November 1, 2017

Gamechanger: How Artificial Intelligence Works in the Greenhouse

Artificial intelligence may not be taking over the world yet, but it could make a difference in the greenhouse by helping growers do their jobs more efficiently.

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California Wildfires

October 24, 2017

Nufarm Extends Rewards Program for Growers Affected by California Fires

Nufarm recently announced that its Nufarm Rewards program will be extended until July 31, 2018, for greenhouses and nurseries in areas affected by the wildfires in northern California.

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Acid Injection for Irrigation feature

October 23, 2017

How to Balance Plant Nutrition and pH in Ornamentals

If you want to maintain healthy plants, understanding the relationship between plant nutrition and pH is a good place to start.

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Damage to Cannabis Buds from Hemp Russet Mite

October 22, 2017

Take Control of Mites in Cannabis Crops

Mite pests have become a problem for cannabis growers. To reduce crop losses, follow these best practices for better best management.

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NatureFresh Chili Dog

October 17, 2017

NatureFresh Farms Uses Pest-Detecting Dog to Sniff out Pepper Weevil

Knowing that many worker dogs are trained to recognize and discover scents associated with drugs or bombs, the company figured it was possible to train a dog to recognize pepper weevil.

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Researchers Study Rose Varieties

October 17, 2017

Rose Rosette Update: Research into Detection and Management Continues

Halfway through a five-year, $4.6 million grant to combat rose rosette disease in the U.S., a national research team is encouraged by the amount of information learned, but admits having a way to go before finding how to overcome the deadly problem.

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Botrytis Symptoms on Leaves

October 17, 2017

How One Grower is Battling Botrytis with a New Biological

CropKing in Lodi, OH, recently began using a new beneficial fungus in its fight against Botrytis in its greenhouse tomatoes. So far, the results have been promising.

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Whitefly adult

October 13, 2017

Researchers Continue to Keep Close Tabs on Whitefly

Dr. Lance Osborne of the University of Florida and Dr. Cindy McKenzie of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service are evaluating insecticide efficacy and the impact of product rotations on whitefly biotype populations.

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Mark Schneid

October 11, 2017

Bayer’s New Head of Environmental Science Has Roots in Horticulture

Mark Schneid says one of the biggest challenges the industry faces is the constantly evolving customer — particularly among millennials.

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Nitrogen Deficiency on Foxglove feature

October 7, 2017

Herbaceous Perennial Nutrition: What You Need to Know

Regardless of your production challenges, keeping containerized herbaceous perennials healthy is as simple as understanding the basics of their nutritional needs.

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BASF Pageant

September 29, 2017

New Fungicide Provides Production and Postharvest Disease Control in Ornamental Crops

Pageant TR from BASF controls seven key diseases, and can be used both in the greenhouse and in trucks that are on their way to a retail site.

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September 29, 2017

Vertical Farming Looks to Go Mainstream

The University of the District of Columbia is the nation’s only urban land-grant university, so it was a particularly appropriate setting for the Association of Vertical Farming (AVF) to host the AVF Summit 2017 on September 22. The summit was a mix of education, advocacy, and policy discussion about urban agriculture — vertical farming in particular — targeted at finding ways to broaden its adoption in cities around the country and around the world. You’ve probably heard quite a bit in recent months about vertical farming — systems for growing food in stacked layers in completely controlled environments, applying inputs such as light, water, and fertilizer in precise amounts. While there’s some use of these systems in greenhouse settings, in many cases, urban farmers are repurposing abandoned buildings or even shipping containers. Match the availability of these facilities in most large urban areas with big cities’ limited access to fresh, […]

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