December 19, 2017
34 New Flowering Annuals to Brighten Up Your Product Mix
Consumers will soon have the opportunity to experiment with colorful, big-impact blooms in their containers and landscapes. Here are 31 new introductions to consider that will color-up your product mix.
December 11, 2017
Evaluating Robotic Transplanters for Plant Cuttings
There are several factors that might affect your decision to invest in transplant robots, based on initial observations and reported information about available equipment.
December 9, 2017
Infrared Thermometers for Monitoring Plant and Substrate Temperatures
Growers use many tools to monitor the greenhouse environment. Learn about the best practices for using an infrared thermometer to measuring plant temperature.
December 8, 2017
The Sustainability of the Peat Industry Looks Better Than You Think
Despite talk about alternative products and differences of opinion over its sustainability as a resource, peat is here to stay.
December 7, 2017
Growing Tips From a Pro for SunStanding New Guinea Impatiens
SunStanding New Guinea impatiens hybrids spruce up the landscape with vibrant blooms that explode with color in both sun and shade areas, and they hold up well in heat and humidity.
December 6, 2017
How Mycorrhizae Provide Value at Your Greenhouse or Nursery
Mycorrhizae create a connection between the roots of a plant and the surrounding growing media. This ultimately leads to better crop health through enhanced nutrient and water uptake.
December 5, 2017
Skagit Horticulture Builds New, Inclusive Business With Six Main Divisions
By merging two large-scale producers, Skagit Gardens and Northwest Horticulture, the new company has realized its strengths through focused divisions that emphasize efficiency and success.
December 4, 2017
Nine Things You Need to Know About Irrigation Sensors
Knowing the amount of water in your soil can help you better manage irrigation, leading to water savings and a stronger bottom line.
December 3, 2017
Great Plants for 2018 That Stand Up to Heat and Humidity
In his latest column, Allan Armitage credits trial managers at the University of Georgia, who have come up with an extensive list of plants that continually outperform others throughout the season.
December 2, 2017
15 Tools That Can Help You Maximize Water Quality and Efficiency in the Greenhouse
New advancements in water management and irrigation are making it easier for you to manage your water use. Here’s a look at some of the latest offerings from leading suppliers, and how you can best incorporate them into your greenhouse.
December 1, 2017
Kelly Norris On How You Can Sell a New Landscape, With New Plants Included
In his latest column, Kelly Norris says programs like Plant Select deliberately set out to change the market demand for a different palette of plants. Their success should serve as an example for how to authentically connect the gardening experience of a particular region with the supply chain.
November 30, 2017
How the New Worker Protection Standard Rules Will Affect You
Keep your employees safe by keeping current with the new Worker Protection Standards for 2018. Here’s a quick summary of the changes coming your way.
November 27, 2017
Why It’s Important to Get to Know Consumers at the Ground Level
One way to learn about consumer behavior is to get boots on the ground and engage with them.
November 24, 2017
How RFID Technology Can Help With Plant Cart Tracking
One of the biggest hassles in the greenhouse is keeping track of all those shipping carts. Improved RFID technology for cart tracking may be one solution to help keep profit losses due to lost or damaged carts at a minimum.
November 23, 2017
Climate Screens Offer Both Form and Functional Benefits
Svensson’s new line of Deco Harmony screens is designed to create better growing conditions for plants on display at retail, while enhancing the customer experience.