January 12, 2012
In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in lisianthus. Remember: Product controls are based on research trials and do not reflect an endorsement of any sort. To learn more about diseases affecting...
To view tables and figures, click on the PDF link to the right. Plant fertilization requirements, nutrient monitoring and nutrient disorders have been a major research and extension focus at North Carolina State University....
Fungus gnats (Bradysia spp.) are common insect pests of greenhouse-grown crops. The adult flies (Figure 1, above) are considered a nuisance causing minimal direct plant damage; however, eggs laid by adult females hatch into...
Last month, we gave you an overview of all the trends in marketing, packaging and merchandising we picked up along the California coast at the 2011 Spring Trials. In this issue, we’re focusing on new variety introductions....
Although other industries — fisheries and timber in the 1980s and food processors in the late 1990s — have sustainable protocols in place, floriculture has only recently begun to explore this topic. The initial interest was...
January 12, 2012
In May, GPN’s consulting editor Jim Barrett spent a week in the London area touring nurseries and garden centers to gain insight into the nuances between the United States and United Kingdom markets. To view photos from Jim'...
January 12, 2012
Combining vibrant colors with excellent growing characteristics, Estrella is a versatile series suitable for baskets, mixed containers and the landscape. A vegetatively propagated series, Estrella uses Westflowers genetics...
California Spring Trials has always served as the industry’s launching pad for breeders to debut their latest and greatest new varieties as well as new marketing programs and other related products. It’s always a fascinating...
Hanging baskets have long been a major revenue stream for the greenhouse industry. Baskets growing above another crop allows you to spread out your input cost per square foot and maximize your profit potential. Traditionally...
January 12, 2012
New breeding gives growers a reliable series of easy-to-grow, first-year flowering penstemon available in two striking colors. Penstemon, also known as beard tongue, puts on spectacular displays of color in the late spring...
This year, many regions of the country had a very wet spring. Consequently, demand for garden plants was delayed, which prevented some producers from shipping crops as scheduled. Growers had to therefore hold their crops...