July 2, 2016
University Of Florida Offering Online Nutrient Management Course In July
Topics include common nutrient problems, essential nutrients, fertilizer types, how to interpret a fertilizer label, managing total nutrient level, pH, and EC, onsite testing, and growing media.
July 19, 2016
Do You Grow Young Plants? Only 4 Days Left To Take Our 2016 Young Plant Survey!
If your operation produces plugs or liners for wholesale growers, please take a few minutes to participate in Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Young Plant Grower Survey. We know you are very busy and we value your time and input. This survey should only take a few minutes. Greenhouse Grower’s Young Plant Grower Survey has played a key role in building our Top 20 Young Plant Growers list over the years. The information helps us zero in on trends taking shape and the challenges you’re facing as young plant growers. If you have any questions about this survey or you are not the right contact for this at your operation, please email me at [email protected], or please forward the survey link to the appropriate person. We would like to wrap up this survey by July 25, so please take it soon! Thank you in advance for your participation. We value your opinion! » […]
July 2, 2016
Beneficial Predators Can Help Control Whiteflies On Poinsettia
Whitefly infestations are a reccuring problem that often plagues poinsettia growers. Successfully keep them in check by letting beneficial predators take the work out of pest control.
June 30, 2016
First-Ever Academy Of Crop Production Offers Snapshot Of The Greenhouse Industry’s Future
Hosted by the Georgia Green Industry Association and the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture, the three-day conference covered everything from unmanned aerial vehicles to remote-sensing greenhouse control systems.
June 26, 2016
Michigan State University Offers Tips On Whitefly Management
Whiteflies are making headlines in Florida, but they are found across the U.S. Michigan State experts say it’s important to know how to manage each type of whitefly.
June 21, 2016
New Mode Of Action From BASF Offers Deeper Disease Control
When it comes to disease control, you need all the help you can get. BASF recently hosted growers, Extension personnel, and trade media to present its newest fungicide with two active ingredients, offering dual modes of action.
June 6, 2016
7 Steps To Create Great Combos
The numbers and range of combination baskets and containers grown for spring sales have increased tremendously in in the past 10 to 15 years. An explosion of new genera and improved genetics from breeders and suppliers over the same timeframe contributed to this trend, and consumers have reacted positively. Although single variety baskets and containers are still produced in large numbers, combinations are now the primary focus at retail. With the continuing realignment of production into combination plantings, a number of factors need to be considered when planning, planting and growing these crops. Such factors include color combinations, plant vigor, plant habit, planting design, container size, cultural requirements, and flowering time. Follow these seven tips to ensure success with each factor. 1. Get Color Combinations Right Color combination refers to the designing and blending of a certain mix of colors in the finished container. This combination can be as simple […]
June 5, 2016
Growers Supply Hosting Controlled Environment Agriculture Workshop In Connecticut In June
The workshop offers participants an education-filled, three-day schedule in which Growers Supply experts and industry specialists educate attendees on the latest trends in current and innovative growing techniques, such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and microgreen production.
June 4, 2016
New Biocontrols Provide Effective Pest Control In Greenhouses
Biological chemistry manufacturers have introduced several new products recently that offer a range of insect and disease management options. Here’s a look at some of them.
June 2, 2016
Breaking News: Florida Growers Reporting Major Whitefly Management Problems
Reports have come from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach County that whitefly populations in landscapes are reaching unprecedented levels and are not responding to pesticide applications. Biotype-Q has been found in four different communities. University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Science researchers are working with USDA-APHIS, USDA-ARS, the Florida Department of Agriculture, and growers and landscape professionals to manage the developing problem.
May 24, 2016
OHP’s Triathlon Biofungicide Now Listed By The Organic Materials Review Institute
Triathlon BA is a broad-spectrum preventative biofungicide that provides control of many foliar and soilborne diseases in ornamentals and herbs.
May 19, 2016
Agro-K Expands Distribution In New England Through Partnership With Northeast Agricultural Sales
Agro-K, which manufactures conventional and organic foliar plant nutrients, will distribute its full line of foliar fertilizers and soil biological products through NEAG.
May 14, 2016
New Online Guide Offers Tips On Enhancing Pollinators In Urban Landscapes
The guide, produced by a team of researchers from Michigan State University and elsewhere, includes information on plants that attract pollinators and offer an ideal habitat.
May 11, 2016
SePRO Launches Summer Insecticide Management Program For Ornamental Growers
The program is designed to help growers use SePRO’s insect management tools to prevent plant damage from a variety of pests.