April 2001
Many years ago, I saw a television commercial advertising automobile tires. From behind a stack of tires, the owner of the car care center sponsoring the commercial made the bold announcement, "Nobody likes spending money on...
January 01, 2009
From an 1847 start as a truck farm, this business has blossomed into a full-fledged floral operation. New greenhouses will allow further expansion into the future, while helping them cut heating costs today. For six...
I wonder if all growers and gardeners share the habit of wishing they were raising plants in another region of the country; one that was: a) warmer than their region, b) cooler than their region, c) had more rainfall than...
A pest no bigger than a dime is threatening two of California’s most important industries, wine and horticulture. The culprit? The glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS). This long distance leafhopper has infested almost all of...
January 01, 2009
As growers battle high energy costs and a fizzling economy, innovation and automation are helping greenhouse operations through the tough times. For almost a decade, greenhouse growers have been riding the wave of a good...
For years, carnations have been grown as cut flowers. Efforts to develop carnations into flowering potted plants and bedding plants are ongoing and have finally met with success. Seed propagated dwarf carnations are now...
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