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December 12, 2017

How to Produce Stunning Combination Containers

It’s easy to produce your own attention-grabbing combos, if you follow this advice from a master combination designer.

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December 7, 2017

Growing Tips From a Pro for SunStanding New Guinea Impatiens

SunStanding New Guinea impatiens hybrids spruce up the landscape with vibrant blooms that explode with color in both sun and shade areas, and they hold up well in heat and humidity.

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December 8, 2017

The Sustainability of the Peat Industry Looks Better Than You Think

Despite talk about alternative products and differences of opinion over its sustainability as a resource, peat is here to stay.

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December 6, 2017

How Mycorrhizae Provide Value at Your Greenhouse or Nursery

Mycorrhizae create a connection between the roots of a plant and the surrounding growing media. This ultimately leads to better crop health through enhanced nutrient and water uptake.

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December 4, 2017

Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants Debuts as Roberta’s Finalizes Purchase of C. Raker & Sons

On December 1, Eric Wallien of Roberta’s Inc. in Waldron, IN, officially purchased C. Raker & Sons in Litchfield, MI. The new identity of the company is now Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants, according to a Dec. 1 letter to Raker’s customers, suppliers, and business partners from Vice President Susie Raker-Zimmerman. “There have been minimal changes in management and we will be providing the same products and services on which we have built our reputation in the industry,” Raker-Zimmerman said in the letter, which also announced the name change and new logo. The sale of C. Raker & Sons was announced in September . A series of events affecting Raker’s financial situation caused the need for the operation to find an alternate solution. Roberta’s had been a customer of Raker’s since 2011, and the fourth generation, family owned grower-retailer was a fan of Raker’s commitment to quality. The agreement to purchase C. […]

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California Wildfires

December 9, 2017

Southern California’s Wildfires Endanger Greenhouse and Nursery Operations, Employees

Here’s an update on horticulture businesses in the areas affected by the California wildfires.

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December 8, 2017

Spring Meadow’s New Logo Highlights Focus on New, Colorful Shrubs

In a move that highlights its commitment to developing new, colorful flowering shrubs, Spring Meadow Nursery has unveiled a new logo.

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HortScholars

December 8, 2017

HortScholars Program Now Accepting Applications for 2018

Do you know any college students currently in a horticulture-related program? This unique program gives them a chance to connect with industry leaders and make new connections at Cultivate.

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December 11, 2017

Evaluating Robotic Transplanters for Plant Cuttings

There are several factors that might affect your decision to invest in transplant robots, based on initial observations and reported information about available equipment.

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December 10, 2017

Greens Production Goes High-Tech at lēf Farms

A Finland-based company has developed two new automatic growing systems for lettuce heads and baby leaf lettuce. Learn how one grower is making it work for them.

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December 9, 2017

Infrared Thermometers for Monitoring Plant and Substrate Temperatures

Growers use many tools to monitor the greenhouse environment. Learn about the best practices for using an infrared thermometer to measuring plant temperature.

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