Karin Tifft has joined IUNU as a Horticulture Advisor, focusing on meeting the needs of and driving ROI for growers and launching new products.
Tifft has worked in the greenhouse industry for over 20 years, working alongside and learning from some of the best leaders in the industry. Tifft is a renowned expert in Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM), having worked with the USDA, with many of the largest greenhouses, including Eurofresh Farms, and at Koppert Biological Systems in beneficial insect rearing. Tifft joins IUNU after most recently having worked at Greenhouse Vegetable Consultants, where she worked alongside Dr. Merle Jensen & Ken Gerhart for the last 12 years.
It's no secret that Tifft is an accomplished horticulturist who brings an abundance of knowledge with her to the team. She will join an elite cohort of horticulturists at IUNU that through innovation and collaboration focus on advancing the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry.
"Karin is a stellar addition to the IUNU team. She is one of the most respected horticulturalists in our industry, and her expertise in IPDM unlocks unmatched value for our customers. As we continue to develop new products, such as our recently launched LUNA AI for vine crops, it is essential we continue to develop the most experienced horticultural team. Karin has worked with growers around the world to improve their operations, and we're thrilled to have her on board," said Adam Greenberg, CEO of IUNU.
When asked about her motivation to join IUNU, she said: "Some of my favorite growers and advisors are retiring, and they are so skilled! I will miss seeing them in the greenhouse, and I also miss their expertise. Historically, it has taken many years to get these skills. With IUNU, we can shorten that learning curve, reducing the stress and increasing the satisfaction and reward of being a Grower," said Karin Tifft, Horticultural Advisor at IUNU.
Karin joins a team of expert horticulturalists at IUNU, which includes Gordon Rowe, Erika Verrier, and Theodore Huggins. Together, the Advisor team has over a century of horticultural expertise and covers lettuce and leafy greens, tomatoes and vine crops, and ornamentals.