July 11, 2014

Growing Your Crops Above Their Base Temperature

Lowering temperature set points in the greenhouse may help you combat rising heating costs.

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May 22, 2014

Six Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency In The Greenhouse

As the spring season starts to wind down, it is never a bad time to look back at the last couple of months to evaluate what changes you might consider for next year. There is no better time than the off-season to make these changes for the next spring season. Few things you do will have a greater effect on your operation than how proficient you are with energy efficiency. In this installment of Basics and Beyond, we will look at a few items you should consider to save energy in the greenhouse, most of which will cost very little and will pay for themselves well within the first season if you implement them.

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May 14, 2014

How Pine Wood Chips In Substrates Affect Plant Growth Regulators

This is the second article of the four article series highlighting the production and use of pine wood chips as aggregates in greenhouse substrates.

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May 8, 2014

How Cultural Factors Impact Fungus Gnat Populations

Cornell University researchers look at the impact cultural factors such as substrate amendments and substrate water-holding capacity have on fungus gnat populations.

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Ethephon Is A Cost-Effective Option

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.

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March 26, 2014

Producing Hydroponic Culinary Herbs

Switching over to tomato, cucumber or pepper production can be a big change for any greenhouse. These crops have long production cycles and may not fit as easily into windows of opportunity between ornamental production cycles. However, culinary herbs are a relatively quick and can easily be grown in simple hydroponic systems.

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December 30, 2013

Basics & Beyond: Fundamentals Of Phosphorus Nutrition

Phosphorus is an essential element, after all.

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