Paul Pilon has over 12 years of greenhouse growing experience, where he produced annuals, potted plants, plugs, and perennials. He received a Bachelor's degree in horticulture from Michigan State University in 1993. During the last seven years, he has specialized in the scheduling, growing, and research of perennial crops. As a perennial grower he also became an educator and a respected source of cultural information. Paul has written articles for numerous trade magazines including GMPro, Greenhouse Grower, and Grower Talks. He has contributed a monthly column, "Perennial Solutions" in GPN for nearly four years. We have placed links to all the articles that Paul has written for GPN over the years. To view these links see Paul's Articles. Paul has traveled across the U.S. and Canada to give presentations to growers on various production topics. His passion for plants and desire to help others has led Paul to author a book "Perennial Solutions: A Growers Guide to Perennial Production" available from Ball Publishing. Most recently he started a consulting company, "Perennial Solutions Consulting", and works closely with growers across the country, offering customized services to address their needs.
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"Perennial Solutions - Growers Guide to Perennial Production"
A comprehensive resource for perennial growers. A guide to propagation and growing containerized perennials with chapters on media, fertilization, insect and disease management, weed control, propagation, forcing, plant growth regulators, overwintering, and individual cultural programs and schedules for many of today's most popular perennial species provide growers with everything they need to succeed. Buy this Book Now
Chapter One - Introduction to Perennials
Chapter Two - Properties of Growing Mixes
Chapter Three - Understanding Fertility
Chapter Four - Integrated Pest Management
Chapter Five - Diseases of Perennials
Chapter Six - Insects, Mites, and Other Pests of Perennials
Chapter Seven - Controlling Weeds in Perennials
Chapter Eight - Controlling Plant Height of Perennial Crops
Chapter Nine - Perennial Propagation
Chapter Ten - Forcing Perennials
Chapter Eleven - Overwintering Perennials
Chapter Twelve - Perennial Profiles
Over 500 pages covering all aspects of commercial perennial production. Applying up-to-date technical and cultural information to the everyday production of perennial crops, this guide is specifically devoted to producing perennials under greenhouse and nursery conditions. The back-to-basics approach gives growers an understanding of the principles behind production practices, enhancing their ability to consistently provide high-quality perennials to the marketplace. A guide to propagation and growing plants to maturity with chapters on media, water quality, fertilization, insect and disease management, weed control, plant growth regulators, forced blooming, and production schedules for more many of today's most popular perennial species provide growers with everything they need to succeed.