April 30, 2018
How Plant Growth Regulator Suppliers Are Continuing to Make Improvements
Obtaining optimal results with plant growth regulators is a combination of art and science. Here’s how a few manufacturers are helping to bring the two together.
May 23, 2018
How Low Substrate pH Can Cause Lower Leaf Chlorosis
Geraniums grown in substrates below an optimal pH range will exhibit chlorotic leaf spotting between veins, interveinal chlorosis, and marginal and leaf necrosis of the lower foliage.
May 22, 2018
Little Leaf Farms Expands Its Indoor Baby Greens Production
The Massachusetts-based company has increased the size of its greenhouses to 5 acres, more than doubling its annual production of baby greens.
May 20, 2018
Smithers-Oasis Now Offering Rootcubes Foam Media in Retail Pack
Designed with smaller or hobby growers in mind, the Rootcubes packs are also ideal for larger growers to use for trials.
May 12, 2018
Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis is an International Challenge
Clemson University’s research team is exploring Botrytis in cut roses to find out how to help you maintain postharvest crop quality by avoiding fungicide resistance.
May 9, 2018
How Greenhouse Sanitation Helps You Start Clean and Stay Clean
If you keep your greenhouse clean from the start, you’ll save yourself money in the end.
May 5, 2018
Michigan State Experts Offer Tips on Managing Xanthomonas in Begonias
After receiving numerous samples from across the state of begonias testing positive for Xanthomonas, experts at the university have developed a series of articles aimed at helping growers identify and control this disease.
May 2, 2018
OHP Fills Big Shoes With Latest Hire
OHP Inc., provider of pest control products and services for the greenhouse and nursery production industry, has found a replacement for longtime company leader Terry Higgins, who retired March 31. Troy Bettner has officially joined OHP as head of sales and marketing. He was most recently working for Helm Agro, another agricultural-based provider of pest control chemistries. In addition to his time as marketing business development leader at Helm, Bettner has logged many years in the horticulture industry. “We’re thrilled to bring Troy on board to lead our sales and marketing efforts,” stated Dan Stahl, OHP VP and GM. “With his industry experience, Troy has all the qualities to help lead OHP into the future.” Bettner holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Purdue University. He, his wife, and three children live in Carmel, […]
April 27, 2018
Searching for Pollinator Attractive Plants? A New Resource is Now Available
The IR-4 Project at Rutgers University recently launched a Plant Search website that allows visitors to search for pollinator-attractive plants by zip code, bloom period, sun/light requirements, and/or pollinator attractiveness.
April 25, 2018
What the APHIS Plant Import Rules Restructuring Means for You
The federal regulation covers imports of live plants and pretty much any type of plant propagative material.
April 14, 2018
Kemin Forms Distribution Partnership With Plant Products
Under the agreement, Plant Products will be a Kemin Crop Technologies’ distributor in the northeastern U.S.
April 10, 2018
New Tool Helps Greenhouse Growers Analyze Irrigation Water Quality
The University of Connecticut and University of Florida have partnered to launch the WaterQual tool as part of the CleanWateR3 research program.
April 3, 2018
8 Ways to Boost Your Skills in Greenhouse Cost Management, Pest Control, and Water Treatment
The University of Florida’s upcoming four-week online training courses are designed to help your grower staff make better crop management decisions.
April 2, 2018
Insect Management Tool From SePRO Registered in California
Hachi-Hachi SC is active on all life stages of insects such as thrips, aphids, and mealybugs.