The continual evolution of the horticulture industry never stops. And just like the needs and interests of retailers and consumers keep changing, so do the challenges you face. Your ongoing commitment to this industry – and to meeting the needs of your customers – strengthens our commitment to do the same by delivering innovative and reliable solutions for your operations.
For the fifth consecutive year, we are honored to partner with Greenhouse Management and Nursery Management to recognize the extraordinary individuals who have made significant achievements in the horticulture industry. Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Horticultural Industries Leadership Award winners: Terri Bates, Ryan Hop, Ferenc Kiss, Jake Pierson, Matt Piscitelli and Lloyd Traven.
It’s no question that 2020 was a difficult year for so many, but despite the challenges, these recipients demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment, positively impacting customers, businesses and the industry as a whole. Due to the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, many consumers took to home gardening, which created a positive surge for the horticulture industry. This growth in home gardening led to an increased demand for ornamental crops from retailers and consumers, and this year’s winners successfully navigated these demands and increased pressures.
Syngenta remains committed to meeting your needs in this ever-changing industry. We continue to introduce new agronomic programs to help control the most common pests that affect crops like poinsettias, spring bedding plants, mums and roses. These programs are thoroughly researched and incorporate some of the most trusted products in our portfolio, including Mainspring® GNL insecticide, and Mural® and Segovis® fungicides. Additionally, as a result of our continued investment in research and development, we will be introducing a new innovative fungicide in the near future. With two modes of action, it will provide strong and reliable control of diseases such as Fusarium, leaf spots, Botrytis and more while also suppressing certain bacterial diseases.
Lastly, we want to help greenhouse and nursery operations succeed by maximizing profitability through our GreenTrust® 365 program, which allows you to earn year-long rebates on product purchases. While you work to keep operations insect- and disease-free, we’re by your side with the tools and support to help you succeed.
Again, congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards! Thank you for the vital role you play in growing strong, healthy and beautiful plants.
Head of Marketing, Turf and Ornamental