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.
April 1, 2018
Meet Chili, NatureFresh Farms’ Pest-Detecting Canine
NatureFresh Farm’s newest employee may have four paws, but that doesn’t stop her from sniffing out a major pest problem.
March 28, 2018
USDA Allocates $70 Million for Invasive Pest and Disease Research
The funding will be used to examine ways to prevent the introduction or spread of invasive plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the environment.
March 24, 2018
Two Simple Hydroponic Production Solutions That Generate Results
Factoring in these two production considerations can help you prevent a host of problems and turn out higher quality hydroponic crops.
March 18, 2018
New Soil Amendment From Kemin Promotes More Efficient Nutrient Uptake and Plant Growth
Valena, a soil amendment sourced from a proprietary strain of Euglena gracilis (algae) rich in beta-glucan, is designed to support the growth of healthy and strong plants.
March 10, 2018
Segovis Fungicide Now Available to Ornamental Growers in California, New York
Segovis, from Syngenta, features a unique active ingredient that helps control downy mildew and Phytophthora.
March 4, 2018
Monitoring Carbon Dioxide in the Greenhouse
In addition to temperatures conducive to growth, light (photosynthetically active radiation; PAR, which was covered in part 3 of this series), water, and nutrients, plants also require carbon dioxide (CO2) for photosynthesis (carbon assimilation), which ultimately affects plant growth, vigor, and vegetable and cut flower yield. Carbon dioxide is an odorless and colorless trace gas. Today, ambient CO2 levels outdoors comprise 0.04% of atmospheric volume, or around 400 μmol∙mol−1 (or parts per million, ppm). Plants take up CO2 by diffusion, through small pores called stomates that are primarily located on the underside of leaves. The opening and closing of stomates can be influenced by leaf and air temperatures, light levels, humidity, water stress, CO2 concentration, and oxygen (O2) in the air and leaf. Thus, if any of these environmental or cultural factors used for photosynthesis are limiting in the greenhouse, plant growth and yield are less. Until recently, the vast […]
February 20, 2018
Thrips Causing Headaches? New Research Shows Bio-based IPM Offers the Best Control
Dr. Rose Buitenhuis will present practical knowledge for growers to implement immediately during Biocontrols West Conference in San Diego, March 7-9.