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Jennifer Zurko Managing Editor

Managing Editor of GrowerTalks magazine. Before Jen joined the Ball Publishing team, she worked in the Marketing Department for Ball Horticultural Company. But her first love (and what she actually went to school for) is journalism, so she’s been happy to be doing the two things she loves: writing, reporting and talking to people in the industry. When she’s not handling the day-to-day business of cranking out a magazine (and keeping Beytes in check), she can be found h

Recent Articles

Tricks
A Trip to the Emerald City
Jennifer Zurko
My plan wasn’t to see a wizard, but to check out some of the local growers and garden centers around the Seattle area.
Features
The Cali Tally, Part 2
Jennifer Zurko, Paul Pilon, Ellen C. Wells & Chris Beytes
We mentioned in last month’s coverage of the annuals and edibles we saw at the California Spring Trials that it was a quiet year for introductions, but there was still enough to talk about with regard to exciting and interesting new perennials, shrubs and potted plants.
JZ on D.C.
AmericanHort Comments on Senate Agricultural Trucking Relief Act
Jennifer Zurko
AmericanHort President and CEO Ken Fisher released the following statement on July 1 after the introduction of S. 2025, the Agricultural Trucking Relief Act, by Sens. Perdue (R-GA) and Merkley (D-OR).
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
BioWorks; BioSafe Systems; Fall Creek Farm & Nursery; HydraFiber; The Henry F. Michell Co.; Syngenta
GT in Brief
Trials on Demand
Jennifer Zurko
The view from the rickety cherry picker over Smith Gardens’ trials site was lovely (and a bit shaky). But on the ground, it was bustling with 180 local growers, retailers and landscapers studying the newest varieties and hearing all about their attributes from breeder representatives.
Inside Look
Getting the Lazy Excited
Jennifer Zurko
We all catch the lazy bug once in a while.
Features
A Club Worth Joining
Jennifer Zurko
One of the industry’s young professionals explains why it’s important for everyone in horticulture, regardless of where you are in your career, to take advantage of all that AmericanHort has to offer.
Features
A Quiet Year in Cali
Jennifer Zurko, Ellen C. Wells & Chris Beytes
At this year’s California Spring Trials, there were some new color additions and new series, but overall, it was one of those quiet introduction years.
JZ on D.C.
Dream Act and TPS Bills Advance in the House
Jennifer Zurko
On May 22, the House Judiciary Committee approved the “Dream Act of 2019” (H.R. 2820).
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
Ball Seed; Beekenkamp; Emerald Coast Growers; Profile Products
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