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Breeding innovations

New variety introductions and annual plant trials give us great insight into what genetics work best for different regions of the U.S. every year. This is especially important as environmental conditions continue to change nationwide.... more »

PDSI Heather Gronek

Plant Development Services Adds Operations Manager

Plant Development Services Inc. (PDSI) has hired Heather Gronek as operations manager. Gronek brings to PDSI two decades of industry expertise in positions spanning from major growers to the nursery and landscape space, most recently... more »

Bailey Olson

Bailey Adds to Marketing Team

Bailey has hired Matt Olson to join the Bailey marketing team as trade communications specialist. In this role, Olson will lead industry-related communications, creating content and tools to support Bailey customers and industry partners, such... more »

beekenkamp poinsettias

Breeders Jointly Organize Poinsettia Trials

Beekenkamp Plants, Dümmen Orange and Lazzeri Giovani Piante are joining forces to organize joint Poinsettia Trials again this year at The Master Growers in Honselersdijk, the Netherlands. During the trials Nov. 3 and 4, growers, retailers and... more »

white diamonds bailey

Bailey Hydrangea Receives Five-Star Rating

Bailey Nurseries' First Editions panicle hydrangea ‘White Diamonds’ has received a five-star evaluation from the 2022 Plant Evaluation Program at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Evaluated by Chicago Botanic Garden staff from 2011 through 2019, ‘White... more »

Bailey Sales Team

Bailey Adds to Sales Team

Bailey has announced three new members to its sales team: Mike Hoban, Tiffany Koester and Deanna Suzor. Hoban joins Bailey as a territory sales representative and will partner with customers in the New England area.... more »

Ball Horticultural Gardens

From Seed Coatings to Cut Flowers

Ball Horticultural Co. in West Chicago, Illinois, is as much picturesque as it is functional as the company’s worldwide headquarters. The Gardens at Ball span 10.5 acres of display beds planted each year with annuals,... more »

Ball Floraplant

Ball Horticultural, Mprise Agriware Partner for Integrative Software Solution

Ball Horticultural Co. and Mprise Agriware signed a contract in 2020 to replace the legacy system used at Ball FloraPlant farms in order to make a big step forward and to be fit for the... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol