Dianthus 'Passion' from Emerald Coast Growers

March 27, 2014

Growing Dianthus Successfully

Here's some advice on transplanting and producing this classic perennial favorite.

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March 25, 2014

Pot Sunflower Production Tips

Encompassing cultivars, temperatures, timing, light and PGRs, take a look at these quick production tips for successfully growing pot sunflowers. Plus, explore disorder diagnostics in this episode of FloriCAST with Brian Whipker.

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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.

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March 25, 2014

Phalaenopsis Orchid Production: The Basics

Listen to advice on the best temperature and light conditions for the vegetative growth phase and the reproductive phase (cooling and finishing) for phalaenopsis orchids in this episode of FloriCAST.

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March 25, 2014

Snow Princess Lobularia: Optimizing Performance

The common production challenges of lobularia include lower leaf yellowing, vigorous growth and high irrigation demand. Listen to this episode of FloriCAST for solutions to these production situations.

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Aquilegia canadensis

March 10, 2014

Tips For Producing Aquilegia

Advice on planting, temperature, vernalization, lighting and more on columbine from Emerald Coast Growers' head grower Josiah Raymer.

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Perennials in hoop house

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.

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Cold damage to ipomoea

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.

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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.

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January 29, 2014

Growing Seedlings Under LEDs: Part Two

In the second part of a two-part series, Michigan State University researchers share their findings in germinating seedlings with LED lights.

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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.

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January 27, 2014

Genetic Modification Produces True Blue Orchid

Dyed flowers have their place in the market, but genetically blue orchids will provide true blue color and interest for many months.

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