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Phone: (407) ***-****  
Knox Nursery Inc
940 Avalon Road
Winter Garden , Florida 34787
United States

Company Description: Knox Nursery, Inc. is a wholesale plant nursery, specializing in sales of seedling annuals (plugs) to brokers and other nurseries located throughout the United...   more
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Bruce Knox, president of Knox Nursery in Winter Garden, which has been awarded a license to grow medical marijuana.
Bruce Knox, president of Knox Nursery in Winter Garden, which has been awarded a license to grow medical marijuana.
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Knox, a Winter Garden greenhouse operator, was selected from among eight companies vying to get the state's exclusive license for the 18-county region that forms a broad swath from St. Petersburg to Daytona Beach and includes Orlando.
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In a written statement, Knox Nursery owner Bruce Knox said, "We are humbled by the understanding that our mission is to bring comfort and relief to patients suffering from painful and debilitating illnesses."
His statement did not say how quickly his company might have products for sale, but said, "We look forward to working with state regulators to bring this important product to the families in the State of Florida as soon as possible."
Knox and the others can only grow plants that are very low in the chemical THC, which gets people high, and rich in the chemical CBD, which has shown some effectiveness in treating a variety of neurological disorders.
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It included some growers, including at least four who represent companies that wound up winning licenses: Knox, Hackney, Chestnut Hill and Costa. It is unclear whether Alpha also had a representative on that board; the publicly released copy of Alpha's application redacted identifications of all the company's principals and agents.
Knox Nursery, founded in 1962 by Jim and Nada Knox, has been family-owned ever since and is fully owned by their grandson Bruce Knox.
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Knox's application declared that the company "will remain 100 percent in Bruce's control."
Knox operates one of the largest nurseries in the state, claiming 125 million plants a year, mostly plugs, of 5,000 different varieties of plants.
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Bruce Knox, president of Knox Nursery in Winter Garden, which has been awarded a license to grow medical marijuana.
Bruce Knox, president of Knox Nursery in Winter Garden, which has been awarded a license to grow medical marijuana.
(Photo courtesy of Bruce Knox)
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Knox, a Winter Garden grower, was selected from among eight applicants vying to get the state's exclusive license to grow, process and sell medical marijuana products in the 18-county region that stretches from St. Petersburg to Daytona Beach.
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Under the states' limited medical marijuana law, Knox and the other licensed growers will be working with plants that are very low in the chemical THC, which gets people high, and very high in the chemical CBD, which has shown effectiveness in treating a variety of neurological disorders.
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Central Florida commercial plant growers such as Kerry Herndon, Heather Zabinofsky and Bruce Knox expect fierce competition over who will legally grow medicalmarijuana in Florida.
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Knox, a member of the rule-writing committee, is owner of Knox Nursery in Winter Garden. He said "the cost will depend on the regulatory requirements," some of which will be guided by the committee, and some by the Florida Department of Health.
"There is no doubt that the cost to start growing and dispensing could be very high," Knox said.
"We started using Ellepots on the ...
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"We started using Ellepots on the finished side of the business first," said company president Bruce Knox. "The reason we started selling finished Ellepots was to differentiate ourselves from our competitors that were growing 4-inch annuals in plastic pots. An 80 mm Ellepot is equivalent to a 4-inch plastic pot. The response by the landscapers was very good and we ran into very few objections." When Knox was considering the switch to Ellepots he visited with the head horticulturist at one of Florida's theme parks which he supplied with landscape plants.
The reason Knox Nursery started selling finished Ellepots was to differentiate itself from its competitors that were growing 4-inch annuals in plastic pots. An 80 mm Ellepot is equivalent to a 4-inch plastic pot.
"I asked this person to try the Ellepots in the park's landscape plantings and to provide us with feedback," Knox said.
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Knox Nursery president Bruce Knox figures his company has prevented 50 million plastic pots from being dumped into landfills by landscapers who have changed to Ellepots
Ellepots helps Knox Nursery provide a product to their landscape customers that will either save them on labor or offer them a way to do 25% more work with the same amount of labor as with plastic pots or loose filled trays.
Benefits Knox Nursery annually produces 150 million young plants and 6 million 4-inch annuals. Knox said his company started to become serious about sustainability when it determined it could help its customers resolve the problem of what to do with empty plastic pots.
Growers who purchase Ellepots from Knox Nursery to do their own propagation, have the option of choosing the cell size, substrate components and type of paper.
"There were simply no environmentally friendly options for disposal, so we switched the bulk of our landscape business to production in Ellepots," Knox said.
Ellepots have been designated a Veriflora Approved Input Material paper pot. Since making the switch, Knox figures his company has stopped 50 million plastic pots (6-7 million pounds of plastic) from going into landfills.
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"Ellepots are considered to be a stabilized medium," Knox said.
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Knox said he can manufacture Ellepots to each grower's specifications. "If a grower requests straight European peat moss we can do that," Knox said. "If they want coconut coir or Canadian peat moss, we can do that too. The paper used to manufacture Ellepots is a degradable product. There are a variety of types of paper to choose from, including those with very high polyester content which makes the Ellepots extremely strong."
Knox is currently using a landscape AP paper. "This paper degrades faster and usually within two weeks if you pull on the paper it falls apart and flakes away," he said. "You can still see the paper, but it has no strength left to it. By the time a landscaper would go into the bed to do another planting, the paper would break down and can be tilled right into the bed. There's basically nothing left."
Knox also sells Ellepots to nursery growers, who prefer to plant their trees in Ellepot EP paper, which has a high polyester content.
"For nursery growers, if the paper degrades too quickly that can lead to problems if they are trying to hold the liners for a year before the plants are transplanted," Knox said. "Nursery growers usually want a deep product--an Ellepot that is 6 inches deep or even deeper than that."
All Ellepot papers are documented and ECO friendly and are certified according to industry standards such as Rain forest Alliance, FSC, DIN Certco and Veriflora.
"We do poinsettias for outdoor landscape plantings in 80 mm Ellepots," said Bruce Knox, president of Knox Nursery.
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