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3 1/2 Steps to Overwintering Perennials

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Central

Are you feeling uncertain about your perennial program for 2023? Are you nervous about overwintering your leftovers? Looking for ways to improve your production? Darwin Perennials’ very own in-house expert Chris Fifo, perennial product representative, will tap into his 30 years of growing experience to help you achieve overwintering production success in 3 1/2 steps. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

- Learn how to choose the right varieties
- Learn how to choose the right structure
- Learn proper culture and growing techniques

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

Sponsored by:

Darwin Perennials

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Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The oomycetes (Oomycota), also known as water molds, are a group of pathogens that play a large role in the decomposition of plants and the breakdown of organic matter. While this scenario is perfect for the great outdoors, it can cost greenhouse growers millions of dollars in yearly sales.

In this webinar, Dr. Emma Lookabaugh, Technical Specialist for BASF, will discuss how to look for symptoms of downy mildew, Phytophthora and Pythium along with prevention and control measures to keep these notorious oomycetes from ruining your crops.

Sponsored by:

BASF

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Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

If you are in the locally grown cut flower business, you’ll definitely want to attend this webinar to learn about perennial varieties to add to your crop list!

It’s slated for Wednesday, August 17, at 1 p.m. Eastern/Noon Central/10 a.m. Pacific

Perennials are an important part of the crop mix on a diversified cut flower farm. Many perennials bloom weeks before summer annuals, giving you an early start on the season, with additional income opportunities.  

In this GrowerTalks webinar, brought to you by Ball Seed, you’ll hear about perennial cut flowers from a range of world’s best breeding and producing companies, including Benary, GET Group, Green Leaf Plants, Darwin Perennials and Walters Gardens. Best of all, it’s timed perfectly to bring in new varieties as we head into the late summer/fall planting season. This promises to be a MUST-ATTEND event for your whole cut flower team!

If you aren’t currently a Ball Seed or Ball ColorLink customer, sign up for an account today by calling (800) 686-7380 so your account will be ready to use after you discover new perennials during the webinar!

Sponsored by:

Ball Seed

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Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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

They are:

- Casey McCollum, Plant Perfect Garden Center, Bismarck, North Dakota
- Ashleigh Munro, Kiwi Nurseries, Acheson, Alberta, Canada
- Will O'Hara, Van Wilgen's Garden Center, North Branford, Connecticut

This year has posed some unique challenges for independent retailers trying to meet continued consumer demand. In our live Zoom webinar, you'll hear how they overcame those challenges. Webinar host and Green Profit Managing Editor Jen Polanz will check in with them on the following topics:

- Their strategies for overcoming supply chain issues
- pricing strategies due to increasing costs from inflation
- How they tackled potential labor shortages
- What kind of consumer demand they saw this spring
- If and how they are using e-commerce
- And questions asked by YOU, our webinar audience

Sponsored by:

The Garden Center Group and AmericanHort

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Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Meet the three finalists for this year's GrowerTalks/The Ball Horticultural Company Young Grower Award in a live Zoom interview! They are:

- Quinten Henning, Henning's Farm & Greenhouse, DeMotte, Indiana
- Mike Krueger, Midwest Groundcovers, St. Charles, Illinois
- Erika Ramos, J. Berry Nursery, Grande Saline, Texas

You’ll hear how these exceptional young talents handled the challenges of Spring 2022 and their opinions about where our industry is headed from here. Topics covered by our host, Editor Chris Beytes, will include:

- Their strategies for overcoming supply chain issues
- How they've handled the labor shortage pre- and during the pandemic
- A recap of Spring 2022 in their area
- And much more … including your questions!

Sponsored by:

Ball Horticultural Company and AmericanHort

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Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Al Sray, Senior Account Manager for Prospiant, will be addressing a range of topics when it comes to traditional vs. new greenhouse technology, including general greenhouse selection criteria, system selections and overall trends in the marketplace. Joining Al will be Brent Ford, Business Development Representative from Argus Controls.
 
Topics to be covered include:
 
- General greenhouse selection criteria—Style, glazing, location considerations, system strategies and trends for various crops
- System selection—Heating, cooling, lighting, air movement, irrigation and CO2 injection
- Overall trends in the marketplace—Old school vs. new school, emerging technology and what the future holds
 
Hosted by Chris Beytes, editor, GrowerTalks/Green Profit and Acres Online

Sponsored by:

Argus Controls

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Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Consumer demand is on the rise for many greenhouse grown, organic certified edible crops. Plant production can be a challenge for growers to select organic fertilizer programs, growing media and other inputs that comply with organic standards, and still produce quality crops.

