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.
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.
June 5, 2017
Michigan State Experts Offer Tips on Improving Your Ethephon PGR Applications
Air temperature at application and carrier water alkalinity can influence the efficacy of your ethephon plant growth regulator applications.
May 30, 2017
BioWorks Launches New Biofungicide for Botrytis Control
BotryStop was developed for the control of pathogens such as Botrytis, Sclerotinia, and Monilinia in several crops, including ornamentals.
May 27, 2017
How to Overcome Biocontrol Challenges by Thinking Outside the Box
With a little creative thinking and adjustments to your strategy, you can overcome your greenhouse biocontrol challenges.
May 26, 2017
University of Florida Course Helps You Improve Greenhouse Nutrient Management
The University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering an Advanced Nutrient Management course through its online greenhouse training program.
May 18, 2017
How to Increase Branching and Flower Bud Production of Christmas Cactus
Based on research completed at North Carolina State University, here are some methods for increasing branching and flower bud production of Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgessii).