March 2001
In 1998, the state of Maryland passed the toughest nutrient management law in the nation, requiring virtually all agricultural operations to write and implement nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P)-based management plans by...
As soon as it was announced that I would be taking the reins of GPN, I started lobbying for two things: a readership survey and some road trips. Having a background in consumer publishing makes me keenly aware of the reader...
A few years back, Les Shipley was contacted with an interesting challenge that would change his life. Would he be willing to leave retired life in the Victoria Rain Forest in British Columbia and transplant himself into the...
The introduction of fast growing, seed propagated cyclamen cultivars with flowers in many different colors, improved growing techniques and expedited scheduling have created renewed interest and increased opportunities for...
While northern growers begin specialty annual production in spring and continue production through summer, the Deep South industry runs on an almost inverse schedule for these generally cool season crops. Production in...
Disease control is one of the most complicated issues facing the ornamental industry today. One of the approaches to disease is for the grower to attempt a diagnosis of symptoms and choose the appropriate fungicide for...
While lisianthus has become an extremely important cut flower in the last decade, it certainly is not an easy crop to produce. Lisianthus seems to be plagued with a number of diseases, and fusarium crown and stem rot is one...
What!? Has Pohmer lost his marbles (or those few he has left!)? Has the cold weather in Minnesota finally caused hypothermia and slowed down his thought process and judgment faculties? Doesn’t he realize that both Home Depot...