Our Timeline

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.

2010s

2012

GCC expands operations into Indiana.

2011

GCC begins offering Nematode sampling service. GRSV, NIFA, Thrips Block, and Late Blight Block grants awarded to GCC. (Alternative energy crops)

2010

IR-4 #2, Late Blight Block, and Thrips Block grants awarded. First identification of Groundnut Ringspot Virus in continental US.

2000s

2009

IR-4 and USDA whitefly grants awarded.

2007

GCC expands operations into South Carolina and Virginia.

2004-2006

Recognized by EPA as PESP Champion for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th consecutive years.

2004

Added "New Farm" site to Contract Research department.

2003

IPM Innovations Tour. Recognized by EPA as PESP Champion.

2000

RAMP grant awarded. (Woody ornamentals, turf)

1990s

1996-1999

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.

1995

WPS pesticide record keeping service started.

1994

PESP and SARE grants awarded to GCC. Imidacloprid for silverleaf whitefly registered in Florida.

1993

GCC accepted as an EPA PESP charter member.

1991

First Thrips palmi find in continental US by GCC's Galen Frantz. USDA gives GCC Appreciation Award for Thrips work.

1980s

1986-1989

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)

1985

GCC expands into Puerto Rico. Relocated Jupiter headquarters from a residence into an office building, (Citrus)

1983

(Chrysanthemum, Gypsophila)

1981

First fulltime West Coast operations scout hired, Jerry Brust. GCC expands into Northern Florida.

1970s

1979

(Tomato and transplant houses)

1977

Began efficacy trials. Leafminer species shift from Liriomyza sativae to trifolii. (Pepper)

1976

Lettuce Mosaic Virus indexing with UF's Zitter.

1975

Plant breeding trials begin. Responsibility for pesticide recommendations for sweet corn. (Snap beans, sugarcane)

1972

Founded in Belle Glade. Blight forecasting and spore traps per UF's Berger. Water pan traps for aphid monitoring. (Celery & seedbeds, sweet corn, leafy vegetables)