July 2010
Last month, we shared with you some of the awesome merchandising, marketing, packaging and other sales concepts we learned about at the 2010 California Spring Trials. This month, we bring to you some of the striking...
There are several ways to apply a plant growth regulator to floriculture crops. The two traditional application methods are a foliar spray and a substrate drench. Growers of garden plants, particularly bedding plants, are...
Every year, we return from our annual trek to California for Spring Trials and are faced with the challenge of selecting the new varieties that will be covered in the magazine. We see hundreds of new introductions as we tour...
Fungus gnats (Bradysia spp.) are common greenhouse pests. The adults are primarily a nuisance, causing minimal plant damage. But eggs laid by adult females hatch into larvae that feed on roots and are directly responsible...
Yellow, pale or white leaves on the youngest growth of greenhouse and nursery crops are often signs of nutritional deficiencies. In certain instances, the problem may be a lack of a specific nutrients in the substrate; in...
“What’s new in the PGR arena?” We get that a lot. The answer: several things. We’re working on more products in more areas than ever in the 30-plus years of the University of Florida’s PGR program. Here’s a quick summary of...
In the days before automated controls, you shoveled some coal into the boiler if you wanted heat and got out the hose if plants needed watering. As heating systems evolved, electric thermostats could open valves for...
Improper nutrient management is one of the primary causes of poor crop quality and plant losses in commercial greenhouses and nurseries. Nutrient deficiencies and toxicities are often related to high substrate pH due to the...
The calibrachoa Caloha series was bred by Breier in Israel, exclusively for Cohen, in 2004-2005. The first four varieties were introduced commercially in Europe and North America for 2006. The idea was to create a range of...
Physostegia virginiana, with its upright habit, is primarily used as a backdrop in landscapes or for late-season production in large container sizes. However, thanks to the breeding efforts of Benary Seed and its...