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  Article Archive
August 2017 Issue (Vol. 81 No. 4)
 
Acres & Acres
How I Got Here | Chris Beytes
Many of us have taken an unusual route into a career in horticulture. Here’s mine.

Columns
How to Defeat Two-Spotted Spider Mites | Tami Van Gaal
You can win the battle against TSSM in your crops with either an integrated approach or a BCA-only approach.

Columns
Imminent Mildews: It’s Powdery Mildew Season | Paul Pilon
Being we’re on the onset of another imminent season for powdery mildew, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts and management strategies.

Columns
In Praise of the Lowly Viola | Paul Westervelt
Fall pansies offer an important seasonal change out … and they buy some time for that spring install.

Columns
Outside of the Comfort Zone | Jennifer Zurko
My risk taking is cautious and guarded.

Cover Story
Looking Ahead | Matthew Chappell
The whos and whats of woody ornamental breeding.

Culture Notes
Perennial Power: Dianthus Rockin’ Red | Reid Snyder
This durable new dianthus (Zone 4B) will add bright color to perennial borders for years to come.

Features
Boning Up on Bark | Ed Bloodnick & Troy Buechel
Quality bark for Growing Media 101.

Features
Keeping Landscapes Weed-Free | Dr. Jill Calabro
The impact of temperature on herbicide activity.

Features
More Channel Surfing | Paul Pilon, Chris Beytes, Ellen C. Wells & Jennifer Zurko
The second part of our coverage of the 2017 California Spring Trials continues with lots of perennials, shrubs and potted plants

Features
Put Maples in Their Place | Steven D. Frank
A plant in its “right place” will have the appropriate water, sun and soil it needs to thrive. This reduces plant stress and, in many cases, reduces pest abundance, too.

Features
Seeing (More) Red | Josh Henry & Brian Whipker
Using low phosphorus fertility to enhance red foliage coloration.

Features
Tips for Rooting Perennial Cuttings, Part 2 | W. Garrett Owen & Roberto G. Lopez
The second installment on optimizing root development of herbaceous perennial cuttings.

Growers Talk Business
I Don’t Care What Anybody Thinks | Art Parkerson
We want everyone to think we don’t care what they think.

GT in Brief
Catching Up with Spring Creek | Jennifer Zurko
Spring Creek Growers in Magnolia, Texas, went from an up-and-coming operation to an established ornamentals business.

GT in Brief
Dümmen Orange Makes Three Acquisitions | Chris Beytes
Once again from the “big get bigger” file, Dümmen Orange announced two acquisitions in five days—a young plant substrate company and a potted plant breeder.

GT in Brief
Edenfield Joins Skagit Horticulture | Chris Beytes
Dave Edenfield, who’s got a long record of service to the greenhouse industry, has joined Skagit Horticulture.

GT in Brief
Green Fuse Hires VP | Chris Beytes
Jim Devereux has joined the company to oversee production, sales and marketing.

GT in Brief
On The Move | Jennifer Zurko
BAILEY NURSERIES; BAYER; WATERPULSE

GT in Brief
SNA Moves North | Matthew Chappell
The Southern Nursery Association’s annual conference will be heading north to join forces with the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS).

GT in Brief
Star Gets a New President | Jennifer Zurko
Bradd Yoder has been selected to become the next president of Star Roses & Plants.

GT in Brief
Tough Questions? Dramm Has Easy Answers | Chris Beytes
Dramm has linked the forum to each page of their online catalog.

GT in Brief
U of Florida Greenhouse Training Online Courses on Weed Management | 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
Valleybrook Sells Ontario Location | Chris Beytes
John Schroeder, founder and owner of Valleybrook Gardens in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada, has sold his Niagara-on-the-Lake location.

New Products
New Products | Adriana Heikkila
Van Belle Nursery Inc.; Envirotech Cultivation Solutions; Ball FloraPlant; Jiffy Products of America Inc.; Scotts; Bushel and Berry

SAF in the Lobby
Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS) to be Rescinded | The Society of American Florists
In early July, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released a proposal to rescind the Obama Administration’s controversial rule known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS).

Under an Acre
Advocates for Biodiversity in Agriculture | Anne-Marie Hardie
The founders of Kilinoe Forest are Dr. Cam Muir and Eliah Halpenny—who are passionate about not only tea, but advocating for biodiversity.




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