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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Vol. 81 No. 4


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02 |GT in Brief
03 |SAF in the Lobby
04 |New Products
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  Article Archive
April 2017 Issue (Vol. 80 No. 12)
 
Acres & Acres
When 25 Equals 100 | Chris Beytes
Part 3 of “Plan for profit, plant to plan,” as explained by Dr. Will Healy.

Columns
Aloha Aphids | Paul Pilon
With the warm winter much of the country has experienced, the arrival of aphids is likely to be slightly earlier this year.

Columns
Broad Mites: Don’t Let Their Size Fool You! | Rick Yates
While broad mites themselves may go undetected, the damage they cause certainly does not.

Columns
Keep That Grease Coming | Jennifer Zurko
Think about the problems you have in your business—they range from small potatoes to huge issues, right? How do you know which ones to tackle first?

Columns
Mistaken? Probably … | Sylvia Schaap
Mistakes, although they’re penalized with a poor grade in school and met with displeasure in the workforce, are important in the development of skill and knowledge.

Columns
The Sneaky Little Moth That Tried to Eat Us Out of House & Home | Paul Westervelt
It was another one of those industry news flashes about some new pest I’d never heard of that was a new problem on a crop we barely grew. I hadn’t seen symptoms and I forgot about it as quickly as I’d read about it.

Cover Story
What to Watch For | Jennifer Zurko
What the experts anticipate this year’s largest insect and diseases headaches could be.

Features
Does Feeding Your Plants Affect Aphids? | John Sanderson, Neil Mattson, Elizabeth Lamb & Liza White
Brand new research is trying to determine whether some fertilizers can actually help keep aphid populations in check.

Features
Offense Over Defense | Dr. Daniel Peck
Preventing pest problems before they start.

Features
Out of the Shadows | Ellen C. Wells
Nature’s Way Nursery of Miami just may be the biggest southern landscape, tropicals and shrub nursery you’ve never heard of.

Features
Planning for Pests | Nancy Rechcigl
An agronomic approach to pest management.

Features
Take Your Poinsettia Cuttings for a Dip | Rose Buitenhuis
Starting clean is key to biocontrol success.

Features
Where Do You Buy Bios? | Allison Westbrook
Beneficial organisms can solve a whole host of pest problems. But where do you get them and what do you do with them after they arrive?

Features
WOTUS: Protecting Waters & Creating Confusion | Jennifer Duffield White
How a rule that was supposed to clarify a definition created mass confusion and became the poster child for government overreach.

Growers Talk Business
Searching for Daniel-san | Art Parkerson
Is it unreasonable to tell an employee their job description is “wax on, wax off”?

GT in Brief
2017 Spring Meadow-Proven Winners Scholarship Recipients | Matthew Chappell
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research arm of AmericanHort, announced the names of the three recipients of the 2017 Spring Meadow–Proven Winners Endowment Fund Scholarship.

GT in Brief
Altman Buying Euro Facility | Chris Beytes
Hot on the heels of their acquisition of Plug Connection last October, Ken and Deena Altman have purchased the plant material of the former EuroAmerican Propagators and have put in an offer on the land and facilities.

GT in Brief
AmericanHort Announces New Industry Leaders | Chris Beytes
When the AmericanHort Board of Directors meets in Columbus, Ohio, at Cultivate’17 in July, they will welcome three newly elected Board Members to the 13-member Board and install a new slate of officers.

GT in Brief
AmericanHort to Manage ONLA | Chris Beytes
The association has announced that they’ll be providing management services to the Ohio Nursery Landscape Association (ONLA). AmericanHort President and CEO Ken Fisher will serve as Executive Director.

GT in Brief
Another Class of EAGLs Takes Flight | Chris Beytes
Dr. Charlie Hall, Ellison Chair for International Floriculture at Texas A&M, is proud to announce the graduation of the fourth cohort of his elite “EAGL” business leaders—Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership.

GT in Brief
Democracy in Action | Jennifer Zurko
The current political climate may make you want to cut yourself off from all news outlets and social media platforms, but it’s for this very reason that constituents and small business owners need to make sure they have the ears of their legislators.

GT in Brief
Emerald Coast Growers Builds State-of-the-Art New Seed House | Jennifer Zurko
Emerald Coast Growers has added a seed house to increase production efficiency at its Florida operations.

GT in Brief
FarmedHere Shuts Down | Chris Beytes
FarmedHere, a large warehouse growing business in the Chicago suburbs, has closed its doors.

GT in Brief
On The Move | Jennifer Zurko
BALL HORTICULTURAL CO.; EASON HORTICULTURAL RESOURCES; HARRIS SEEDS; H.E. ANDERSON COMPANY; HOFFMAN NURSERY; WATERPULSE

GT in Brief
One Expands, One Retires | Chris Beytes
We’ve got a well-respected, large, first-generation greenhouse with owners who want to expand and a well-respected, mid-sized, third-generation greenhouse with an owner who wants to retire. They get together, strike a deal and everybody’s happy!

GT in Brief
Win a Trip to Hawaii | Chris Beytes
The Hawaii Export Nursery Association is hosting the Aloha Plantscape Awards and the winner gets a free trip to the islands!

New Products
New Products | Adriana Heikkila
PanAmerican Seed; Argus Control Systems Ltd.; Atlas Manufacturing Inc.; Star Roses and Plants; Bushel and Berry; Nexus Greenhouse Systems

SAF in the Lobby
President Trump Signs Order to Begin WOTUS Repeal Process | Society of American Florists
President Trump has signed an executive order instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to “review and reconsider” a rule seeking to broaden the definition of navigable waters and potentially affecting flower growing operations.

Under an Acre
From Truck to Tractor | Anne-Marie Hardie
For the Schipper family, the journey to enter the greenhouse business began 18 years ago, when John Schipper, a trucker who hauled grain, made a stop at a farm that was growing greenhouse peppers and tomatoes.




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