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April 1, 2015
Philadelphia Flower Show Draws More Than 250,000 Attendees With Disney Pixar Movie Theme
With more than 250,000 consumers attending the prestigious Philadelphia Flower Show in March each year, it's a great opportunity to get flowers and gardening products into the public eye. This year's show displays took on family favorites at the movies, with a focus on Disney and Pixar films. Check out some of the highlights in our slideshow.
April 1, 2015
Peace Tree Farms Grows Its Customer Base
Over the past five years, Peace Tree Farms in Kintnersville, Pa., has concentrated on growing its business by providing plant material for the displays at the illustrious Philadelphia Flower Show. We caught up with Peace Tree Farms’ Lloyd Traven to ask about how the Flower Show figures into his business plan.
March 31, 2015
New Video On Protecting Bees And Pollinators Educates Horticulture Industry Professionals
A new educational video that provides information on the horticultural industry’s essential role in bee and pollinator stewardship is one result of industry collaboration by the Horticultural Research Institute, AmericanHort, Society of American Florists and the American Floral Endowment. “Protecting Bees & Pollinators: What Horticulture Needs to Know,” narrates the current state of bee and pollinator health, provides information on factors that impact pollinators and the environment and underscores the beneficial role horticulture plays in providing healthy pollinator ecosystems.
March 12, 2015
The Energy Efficient Greenhouse
New coverings technology means today’s films, plastics, shade cloths and climate screens slash heating and cooling costs while improving crop productivity year round. We checked with manufacturers to see what’s new and uncovered some best practices for buttoning up your greenhouse. Here’s what you need to know about the latest trends.
February 24, 2015
Ethylene From Defective Greenhouse Heaters Damages Crop…
Malfunctioning greenhouse heaters can lead to crop damage from ethylene and carbon monoxide induced illness for workers. Michigan State University's Extension educators Tom Dudek and Randy Beaudry teach you how to recognize the symptoms and check greenhouse heaters to avoid the concern.
February 18, 2015
Robots Grab Hold Of Growers’ Material Handling Needs
Harvest Automation’s HV-100 robots automate one of the hardest, most labor-intensive jobs at growing operations – plant spacing. With more technology coming, investing in robots could become even more realistic for growers of all sizes.
January 30, 2015
LumiGrow Expands Customer Base In 2014
LumiGrow, Inc. is adding more than 125 new commercial, governmental and research customers to its roster of customers, and beyond the new accounts added this year, many existing customers significantly increased the number of LumiGrow products they use and research customers made LumiGrow a part of their efforts to add to the body of knowledge about spectral science.
December 2, 2014
Hanna Instruments, Inc. Introduces pH Electrode With Bl…
Hanna Instruments recently released HALO, a professional pH probe with Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.0) technology that transmits measurement data directly to an Apple iPad running the Hanna Lab App.
November 24, 2014
Biomass Six Years Later: Would Pleasant View Do It Agai…
Pleasant View gardens installed its first biomass boiler six years ago and has added a second one since. Now it’s reaping the benefits of lower heating costs and dollars saved.
November 18, 2014
7 New Media And Light Products For Greenhouse Productio…
New media and light products cover a broad sweep of growing conditions.
October 21, 2014
GreenClocks New Generation City Farm Fitted With Philip…
Osaka Prefectural University’s new city farm, which has been fitted out with Philips LEDs, opened September 19.
October 1, 2014
Harvest Automation Introduces Robot Rental Program
Harvest Automation has unveiled a new introductory robot rental program as a way for customers to get started with HV-100 robots.
September 15, 2014
Precision Horticulture: What Piece Of Equipment Or Syst…
Let us know what product you can't live without.
August 12, 2014
LEDs Comparable To High Pressure Sodium Lamps For Cutti…
In his Cultivate'14 presentation on lighting the future of young plants with LEDs, Christopher Currey, Iowa State University, shared recent research on how LED lights stack up against high pressure sodium lamps for liner and plug production.
July 29, 2014
Bench-Top Root Zone Heating: Can You Reduce Air Tempera…
This is the second article in a two-part series featuring research from Purdue University that focuses on energy-efficient production strategies for annual bedding plants.