Researchers determined whether or not garden mums can be grown with controlled-release fertilizer, and if it reduces fertilizer leaching, as compared with water-soluble fertilizers.
In the last of a four-article series highlighting the production and use of pine wood chips as aggregates in greenhouse substrates, the researchers found growers do not need to adjust their production practices when 20 percent pine wood chips are used as a perlite replacement.
Reduce fertilizer and water, and allow your poinsettias to develop slowly during the final four weeks of production to avoid bract edge burn.
Urban farming pioneer Bright Farms is attempting to crowdfund what it hopes will be the “world’s most productive urban farm,” in Washington, D.C.
AmericanHort and the Horticultural Research Institute are asking for your support for the horticulture industry’s bee and pollinator stewardship initiative. Please donate today to support industry funding that will be used directly for research on protecting pollinator health.
Spider mite resistance is becoming an increasing problem in greenhouse production. Scouting, biocontrols and miticides can help you take back control of spider mites this summer.
Phytophthora is the number one disease of floriculture and nursery crops nationwide. Here are some effective measures growers can take to reduce the occurance of this pathogen, known as “the plant destroyer.”
Darwin Perennials, a division of Ball Horticultural Co. announced the purchase of the perennial unrooted cutting production facility, Green Leaf Plants Colombia, or Flores del Amanecer (FDA), from Aris Horticulture Inc.
Check out the breeders, growers and new varieties that earned the Greenhouse Grower Medal of Excellence awards for 2014.
The Dummen Group received MPS-ABC (environmental) and MPS-GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification at the MPS booth at Cultivate’14 on Sunday, July 13. The company also announced it will not use neonicotinoid pesticides for spring annuals production.