July 2012 Online Exclusives

July 2012 Online Exclusives

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Welcome to the Greenhouse Grower July 2012 links page.


Visit this page for all the links to videos, photos and online-only content referenced in the July 2012 issue of Greenhouse Grower.

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Poinsettia Production Toolkit

Tips For Poinsettia Production
Use this advice on fertilization, and insect, disease and height control on poinsettias.

Poinsettia Height Control Strategies
Plant growth regulator application strategies include using Bonzi, Florel and Gibberellic Acid.

Protect Poinsettias From Key Diseases
A look at the diseases poinsettias encounter most and learn strategies to combat them.

Arm Your Poinsettias Against Key Insects
A look at the insects that affect poinsettias most and learn how to best combat them.

How To Differentiate In Poinsettias
Lloyd Traven says growing the same, boring red poinsettias every year just doesn’t make sense when there’s opportunity to differentiate the crop and show consumers something exciting.

How Growers Fared With Poinsettias In 2011
Looking for a reason to get excited about next poinsettia season? The results of our annual grower survey offer a few rays of hope.

The Water Wisely Series

How Plants Take Up Water
Find out exactly how plants take up water from substrates and which factors affect water uptake most.

Hand Watering, Booms, Sprinklers Or Drip?
Find out if your existing irrigation system is the most efficient one or if you could be watering more wisely.

Subirrigation: Watering From The Ground Up
Find out why sub-irrigation systems like capillary mats, floor and drain trays, troughs or benches and flood floors offer a better alternative to top-down watering methods.

Hydroponics Give Growers Control
Researchers explain why soilless watering systems result in higher crop yields than their soil-based counterparts.

Save Water With Automation And Sensors
New irrigation technology makes watering plants easier than ever. Take these steps to incorporate sensors into your operation.


Janet Sluis shares the soft launch plans for the new Sunset Western Garden Collection and highlights the new salvia that stopped Spring Trials attendees in their tracks.