July 2019


Cover Story

The enduring garden

Tony Avent forged a plan with the JC Raulston Arboretum to ensure his vast plant collection, breeding program lasts for generations.

Camera ready

Ryan McEnaney of Bailey provides five tips to feel prepared and confident on-screen as a gardening expert.

2019 Horticulture Industry Leadership Awards

The war against downy mildew

Improved fungicides, smart rotation approaches and new resistant varieties are weapons growers can use to fight this difficult disease.

Pack a powerful punch

The unique active ingredient in Mainspring® GNL provides flexibility for growers dealing with thrips and whiteflies.

Driven to grow

D.S. Cole Growers founder and owner Doug Cole loves his 40-plus-year career in horticulture and how it’s pushed him to continue learning new skills.

A path of boldness

Dale Deppe’s inquisitive and gritty nature have allowed him to sidestep convention and blaze an unconventional trail.

A leader with integrity

Pulling from life lessons and core moral values, George Lucas works with his team to make Lucas Greenhouses a welcome environment and operation of the highest standard.

Perspective & perseverance

Alan Jones of Manor View Farm uses a broad worldview and steely will to steer Manor View Farm to success.

Pushing past success

A deep family history and passion for plants keeps Art Van Wingerden looking for the next best way to keep Metrolina Greenhouses at peak performance.

Rooted in benevolence

Terri McEnaney combines an innate sense of curiosity with active listening skills to build solid relationships.