March 11, 2014
The winter of 2013-14 has been one for the record books. It doesn’t matter where you are located, Mother Nature has presented a cornucopia of challenges for growers. Record snowfalls, bone-chilling temperatures and...
March 11, 2014
ARC: Margery, how much do you hate guessing what is wrong with a plant? I still remember having growers call me when I worked at the University of Florida research center in Apopka in the early 1980s. They would describe the...
March 11, 2014
Vinca is one of the most recognized annuals for use in high light and dry landscapes, and varieties with improved resistance to Phytophthora Aerial Blight and novel flower colors have further enhanced consumer appeal....
March 11, 2014
Iron is needed in plants for several functions. Iron is used in chlorophyll production, it acts as an oxygen carrier, and it is involved in chemical reactions for cell division and growth. Because iron is involved in...
March 11, 2014
Along with the evaluation of the new cultivars at the trial sites, several experiments are conducted to study different production issues.  Below are reports on four of these trials. These trials are supported by the...
March 11, 2014
Greenhouse growers know the importance of balancing the many different parameters involved in a successful growing operation. With a greenhouse setup, lighting is one of the most important factors for growers to control so...
March 11, 2014
In recent years, the lines between plants marketed as herbaceous perennials and ornamental shrubs have become somewhat blurred. Many growers produce and market both perennials and shrubs in their commercial offerings....
March 11, 2014
For herb enthusiasts and food aficionados, Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil) is a must-have variety in the garden. Originating in Southeast Asia and native to India, herb basil has been used for regional cuisines and...
March 11, 2014
Many popular spring garden plants, such as calibrachoa and petunia, perform best at a low media pH, around 5.4 to 5.8. When the pH becomes too high, above 6.2 for these crops, iron in the root zone becomes less available to...
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