May 2008
At a time when energy costs continue to soar while profits decline, greenhouse growers have two choices: get creative or get left behind. What steps can growers across the country take now — and in the long haul — to...
The Ruffles series was bred by Australian plantsman Steve Eggleton to put out maximum color and fragrance in a time when Australia was facing its worst drought in history. As many parts of the United States seem to be facing...
It just wouldn’t be winter in the South — or spring in the rest of the country — if pansies, one of the most popular garden plants, didn’t show their faces in gardens and planters. Landscapers and home...
The industry has seen a surge in growers upgrading their greenhouses to make them more efficient. Innovative companies recognize the need to invest in the future. Some of these enhancements include installing energy curtains...
A few years ago, Ecke Ranch saw a need to reach out to growers in a new way. The launch of their “On Board” Tech Help Bulletin Board during the 2004 poinsettia season began as an “experiment” but has since evolved into a...
With so many exciting and unique cultivars being introduced each year, it can be quite challenging for growers to decide which crops to grow and sell. Plus, there are all the older varieties that have been around for years...
Cornell University has a well-kept secret: a campus on Long Island that has been d edicated exclusively to horticultural research and extension for 85 years. The Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center (...
Calling all progressive growers! It’s time to enter the 2008 GPN/OFA Sustainability Progress Awards. As I mentioned in the January issue, we are looking for growing operations that are truly making inroads on their journey...
Polemonium ‘Bressingham Purple’ is a compact selection of Jacob’s ladder with many appealing characteristics for commercial growers, landscapers and homeowners. The purple-tinted, deep-green fernlike leaves grow...
Horizontal airflow (HAF) fans, also called mixing fans or circulation fans, are used to mix the air mass inside greenhouses to provide a more uniform environment. There are many benefits to using HAF fans, but they’re often...
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