Greenhouse Grower Announces 2015 Medal Of Excellence Nominees And Grower Of The Year Finalists

Greenhouse Grower Announces 2015 Medal Of Excellence Nominees And Grower Of The Year Finalists

Medal of Excellence AwardOn this page, everybody’s a winner, because we’re announcing Greenhouse Grower‘s 2015 Medal Of Excellence nominees for two of our three awards in breeding, the winners of our Medal Of Excellence for Industry Achievement and Excellence In Marketing awards and the winners of our Grower Of The Year program, who are finalists for Operation Of The Year and Head Grower Of The Year.

All honors will be presented during Greenhouse Grower’s prestigious Evening Of Excellence on Monday, July 13, during Cultivate’15. We hope we will see you there!

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Correction: Lobelia ‘Starship Deep Rose’ was bred by Kieft Seed, not Darwin Perennials, as we mistakenly printed in the June 2015 issue.

Medal Of Excellence

Watch Benchrunner in the coming weeks to read profiles of our Industry Achievement and Excellence In Marketing award winners, and look for these articles in our July 2015 issue.

Industry Achievement Award

The Kientzler Group

Excellence In Marketing

Perennial Plant Association

Readers’ Choice For Breeding

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Asclepias ‘Monarch Promise’ (Hort Couture)
Basil ‘Balsamic Blooms’ (EuroAmerican Propagators)
Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath’ (Sakata Seed)
Dianthus Jolt Series (PanAmerican Seed)
Salvia Grandstand Series (Green Fuse Botanicals)
Scabiosa ‘Kudos Pink’ (Hishtil Nurseries)

Industry’s Choice For Breeding Nominees

Basil ‘Balsamic Blooms’ (EuroAmerican Propagators)
Bidens BeeDance Series (Suntory Flowers)
Celosia ‘Dragon’s Breath’ (Sakata Seed)
Dianthus Jolt Series (PanAmerican Seed)
Lobelia ‘Starship Deep Rose’ (Kieft Seed)
Vinca Valiant Series (PanAmerican Seed)

Congratulations to all of the Medal Of Excellence nominees and winners! Greenhouse Grower thanks its 2015 Medal Of Excellence Sponsor Partners, Landmark Plastics, Nufarm and Stockosorb by Evonik.

Grower Of The Year

This year’s Grower Of The Year awards have a new element. We are presenting the Head Grower Of The Year finalists with separate awards that represent their excellence in leadership, production and innovation, as well as the Operation Of The Year finalists’ excellence in annuals, perennials and vegetable production. Reading about these outstanding growers and operations is nothing short of inspiring, and you’ll get to see their stories in Benchrunner weekly, in the time leading up to Cultivate’15. You can click on the stories below that have already run in Benchrunner, and are posted on GreenhouseGrower.com.

Operation Of The Year

Excellence In Annuals Production: American Color
Excellence In Perennials Production: Sheridan Nurseries
Excellence In Greenhouse Vegetable Production: Houweling’s Tomatoes

Head Grower Of The Year

Excellence In Production: Ron Van der Hengst, South Central Growers
Excellence In Innovation: Nick Gerace, Welby Gardens
Excellence In Leadership:Tom Wheeler, Bell Nursery

Congratulations to all of the Grower Of The Year winners! Greenhouse Grower thanks its 2015 Grower Of The Year Sponsor Partner, BASF.