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November 10, 2011
  As plant breeding continues to evolve and become more precise, Danziger Innovations Ltd. is taking it to even higher levels with technology that gives them unprecedented ability to improve and select for specific traits and...
November 10, 2011
  Plants use light to increase mass through photosynthesis. More mass usually means higher quality and longer postharvest life. However, in many cases, more light enters a greenhouse than a plant can use. In the spring, extra light is great...
November 10, 2011
In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in lavender. To view this layout, please select the PDF option below.
November 10, 2011
Now, more than ever, it is critical for growers and retailers to identify and nurture budding gardeners. A major challenge facing our industry is finding new gardeners. As baby boomers get older, many of them are not gardening to the same...
October 18, 2011
Bedding plants comprise about half of the total floriculture crop production value in the United States. For many greenhouses, bedding plants are the most profitable segment of their business. Profitable production requires scheduling crops in...
October 18, 2011
Available in 11 colors that have been improved for branching, uniformity and free flowering, Accents are the impatiens of choice when large blooms and strong garden vigor are what really matters. The ‘gold standard’ for bedding impatiens has been...
October 18, 2011
Nepeta nervosa ‘Pink Cat’ offers growers many desirable attributes such as a compact growing habit, an extended bloom time, and ease of production. This attractive and fragrant bloomer also has strong landscape performance, which has helped it...
October 18, 2011
There are several critical considerations regarding the selection, maintenance and especially installation of interior thermal or shading screens. Ask your maintenance manager or contracted installer to review this list prior to handling screens...
October 18, 2011
Embarking on its 80 year anniversary, AAS opened its Summer Summit to growers, brokers, distributors, garden centers, media and garden writers. With record-breaking attendance, the event was a hit. In August, I attended the All-America Selections...
October 18, 2011
From year to year, the cost of fertilizer can fluctuate, and occasionally, a certain analysis or brand of fertilizer may not even be available. Why all the changes? When you consider the raw materials that make up a typical fertilizer blend, where...
October 18, 2011
Growers are exceptionally talented at figuring things out. Knowing a crop, a greenhouse production system, a market — it all blends together. And when it all blends together perfectly, growers can anticipate problems, solve them before they create...
October 18, 2011
Poinsettias are one of the industry’s major products, but we have gotten into a difficult situation with this crop. As growers and often retailers have focused on cutting expenses to be profitable, the quality of the product at retail has...
October 18, 2011
In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in chrysanthemum. Remember: Product controls are based on research trials and do not reflect an endorsement of any sort. Please click on the PDF version below t to learn more about diseases...
October 18, 2011
This month America in Bloom will celebrate its 10th anniversary during its annual symposium Oct. 6 to 8, in Washington, D.C. America in Bloom’s mission is to promote “nationwide beautification through education and community...
September 26, 2011
As the saying goes, “Change is inevitable.” That doesn’t mean it is good or bad, it just is — inevitable. Ken Altman faced an inevitable (and major) change this year when Target announced in 2010 that it was getting out of the live goods business....
September 26, 2011
As gas prices at the pump eased a bit during the summer, consumers gained more confidence and, coupled with recent reports of unemployment easing a bit, have spent more than most economists expected through the 2nd quarter this year. The interesting...
September 26, 2011
One of the things that always intrigues me is that as an industry, we are looking to transform ourselves from growers and suppliers into consumer goods companies with an emphasis on “consumer.” As someone who has been in horticulture for more than...
September 21, 2011
Paclobutrazol is probably the most widely used active ingredient used to regulate extension growth of floriculture crops in the United States. Paclobutrazol was introduced to the floriculture industry as Bonzi (Syngenta Professional Products) over...
September 21, 2011
SuperCal, a revolutionary leader in the all-new flower class known as petchoa (petunia x calibrachoa hybrid) delivers the best characteristics of two top-selling species into one. From the petunia side of its family legacy, SuperCal inherits strong...
September 21, 2011
When in full bloom, lithodora is a show stopper in containers and garden settings. Lithodora ‘White Star’ is no exception as it produces an abundance of gleaming white star-shaped blossoms outlined in vibrant blue during the late spring and into the...
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