Iron and Manganese toxicity in geranium

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.

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weed sanitation

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.

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Paul Fisher Fertilizer feature

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.

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GrowTech CatEyePlug Feature

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.

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Petunia Treated with Ethephon

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.

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Primula acaulis, Botrytis, Disease, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies

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.

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Adult Aphidoletes in web - Feature

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.

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Greenhouse Plant Nutrition

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.

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Cannabis Seedling

May 20, 2017

Biocontrols: A Practical Option for Cannabis

With limited options for chemical pest control, cannabis growers are incorporating biocontrols into their integrated pest management programs. More education will cement this solution as a viable option in this emerging market.

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Christmas Cactus

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).

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Sempervivum with chicks

May 18, 2017

Branching Out With Configure on Succulents

Researchers at North Carolina State University determine the best timing, rates, and production methods for using benzyladenine to improve branching and flowering.

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Herbicide Drift in the Greenhouse

May 15, 2017

How to Identify and Mitigate Herbicide Contamination in the Greenhouse

Herbicides applied off-site or within the greenhouse can significantly damage ornamental and edible crops. Beth Scheckelhoff, an Extension Educator for Greenhouse Systems at The Ohio State University, provides some examples and basic recommendations for mitigating and preventing herbicide contamination and injury in the future.

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