Netherlands Next Generation Growing

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.

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Knox Medical greenhouses by Nexus

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.

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Botrytis Blight Geranium

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.

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rhp-substrates-root-problems-web

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.

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Four Lined Plant Bug

May 8, 2017

Four-Lined Plant Bug Emerges as Troublesome Pest in Pennsylvania

Four-lined plant bug damage is very characteristic: circular brown to black spots about one-sixteenth of an inch in diameter. The spots are easily mistaken for disease or frost damage.

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Orora Visual Logo

May 6, 2017

Horticultural Marketing & Printing Has a New Name and Identity

Now known as the Orora Visual Horticultural brand, the company will provide an enhanced collection of new packaging, point of purchase, and technology solutions specifically directed at the nursery, lawn, and garden industry.

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Downy mildew sporulation on underside of leaf

May 5, 2017

New Bactericide/Fungicide from BioSafe Systems Helps Manage Foliar Diseases

BioSafe Systems has introduced PerCarb, a broad-spectrum bactericide/fungicide for use in greenhouse fruits and vegetables, as well as other crops.

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May 4, 2017

Bayer Altus Update: Neonic Insect Control Alternative Now Available

Altus, a butenolide class insecticide with the active ingredient flupyradifurone, will be available beginning May 1, and is labeled for greenhouse and nursery use on ornamental plants, vegetable transplants, and indoor vegetable production.

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Bumblebees

May 2, 2017

Pollinator Update: The Bumblebee on the Endangered List and What That Means to You

With plenty of attention being placed on pollinator health around the country and the world, here’s what you need to know.

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Bleached Zonal Geraniums

April 26, 2017

Monitor Potential for Heat Stress in Your Geraniums

Heat stress, which can originate from a lack of air flow around baskets suspended in high areas, causes foliar bleaching and chlorosis of zonal geraniums.

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Florikan Space Technology Hall of Fame

April 25, 2017

Out-Of-This-World Plant Nutrition: Fertilizer Company Inducted Into Space Technology Hall of Fame

NASA scientists are growing vegetables on the International Space Station using Florikan’s controlled release fertilizer.

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OHP PGR App

April 23, 2017

OHP Redesigns Its PGR Calculator App

The new version contains many of the same features as the previous version but now runs faster and works on all iOS device environments.

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