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March 22, 2001
Reduction of pesticide and fertilizer runoff from greenhouses has been a repeated theme in the argument for a sound, protected environment. Many North American growers have taken the cue from their European counterparts by implementing subirrigation...
March 22, 2001
Greenhouse technology and equipment have been evolving at a staggering pace in recent years. What were once mostly small, family-owned businesses are now automated, computer- controlled, highly technical greenhouse operations. And just to keep...
March 15, 2001
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March 15, 2001
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February 28, 2001
Alstroemeria, also known as the Lily-of-the-Incas or Inca Lily, has been grown in the United States since the 1970s, mainly as a cut flower crop. Among cut flower producers, alstroemeria is a favorite because of its long vase life, long flowering...
February 28, 2001
I’ve never really liked winter. Even when I was a little girl, at a time when most kids were happy with snowball fights and ice skating, I sat inside by the heating vent, longing for sunshine and the green grasses of spring. I’ve made efforts to...
February 28, 2001
When it comes to producing hanging baskets above a bench crop, growers rely on trial and error to reach a balance of optimizing their greenhouse space without sacrificing the quality of the bench crop. If too many hanging baskets are placed overhead...
February 28, 2001
On the surface, Jack and Dick De Vroomen could not be more different. Carrying his cell phone and laptop computer, Jack typifies the modern businessman; and Dick, with his hand full of old photos, is the best part of a lifestyle we will never be...
February 28, 2001
Why grow vines? The reasons, I think, are threefold. First, many gardeners are traveling to public gardens, both in the United States and abroad. When visiting, they can’t help but notice the artful and lavish use of vines in many of these gardens....
February 28, 2001
Ornamental ginger, primarily from the Zingiberaceae family, is a diverse and versatile group of plants that are gaining increased recognition in the flowering pot plant, landscaping and cut flower markets. The various sizes, flower colors and...
February 28, 2001
As I write this column, Christmas is over and retailers are singing the blues; the stock market is tanking, and there’s a general slowdown in consumer spending and the overall economy. There’s even talk about the "R" word (Recession) possibly...
February 28, 2001
Retractable roof Jaderloon announces receipt of a patent on a natural ventilation greenhouse roof design. The inflatable, heatable, sealable and retractable roof design is patented under the name "roll-a-roof." This system operates on top of the...
February 20, 2001
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February 20, 2001
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February 20, 2001
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February 20, 2001
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February 19, 2001
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February 19, 2001
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February 09, 2001
Last month we discussed the importance of in-store message communicators such as POP materials, signage, etc., in influencing consumer purchasing behaviors by providing education and enjoyment. Selling the "experience" of buying — focusing on the...
February 09, 2001
When Shirley and Harlan Hamernik opened their greenhouse in Clarkson, Neb., they had no idea it would eventually lead them to such places as Siberia, Inner Mongolia and Tibet, not to mention the travel within the United States. They just wanted to...
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