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  Article Archive
July 2017 Issue (Vol. 81 No. 3)
 
Acres & Acres
New School or Old School? | Chris Beytes
No matter which direction you choose, personalized customer service that exceeds your customers’ expectations is still the best way to ensure your company’s future.

Columns
Garden Mums & Florel | Rick Yates
New research to prevent premature budding.

Columns
The Little Things Make All the Difference | Roger McGaughey
If we take care of the little things, the important details, the big things, often take care of themselves and everyone’s stress level can be lower.

Columns
Worries & Wakefulness | Jennifer Zurko
One of the burning questions that I learned to ask from Chris Beytes is: “What keeps you up at night?”

Cover Story
Forget the Weather: Labor is Your No. 1 Worry | Jennifer Zurko
The decline in the availability of greenhouse and nursery workers has reached crisis levels. Here’s a look at how we got here and some creative ways in which growers are finding more help.

Features
Channeling New Varieties | Chris Beytes, Jennifer Zurko, Ellen C. Wells & Paul Pilon
Part one of our two-part coverage of the 2017 California Spring Trials includes plenty of new annuals, and additions to popular series. And despite it being a relatively “quiet” year, there were a few memorable standouts worthy of your attention.

Features
Growth Control on the Low | Josh Henry & Brian Whipker
Low phosphorus fertilization as an alternative to PGRs.

Features
Mealybugs: What Can You Do? | Dr. Raymond A. Cloyd
Mealybugs are destructive and economically important insect pests of a wide-range of greenhouse-grown horticultural crops.

Features
Phytophthora Diseases Affecting Ornamentals & the Potential for Foliar Outbreaks | Aaron Palmateer, Ph.D.
When it comes to effective management of aggressive pathogens such as Phytophthora, preventative fungicide applications are a must.

Features
Tech Talk | Christopher Machnich
Control systems that allow you to incorporate new technology in your greenhouse can also make you a better grower.

Features
Tips for Rooting Perennial Cuttings | W. Garrett Owen & Roberto G. Lopez
Optimizing callus induction and formation of herbaceous perennial cuttings.

Features
Which Would Work for You? | Ed Bloodnick & Troy Buechel
Tips on the building blocks of organic growing media.

Features
Worrying About Wilt? | Mary-Frances Behnke, Kelly Lewis & James Faust
A solution for rehydrating wilted cuttings.

Growers Talk Business
The Spring That Never Was | Bill Swanekamp
The odd part about this spring was that it never seemed to get going.

GT in Brief
Coloring Within the Lines | Chris Beytes
Ball Horticultural Company’s summer ground crew staff plant annuals in preparation for the annual Ball Seed Field Day & Landscape Day, which is always held the last Friday of July.

GT in Brief
Dümmen Orange Announces Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship | Jennifer Zurko
Dümmen Orange announced the creation of The Dr. P. Allen Hammer scholarship fund.

GT in Brief
In Memoriam: Michael Vukelich Sr. | Chris Beytes
Michael Vukelich Sr. passed away in May at the age of 87.

GT in Brief
Neonics on Milkweed Brings Negative Publicity | Chris Beytes
It’s one thing to use neonics for general pest management, but why would you put them on a plant called “butterfly weed.”

GT in Brief
On The Move | Jennifer Zurko
EMERALD COAST GROWERS; HENRY F. MICHELL CO; lef FARMS; PHILIPS LIGHTING

GT in Brief
Orange Petunia Update | Chris Beytes
We call it the orange petunia situation because that’s the color that started the genetically engineered ball rolling, but it’s extended into a few other colors.

GT in Brief
Registration Open for UF Greenhouse Training Online Courses | Jennifer Zurko
Join the 488 growers who have successfully graduated from Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF).

GT in Brief
STEPABLES Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit | Chris Beytes
Think twice before you borrow photos from the Internet for your website or catalog.

New Products
New Products | Adriana Heikkila
Ball Seed; Oglesby Plants International; Dramm Corporation; Westbrook Greenhouse Systems Ltd.; Bayer CropScience LP; Jelitto Perennial Seeds

SAF in the Lobby
Tax Reform Simmering | The Society of American Florists
Tax reform is one of the signature issues in the Trump administration, but questions abound about what direction it will take and whether or not reform can be a reality this year.

Under an Acre
The Williamson Legacy | Anne-Marie Hardie
It’s often been said that it’s the people, not the structure, that will determine the success of the business. That’s truly the case for Tom Williamson and the legacy he created with RCW Nurseries and Williamson Tree Farm.




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