January 19, 2018
8 Opportunities to Help You Prepare for the Spring Growing Season
Three New England universities are collaborating on a weekly webinar program covering topics such as pest management, making the most of growing media, and more.
January 12, 2018
How pH and EC Monitoring Can Help You Manage Nutrition in the Greenhouse
In part two of this five-part series about the tools you need to keep track of your greenhouse environment, learn about the various methods for tracking pH and EC.
January 11, 2018
Plan Ahead for Spring Season in the Greenhouse by Following These Five Tips
In a recent report on the Michigan State University Extension website, Floriculture Educator Jeremy Jubenville presents a short list of ideas that can help growers nip predictable problems in the bud, so they have more time to focus on any new situations that arise.
January 11, 2018
Dümmen Orange, Koppert Partner on Launch of New IPM System
Dümmen Orange plans to incorporate Koppert Biological System’s beneficial insects into its pot chrysanthemum cuttings program, with the end goal being minimal use of chemicals further down the chain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. […]