New small-space vegetables, container trends and flower/vegetable groupings contribute to a resurgence of interest in growing edibles.
Syngenta’s launch of Bioline Biological Control Agents with its crop protection products and as part of an Integrated Crop Management program last year has paved the way for integrated pest control on all fronts.
Do your part to promote pollinator-friendly plants in your community through outreach and education.
Grower acquisitions throughout the year, bankruptcy, closed doors, new operations, reduced square footage and changing business status have reconstructed Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers list, yet again.
Ornamental grasses are nothing short of superb for landscapes and containers. They offer a variety of foliage, colors and textures for growers to choose from.
New fertilizer products are focusing on micronutrients and providing efficient options for organic production.
Verbena ‘Veralena Rose Heart’ (Danziger) ‘Rose Heart’ puts on a continuous parade of blooms from early spring through summer. Pink flowers, accented with dark-pink centers, contrast nicely against a background of lacy, green foliage. With its compactness and mounding habit, ‘Rose Heart’ is ideal for window boxes and combination planters. Powdery mildew tolerance is excellent.
Verbenas have come a long way since their early days of seed propagation and bedding plant packs. The introduction of Verbena ‘Homestead Purple,’ developed by Allan Armitage in the 1980s, ushered in a new era of vegetatively propagated verbenas. Suntory soon followed suit with their Tapien and Temari series, and breeders haven’t looked back since.
What Should I Look For In A pH and EC Meter? Auto-shut Off: Battery-saving feature Accuracy And Resolution: Accuracy should be around ±0.02 and resolution at 0.01 pH units. Electrodes: Detachable electrodes are easier to replace. Purchase a commercially prepared solution for wet-storage electrodes. Calibration: Look for an auto-calibration feature. Two-point calibration is more accurate
Thousands of years ago, plants lived their entire lives with little help from human hands. Times have changed since the advent of the modern-day greenhouse; plants are now at the mercy of the grower. While there is much a grower can do to control the environmental stresses that affect plant health, the unforeseen and unexpected