March 2007
It’s that time of year — March Madness! Depending on your specific job responsibilities, March Madness means totally different things to different people. Sports fans equate March Madness with the excitement of the Big...
This industry is constantly seeking new crops and cultivars that have heat tolerance so consumers can be successful even during the hottest days. With day temperatures regularly more than 90° F and night temperatures seldom...
In the most basic terms, an irrigation system has three key components: a water source, a means of distribution and a means of regulating the water flow. The goal for any irrigation system is to deliver water to the growing...
The importance of sched-uling flowering is increasing as retail outlets require marketing plants with color and the need to minimize space, labor, and heating and electrical costs swells. The floriculture production programs...
The true arrival of spring is frequently welcomed by the vivid colors of the English primrose. Primula are widely grown and marketed as bedding plants, potted house plants and perennials. Although they make excellent garden...
In addition to evaluating poinsettia cultivars, the National Poinsettia trials, with trial locations at the University of Florida, North Carolina State University and Homewood Nursery, Raleigh, N.C., surveys consumers...
Energy costs have skyrocketed in recent years. With a whopping increase of 103 percent since 2003, gasoline has increased the most, but other energy types have gone up as well (see Figure 1, below). This is a constant...
The Scopia series, formerly known as the Copia series, has an assortment of available colors, flower sizes and varieties. The emphasis for new varieties was enlarging the flower size and enriching the array of colors. Its...
Supplemental lighting is increasingly being used in the northern half of the United States and in Canada. One of the most cost-effective uses of supplemental lighting is during the production of seedling plugs and rooted...