Author Archives: K. Elliott Nowels

About K. Elliott Nowels

Nowels is the former Vice President of Business Development, Meister Media Worldwide, the parent company of CropLife magazine.

Crop Production Services Salem: Taking Vegetation Management To The Next Level

First through the door, Ken Kuderer stopped and pointed down to a bright yellow piece of substantial angle iron jutting from the floor. “Watch your step there,” he says to his guests. “That’s part of our containment. There are a few more around this facility.” It’s a glimpse of the attention to detail prevalent at

Horizon Environmental Services: A Bright Horizon

In the cool of the morning in southwestern Colorado, things are beginning to heat up at Horizon Environmental Services (HES) Inc., in the rangeland outside Durango. Little rugged utility vehicles — all with spray tanks —  are being loaded onto trailers. Crews huddle with aerial maps in order to understand exactly what they will be

Worldwide Respect

It was the end of the pineapple plantation tour and our guide continued his mission of hospitality by agreeing to more photos. His backpack had a logo promoting Costa Rica as an “eco-tourism” destination and he held it near his shirt logo for the pineapple grower, Collin Street Bakery. It was a spontaneous act, but

Life’s Main Ingredient

The Nutrients for Life Foundation was formed in 2004 with the mission of educating the public about the beneficial role fertilizers play in society. In recent months, Nutrients for Life has gained traction with its Fertilizer Is Life’s Main Ingredient consumer campaign and a variety of other activities. We asked Harriet E. Wegmeyer, executive director

Stewardship Across The Chain

Change is constant, and learning to cope is critical. And, as agriculture becomes more global, there is much to learn from others in similar businesses, whether they are in the next county or half-way around the world. That’s what one U.S. ag retailer took away from his recent trip to Mexico. “I would never have

No Gambling Here

Lindsay Dixon, field consultant, looks at the activity around the loading pad, puts her hands in her jacket pockets and smiles. “It’s unusual to see so many of these guys here,” she says, “but since it’s so wet they aren’t out spraying today.” Here in Yerington, NV, home to Silverado Ranch Supply, surprise moisture is