Questions asked by our webinar audience

Sponsored by:

The Garden Center Group, AmericanHort

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Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Meet this year’s three finalists for our GrowerTalks/The HC Companies Young Grower Award in a live Zoom interview! They are:
- Diego Barahona, Costa Farms
- Maddie Maynor, North Creek Nurseries
- Thomas Minter, Loma Vista Nursery

You’ll hear these exceptional young talents share their opinions, ideas and concerns about their chosen profession, the wholesale greenhouse and nursery industry. Topics covered by host Chris Beytes will include:

- Attracting and keeping talent
- Working with multiple generations
- Future-proofing your business
- Technology vs. talent
- Preventing burnout
- Pay levels in horticulture
- What they want and expect from their employers
- And much more … including your questions!

Sponsored by:

The HC Companies, AmericanHort

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Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021

In this webinar, Jeff Woolsey from Woolsey Consulting, LLC will share his insights and 35 years of experience in the horticultural industry to address the relationship between using fully integrated control solutions and key concepts for greenhouse operations, such as return on investment, plant quality, efficient use of resources and product tracking.

Sponsored by:

Argus Controls

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Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Hosta are a mainstay of shade gardens and regularly rank among the most popular perennials in production today, and that popularity shows no sign of going anywhere but up. If you want to know what’s new in the world of hostas or get some culture tips to boost your production, this is the webinar for you!

Leading off this webinar is Hans Hansen, Walters Gardens’ resident plant expert extraordinaire. Hans has been hybridizing and working with hostas for more than 30 years. In this presentation he’ll share his experience with the popular perennial as well as the traits he looks for when breeding and selecting new hostas.

Anchoring the presentation is avid hosta enthusiast Laura Robles, who recently transitioned from the Trials Department at Walters to her new position as Regional Product Manager. In her roles, she’s trialed various methods for forcing and finishing hostas, as well as best practices in pest and disease management.

Hosted by Chris Beytes, editor of GrowerTalks magazine.

Sponsored by:

Walters Gardens

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Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Introducing a “once-in-a-blue-moon” invention, taking years to perfect. PrescriptionSOIL Solutions’ fully automated, user-friendly powerful algorithm—SoilWIZARD—is designed to fit any size lawn and garden retail store. Nothing like it exists in the marketplace today!

Learn how PrescriptionSOIL Solutions can program your nutrient and soil amendment products into soilWIZARD with proven results:

- Increased top-line revenue by upselling
- Increased store visits by your customers for increased sales
- 100% science-based to increase marketplace credibility
- Differentiates you from box stores
- Templated platform allows you to select and provide the most profitable products
- Converts sales staff into agronomists
- Provides a new story to tell and dynamic to sell
- And most important—partnering with PrescriptionSOIL Solutions will enhance/improve the bond between you and your lawn, garden and landscape customer. PrescriptionSOIL Solutions is looking for independent lawn and garden retail store partners!

The presentation speakers are Kip Connelly, owner, PrescriptionSOIL Solutions; Neil Wood—chief technology officer, Adapify, Inc.; and Tim Fennell, director of operations, PrescriptionSOIL Solutions.

Moderated by Ellen Wells, editor-at-large, Green Profit magazine.

Webinar bonus: One Free PrescriptionSOIL Solutions soil analysis kit to the first 100 registered webinar participants.

Sponsored by:

PrescriptionSOIL Solutions

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Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Gardening is on the tip of everyone’s tongues in 2021 as unprecedented millions embraced the activity in 2020. But is the industry speaking this new gardener’s language?

Analyzing two million social media posts and online articles, Garden Media Group uncovered key trends and patterns in language and sentiment in how the public talked about gardening and houseplants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding these communication patterns holds major implications for garden writers, industry, and influencers in relating to the gardening public – and gaining the trust of the new gardener.

Join Katie McCoy Dubow of Garden Media Group, and Sam Kirkland of Epicor Software as they share report highlights, industry implications, and connections with upcoming trends.

Your moderator will be Jen Polanz, managing editor of Green Profit magazine

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