This new osteo series brings early flowering paired with colorful elegance to gardens, with no cooling necessary. Battlefield Farms has seen its ups and downs, and has always rebounded to success. Today, the company continues to grow and expand, and its product quality has never been better! Natives on the rise: Kudos, combos and caveats The 2016 GPN/Nexus Intern of the Year, Keirstan Kure, has a hunger for knowledge to develop innovative ways to grow food sustainably. The 2016 Perennial Plant of the Year has graced gardens since the American Civil War and is still one of the most sought after white anemones on the market today. Improved diagnostics are leading to the discovery of more diseases. What are the newest outbreaks ... and what can you do to avoid them?
February 12, 2016
The National Garden Bureau (NGB), the non-profit organization promoting gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry, and All-America Selections (AAS), the non-... more
February 12, 2016
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has just released its plan for strategically deploying over $58 million... more
February 12, 2016
The International Plant Propagators’ Society (IPPS) Western Region 2016 Annual Meeting will take place held Oct. 19-22 in Phoenix, Arizona. “The unique desert... more
February 12, 2016
Syngenta has announced that ChemChina has offered to acquire the company in a deal worth more than $43 billion. Syngenta’s existing management will continue to run the... more
January 13, 2016
Many years ago a business owner said to me, “If I only had the money back from the business mistakes I have made, I will be wealthy beyond my dreams.” I heard a speaker... more
January 13, 2016
The outlook for this spring is a good one. There are very few red flags among current economic indicators to suspect any surprises in economic performance in the first... more
January 13, 2016
When Jerry Van Hoven purchased Battlefield Farms in Rapidan, Virginia, in 1990, the entire operation spanned about 6 acres. Today, two of his sons, Anthony and Bobby, own a... more
January 13, 2016
Danziger's Ostica series of Osteospermum ecklonis features vibrant and colorful flowers. It has a lovely compact mounded growth habit. This easy-growing, early-flowering... more
January 13, 2016
The biggest rooting season for ornamental cuttings occurs during some of the darkest and coldest days of the year — in January and February. When conditions are close to... more

Xtrada is a new series combining compactness, heat and cold tolerance, and huge flower size. Xtrada pansies are suited for spring and autumn sales. Their strong stems hold flowers erect for outstanding presentation in the garden and at retail. The series is available in nine colors (White with... more

  • Xtrada is a new series combining compactness, heat and cold tolerance, and huge flower size. Xtrada pansies are suited for spring and autumn sales. Their strong stems hold flowers erect for...
  • The deep burgundy and pink foliage of ‘Colorblaze Velveteen’ delivers all-season color. This coleus is bred for resistance to downy mildew. It is late or non-flowering in most of North America and...
  • Bred to be the earliest C. carpatica, the new Rapido series delivers good young plants and finished plant vigor, while maintaining a compact habit. The showy blooms make an attractive potted plant...
  • The newest addition to the popular series, ‘Surfinia Summer Double Salmon’ presents early flowering and a compact, mounding habit. Surfinia Summer Double petunias exhibit outstanding heat and rain...
  • The dahlia Painter collection boasts rich saturated colors, spectacular flower shape and dramatic markings. Four colors are offered (‘Painter Sun Fire’ is shown) ranging from warm yellow with...
  • ‘SunPatiens Compact Coral Pink’ is a very floriferous and well-branched impatiens. It is early to bloom and grower friendly. With large, round salmon-pink flowers, this new variety is versatile and...
  • Prestop biofungicide is now commercially available in the U.S. for control and suppression of diseases on a multitude of crops. University tests have shown it superior to other biofungicides and...
  • Marengo, a liquid pre-emergent herbicide, is now available in a convenient 18 fl.oz. container to accommodate users of all sizes. Launched in 2013, Marengo has become widely used due to its long-term...
  • The new GreenPower LED toplight range is manufactured to increase yields — growers can now provide their crops with the optimum light level they need due to lower radiation heat. The toplight can...
  • With some retailers mandating that their horticultural partners be Cap Mat-compliant, many growers will now have to water plants through a watering mat that helps saturate plants from the bottom up....
Growers and garden center retailers need varied solutions to meet their particular needs to stay abreast of the exploding demand for edible and fragrant herbs and vegetables... more
Stone Creek Hydroponics, a family-owned and operated farm in northeast Georgia, knows how to adapt to customer needs. When owner Zachary Unruh started the business in 2010,... more
Chameleon Grow Systems has developed a plasma grow light from the light emitting plasma offering from LUXIM in Sunnyvale, Calif. What differentiates plasma grow lighting from... more
Smith Gardens, with locations in Oregon, Washington and California, has been serving the Pacific Northwest market for over 100 years. Each year the family-run operation ships... more
During the one-hour webinar, Paul Pilon, Perennial Solutions Consulting, will cover both common as well as less familiar issues growers can encounter... more
"Inspire & Refresh! What Spring Training Really Should Look Like," presented by Dr. Bridget K. Behe, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Horticulture... more
Today is the deadline for college students to apply for Syngenta Flowers' 2016 Goldsmith... more
And the countdown continues! In just 60 days, breeders, growers and suppliers will come... more
The deadline for "revolutionary" college students to apply for Syngenta Flowers' 2016... more
Researchers at  Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley and the... more
This year’s OFA Short Course (July 14 to 17, in Columbus, Ohio) was phenomenal.  As... more
  By the time you see this article, Fall 2012 will be in full swing — hopefully a... more