Glades Crop Care by the Decades
Over the last 40 years, Glades Crop Care has continued to expand. Scroll over the years below to see some of the important events that have helped shape the company into the success we are today. Items in italics and parentheses are new crops that we added during that year.
GCC expands operations into Indiana.
GCC begins offering Nematode sampling service. GRSV, NIFA, Thrips Block, and Late Blight Block grants awarded to GCC. (Alternative energy crops)
IR-4 #2, Late Blight Block, and Thrips Block grants awarded. First identification of Groundnut Ringspot Virus in continental US.
IR-4 and USDA whitefly grants awarded.
GCC expands operations into South Carolina and Virginia.
Recognized by EPA as PESP Champion for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th consecutive years.
Added "New Farm" site to Contract Research department.
IPM Innovations Tour. Recognized by EPA as PESP Champion.
RAMP grant awarded. (Woody ornamentals, turf)
GCC awarded SBIR-I & II grants. Thrips identification software published. Begin growers' IPM measurement. PMAP-I grant awarded. Charlie Mellinger serves on TRAC. Food safety third party audit service begins.
WPS pesticide record keeping service started.
PESP and SARE grants awarded to GCC. Imidacloprid for silverleaf whitefly registered in Florida.
GCC accepted as an EPA PESP charter member.
First Thrips palmi find in continental US by GCC's Galen Frantz. USDA gives GCC Appreciation Award for Thrips work.
GLP residue trails started. Madeline testifies before Congress on minor crop pesticide and food safety issues. Contract Research farm started. GCC expands into Homestead. Silverleaf whitefly appears in Florida. First Thrips palmi find in Western hemisphere by GCC's Galen Frantz. (Potatoes & radishes)
GCC expands into Puerto Rico. Relocated Jupiter headquarters from a residence into an office building, (Citrus)
First fulltime West Coast operations scout hired, Jerry Brust. GCC expands into Northern Florida.