April 2010
Editors’ Note: This is the third in a six-part series on research being performed at Michigan State University in East Lansing. The recent volatility of energy prices and an overall interest in reducing greenhouse production...
Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are commonly applied as sprays to inhibit extension growth and produce more compact floriculture crops. There are numerous commercial products available, some containing the same active...
By now you have already heard that California Pack Trials changed its name to California Spring Trials. At OFA Short Course last summer, representatives from the breeder companies met and decided to change the name of the...
As an entomologist, I have been trained to know what a whitefly is, but to my layman friends, a whitefly is a white…fly. Their first thought is of a larger insect like a housefly. When I describe a real whitefly, they...
The bearded iris, also known as German iris, is one of the most majestic and popular perennials used in landscape settings. Bearded irises have three petals that grow upward, referred to as standards; and three petals, known...
Complete pest control in ornamental greenhouses is becoming harder to achieve with the registered chemicals currently on the market. Fewer chemical families are being introduced, and the amount of time and money required to...
As native plants build in popularity, showy performers like echinacea (coneflower) appeal to growers and gardeners alike. The new, All-America Selections award-winning PowWow echinacea from PanAmerican Seed is a first year-...
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