Author Archives: Bart Hayes

About Bart Hayes

Bart Hayes is the former annual trial manager at Ohio State University. You can eMail him at

Targeting The Next Generation

As our industry matures and greenhouse owners and producers start to think about succession–whether to a younger family member, a loyal employee or an excited young grower–the question of how long it will last comes to mind. It is a long-standing question in our industry, whether or not the current level of floral product consumption

Rating Cold Tolerance

Winters in the upper Midwest are long and cold. As a consequence, “cabin fever” is not uncommon. It only takes a sunny day of moderate temperatures in early March for many people to go to garden centers to buy plants for their gardens. Good growers and garden center managers dissuade customers from planting because the