July 7, 2017
New Tools for Your Crop Protection Arsenal in the Greenhouse
Over the past few months, crop protection companies have developed several new products designed to help you manage a wide range of insect and disease pests. Here’s a look at some of them.
August 15, 2017
How to Know Which Plastic Containers You Can Recycle
Michigan State University’s Garrett Owen offers tips to help you properly dispose of plastic containers, flats, and trays.
August 8, 2017
OHP Launches New Insecticidal Soap, Gains New Registration for Another Insecticide in California
OHP is making two new crop protection tools available to greenhouse growers: Kopa, an insecticidal soap, and California registration for Ancora, a microbial insecticide.
August 1, 2017
How to ID Food Safety Hazards When Growing Greenhouse Vegetables
Greenhouse vegetables are a potentially lucrative market for ornamental growers, but food safety is a constant risk. Here’s a step-by-step plan for addressing food safety concerns.
July 30, 2017
Oasis Grower Solutions Hosting Plant Production Webinar
The webinar, which takes place on Aug. 10, will provide information on growing media for cutting propagation and seed germination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.