August 2011
We just returned from OFA Short Course and I am happy to report that it looks like the future of our industry is going to be in very capable hands. The reason for my optimism is because of several college students that I met...
How were your spring sales and production this year? “Markets which started strong with double digit sales growth/comps could not sustain it and bottomed out later in the season. The reverse happened with markets which...
January 12, 2012
Check out these new cut flowers that will keep your buckets and pockets full. The cut flower industry needs to regularly introduce new cut flower species to keep and increase consumer interest. With all the new introductions...
The OFA Short Course is one of the horticulture industry’s premier events. From growers to retailers to floral designers, the show drew nearly 9,000 attendees this year, as well as exhibitors from the United States and more...
February 28, 2012
In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in zinnia. Remember: Product controls are based on research trials and do not reflect an endorsement of any sort. To learn more about diseases affecting zinnia,...
Water is vital to plants. It’s the lifeblood of a greenhouse and how it’s managed has a direct impact on the success of a grower. As the demand for water increases, finding sustainable solutions to capturing, containing and...
January 11, 2012
It’s the dawn of a new day in gazanias as recent breeding efforts have focused on developing big and bold varieties for consumers. Gazania is a native of South Africa and is also called treasure flower. They are widely grown...
January 09, 2012
With its variegated foliage and strong impulse appeal, 'Shockwave' is changing the norm for how phlox is used. Traditionally garden phlox was used as the backbone of the summer landscape, but Phlox paniculata ‘Shockwave’ is...
This spring, the Kalamazoo Flower Group (KFG) asked for input on watering practices prior to shipping bedding plants in flower. They ship plants throughout the eastern two-thirds of the United States, and wanted to make sure...
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