September 2008
Q How many thrips should be on a yellow sticky card before I spray? A Good question. There is no hard and fast rule, but there are some recommendations that have been made by researchers working with thrips. First, it really...
This year’s OFA Short Course, sponsored by OFA — an Association of Floriculture Professionals — was held from July 12 to 15 at Ohio’s Greater Columbus Convention Center. About 10,000 members of the floriculture industry were...
Sustainability continues to be a hot button for this industry. Everybody talks about it, but what are growers actually doing to help make a difference in today’s challenging business climate while preserving Earth’s...
Who is better equipped to answer questions regarding the current state of the floriculture marketplace than you, the growers whose hard work and determination have always driven the industry forward? That’s why GPN partnered...
From time to time, corrective actions will be needed in greenhouse production. Of course, the best scenario would be to prevent the problems, but that doesn’t always work. As with all corrective procedures, always test a few...
The Iceland poppy is an attractive, delicate, cool-season perennial produced by growers for spring programs. It has been largely underused in the past and is becoming increasingly popular in recent years. The Iceland poppy...
Unpredictable. That seems to be a common theme each year for growers. It is impossible to predict what the spring season will bring. And that is why each year, GPN surveys growers from across the country. We aim to gain a...
Fun Times is a new series of triphyllea-type fuchsia now available from GroLink. They were bred in Brazil by GroLink/Athena. There are about 100 species of herb- and shrub-type fuchsia in existence; most are native to...
Do any of these names sound familiar to you: Eric Pitzen; Alina Lovelace Hanna; Scott Stiles; Jessica Boldt; Emily Stefanski; Jennifer Browne Stark; Janna Hogue Todd; Sarah McQueen Rasch; or Mandy Froning Baggett? How about...
Those who know how to manage their businesses financially and operationally, know what’s important to their customers, and focus on exceeding and meeting their expectations will survive and thrive. This economic downturn — I...
The photoperiod, or day length, is the number of consecutive hours of light in a 24-hour period. The number of hours of darkness — not the photoperiod itself — is what influences photoperiodic plant responses, including...