September 2013
September 11, 2013
It is that time of year again! It is time for GPN and Nexus Corp. to find our Intern of the Year! As college students return to campus, we want to learn more about those aspiring horticulturists who are still on their...
September 11, 2013
The horticulture industry is undeniably changing as customers age, big box stores compete with independent garden centers (IGCs) and technology continues to evolve. These changes not only lead to challenges for those in the...
September 11, 2013
I’m sure by now you’ve heard the buzz about the alluring Pink Zazzle (gomphrena hybrid) recently introduced at the California Spring Trials. It’s an amazing breakthrough in the breeding of gomphrena that has it all — great...
September 11, 2013
As more and more greens and herb production occurs in recirculating culture, grower interest in providing crop nutrients from organic sources has increased. Following is our experience at Kansas State University with two...
September 11, 2013
Over the years, veronica has become a staple perennial used in the American landscape. Past cultivars were known for their long blooming times and unfortunately many cultivars have a reputation for their floppiness. There...
September 11, 2013
Pacific Plug & Liner is a great stop along the California Spring Trials tour to find a wide selection of plants from many different vendors, many of which are new introductions. One of the highlights at our stop is the...
September 11, 2013
Historically, bare root divisions were one of the main sources of starting materials for greenhouses and nurseries. With the popularity of plugs and liners in the past couple decades, some growers have reduced their...
September 11, 2013
Growing media can be as unique as the growers themselves. Professional growers research, test and tweak to develop a media that works best for their greenhouse environment. With optimum plant quality, maximum profit and...
September 11, 2013
As competition increases and quality and productivity pressure rises, North American growers are increasingly taking a page from their European counterparts and making lighting a crucial part of their greenhouse production...
September 11, 2013
There are three ways to describe light intensity, but only one of them is appropriate for photosynthesis. Increasing use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) means that the appropriate unit for light measurement is more important...