February 2011
While February may be the shortest month of the year, it is still a very busy one for growers. Many cut flower growers have been and will be busy this month supplying florists and retailers with flowers for Valentine’s Day....
Please click on the PDF to the right to learn more about the diseases affecting hedera.
January 12, 2012
Which introductions will you add to your poinsettia program this year? This year 18 new cultivars were introduced in the National Poinsettia Trials conducted at Homewood Nursery in Raleigh, N.C., North Carolina State...
Three common methods are used for extracting solution from greenhouse root substrate for testing pH, EC and nutrient levels. In the saturated media extract procedure (SME, also known as saturated paste extract), cores of...
What if you could reach the Holy Grail of spring: early flowering at a price you can sell, produced in space you already have? Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) says you can. They’ve trialed and tested scores of varieties with a...
January 12, 2012
One of America’s favorite natives, echinacea continue to be a necessity in any perennial collection, and new breeding has brought wonderful improvements to the straight species. Echinacea is an All-American prairie flower...
Clean cuttings, young plants or plugs — this has been a discussion point for many years in our industry. It also has been a topic of tension between customers and suppliers. In this article, the idea is to try getting some...
January 12, 2012
This improved hybrid livens up the landscape with bright color and is sure to make an impression at garden centers across the country Over the past several years, many growers have added hydrangea to their product lines....
January 12, 2012
An increasing number of greenhouse growers are familiar with the term “daily light integral” or DLI, which quantifies the amount of photosynthetic light received during one day. The unit for DLI is mol∙m-2∙d-1, which is the...
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