April 2011
During the last week of February, GPN along with our partners The Visions Group, hosted the fourth annual Big Grower Executive Summit (see story on page 9). This year’s Executive Summit took place in Miami where 35 large...
The availability of new pest control materials (in this case, insecticides and miticides) each year, particularly those with different modes of action, helps to deal with the array of insect and mite pests feeding on...
January 12, 2012
Very few perennials can compete with the impressive displays of color that hardy hibiscus cultivars provide when in full bloom. Walters Gardens, Inc. has been working diligently with their breeding program over the past...
January 12, 2012
In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in salvia. Remember: Product controls are based on research trials and do not reflect an endorsement of any sort. To learn about the diseases affecting salvia,...
January 12, 2012
With all the equipment available, it can be hard to decide which items will best suit your situation. While you could make use of almost every sprayer out there, finding the most efficient is your goal. Your old sprayer is...
January 12, 2012
Using proper media is crucial to achieving a successful hanging basket. As the popularity of mixed baskets and containers continues to rise, many growers face space constraints in their greenhouses because of limited hanging...
Worried about downy mildew this spring? There’s nothing wrong with that — you should be. We know relatively little about these kinds of plant pathogens; and what you don’t know can hurt you! The downy mildews are recognized...
January 12, 2012
Uniconazole is the active ingredient in the plant growth retardants (PGR) Sumagic (Valent Professional Products) and Concise (Fine Americas). On a part per million (ppm) basis, uniconazole is the most active and persistent...
January 12, 2012
A revolutionary breeding breakthrough, these vegetative large-flowered trailing pansies are great for premium early-season hanging basket production. The Balconita pansy series was bred by David Kerley and is offered by Oro...