July 2001
Fertility monitoring and management for pansies requires a balancing of the plants’ needs. Growers must be aware and manage root substrate pH and electrical conductivity (EC), as well as provide adequate, but not excessive,...
Minimizing fertilizer and water requirements has become increasingly important to greenhouse growers who are facing higher water and fertilizer costs, decreasing availability of quality water and increasing environmental...
Western flower thrips are very difficult to control, particularly in greenhouse situations. Thrips are found in many crop environments, both indoor and outdoor, and can survive the harshest winters in the Northeast. The most...
Celosia One trial highlight was the broad range of interesting celosia cultivars, one of the most popular of the field cut flowers. Celosia (Celosia argentea) cultivars are available in three groups: cristata has convoluted...
Dean Chaloupka wanted to make it clear that the Second Season Pansy program isn’t exclusive to Floral Plant Growers LLC. "This line’s been on the market for four or five years," said Chaloupka, president and sales manager...
California’s cut flower growers are in the middle of a crisis. Out-of-control natural gas prices, partly the result of flawed electricity deregulation, are putting the squeeze on many growers, forcing some operations – many...
Powdery mildew diseases cause serious damage to many floral and ornamental crops in nurseries, greenhouses and landscapes both outdoors and indoors. The diseases are very similar, with symptoms initially appearing as small,...
Over the past couple of years, Clemson University has been conducting experiments to better understand how to manage light in the greenhouse environment. We presented contour maps that describe how much light is delivered to...
In the heat of the summer, it is always difficult to think about and do the little things so necessary for producing quality plants. People are either taking vacations, thinking about taking vacations or working less hours...
GNR
x
Cold, clouds, rain, hurricanes and an economic slow-down. Not an appealing list if you’re in the live goods industries, but these are the conditions growers have had to deal with during the spring and early summer seasons....