Susan Parent, Horticulture Specialist–Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada for Premier Tech Growers & Consumers, will highlight some of the practices by growers, what challenges they face and how biological active ingredients in growing media are used to enhance plant growth.

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

Sponsored by:

Premier Tech Horticulture

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Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

New technology from the Dümmen Orange breeding technology center has led to "Intrinsa breeding", which leverages natural genetics within its collection for advance disease resistance, better plant performance and more economical (and sustainable) crops for the future.

Presenters Stephanie Whitehouse (Regional Product Manager–Decorative Annuals) and QiuXia Chen (Regional Product Manager–Garden Mums) will discuss how this breakthrough in breeding will benefit you, the grower.

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

 

Sponsored by:

Dümmen Orange

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Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022

With production costs going sky-high and no relief in sight, it’s more important than ever that you optimize your greenhouse environment in a way that reduces your use of heating fuel, electricity, water, fertilizer and other inputs—while still maximizing plant quality, of course. That is something your environmental control system should be capable of doing—provided you have the right equipment and know how to set up and monitor the system!

In this free webinar, environmental controls expert Dirk Sprangers from Argus Controls, along with Shawn Cooney, a CEA lettuce and hemp grower and co-founder of the Sustainable Cannabis Coalition, will discuss how automating your growing environment can lead to a more profitable and sustainable operation. 

You will learn:

- If you have the right equipment installed
- The potential ROI for various investments in energy efficiency
- Environmental control system capabilities for managing your equipment
- Control tips for energy conservation
- How to leverage “smart” irrigation and fertigation
- Innovations coming from “plant-centric” controls suppliers
- And much more!

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

Sponsored by:

Argus Controls

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Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Heuchera are one of the most versatile of perennials—some do best in shade, some thrive in full sun and some can handle either condition equally well. They can be a great garden complement in the ground or fill in a combination planter with their fabulous foliage for a spring, summer or autumn look.

Tune in to this webinar to see what's new with heuchera breeding and get some culture tips on how to grow your best heuchera crop! Hans Hansen, world-renowned plant breeder and Walters Gardens Director of New Plant Development, will kick off the talk with his perspective on this fabulous foliage perennial, including some of the traits he looks for when breeding and selecting new cultivars. Laura Robles, Regional Product Manager in the mid-Atlantic states, will follow Hans with production tips for growing heuchera, including information on scheduling, growth regulation, and best management for pests and diseases.

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

Sponsored by:

Walters Gardens

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Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The use of cut flowers has been on the rise for a number of years, especially “locally grown.” The pandemic provided a real boost and benefit for the cut flower industry and this created an increase in demand—a demand that translates to increased sales for you, the cut flower grower. Ball Seed wants to help keep the momentum going by offering two free new-variety cut flower webinars that anyone involved in cut flowers should attend.
 
Part II of our two-part webinar will focus on new cut flowers introduced in 2021 and 2022 from bulbs, vegetative cuttings and tissue culture from Ednie Flower Bulbs, Danziger and other popular vegetative suppliers. Our guests include cut flower specialists Dave Dowling and Jose Sanchez, along with representatives from each of the participating plant companies. Some of the cut flower crops that will be covered include lilies, ranunculus, dahlias, peonies, scabiosa, veronicas, craspedia, cut mums and limonium.
 
Attend this free webinar and you will walk away with a better understanding of what’s new in this ever-increasing segment of the cut flower industry!
 
Hosted by Chris Beytes, editor of GrowerTalks/Green Profit and Acres Online.
 

Sponsored by:

Ball Seed

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Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The use of cut flowers has been on the rise for a number of years, especially “locally grown.” The pandemic provided a real boost and benefit for the cut flower industry and this created an increase in demand—a demand that translates to increased sales for you, the cut flower grower. Ball Seed wants to help keep the momentum going by offering two free new variety cut flower webinars that anyone involved in cut flowers should attend.

Part I of our two-part series will focus on new cut flowers from seed introduced in 2021 and 2022 by Sakata, PanAmerican Seed, Syngenta, Takii, Sumika and other seed breeders and suppliers. Our guests include cut flower specialists Andrew Lee, Dave Dowling and Jose Sanchez with Ball Seed, along with representatives from each of the participating seed companies. Crops to be covered include lisianthus, sunflowers, dianthus, asters, celosia and marigolds, among others.

Attend this free webinar and you will gain a thorough understanding of what’s new in cut flowers from some of the leading cut flower breeders from around the world!

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

Sponsored by:

Ball Seed

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