May 2005
Mealybugs really can be a scourge. It wasn’t long ago the chrysanthemums in our greenhouse unexpectedly became infested with citrus mealybugs. We have no spray program here at the university because we actually want the...
Life is good in the coneflower world. Echinaceas are topping the perennial charts — ‘Rocky Top Hybrids’ are among the many new selections. Exciting new patented clonal selections are being introduced yearly, but the seed...
In the past, GPN has concentrated on greenhouse manufacturers as the source of information for our annual structure update. Focusing our attention on structure producers has always given us a wealth of information, but what...
Are you an active member of OFA – an Association of Floriculture Professionals? I hope so, because I believe if floriculture is your profession, you should be a member of OFA. I’m not saying that because I’m already involved...
The best of the best can mean so many different things. How does one association define “best” compared to the next? All-American Selections (AAS) winners are judged and recognized for their consistency to thrive in all...
Geranium ‘Rozanne’ is a recent introduction, offering many great im-provements over the other cultivars of this genus. ‘Rozanne’, a clump-forming perennial, reaches 20 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Its large five-petaled,...
Attention all advisers, students and greenhouse growers: Internship time is upon us. Plans are probably already written; tasks are most likely already planned out; and you — whether you’re an adviser, student or greenhouse...
Okay, so you’ve spent months planning for the upcoming season, reviewing last year’s performance, both the good and bad; making all of the adjustments needed to maximize your successes; putting in new systems and procedures...
As the snapdragon season draws to a close for many of us, we may be looking for some alternatives that help extend the season. I had thought to write a short little article on penstemon, then I started really looking into...
Formally known as Acrylite SDP, High Impact Corrugated Sheet from Deglas, Oakville, ON, Canada, has strength and durability that its customers have stuck by over the years. The sheet This corrugated product has a thickness...
The letter in question here is Q. What does it mean to have Q-Biotype whiteflies instead of B-Biotype whiteflies. The quick answer is no one really knows yet, but it’s the long answer that the industry has been grappling...
I always encourage growers to make notes as they go through spring, not just about crop quality and how they are achieving it, but about what is selling, what’s not and what customers want that you don’t have. I call it the...
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