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Behind the scenes at CAST
California Spring Trials is a great place for people in the industry to gather and check out what’s new to the market. Each year, industry professionals make the trek across California to see new varieties, seeds and vegetative crops, but that’s not the only thing we saw when we made our way through each stop. Check out some of the other highlights from our trip up the West Coast.
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Each month, we ask readers a different question about their retail operations, inviting them to answer via email or social media. You can send your answers to associate editor Giovanni Castelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS MONTH'S QUESTION:
What trade show are you looking forward to attending the most this year and why?
Answers to this question may be published in a future issue of Garden Center.
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Top Industry News from our Website
Behnke Nurseries closing
The Beltsville, Maryland, property announced it will be closing its doors sometime in June. bit.ly/behnkenurseriesclosing
Plantscape HOF inducts new members
Rich Batcho, Steve Decker and Phil Feinman will be honored for their integrity, dedication and growth within the interior plantscape industry.
Why Behnke Nurseries will close
Vice President Stephanie Fleming discusses the decision to close the business after 89 years. bit.ly/qastephaniefleming
Studio M hires Tantau
Studio M announced that creative expert Margo Tantau was hired as its new head of product innovation. bit.ly/studiomtantau
90 years of sustainable practices
Espoma Company supplies organic fertilizers, soils and controls for plants grown both indoors and out. bit.ly/espomacelebrates90