November 2013
November 05, 2013
I think it is pretty safe to say that most people in the horticulture industry know that this business is made up of a plethora of creative, compassionate and innovative individuals. As long as growers have been growing and...
November 05, 2013
Biological control is a pest management strategy that involves the use of natural enemies such as parasitoids, predators or pathogens to control pest populations, including insects and mites. It is important to understand...
November 05, 2013
When I was in college, I had a job cleaning rooms in a heart valve production company. In this company, there were various levels of sanitation and cleaning that were required, and the levels of sanitation were monitored on...
November 05, 2013
Most petunias are facultative long-day plants, since they flower earlier when grown under long days compared to short days. Early-season petunias are grown when the natural days are still short, so growers often provide low-...
November 05, 2013
All around us, the world is changing. From fashion to hair color and gardens to gifts, excitement and vitality is on everyone’s wish list. When Syngenta Flowers Inc. started planning for the next big thing in potted flowers...
November 05, 2013
Ken and Deena Altman began their plant collection in 1975 in their Los Angeles backyard. What started out as an innocent hobby, based on an avid interest in plants, slowly transformed itself into a wholesale nursery business...
November 05, 2013
On Sept. 16, 2011, President  Barack Obama signed into law the most comprehensive change to the U.S. patent law in more than 60 years, the America Invents Act (AIA). The changes to U.S. patent laws were monumental and...
November 05, 2013
Many growers, landscapers and consumers are drawn to plants with variegated leaves. When interesting foliage is combined with a brilliant display of blooms, the interest level and demand quickly escalates. Heliopsis ‘...
November 05, 2013
Aloha Lilies continue to be an exciting collection of eucomis species hybrids from Golden State Bulb Growers (GSBG) as mentioned in the August 2012 edition of GPN. GSBG’s extensive breeding and hybridization program is...