October 2015

3 Things You Need to Know about Greenhouse Produce

Controlled environment or greenhouse food production is nothing new. In fact, it dates back to Roman emperor Tiberius Caesar. When told by his doctor that he needed a cucumber a day, Caesar lost no ti... more

Celebrating the Past, Present and the Future

As GPN turns 25 years old, we've asked friends in the horticulture world to share their thoughts and reflections on the evolution of the industry in an ongoing series. Here's part four!

Changing an Edibles Product Launch from Stressful to Successful

When it comes to scaring the pants off of somebody, there are a couple situations that rank up at the top. There's the old surprise public speaking opportunity that goes something like, "Hey,... more

Connecting Breeders with Consumers Via the California Vegetable Trials

The April California Spring Trials event is a pilgrimage many in this industry make every spring to see the many splendored things of new variety introductions. At that time, a large percentage of the... more

Crop Culture Report: Asclepias ‘Monarch Promise’

This beautifully unique variety performs well in the landscape or containers and will inspire gardeners to get involved in butterfly gardening!

Great News!

In September, Great American Media Services — a business-to- business publisher and event management company based in Sparta, Michigan — acquired, GPN, Big Grower and our sister publication Lawn &... more

Greenhouse Vegetables: Your Worst Enemies

The majority of the greenhouse vegetables we grow for the end user are produced from seed. Some of us start with plugs from a propagator, but they too must start from seeds. That makes the diseases of... more

Lighting Metrics … And What Matters

With the continuing development of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and other lighting technologies, there are various metrics that academics and lighting companies use to communicate information on lamps... more

Perennial Solutions: Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Sunset Snappy’

With its attractive and unique flower color and long-lasting blooms, this prodigy will win the approval of growers, landscapers and gardeners alike.

Research on the Central Coast of California

As new invasive problems begin to impact the industry, the research team at the University of California is working to understand the biology and management of new pests.

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