July 2020


Crisis marketing

Communication is critical, but make sure you're sending the 'right' message.

Pest Control

Menacing mealybugs

Several attributes make mealybugs challenging to eradicate, but growers can follow these methods to control the pests.

2020 Horticultural Industry Leadership Awards

Growing plants and people

At Millcreek Gardens, George Pealer, along with his late wife Lynda, spent a career growing top-quality plants and trying to empower those around them to reach their potential.

Sustainable success

Steve Castorani took a balanced path to success with North Creek Nurseries.

A love for farm and family

Donald Blew’s natural passion and instinctive leadership allow him to successfully continue his third-generation family legacy.

A winning playbook

Lyndsi Oestmann delivers devoted and sincere leadership in her business and personal relationships.

An educator and advocator

By leading with facts, patience and a thorough understanding of the industry, Bill Zalakar is advocating for floriculture while training the next generation of growers on Long Island.