February 2013

A Hiring High?

Spring is just around the corner. Your greenhouses are probably already buzzing with a lot of activity — but in the coming weeks they will become even more hectic as more people are required to ... more

A Week in Paraíso

In September 2009, I visited the Florexpo facility in Para’so, Costa Rica, and learned all about the 130 million cuttings they produce each year, sanitation protocols, their sustainable practices and... more

California Spring Trials

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Calla Lily Height Control with Media Drenches

Calla lilies (Zantedeschia) have become a popular greenhouse floricultural crop in the United States, and interest continues to increase for both pot and cut flower production.Callas have long-lasting... more

Crop Culture Report: Petunia Crazytunia Series

With exciting flower colors and patterns, this new collection is shaking up the world of petunias.

Crop Culture Report: Petunia Crazytunia Series

Westflowers by the German breeder Westhoff is shaking up the vegetative petunia category with its Crazytunias ­— a collection of unique petunias with exciting flower colors and patterns that are gr... more

New Poinsettia Releases for 2013

The North American Poinsettia Trials reached a significant milestone this year — it has been evaluating poinsettias, in cooperation with the poinsettia breeder companies, for 20 years since it was s... more

Perennial Solutions: Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’

This new dicentra provides the old-fashioned look of Bleeding Heart with vibrant red flowers.

Plug/Liner Dip Guidelines

A plug or liner dip is a plant growth retardant (PGR) application technique in which a tray of finished young plants is placed into a shallow PGR solution for a short period of time. This allows the ... more

Soil Biofungicides: Biological Warfare at its Finest

You would like your plant's root system to be in balance with the soil, your growing media. Balance in water, balance in food, balance in microbes and balance in organic/inorganic matter all group... more

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