August 2005
Vegetatively propagated floriculture crops continue to increase in popularity because of tremendous production, marketing and garden success. Growers are able to propagate a wide variety of herbaceous plants on-site through...
Here we are again — another spring finished and much talk of how it went. Hopefully, you are starting to think about the upcoming 2006 season — always forward thinking — but before you do, we thought you’d like to take a...
Get ready for another season of downy mildew. It has been several years since I wrote about downy mildew for GPN. With all of the new diseases, chemicals and strategies for downy mildew control, it seemed like a good time to...
The Lobelia Hot series, bred by Westhoff in Germany, was introduced to the North American market 11?2 years ago through an exclusive marketing agreement with Cohen Propagation Nurseries, which holds exclusive rights for...
As individual businesses in the floriculture industry, associations serving different segments of our industry, and universities doing research, we each rightfully have our own agendas and programs that support the needs of...
June and July are host to two of the industry’s most important shows. Southeast Greenhouse Conference in June and OFA Short Course in July are two of the industry’s largest, most grower-friendly shows, so whether you’re...
Official label approval has been given to a number of innovative methods of applying plant growth regulators (PGRs). The Bonzi label (paclobutrazol, Syngenta Professional Products) includes a number of “chemigation” methods...
Astilbes are very popular shade and woodland garden perennials. They form beautiful mounds of fern-like foliage bearing tiny flowers on erect to arching, plume-like flower panicles that rise above the foliage on slender...
Man, is it hot and dry here in the Chicago area! Hope-fully, by the time you read this we will have received some rain and relief from the heat. We are setting records for days over 90° F and no rain. This summer has been...
FloraStars’s Elite Performer trials are designed to evaluate varieties in a production setting and determine those that are the easiest in a greenhouse setting. All breeder/marketer companies are invited to enter varieties...
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