February 2002
The following are the cultivars that we judged to be the best of the 2001 trials. In most cases, they are newer cultivars that offer a new characteristic, an improvement over current cultivars or fill a void in...
The following poinsettia cultivars are recommended for growers to consider. The recommendations are based on university trials and observations of commercial crops. Primarily, this list includes cultivars that the authors...
One new development important to our understanding of Pythium species comes from the findings of molecular geneticists. We have long thought of Pythium as a “water mold fungus”— now it has been reclassified according to...
January 01, 2009
The only reason for a grower to automate is to improve their overall operation — an improvement that can be more than cost reduction. Improvements can also increase quality and response time. With all the equipment available...
What are greenhouse curtains? Greenhouse curtain systems are called shades, screens and even blankets. They consist of moveable panels of fabric or plastic film used to cover and uncover a greenhouse. Curtains may cover an...
With all the well-deserved attention that coleus hybrids are receiving for their landscape and interiorscape performance, it seems like a good time to take a look at some of the closer relatives of coleus that have the same...
Here it is, the middle of the plug season, and plug growers are wondering how to keep their plugs from stretching or flopping. With short days and low light conditions in much of the country during this time of the year,...
With the introduction of so many new and unique poinsettia cultivars, it has become impractical for a grower to evaluate them all. In conjunction with the breeding companies, we organized these trials several years ago to...
Two stars of the booming vegetatively propagated bedding plant market are petunias and calibrachoa. These closely related species offer consumers rapid growth, a wide range of colors and durability. The vigor of petunias and...
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