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.
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.
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.
October 21, 2016
How To Select The Best Nutrients For Growing Cannabis
With a little bit of knowledge about the requirements of cannabis plants and how they absorb and utilize nutrients, you can confidently select the products you need without breaking the bank.
September 19, 2016
New Fertilizer Injector Cart Provides Full Aeration And Agitation
The new 50-gallon Ferticart from Dramm is designed to keep chemicals such as fungicides and plant growth regulators — as well as nematodes — viable through constant recirculation.
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.
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.
January 29, 2016
Bioworks Releases New Higher Nitrogen Fertilizer For Ornamental Crops
Verdanta N-Vita 9-4-3 promotes foliar growth and features a slow release process, making nutrients available for a longer period of time.
January 7, 2016
Fertilizer Manufacturers Aim To Deliver Sustainable Solutions
Industry experts discuss the latest trends to help ensure 2016 is your best year yet.
August 12, 2015
Selecting Fertilizer Rates For Several Spring Bedding Plants
Fertilizing bedding plants can be difficult due to the differing needs of the large variety of plants that we grow. Many operations do not grow enough of any one crop to cater the fertilizer specifically for each crop. Therefore, grouping crops with similar fertilizer requirements and having two to three fertilizer strengths available is a practical way to ensure plants are getting the fertilizer they need. With many new plant varieties on the market, we wanted to conduct a trial at Cornell University to determine best fertilizer rates for several common bedding plant crops. 22 Bedding Plants Studied To Establish Fertilizer Rates Plugs and rooted liners of 22 crops (Table 1) were transplanted into 4-inch (500 mL volume) round pots with a commercial peat/perlite based substrate. The plants were grown in a glass greenhouse at Cornell University during the spring season at a spacing of one plant per square foot. Heating set […]
June 13, 2015
UMASS Fertilizer Trials Recommend Nature’s Source Organic Plant Food 3-1-1
In a recent online fact-sheet at its Extension website, the UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment lists Nature’s Source Organic Plant Food 3-1-1 as “the best liquid organic fertilizer,” according to Dr. Douglas Cox, Stockbridge School of Agriculture. It is called-out by the Extension after a number of years of studying the use of organic fertilizers for growing commercial greenhouse crops. The trials evaluated traditional water soluble and granular slow-release chemical fertilizers. Dr. Cox recommends Nature’s Source Organic Plant Food 3-1-1 as a liquid fertilizer that is readily available, cost effective, OMRI-listed and with good label directions for greenhouses. He also mentions the ease-of-use in how it mixes well with water and can pass fertilizer injectors. “Nature’s Source is currently the best liquid organic fertilizer,” Cox wrote in his article “Organic Fertilizers – Thoughts on Using Liquid Organic Fertilizers for Greenhouse Plants,” “I have seen no foliar chlorosis yet with this fertilizer. Nature’s source is widely available and a great […]
December 31, 2014
Gain Greater Control Of Fertilizer With Automated Fertigation
University researchers look at integrating irrigation and fertilization with the help of water sensors to reduce fertilizer treatments and improve application timing.
October 30, 2014
Basics & Beyond: Comparing Substrate Fertilizer Amendments For Spring Bedding Plants
Cornell University researcher determines if substrate-incorporated slow-release fertilizers can be used to replace or reduce the need for liquid fertilizer for four spring crops.
July 24, 2014
Using Controlled Release Fertilizers To Produce Garden Mums
Researchers determined whether or not garden mums can be grown with controlled-release fertilizer, and if it reduces fertilizer leaching, as compared with water-soluble fertilizers.