It’s been a busy month for the team at Ball Seed, which not only recently formed a new distribution partnership, but has also unveiled a new production tool to track mum growth.
In early August, Ball Seed launched the Garden Mum Growth Tracking Tool for its Ball Mums growers. The new tool simplifies growth measurements by providing a space to enter weekly plant growth into a formula, which then compares the crop to a projected model. The tracking tool is easy to use as a Microsoft Office Excel file.
“Ball Seed offers the finest garden mums in the industry, with excellent genetics, colors, and landscape performance,” says Cynthia Drumgool, Business Manager for Ball Mums. “Creating this tracking tool allows growers to visually see all of their garden mum progress and growth, while providing a chance to correct production obstacles for the best success.”
In addition to the growth tracking tool, a new resource web page at the Ball Seed website gives growers an easy way to search for garden mums by color, category, timing, and more. There is also a quick A-Z reference guide available for download.
Growers can access the Garden Mum Growth Tracking Tool and download a copy today at BallSeed.com/GardenMums.
New Partnership with ForemostCo Inc.
Ball Seed also announced a new co-exclusive agreement with ForemostCo, Inc., a young plant supplier for foliage, tropical, and succulent plants. The partnership meets the growing market demand for houseplants and other trending plant genetics.
ForemostCo is a family-owned company that has delivered consistent service since 1987. Through the new partnership, its year-round availability of rooted and unrooted cuttings, vegetative and tissue-cultured liners, air-layered plants, bulbs, canes, and rhizomes will combine with Ball Seed’s systems, sales coverage, and service model to bring these products to greenhouse customers.
“Ball Seed is thrilled to have a trusted source like ForemostCo supplying the plants today’s consumers are demanding,” says Jim Kennedy, Sales Director for Ball Seed. “Their full selection, wide range of forms, and commitment to service are a perfect fit to Ball Seed and will help make our customers’ businesses successful.”
“At ForemostCo we strive for faster service and fresher product for our customers. We also believe in nurturing relationships, and that’s ultimately why we chose to partner with Ball Seed to help distribute our quality products across North America,” says Joseph C. Roberts IX COO of ForemostCo.