April 30, 2018
How Plant Growth Regulator Suppliers Are Continuing to Make Improvements
Obtaining optimal results with plant growth regulators is a combination of art and science. Here’s how a few manufacturers are helping to bring the two together.
May 2, 2018
OHP Fills Big Shoes With Latest Hire
OHP Inc., provider of pest control products and services for the greenhouse and nursery production industry, has found a replacement for longtime company leader Terry Higgins, who retired March 31. Troy Bettner has officially joined OHP as head of sales and marketing. He was most recently working for Helm Agro, another agricultural-based provider of pest control chemistries. In addition to his time as marketing business development leader at Helm, Bettner has logged many years in the horticulture industry. “We’re thrilled to bring Troy on board to lead our sales and marketing efforts,” stated Dan Stahl, OHP VP and GM. “With his industry experience, Troy has all the qualities to help lead OHP into the future.” Bettner holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Purdue University. He, his wife, and three children live in Carmel, […]
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 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).
April 28, 2017
Growers Developing Strategies for Better Plant Growth Regulator Use in Greenhouses
Whether it’s through new liner programs or more consistent grouping of plants, growers continue to find ways to effectively manage their plant growth regulator programs.
February 9, 2017
Bulking and Height Control of Purple Fountain Grass With Plant Growth Regulators
In the second article of a two-part series, researchers discuss methods for using plant growth regulators to bulk purple fountain grass and regulate its height.
April 26, 2016
Fine Americas Offers A Digital Resource For Plant Growth Regulator Questions
The blog section of Fine America’s website is updated regularly, with input from both technical managers and independent researchers
April 25, 2016
Plant Growth Regulator Use Can Affect Biological Pest Control
The use of plant growth regulators may negatively influence the outcome of biological control programs, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.
February 8, 2016
Register Now For Biocontrols USA 2016 Workshop
Biocontrol is becoming a mainstream part of growing plants commercially. Every good program starts with quality products and a good supply chain. Register now to join us from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on March 4, following the conclusion of the education program at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA for a special event that will help you improve your biocontrols program. In this informative, real-world workshop led by biocontrols expert Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, owner of Buglady Consulting, you’ll learn: The key players that are producing beneficials How to check product quality once you get them The latest trends and practices growers are using to implement beneficials into their programs Important pitfalls to avoid. A roundup of the current biocontrol research that can help you be more successful in your production practices this season. Wainwright-Evans, a pest management specialist, has been involved in the green industry for more than two […]
April 5, 2014
Ethephon Is A Cost-Effective Option For Improved Plant Structure, Preventing Early Flowering And Controlling Excessive Growth
Ethephon is an excellent and cost effective option for improving plant structure, preventing early flowering, and controlling excessive plant growth. It is easy to see why Ethephon has become an essential component of the floriculture PGR toolbox.
March 25, 2014
PGRs For Summer Perennials: Agastache, Monarda and Perovskia
Agastache, monarda and perovskia are vigorous plants with an upright growth habit. Watch this episode of FloriCAST for PGR rates to keep these plants in proportion to their pots.
December 20, 2013
Branching Agents Enhance Herbaceous Perennial Plant Liners
Take a look at the results of research on a chemical approach to branching herbaceous perennial liners using three chemistries.