October 2009
At OFA Short Course in July, an industry “think tank” took place to discuss the creation of a national marketing program for our industry. At the meeting, attendees discussed the merits of a campaign that would help increase...
Thanks to their lightweight, versatile nature, plastics have found a multitude of uses in crop production and landscaping. Around the world, millions of tons of plastic are used each year to cover greenhouses, make...
Dreams that have conviction and passion behind them have a chance to become reality, if enough people share the vision. Over the years, there’s been lots of discussion on the need for our industry — or even individual...
The Celebration series bred by Westflowers is a new generation of calibrachoa. A range of fashionable colors and continual flowering from spring to late autumn make them perfect for brightening any home. Patio pots, garden...
Mixed containers continue to be an important component in the total sales of ornamental products. For the past five years, the OFA Short Course and the Ohio State University (OSU) have organized an annual workshop on this...
No perennial program is complete without several heuchera cultivars. Heuchera has become incredibly popular and widely grown, namely thanks to the characteristics of the foliage as well as its coral bell–shaped flowers borne...
During August, U.S. Senators and Representatives were charged with spreading their party’s message on the state of health reform in Congress through a series of town-hall meetings. The highly-publicized, volatile meetings...
Virtual Grower is a free, easy-to-use software program that is a must-install for every grower who heats his greenhouse. It enables growers to simulate their own greenhouse and predict how changes or investments could impact...