December 2011
Applying the right amount of mist in propagation is a constant challenge. Too little mist results in immediate damage or death, so most propagators tend to stay on the side of being too wet. However, excess mist wastes...
February 28, 2012
In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in gaillardia. Remember: Product controls are based on research trials and do not reflect an endorsement of any sort. To learn more about diseases affecting...
The first electro-mechanical time clocks and electric watering valves made it possible to water at times when a grower wasn’t handy to turn on a valve. As irrigation time clocks started to incorporate solid-state...
Growers face many challenges producing bedding plants — timing, insects, profitability and, of course, disease. Diseases can be particularly frustrating as they often appear just as the crop is ready for sale. For...
January 10, 2012
With its late-season bloom and compact habit, the Pretty Lady series is an ideal candidate for fall perennial programs. Most perennial growers are looking for fall flowering items to add to their product lines and the Pretty...
December 09, 2011
This strongly scented dianthus is easy to grow and flowers all summer long. Last year, Fides Oro introduced the new dianthus Kahori: a plant with very attractive pink flowers, a great scent and hardiness to Zone 4. This...
January 03, 2012
I’ve been receiving an increasing number of inquiries from greenhouse growers about lighting guidelines for growing fruiting vegetable crops. Certainly for vine crops like tomato, pepper and cucumber, the daily light...