April 20, 2012
Are you ready for the storm that is brewing out there among consumers? Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about how Baby Boomers, the core gardening customer of the past couple of decades, will not be...
April 20, 2012
In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in phlox. Remember: Product controls are based on research trials and do not reflect an endorsement of any sort. Click on the PDF below to learn more.
April 20, 2012
The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (HLA) at Purdue University can trace its roots back to 1884, when Professor James Troop founded the Department of Horticulture and Entomology. Since then, the...
April 20, 2012
Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) is the most destructive insect pest of greenhouses worldwide causing both direct and indirect damage to a wide range of horticultural crops. The primary means of dealing...
April 20, 2012
Growers have inquired about using mycorrhizae in professional peat and bark mixes. Most people are not familiar with mycorrhizae and there is confusion and misleading information in the industry about these beneficial...
April 20, 2012
Why save energy? Three reasons come to mind. 1. Purchased energy is a significant and ongoing expense for most greenhouse operations. 2. There is high probability that energy prices will continue to rise. 3. Most greenhouse...
April 20, 2012
In recent years, gerbera has become increasingly popular in the bedding plant and indoor potted plant industries. Gerbera produces an abundance of cheerful daisy-like flowers consisting of numerous vibrant flower colorations...
April 20, 2012
One of the most unique new introductions in the past year, the Under the Sea Coleus collection from Hort Couture has a unique subset of leaves that make them resemble the most intricate of sea creatures. From the diminutive...
April 20, 2012
There are several plant growth retardants (PGRs) that contain the active ingredient paclobutrazol, including Bonzi (Syngenta), Downsize (Greenleaf Chemical), Paczol (OHP), Piccolo and Piccolo 10XC (Fine Americas). The...