December 2002
This is the time of the year when every poinsettia grower is breathing a sigh of relief, now that all, or most all, of the crop has been shipped and hopefully sold to consumers who value their beautiful plants. Poinsettias,...
From the effects of drought to the many new, different varieties being introduced, the 2002 bedding plant trials were ground-breaking, as they are every year. In GPN's second annual bedding plant trial report, Colorado State...
Year after year, the Annual GPN/Summit Plastics State of the Industry Report provides the most comprehensive data available about the past year in floriculture. The big question is, what has changed so much in one year? New...
Somewhere between the explosion of the foliage industry in the 70s and the changing of the interiorscape market, many of us lost touch with what was happening in the world of foliage. I have recently been working on...
Plant nutrient management requires a thorough understanding of the relationships between irrigation practices, fertilization programs and root medium selection. Everything is connected. Even a minor change in any of these...
If you're a regular reader of The New York Times, you may have had the misfortune of coming across an article entitled "Bigger Bar Code Inches Up on Retailers" this past August. This work of fear-inciting adjectives and...
A low-maintenance, glass greenhouse with high-quality results: Sound too good to be true? Find out here if the Dutch Venlo from Rough Brothers is right for you. Design The Venlo offers maximum light transmission with low...
Well...it's here -- the end of another year. Next month will bring resolutions and new starts and more trade shows than we could ever attend. But for now, all is peaceful and quiet. The Christmas crops are out the door, for...
If you are retailer of Proven Winners® products, you are invited to participate in their third national television campaign airing in Spring 2003 on The Weather Channel®. Amazingly, The Weather Channel reaches a high...
Downy mildews have gained a strong foothold in the horticultural industry throughout the United States and Canada over the past few years. During the fall-winter of 2002, we experienced a severe outbreak of pansy downy...
January 01, 2009
The first place to automate should be one that is highly repetitive, employs multiple laborers, requires substantial time and/or introduces variability. For many growers, this translates into a replugging line. Many growers...
'Dapper' dahlia is one of the newest dwarf series on the market, with six colors. Dapper features small, semi-double, 2-inch blooms; dark green foliage; and a uniform habit. The Dapper colors are consistent across varieties...
Tulip forcing in 2002 has been difficult. In many greenhouses, tulip crops were uneven and, overall, very short. Upon flowering, many pots had one or more stems with blind shoots, where the bud may have been aborted at a...
Leucanthemum 'Becky' is quickly becoming one of the most common varieties of Shasta daisy in commercial production today. This cultivar has many distinguishing characteristics, such as shiny, deep-green leaves that hold up...