Irrigation-feature

January 8, 2018

How Clean Is Your Greenhouse Irrigation System?

The start of a new year is a good time to double check your irrigation system to make sure your crops receive the best quality water they can for optimal growth.

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Soil-pH feature

January 7, 2018

How Direct-Stick Meters Can Help Take the Guesswork Out of Soil pH

Monitoring your soil pH is critical to maintaining the health of your greenhouse crops. Try these tips for managing pH, as well as accurately testing your soil with direct-stick soil pH meters.

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Greenspire-Procidic

December 25, 2017

New Fungicide Helps Control Mildews and Rot in Ornamentals

Greenspire Global, Inc. has developed Procidic, a bactericide and fungicide that provides effective disease control without synthetics.

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December 21, 2017

Dümmen Orange Confirms Presence of Xanthomonas in Begonia Stock

In a December 16 letter to its customers, Dümmen Orange said it had encountered an issue in its El Salvador-based Las Mercedes production facility, where bacterial leaf spot had been confirmed in begonia production.

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December 21, 2017

Plantpeddler Provides Guidelines for Xanthomonas Bacterial Leaf Spot in Begonias

A leading producer of Begonia young plant liners and finished plants, Cresco, IA-based Plantpeddler has issued the following informational guidelines on Bacterial Leaf Spot in Begonias.

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BASF Orkestra Intrinsic

December 18, 2017

California Growers Have a New Disease Control Tool

BASF’s Orkestra Intrinsic fungicide has been approved in California for control of several ornamental plant diseases.

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Powdery mildew on rosemary. Photo credit: SHS Griffin

December 14, 2017

New Biofungicide Approved for Disease Control in Ornamentals

Certis USA recently introduced Carb-O-Nator, a new broad-spectrum foliar fungicide that works on contact to control powdery mildew, Alternaria, Anthracnose, Botrytis, Septoria leaf spot, and other diseases.

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cuttings-facility

December 13, 2017

New Webinars Address Effective Propagation Techniques

e-Gro, an online clearing house for alerts about greenhouse disease, insect, environmental, physiological, and nutritional disorders, recently posted two new propagation-related webinars on YouTube.

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Oasis-Transportation-Solutions

December 12, 2017

New Products Designed to Protect the Quality of Plants During Transportation

The innovative technologies from Oasis Grower Solutions are aimed at ensuring that the supply chain delivers the best possible consumer plant experience.

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Peat vacuum harvester

December 8, 2017

The Sustainability of the Peat Industry Looks Better Than You Think

Despite talk about alternative products and differences of opinion over its sustainability as a resource, peat is here to stay.

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mycoapply-from-mycorrhizal-applications-feature

December 6, 2017

How Mycorrhizae Provide Value at Your Greenhouse or Nursery

Mycorrhizae create a connection between the roots of a plant and the surrounding growing media. This ultimately leads to better crop health through enhanced nutrient and water uptake.

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December 4, 2017

Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants Debuts as Roberta’s Finalizes Purchase of C. Raker & Sons

On December 1, Eric Wallien of Roberta’s Inc. in Waldron, IN, officially purchased C. Raker & Sons in Litchfield, MI. The new identity of the company is now Raker-Roberta’s Young Plants, according to a Dec. 1 letter to Raker’s customers, suppliers, and business partners from Vice President Susie Raker-Zimmerman. “There have been minimal changes in management and we will be providing the same products and services on which we have built our reputation in the industry,” Raker-Zimmerman said in the letter, which also announced the name change and new logo. The sale of C. Raker & Sons was announced in September . A series of events affecting Raker’s financial situation caused the need for the operation to find an alternate solution. Roberta’s had been a customer of Raker’s since 2011, and the fourth generation, family owned grower-retailer was a fan of Raker’s commitment to quality. The agreement to purchase C. […]

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