December 18, 2013

Focus On Fertilizer: Micronutrients And Organics

New fertilizer products are focusing on micronutrients and providing efficient options for organic production.

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September 16, 2013

The Case Of The Yellow-Leaved Calibrachoa

In this FloriCAST case study, one grower saw yellowing in calibrachoa leaves as the spring season progressed, despite a focus on nutrient management. Kansas State’s Kim Williams investigates nutrition, pH and irrigation concerns of this crop to solve the mystery.

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July 11, 2013

Organic Fertilizers: Twists On Incorporating Into Root Media

The way nutrients are released from organic fertilizers and traditional fertilzers is different. Investigate some of the differences and how you should use each in this episode of FloriCAST.

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May 14, 2013

Understanding Composts, Vermicomposts And Teas

How are composts, vemicomposts and teas best used in container production? Learn about the benefits of these products, how they fit into organic production and tips on best practices in this episode of FloriCAST.

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April 2, 2013

Types Of Drip Irrigation Systems For Container Plants

Learn about the variations in drip systems for container plants — drip lines, drip tubes, drip stakes and spray stakes — and the types of emitters used in them in this episode of FloriCAST.

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February 5, 2013

Perennial Plant Nutrition: An Overview

There are some key attributes of perennials that require special consideration when it comes to fertilization. Take a listen to advice on overwintering considerations and using controlled-release and constant liquid feed fertilizer from Virginia Tech’s Holly Scoggins in this episode of FloriCAST.

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November 26, 2012

Nutrient Deficiencies: Diagnosing The Cause

What steps should you take when you think you have a nutrient deficiency? Run down a checklist of factors that could have triggered the symptoms you’re seeing in this episode of FloriCAST.

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November 13, 2012

Common Causes Of Nutrient Deficiencies

In part one in a two-part series on nutrient deficiencies, take a look how temperature, media or irrigation can lead to nutrient deficiencies in this episode of FloriCAST.

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August 7, 2012

Diagnosing Pansy Nutritional Disorders: Part III

Learn how to manage and correct common nutritional concerns in pansies, especially pH and EC problems, in this episode of FloriCAST from Brian Whipker.

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July 25, 2012

Nutritional Problems In Pansy: Part II

What nutritional disorders cause necrosis, multi-colored leaves, interveinal chlorosis, yellowing and bleaching in upper leaves or over the whole plant in pansies? Listen to this episode of FloriCAST from Brian Whipker for possible causes to these problems.

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July 11, 2012

Lower Leaf Problems In Pansy: Diagnosing Nutritional Disorders

What could be causing purpling, yellowing or necrosis in the lower leaves of pansies? Listen to this episode of FloriCAST from Brian Whipker for possible nutrient deficiencies that may be causing these problems.

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April 3, 2012

Diagnosing EC and pH Nutritional Disorders In Petunia

What are your most common concerns with petunia nutrition? Brian Whipker bets it’s pH or EC. In this episode of FloriCAST, Whipker shares advice on corrective procedures for hitting target ranges of pH and EC.

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