January 2002
The natural human tendency when confronted with a problem is to spring into action. For the ornamental producer, this means you want to spray something on the disease. It is hard to stop and take the time to understand the...
What are the advantages of insect screening? Properly installed insect screening restricts the entry of insects and pests and reduces pesticide use. What are the disadvantages of insect screening? The disadvantages of...
Does ammoniacal nitrogen cause stretch in plants, or conversely, does the alternative nitrogen source, nitrate, cause compactness? What does your experience indicate? Do you have all of the facts? Because the application of...
Regal geraniums (Pelargonium x domesticum) have been popular garden and patio plants since hybridization of this class began in the 1830s. The class combines the genetics of as many as nine pelargonium species. After...
Is your garden center among the Certified?   Proven Winners announces the successful debut of their “Certified Retailer” incentive and education program for independent retailers of Proven Winners...
Plug tray Blackmore’s new 288 X CE Deep Tray is designed for field production of tomatoes along with other crops. The depth of the tray is approximately 1 1/2 inches and soil volume is 9.4 cc. The eight-degree taper...
January 01, 2012
We’ve noticed, GPN and I that is, that there is very little quality information about the automated side of our industry. Consequently, we decided that a monthly column about greenhouse automation might be in order. We’ve...
Holmes to make home of OFA After an extensive search process that began last summer, the Ohio Florists’ Association (OFA) has named John R. Holmes, CAE, as the association’s new executive director. Holmes will...
January 16, 2002
The experience of Janna Ellen Hogue, a junior at Iowa State University and winner of the 3rd Annual GPN/Nexus Intern Scholarship, should encourage and inspire students, universities and greenhouse operations alike to...
Last month’s editorial discussed the price point on poinsettias and suggested some possible explanations for how the pricing situation got to the present stage; this month looks at some specific changes growers can...
Hybrid lilies are excellent cut flowers due to the availability of flowers with various colors and shapes. Extensive inter-species hybridization has resulted in numerous cultivars, and many new cultivars are introduced to...
As we have seen in the last couple of years, growers and gardeners alike were far more interested in the many new vegetative cultivars introduced than they were in new seed cultivars. This trend seems likely to continue for...
James E. Faust Assistant Professor, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. About 12 years ago, I heard Michigan State professor Dr. Will Carlson argue for regionalization of floriculture research. He suggested that we don’t...
With the coming of the new year, people commonly spend time reflecting on the past year — what were the biggest events, who were the most important people. Rather than immerse ourselves in history, I want to encourage...
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