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Speaker: Troy Buechel, Horticulture Specialist Premier Tech

Session Title: Mycorrhizae and Other Biostimulants: Optimizing Efficacy for Greenhouse Crops

Tuesday, July 13  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Description: This session will present a brief review of biostimulant categories, then segue into a panel discussion led by Dr. Michelle Jones and including researchers from Premier-Tech, Mycorrhizal Applications, Bioworks, and Lallemand on use of these products in terms of most responsive crops, growing environments, fertilizer inputs, and other tips to optimize efficacy. 

Level: Intermediate      Type: Growing

Session Speakers, Panelists:

Michelle Jones, MODERATOR
.... Professor and D.C. Kiplinger Floriculture Endowed Chair, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University
Michael Brownbridge, PANELIST .... Biological Program Manager at BioWorks, Inc.
Troy Buechel, PANELIST .... Horticulture Specialist at Premier Tech Horticulture
Blair Busenbark, PANELIST .... Sales & Marketing Manager at Mycorrhizal

Troy Buechel

Horticulture Specialist at Premier Tech Horticulture 

Troy Buechel, who has a bachelor and a master in horticulture, puts his expertise and experience to good use at Premier Tech Grower Services since 1995. Based in Quakertown, PA, he covers the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern Mid-Western United States. He is committed to offering growers alternatives, new ideas, support and solutions that suit their ever-evolving requirements and needs. He is specialized in flowering plants, more precisely plant nutrition and water quality. He has made dozens of videos throughout the years presenting the specificities and advantages of PRO-MIX products, and provides tools to solve different growing problems. Helping clients, “to serve them and help them have success with our products’’,  is a big part of his job. He sees his on-site visits as a great opportunity to keep up to date with horticultural advancements, like “new crops, growing techniques, and latest technologies used in crop production’’. This Horticulture Specialist is definitely committed to his work and to you.

Premier Tech Horticulture ... The leading edge growing media
Premier Tech Horticulture, a Business Unit of Premier Tech, is among the North American leaders of peat moss-based growing media production and distribution. Premier Tech Horticulture manufactures and distributes a complete line of growing media and sphagnum peat moss-based soil amendments that improve the quality and yield of horticultural productions.

Launched in 1968, the PRO-MIX® professional line has succeeded in evolving to provide growers with value-added growing media that can satisfy the most stringent requirements. PRO-MIX® also offers a retail line with easy to use formulas and premium quality growing mixes. Still considered as a reference on the market thanks to its ability to innovate and provide cutting-edge solutions.

Address: 127 South Fifth St, #300 Quakertown, PA 18951
Email:     services@pthorticulture.com     Contact:    
Phone:    215 529-1290    FAX:     215 529-1288


Horticulture and Agriculture
Plant-Prod®Green Earth®Nature Mix®Alaskan® ICE MELTER
Packaging and Material Handling
Water Treatment
ECOFLO®Epurfix® (PEHD)Epurflo® (Polyester)Precoflo® (Concrete)
DiUV Self-cleaningFDiECOFLO® - Biofilter in ClustersPEATLAND™


Towards customers

Premier Tech Horticulture provides horticulture professionals with quality and uniform growing media which result from IR&D and continuous improvement projects. Premier Tech Horticulture also sees to the satisfaction of its clientele regarding delivery lead times and the excellence of its customer service and technical support.

Towards the biotechnological lead of the PRO-MIX® products

This commitment allows greenhouse growers to optimize their commercial production while minimizing their labour and management costs.

Towards quality

Premier Tech Horticulture guarantees that the quality of its products and services meets and even exceeds the requirements of its customers. All of Premier Tech Horticulture’s team members thus undertake to always listen to the needs of their customers and improve their work methods to fulfill the company’s quality promise.

Towards the environment

Premier Tech Horticulture subscribes to the rational use of natural resources principle to do its share in terms of sustainable development. In order to minimize the impact of its activities, it thus complies with the industry’s best environmental practices.

Towards Healt and Safety

The health and safety of our team members are major priorities. Every day, Premier Tech Horticulture undertakes to provide them with a safe environment and safe work methods.


Growing with respect for the resource

For many years, sustainable peatland management and the protection of ecosystems such as its sphagnum peat moss harvesting sites have been firm commitments at Premier Tech Horticulture.

To preserve the vitality of those areas for many generations still, Premier Tech Horticulture actively participates in the restoration of peat bogs. Even when knowledge was limited regarding the sustainability of resources, Premier Tech Horticulture promoted university research in that field. Some 15 years after its first large-scale peat bog restoration project, the company still continues its efforts, and this, all over Canada. Since it cares about making knowledge progress, Premier Tech Horticulture always devotes a part of its peat bogs to various research projects.

Those efforts, combined with the experience acquired over the years, allow Premier Tech Horticulture to offer products with a small ecological footprint.



For Premier Tech Horticulture, obtaining certifications is a validation of the methods, technologies and products developed. For customers, certifications issued by independent organizations represent a guarantee of quality and performance. For instance, obtaining the VeriFlora® Certified Peatland Products certification from Scientific Certification Systems, in 2010, proves the excellence of the company’s practices regarding sustainable development in the field of horticulture. The requirements of that certification for responsible peatland management regard every aspect of the production: from field preparation before harvesting to peat bog restoration, including product quality control and team members’ work conditions.

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