November 2009
It was kind of a tough summer in the Chicago area this year. Both Chicago baseball teams failed to make it to the postseason, and in early October, the city failed in its attempt to get the 2016 Olympic Games. After both the...
There is sometimes confusion between lighting to create a long photoperiod and lighting to increase the daily light integral (DLI). Photoperiodic lighting requires only low-intensity light (typically 10 foot-candles or 1-2...
For years, there have been no PGRs labeled for use on vegetable transplants. Recently, a supplemental label for Sumagic (uniconazole) has been released to allow foliar sprays on some vegetable transplants: tomato, pepper,...
This year, because of rising input costs, more plug growers are focusing efforts on getting maximum yields from every plug tray. Buying good seed, sowing it accurately and providing good germination conditions are just half...
Research with wood substrates that began in the Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech in 2004 has focused on grinding pine trees as a new container substrate often referred to as pine tree substrate (PTS). I was a...
Tuberous begonias bred from Begonia boliviensis parentage are quickly becoming a mainstay crop for color growers. These cultivars are known for their vibrant pendulous flowers of orange, red and pink. New colors are being...
Tags. They are the ubiquitous little soldiers of the garden center, standing at attention and ready to help people become successful gardeners — or at least give them a running start toward horticultural mastery. Often times...
Cyclamen are primarily known for their use as potted plants, marketed around many of the major winter holidays. But many consumers are surprised to learn that some cyclamen species are winter hardy and can be effectively...
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