April 28, 2017
Growers Developing Strategies for Better Plant Growth Regulator Use in Greenhouses
Whether it’s through new liner programs or more consistent grouping of plants, growers continue to find ways to effectively manage their plant growth regulator programs.
May 18, 2017
How to Increase Branching and Flower Bud Production of Christmas Cactus
Based on research completed at North Carolina State University, here are some methods for increasing branching and flower bud production of Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgessii).
May 15, 2017
How to Identify and Mitigate Herbicide Contamination in the Greenhouse
Herbicides applied off-site or within the greenhouse can significantly damage ornamental and edible crops. Beth Scheckelhoff, an Extension Educator for Greenhouse Systems at The Ohio State University, provides some examples and basic recommendations for mitigating and preventing herbicide contamination and injury in the future.
May 10, 2017
A Refresher on Botrytis Management in the Greenhouse
When the weather is moist and humid, susceptible greenhouse plants may need to be protected from Botrytis cinerea, a fungus that causes leaf spots, blighting, and stem cankers.
May 9, 2017
How to Test and Correct for Low Substrate pH in Your Growing Media
If you mix your own or purchase a pre-mixed substrate, it is recommended you determine the initial pH. In too many cases, growers end up discovering low substrate pH.
May 8, 2017
Four-Lined Plant Bug Emerges as Troublesome Pest in Pennsylvania
Four-lined plant bug damage is very characteristic: circular brown to black spots about one-sixteenth of an inch in diameter. The spots are easily mistaken for disease or frost damage.
May 6, 2017
Horticultural Marketing & Printing Has a New Name and Identity
Now known as the Orora Visual Horticultural brand, the company will provide an enhanced collection of new packaging, point of purchase, and technology solutions specifically directed at the nursery, lawn, and garden industry.
May 5, 2017
New Bactericide/Fungicide from BioSafe Systems Helps Manage Foliar Diseases
BioSafe Systems has introduced PerCarb, a broad-spectrum bactericide/fungicide for use in greenhouse fruits and vegetables, as well as other crops.
May 4, 2017
Bayer Altus Update: Neonic Insect Control Alternative Now Available
Altus, a butenolide class insecticide with the active ingredient flupyradifurone, will be available beginning May 1, and is labeled for greenhouse and nursery use on ornamental plants, vegetable transplants, and indoor vegetable production.
May 2, 2017
Pollinator Update: The Bumblebee on the Endangered List and What That Means to You
With plenty of attention being placed on pollinator health around the country and the world, here’s what you need to know.
April 25, 2017
Out-Of-This-World Plant Nutrition: Fertilizer Company Inducted Into Space Technology Hall of Fame
NASA scientists are growing vegetables on the International Space Station using Florikan’s controlled release fertilizer.
April 8, 2017
OHP Enters Biocontrols Market With New Product Line
The OHP Biosolutions program will feature insecticides, fungicides, and other products designed to address the expanding segment of growers who use biological products.
April 7, 2017
Tips On How to ID Ambrosia Beetle Damage, And How to Control it
Ambrosia beetles are often overlooked as being a primary cause of plant loss, but research and experience are proving otherwise.
April 2, 2017
Dramm Upgrades Its Coldfogger Low-Volume Sprayer to Improve Versatility
Dramm recently updated its Coldfogger, a targeted low-volume sprayer, to a new model that offers a more durable pump that is easier to use and allows for the use of corrosive chemistries.