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Grow your best crop ever! Cultural and technical information for greenhouse professionals.

Grow your best crop ever! Cultural and technical information for greenhouse professionals.

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United States

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Grow your best crop ever! Cultural and technical information for greenhouse professionals.

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English


Episodes

At Risk Crops: Pansy Part Three (Finishing)

8/25/2021
In this episode, Ball Senior Technical Manager Dr. Will Healy and host Bill Calkins rethink Fall and Spring Pansy propagation in an effort to help you start your best crop ever. This is the final part in a 3-part series covering this critical multi-season crop. This time, Will starts with a discussion of Pansy Mottle Syndrome (what to watch for and how to mitigate the risk) before tackling common grow-out issues. Will and Bill talk about ways to speed up a crop, as well as strategies to slow...

Duration:00:28:25

At Risk Crops: Pansy Part Two (Receiving & Transplant)

8/11/2021
In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Ball Senior Technical Manager Dr. Will Healy to discuss inherent risk with Fall and Spring Pansy crops. Pansies are a relatively quick crop with plenty of nuances. If your team is experienced, you’re most likely not too worried about getting them to market. Nonetheless, crop uniformity, moisture management and nutrition are some key areas to keep fresh in the minds of your crew. Will is as...

Duration:00:18:15

At Risk Crops: Pansy Part One (Propagation)

7/16/2021
Ball Tech On Demand At Risk Crops: Pansy Part One (Propagation) In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Ball Senior Technical Manager Dr. Will Healy to discuss inherent risk with Fall and Spriing Pansy crops. Pansies are a relatively quick crop with plenty of nuances. If your team is experienced, you’re most likely not too worried about getting them to market. Nonetheless, crop uniformity, moisture management and nutrition are some...

Duration:00:29:34

Success Growing Garden Mums with HydraFiber

5/20/2021
Tech On Demand: Success Growing Garden Mums with HydraFiber In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by two knowledgeable people from Profile Products, the company behind HydraFiber. Daniel Norden is the Senior Technical Specialist and Jennifer Neujahr is the Director of Business Development and they are on the cast to talk garden mums – specifically the benefits and nuances growers can expect when using HydraFiber media substrates in...

Duration:00:26:06

High-Tech Media with Ed Bloodnick

4/20/2021
High-Tech Media with Ed Bloodnick In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Ed Bloodnick, grower services and product development director at Premier Tech Horticulture, the company behind PRO-MIX growing media. Ed leads the grower services team at Premier Tech, responsible for customer product support, training, laboratory services and product trials. Ed’s been at Premier Tech for 33 years and before that was the GM of a 20-acre...

Duration:00:30:46

Sustainable Growing Solutions Can Pay Off Bigtime

3/23/2021
Tech On Demand: Sustainable Growing Solutions Can Pay Off Bigtime In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined for the third time by Bryce Anderson, sales manager for The HC Companies. In this episode, they tie a bow on a three-part miniseries that started with pricing, moved to adding value and now wraps up with a more specific and action-oriented look at how sustainable packaging can create multiple payoffs. Bryce is a 28-year industry vet...

Duration:00:21:05

Level Up Your Value Proposition

3/16/2021
Tech On Demand: Product Differentiation is Critical to Your Value Proposition In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is once again joined by Bryce Anderson, sales manager for The HC Companies. Bryce is a 28-year industry vet with experience in a wide range of roles from greenhouse production and distribution to retail and even manufacturing. He’s been a head grower and production manager, as well as garden center manager. He also brings experience...

Duration:00:21:22

Don't Sell Yourself Short!

3/9/2021
Tech On Demand: Don’t Sell Yourself Short! In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Bryce Anderson, sales manager for The HC Companies. Bryce is a 28-year industry veteran with experience from greenhouse production and distribution to retail and even manufacturing. He’s been a head grower and production manager, as well as garden center manager. He also brings experience in sales and operation management. He says his skills have...

Duration:00:32:46

At Risk Crops: Basil

2/9/2021
Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops - Basil Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Basil. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Nick Flax, a technical specialist with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers Basil Downy Mildew. Nick shares information about this aggressive pathogen, as well as strategies for avoiding it. Resources: Slides for this presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/bcalkins/ball-tech-on-demand-at-risk-crops-basil Overview of At...

