December 2001
The temperature and light environment delivered to a pansy crop has a great impact on crop timing and quality. In general, the highest-quality pansies are grown under high light levels and cool temperatures, while the...
This is the time of year when the editors of GPN ask for information on what has been happening with insecticides and other related chemicals and predictions for where they are headed in the near future. Based on recent...
With my November editorial, I had hoped to end my campaign against the big box store’s treatment of growers, but developments since last month — in the form of additional policies from the boxes, their effects on growers of...
Last year, for the first time, GPN published a table, summarizing efficacy results for fungicide and bactericide ornamental trials at Chase Research Gardens. This year, we decided to do the same thing as an annual update....
Tall, open spikes of bell-shaped flowers mark the distinctive cut flower ‘Canterbury Bells’, or Campanula medium. The Champion series sports 1- to 1 1/2-inch-long, upward-facing flowers in four colors: Blue (actually purple...
Tuberous root development and flower induction of dahlia are controlled by photoperiod; however, photoperiod manipulation is generally not used in their production. Seed-propagated plug production typically takes place under...
The most important goal in the application of agricultural pesticides is to get uniform distribution of the chemicals throughout the crop foliage. Underdosing may not give the desired coverage and control needed. Overdosing...
How many trucks does it take to deliver a rose? If that rose is from Mexico, it could take quite a few. Mexican carriers, of flowers, fruit and any other cargo coming into the States, were scheduled to have full access to U...
What is greenhouse film? Greenhouse film is generally ultraviolet-protected polyethylene (similar to sandwich bags) with a thickness from 2-8 mm in the United States. What are the three different categories of glazing?...
I’ve always been intrigued with what Mother Nature has imbued in plants and animals to allow them to survive in the complex ecosystem they exist in. Some of these are behavior traits, while others are physical attributes;...
This past summer, I attended a community class called “How to spot and buy gardening trends.” Going into the class, I knew I had the basic knowledge about what is and isn’t trendy, and I assumed I could figure out how to buy...
Three for $10, $2.99 with your supermarket card. Is no price too low for the beleaguered poinsettia? How did we get here, and what can we do? For years, growers have looked to reduce crop cost as the way to make money with...
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