August 2013
August 06, 2013
If last month’s OFA Short Course in Columbus, Ohio, is any  kind of an indicator, the future of the horticulutre industry is definitely pointed in the right direction. Attendance was up as the trade show aisles and...
August 06, 2013
Mealybugs are one of the most destructive insect pests of greenhouse and interior plantscape environments. One of the commonly encountered mealybug species of greenhouses is the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri (Figure 1...
August 06, 2013
Times are changing. Urbanization, diminishing farmland, consumer demand for fresh, locally grown produce and their awareness of how far it travels before consumption have made hydroponics — a method of growing plants in a...
August 06, 2013
Resistance management of fungicides by using different MOA (mode of action) groups is one of the basic issues faced by growers. These MOA groups are also called FRAC groups, referring to the information compiled by the...
August 06, 2013
I have been told that I am a greenhouse guru. I have also been told that I am frugal. When it comes to efficient greenhouse design, I’m a believer in the basics. The most economical structure is one that doesn’t break the...
August 06, 2013
The first step to nutrient dosing is knowing your water. Liquid feeding programs always begin with the water. If it isn’t suitable for horticulture, you can’t produce a quality crop. While there are a number of things that...
August 06, 2013
With its ease of production and strong performance, sedum continues to be a perennial plant of interest for growers, landscapers and gardeners alike.  Recently, breeder Chris Hansen has introduced a new sedum called ‘...
August 06, 2013
New Enduro from Ball FloraPlant is a breakthrough in landscape verbena for its extended flowering. Northern breeding trials show Enduro won’t cycle out of color  — even in summer temperatures up to 100° F. In the South...
August 06, 2013
Daminozide was one of the first plant growth retardants (PGRs) registered for use on agricultural crops. It was first registered in 1963 for use on potted chrysanthemums and was later approved for use on food crops. Although...
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