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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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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Remote Sensing Feature

November 28, 2017

Take a Survey About Remote Sensing in the Green Industry

A team of researchers is planning to submit a proposal to conduct research on the use of remote sensing in indoor and outdoor crops to assess plant traits. But before they submit the proposal, they need your help.

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Biocontrols in a Greenhouse

November 27, 2017

4 Opportunities to Educate Yourself on IPM Practices in the Greenhouse

The Michigan State University Extension floriculture team has developed four greenhouse integrated pest management sessions that will be presented at the 2017 Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Cart-with-RFID-Tag

November 24, 2017

How RFID Technology Can Help With Plant Cart Tracking

One of the biggest hassles in the greenhouse is keeping track of all those shipping carts. Improved RFID technology for cart tracking may be one solution to help keep profit losses due to lost or damaged carts at a minimum.

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lucas-greenhouses-plant-roots-growing-mix

November 13, 2017

Michigan State Offering Online Root Zone Management Course

Participants in the three-month, self-paced online course can learn about water quality, plant nutrition, and irrigation management.

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Growing-Media-Symposium-Tour

November 13, 2017

International Growing Media Symposium Comes to the U.S.

This International Symposium, with representatives from 21 countries, covered new market opportunities, generated innovative ideas, and offered first-hand information to more than 150 attendees.

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