November 2011
November 08, 2011
Now, more than ever, it is critical for growers and retailers to identify and nurture budding gardeners. A major challenge facing our industry is finding new gardeners. As baby boomers get older, many of them are not...
  Plants use light to increase mass through photosynthesis. More mass usually means higher quality and longer postharvest life. However, in many cases, more light enters a greenhouse than a plant can use. In the...
November 08, 2011
While the current economic situation is putting extreme pressure on growers, innovators are surviving with new practices, such as treating young plants in plug trays.   Over the past several years greenhouse growers...
  Helenium is a very attractive, yet underutilized perennial. Helenium ‘Double Trouble’ is no exception, as it is the only commercially available double flowering cultivar, producing countless small,...
February 28, 2012
In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in lavender. To view this layout, please select the PDF option below.
I have an unusual job description: “Travel the world and seek out the newest plants.” This role takes me to the mega shows in Germany and Holland, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) shows in England, American trade shows...
  Many medium- and large-sized operations use cost-accounting software to estimate their costs of production. Some growers have created their own spreadsheets while others use a commercial product. I’m not an...
  As plant breeding continues to evolve and become more precise, Danziger Innovations Ltd. is taking it to even higher levels with technology that gives them unprecedented ability to improve and select for specific...
  We have had many great debates in this country — while this election cycle we will be hearing debates about the best way to jump start the economy. Over the years we have had debates over other critical...
  Dahlias have always been a dramatic addition to a garden or patio, but with the introduction of new RED FOX dahlia XXL, the curtain has opened on a whole new act. All seven XXL varieties are just as their name...
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