June 12, 2017
How to Improve Customer Success by Adding Residual Fertilizer to Your Plant Products
Even if it costs a few cents more per pot or extra labor, your customers will thank you with repeat sales.
June 21, 2017
New Tool from Koppert Provides More Effective Thrips Management
A newly patented sachet for the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii is resistant to both low and high levels of humidity, helping growers combat thrips infestations.
June 13, 2017
Are Your Geraniums Showing Signs of Iron or Manganese Toxicity? It May Be Due to Low pH Levels
Zonal geraniums with low pH can exhibit iron and manganese toxicity symptoms, including marginal chlorosis, leaf speckling, and upward-cupping of the leaves, according to Michigan State University experts.
June 13, 2017
New Research Explores Potential of Using Steam or Hot Water for Early Weed Control
USDA-Agricultural Research Service horticulturist Dr. James Altland is exploring an alternative method for controlling weeds in greenhouse propagation systems by using steam or hot water to kill weed seeds.
June 6, 2017
Grow-Tech Introduces New Media Plug, Joins Dümmen Orange Team
Grow-Tech LLC, a designer and manufacturer of stabilized growing media products, is making waves this week with the launch of a new plug and an announcement that it is joining forces with Dümmen Orange.
June 5, 2017
Michigan State Experts Offer Tips on Improving Your Ethephon PGR Applications
Air temperature at application and carrier water alkalinity can influence the efficacy of your ethephon plant growth regulator applications.
May 30, 2017
BioWorks Launches New Biofungicide for Botrytis Control
BotryStop was developed for the control of pathogens such as Botrytis, Sclerotinia, and Monilinia in several crops, including ornamentals.
May 27, 2017
How to Overcome Biocontrol Challenges by Thinking Outside the Box
With a little creative thinking and adjustments to your strategy, you can overcome your greenhouse biocontrol challenges.
May 26, 2017
University of Florida Course Helps You Improve Greenhouse Nutrient Management
The University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering an Advanced Nutrient Management course through its online greenhouse training program.
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 15, 2017
New Whitepaper Outlines How to Create an Optimal Climate for Plant Growth
Hoogendoorn recently published a whitepaper that provides background and applications of Next Generation Growing methods, which are designed to optimize plant growth by improving greenhouse climate conditions.
May 15, 2017
A Look Inside Florida’s Newest Cannabis Cultivation Facility
Knox Medical is officially open for business. Founded on more than a half century of plant growing knowledge at Knox Nursery, the new cannabis business offered a look at its cultivation lab late last year.
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.