January 2001
After WWII and the scientific advances in plant physiology and life cycles that enabled the floriculture industry to grow seasonal crops year round, peonies gradually fell out of favor. The GIs coming back from the war moved...
Non-chemical alternatives to plant growth regulating chemicals have received a great deal of attention in recent years as tighter restrictions have been placed on agricultural chemical use. Some non-chemical methods are very...
Heating Systems How does heat loss occur? Heat loss occurs from a greenhouse structure whenever the interior temperature exceeds the exterior temperature. The rate at which it occurs is affected primarily by the efficiency...
RICHARD LINDQUIST Professor and Associate Chair, Dept. of Entomology, The Ohio State University Happy 2001! Well, this is not a drill like it was last year, we have REALLY entered the new millennium this time with the...
January 30, 2001
Sarah, a senior at Michigan State University, believes you get out of life only what you put in. This honor student, three-time horticulture intern and member of MSU’s hort club should expect quite a bit. Sarah McQueen owes...
Cooling pads Cooling pads
Last month we discussed the importance of in-store message communicators such as POP materials, signage, etc., in influencing consumer purchasing behaviors by providing education and enjoyment. Selling the "experience" of...
In elementary school, one teacher taught me that there are two unlimited, renewable natural re- sources — water and air. Even then that was an exaggeration, and it definitely is today. We are all concerned about water...
Substrate testing is a great tool to help ensure a healthy, profitable crop and to identify improper nutritional trends before problems occur. For most situations, monitoring pH and EC (electrical conductivity) in the...
When Shirley and Harlan Hamernik opened their greenhouse in Clarkson, Neb., they had no idea it would eventually lead them to such places as Siberia, Inner Mongolia and Tibet, not to mention the travel within the United...