September 2005
To effectively manage plant diseases, it is critically important to know the mode of action of labeled fungicides and to understand how to manage fungicide resistance. Mode of action is different than chemical class. Mode of...
Since 1967 when Jay Koths, University of Connecticut floriculture specialist emeritus, introduced horizontal air flow (HAF), the concept has become the standard method for air circulation in greenhouses. Over the years...
The 2005 Pack Trials was abuzz with the introduction of Danziger "Dan" Flower Farm’s Calitunia. A breakthrough in the horticultural trade, the breeders made the world’s first introduction of an intergeneric hybrid cross...
Last year was the second time we conducted container trials at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, campus. The main focus of the trial was to evaluate combinations and compare cultivars grown in combination plantings...
Petroleum is getting more expensive, and the price of crude oil has been increasing at startling rates. We’ve all seen the rise in gas prices; it’s costing more and more just to get to work and back. This means higher...
During the production of potted plants, various growth-regulating chemicals are used to manage plant height. Fascination (cytokinin/gibberellic acid, Valent USA Corp.) is a product that can be used to increase stem...
The July 2005 issue of GPN carried an excellent review of the “Factors Affecting PGR Liner Dips” written by two University of Florida graduate students, Rebecca Schnelle and Christopher Cerveny, led by Jim Barrett. This...
September 08, 2005
Balloons, smiling faces and beautiful flowers welcomed us to the 2005 Ball Customer Day held in honor of Ball’s Centennial Celebration. The event, held July 29, 2005, drew approximately 3,000 people to West Chicago, Ill., to...
These were the words on a sign that I had mounted by the entrance to my office when I worked for many years in retail buying, merchandising and marketing. Most people thought this was simply my way of displaying my denial,...
The Guardian series provides growers producing delphiniums with predictability and uniformity, which historically has been difficult to achieve. This series of F1 hybrids is considered a breeding breakthrough, providing...
Recently, one of my clients had major problems with unrooted poinsettia cuttings from an offshore supplier. Losses occurred within the first day as lower leaves turned yellow then dropped off, and Botrytis moved into the...
If it has been a while since you traversed the Rockies and made it to the Farwest Show in Portland, Ore., you’re missing out (look for full show coverage next month). Not only is it one of the best-attended industry shows in...