April 22, 2014
How Two Postharvest Care Products Worked On Potted Plants
What your potted plants look like at retail translates to sales or fails. North Carolina State University researchers report on how two postharvest care products performed.
March 25, 2014
Is This Leaf Distortion A Symptom Of Herbicide Injury?
The pattern of plant symptoms (random, clumped or uniform) can help determine the cause of plant problems. In this episode of FloriCAST, listen to the problems one grower is having with geraniums and chrysanthemums to determine if herbicide injury is the cause.
February 21, 2014
Overwintering Perennials: Plan Ahead To Fungicide Drench And Cover
Demand for perennials has increased as consumers educate themselves and seek out new and improved varieties. Overwintering perennials can become an important profit center. Here's some advice on how to overwinter successfully.
February 11, 2014
Chilling Injury On Cuttings: What To Look For
During this young plant production season when many growers receive unrooted cuttings, liners and plugs for spring production. Cuttings shippers are delaying deliveries because the tender cuttings cannot withstand the frigid temperatures.
January 30, 2014
Stepables Now Available From Three More Young Plant Growers
Center Greenhouse, Esbenshade’s Greenhouses and Skagit Gardens have been added as authorized young plant suppliers to offer an extensive list of Stepables liners for spring 2014.
January 29, 2014
Basics & Beyond: Cold Finishing Poinsettias
Reducing temperatures during finishing (RTF) can reduce energy and input costs when producing poinsettias. Check out research from Purdue University and University of New Hampshire on how RTF influenced plant height, bract area index and time to marketability and first pollen shed.