June 08, 2012
Now that it’s June, hopefully you are getting a chance to catch your breath and start to take a look at what happened this spring. What I have been hearing from growers and retailers across the county, Spring 2012 has been...
June 08, 2012
In addition to the greenhouse environment, crop culture including fertilizers, substrates, and plant growth regulators (PGRs), has a large impact on our ability to grow high-quality greenhouse crops. If properly managed,...
June 08, 2012
Ornamental growers have long struggled with managing growing media pH. Maintaining correct growing media pH is critical for many crops especially if production time is greater than six to eight weeks. Today, numerous popular...
June 08, 2012
These days, greenhouse growers are faced with increased competition and the rising cost of labor, energy and crop inputs. To maximize return on their investment, growers are gradually diversifying their crops to include...
June 08, 2012
Lupines are one of the showiest, most impressive perennials in production today. Their stately pillars of blooms contain dozens of vibrantly colored individual flowers. The Camelot series of hybrids is a dwarf form of this...
June 08, 2012
Each spring, Team GPN roadtrips along the California coast to visit with the many breeders and suppliers exhibiting at the Spring Trials. It’s sort of like floriculture’s “fashion week.” This is where the new varieties and...
June 08, 2012
Life branching out from the earth” is the simple philosophy of TerraVida. This new collection of tropical vine plants offers 18 unique and beautiful varieties that will provide a distinctive and colorful focal point for any...
June 08, 2012
Plant quality is an elusive term to describe. If you ask a grower to define what crop quality is, a common response is to hesitate and then say, “I know it when I see it.” That’s probably because a lot of different...
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