October 2002
Photoperiod, or the number of hours of light in a 24-hour period, changes dramatically during the year in temperate regions of the world. For many floriculture crops, photoperiod controls growth and flowering, and a small...
Let's face it, climates are different in Florida, Michigan and Colorado, which can generate some very different results from trial gardens. What succeeds in high heat and humidity may not succeed under cool nights with low...
Pesticides used today are less toxic and used less frequently than several years ago. Nevertheless, they can be a serious hazard to employees if not stored and used properly. Storage Store pesticides in a room located away...
Versatile perennials, lamiums can be utilized in a number of commercial and garden situations. They look great in containers, alone or mixed with other plants in patio pots, window boxes or hanging baskets. In the landscape...
Raspberries have an exceptionally short shelf life, are easily damaged when handled and do not transport well. Because of their perishable nature, the opportunities to market high-quality, fresh raspberries produced under...
Many growers are really excited about putting plants together in container gardens. The "gardeners-in-us" get excited to see how beautiful the plants look mixed together. The "business-people-in-us" know this is an area to...
Fungus gnats are common pests in greenhouses. Their larvae feed on the roots of many different crops, which can cause direct damage to the crop. The root damage caused by the larvae also makes it easier for fungal pathogens...
With more and more new vegetative annuals being produced, growers are finding themselves doing more pinching and cutting back to stimulate better branching and to control growth. Many of the new vegetative annuals are quite...
Does "tissue culture" sound like some kind of scary governmental experiment that reeks of conspiracy and distrust? For those who don't quite understand what it's all about and wonder how it differs from seed, the...