April 2005
Chlorine treatment of nursery irrigation systems is probably one of the most popular methods utilized for the control of pathogens. This article will address the different types of chlorination systems and the proper...
The United States was introduced to phosphonates in the 1980s when Rhone Poulenc introduced Aliette 80WP. In the summer of 1987, Rhone Poulenc (now Bayer Environmental Sciences) brought researchers from all over the world to...
Automated fillers, such as pot fillers and flat fillers, help growers improve product quality and save on labor costs. While such machines have been around for a long time, they’re constantly being improved with added...
Producing compact bedding plants often involves a chemical means of height control. Sumagic (uniconazole, Valent USA Corp.) is a plant growth-regulating chemical that reduces stem elongation and is used to control height of...
Cut flower growers are a demanding group of people. Upon seeing a beautiful flower, most folks would comment first on how pretty it is. Not cut flower growers — they will ask “Can I make any money with that?” and “Sure it’s...
January 01, 2009
Specifically, we will be addressing the two major concerns when assessing affordability: return on investment and cash flow. The one concern most growers express about automation is cost. These systems are not cheap, and...
Welcome to GPN’s first “Complete Automation Guide.” This is a project that has been in the works for several years and one that we hope to bring you at least twice each year. Over the next 16 pages you’ll be able to read...
January 01, 2009
Putting off total integration only leaves you farther behind with less time to catch up. Fortunately, it’s never too late to create an integrated greenhouse automation plan. Integrating automation into the total plan of your...
The use of interior foliage continues to become more popular each season; the crops not only add a coarse texture to mixed containers but also a new sense of novelty and a built-in tolerance for shady garden settings. Every...
With the spring season going full tilt in many areas of the country everyone is busy growing, shipping and taking care of customers. Typically, with so many flowering plants in the greenhouse, insects and diseases tend to...
The Obsession verbena series offers a large number of color choices including Apricot, Blue with Eye, Bordeaux, Burgundy with Eye, Carmine with Eye, Coral with Eye, Lavender, Light Blue with Eye, Lilac, Pink, Purple, Red,...
This fairly new gaillardia has been catching the attention of growers, landscapers and gardeners alike. With its compact habit, reaching only 8-10 inches tall by 10-12 inches wide, and its continuous bloom of 3-inch red and...
Approximately one year ago our industry was just learning about the Ralstonia outbreak that would ultimately destroy a company and cost approximately $10 million. Fresh from a trip touring geranium production in Central...