December 2004
Nematodes are some of the most numerous multi-cellular animals on earth. They exist in a vast array of ecologic relationships and may be found in almost every kind of ecologic niche available, from the arctic to deserts or...
A variety of commercially prepared potting mixes are available for today’s commercial growers. Selecting the formulation that performs best for your particular situation can be a difficult task, unless you know the specific...
Companion plants and mixed containers at the holidays? Well, why not? We are expending so much energy as an industry diversifying all the spring crops; how much sense does it make to keep cycling down to a monoculture for...
Spring cactus, also called Easter cactus (Rhipsalidopsis or Hatiora), appears similar to Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti (Schlumbergera truncata and S. x buckleyi), except spring cacti have radially symmetrical flowers that...
Digitalis purpurea ‘Camelot’ is the first F1 hybrid on the market and offers many desirable characteristics to growers and consumers alike. Growers will appreciate its high germination rate, uniform growth and more reliable...
Another year, another trial — here, in GPN’s fourth annual trial report, is the latest and greatest of varieties chosen by leading trial managers. Colorado State University In 2004 all the flowers were at the Annual Flower...
For most companies the never-ending struggle to manage and decrease expenses is at the top of the list of business challenges. We all suspect that today’s complex utility tariffs and billing structures translate into...
With greenhouses about to gear up for spring again, the appearance of the center spike mixed container is inevitable. Dracaena spikes are a cheap, easy height components, and there does seem to be a market for this product...
The rumors over the past 18 months or so about a major retailer implementing pay-by-scan on a chainwide basis have been running rampant. Having seen the agenda for a November meeting scheduled by Home Depot with the...