Duration:00:12:55

At Risk Crops: Canna

2/9/2021
Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops - Canna Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Canna. To look at the inherent risks with this key tropical crop, we’re joined by Dr. Will Healy, senior technical manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers viruses impacting this crop. Will shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control. Resources: Slides for this presentation:...

Duration:00:08:25

At Risk Crops: Carnation

2/9/2021
Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops - Carnation Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Carnation. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Dr. Will Healy, senior technical manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers viruses and fungal diseases impacting this crop. Will shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control. Resources: Slides for this presentation:...

Duration:00:08:52

At Risk Crops: Hosta

2/9/2021
Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops - Hosta Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Hosta. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Dr. Nathan Jahnke, a research manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers viruses impacting this crop. Nathan shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control. Resources: Slides for this presentation:...

Duration:00:07:12

Growing for the Pro Landscape Market

2/3/2021
Tech On Demand: Growing for the Pro Landscape Market In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by joined by Lisa Lacy and Jeff Gibson. Lisa is a Portfolio Manager with PanAmerican Seed – a brilliant plant guru with a keen market sense, spotting trends far before they come to fruition. Jeff is Landscape and Independent Garden Center Business Manager with Ball Horticultural and someone who knows our industry inside and out with an ability...

Duration:00:25:45

At Risk Crops - Tomato

2/2/2021
Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops - Tomato Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Tomato. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Nick Flax, a technical specialist with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers a specific virus, as well as bacterial leaf spot impacting this crop. Nick shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control. Resources: Slides for this presentation:...

Duration:00:29:54

At Risk Crops - Geranium

2/2/2021
Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops – Geranium Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Geranium. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Dr. Todd Cavins, a technical manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers bacterial diseases impacting this crop. Todd shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control. Resources: Slides for this presentation:...

Duration:00:08:31

At Risk Crops - Hiemalis Begonia

2/2/2021
Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops – Hiemalis Begonia Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Hiemalis Begonia. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Dr. Nathan Jahnke, a research manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers viruses and fungal diseases impacting this crop. Nathan shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control. Resources: Slides for this presentation:...

Duration:00:07:57

Cost Savings in Plant Protection Products with Aaron Palmateer

11/13/2020
Tech On Demand: Cost Savings in Plant Protection Products with Aaron Palmateer In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Aaron Palmateer, Senior Technical Representative with Bayer Ornamentals, to talk about the economic side of things – moving beyond “sticker shock” and understanding how plant protection products can actually save you money. Aaron begins by jumping right into the topic with an overview of how growers really do save...

Duration:00:24:59

Building a Pest & Disease Management Program with Aaron Palmateer

10/30/2020
In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Aaron Palmateer, Senior Technical Representative with Bayer Ornamentals, to discuss the ins and outs of putting together a comprehensive pest and disease management program for your greenhouse. The episode kicks off with an explanation of integrated pest management for pest and diseases before moving into the key components for a solid program. Once the basics are covered, Aaron shares specific...

Duration:00:24:56

Root, Stem and Crown Rot Diseases with Aaron Palmateer

9/4/2020
Tech On Demand: Root, Stem and Crown Rot Diseases with Aaron Palmateer In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Aaron Palmateer, Senior Technical Representative with Bayer Ornamentals, to talk about root, stem and crown rot diseases. Because some of the diseases discussed occur below the soil and out of sight, detection is extremely critical to avoid devastating effects to the crop. The earlier symptoms are detected the better - that’s...

Duration:00:23:53

Foliar Diseases of Ornamental Plants with Aaron Palmateer

8/28/2020
Tech On Demand: Foliar Diseases of Ornamental Plants In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Aaron Palmateer, Senior Technical Representative with Bayer Ornamentals, to talk about foliar disease on greenhouse crops. Leaf spot disease management must be a top priority for all greenhouse professionals and Aaron explains why, as well as comparing the importance of yield to farmers with quality for greenhouse growers. After setting the...

Duration:00:38:22