Cannabis Crop Protection

July 27, 2017

Keep Pests Out of Your Cannabis Facilities

Prevention of pest introduction is the most critical first step in an effective pest management program.

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Cannabis Grower Mistakes

July 27, 2017

5 Common Mistakes Made by New Cannabis Growers

Whether it’s overfeeding plants or failure to monitor pH in your water, here are five of the most common pitfalls you can avoid with some preparation and careful monitoring.

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New Growing Media Blends

July 26, 2017

British Researchers Evaluating New Media Blends to Reduce Coir Reliance

Research in the United Kingdom has shown that coir-free growing media has the potential to work as well as coir for strawberry crops, and these research results likely apply to greenhouse production, as well.

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Yellow Stick Card for thrips

July 5, 2017

Tips From a Top 100 Grower for Effective Thrips Control

A combination of conventional materials and biologicals can help provide season-long management of thrips in hanging baskets.

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Magnesium deficiency on poinsettia

July 4, 2017

How to Manage the 3 M’s of Poinsettias: Manganese, Molybdenum, and Magnesium

Proper nutrition is a critical part of successful greenhouse production. Managing these three key elements properly will keep your poinsettia crops healthy and strong.

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July 3, 2017

University of Florida Offering Online Weed Management Course in September

The course begins September 25 and offers tips on all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses, including weed identification, developing herbicide programs, and the latest non-chemical methods of weed control.

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Scale on leaf nodes

July 2, 2017

Why Biological Control Fails: Encapsulation May be the Culprit

If your biological control isn’t working for you, encapsulation could be to blame. Learn how this defensive response can cripple a biological control program.

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Koppert Ulti-Mite Swirski sachet

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.

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Iron and Manganese toxicity in geranium

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.

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weed sanitation

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.

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Paul Fisher Fertilizer feature

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.

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GrowTech CatEyePlug Feature

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.

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