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October 06, 2000
No longer viewed as "unrefined" plants, wildflowers have crept into America’s parks, backyards, and rooftop gardens. Here’s a look at some new native plant mixes hitting the market.     Native plants and wildflowers have finally taken their rightful...
October 06, 2000
So far, being a woman has neither helped or hindered her floricultural pursuits, says Mindy Froning. Along with her faculty advisor Terri Starman, Mindy is "coverperson" of this month’s GPN. She merits cover exposure by virtue of earning the 1999...
October 06, 2000
If you’re a student (or anyone for that matter) weighing a career in floriculture, employment opportunities seem to be skyrocketing. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has pegged the "nursery and greenhouse industry" as the fastest growing segment...
October 06, 2000
Mindy, a senior at the University of Tennessee, epitomizes the good news about the floriculture industry’s future, as does Terri Starman, her faculty advisor, and Four Star Greenhouse, which introduced her to the "real dirt" of her chosen profession...
October 06, 2000
Disease control on ornamental plants remains a critical problem for most producers. Leaf spots, stem rots and root rots result in significant and serious losses whether the crops are plugs, potted flowers or landscape plants. Over the past few years...
October 06, 2000
Karen L. Panter Extension horticulture specialist with the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Wyoming at Laramie. When you can use them, e-mail and the ‘Net are wonderful things (unlike the last couple of days when a computer hiccup...
October 06, 2000
Tom Smith of Four Star Greenhouse is an innovation-driven risk taker who has no qualms about viewing the market through rose-colored glasses. A running theme in this issue’s "Floriculture’s Future" series of articles is the need of floriculture...
October 06, 2000
Against a backdrop of protesters dressed like vegetables and apologetic biotech company CEOs, the floriculture industry contemplates its inevitable venture into the world of GMOs.       Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), biotech foods,...
October 06, 2000
As much as the editors of this and other industry trade publications try to get out in the field to "meet and greet," we will never make the acquaintance of more than a fraction of our readership. As much as the editors of this and other industry...
October 06, 2000
When MasterTag teamed with GPN to launch the first annual Marketing Innovation Award program, nine growers were ready and waiting to dazzle the industry. When MasterTag teamed with GPN to launch the first annual Marketing Innovation Award program,...