Primrose Downward Leaf Roll From Calcium Deficiency

January 11, 2016

How Calcium Plays A Critical Role In Plant Health

Supply vegetables and poinsettias with a healthy amount of calcium to avoid tip and leaf burn.

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Kelly Norris - feature

January 11, 2016

Kelly Norris: Questioning The Purpose Of New Plants

Norris asks if the time has come to rethink new plant introductions, or how we market them to consumers.

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Weeks Roses Miss Congeniality

January 11, 2016

Weeks Roses Introduces New Lineup Of Roses For 2016

Weeks breeds and grows a wide range of rose bushes, all of which are field tested for many factors.

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CAST2015_Floranova_Vegetalis_Ageratum Cloud Nine Blue

January 8, 2016

Floranova Opening New Chile-Based Research Station, Forgoing 2016 Spring Trials

Floranova has announced it is building a new research station in Chile that will open in mid-2016. As a result, the company will not participate in the 2016 California Spring Trials, but says it will be back in 2017.

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Dosatron High Flow Series feature image

January 8, 2016

3 Products To Improve Irrigation Efficiency

From sprinklers to fertigation to mats, these offerings from leading irrigation companies are designed to help growers reduce water use.

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Steve Stansell, Engage Agro USA

January 7, 2016

Engage Agro USA’s New Country Manager Wants To Help Growers Use New Chemistries

Steve Stansell comes to Engage Agro with years of industry experience, and looks forward to helping growers build comprehensive pest control programs, while advocating for sound science.

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Sustane Research Greenhouse 2015

January 7, 2016

Fertilizer Manufacturers Aim To Deliver Sustainable Solutions

Industry experts discuss the latest trends to help ensure 2016 is your best year yet.

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TPIE 2015

January 5, 2016

Five Must-See Presentations At This Year’s Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE)

TPIE showcases the latest trends in foliage, floral, and tropicals, and features a trade show with 200,000 square feet of living and vibrant plants.

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January 5, 2016

The Most Popular Side Businesses For Garden Retailers [Infographic]

Very few garden retail businesses are stand-alone garden centers. More than 80% have other businesses. This infographic spells out which are most common. All of these figures are taken from our State Of The Industry Survey, and 306 retailers replied to the question, “Other than your retail store, what other divisions do you have?” Growing divisions are most common, with 61.4% reporting they either grow for their own store or are wholesale growers. Supplying the garden store with home-grown plants edges out wholesale growing, 42.9% compared to 22.6%. Those who had growing division tend to do one or the other, and very few grew plants both for wholesale and themselves. That can’t be said for landscaping divisions. Combined, 55.9% report having some type of landscaping business. Just about 50% have a landscape design division, followed closely with 46.4% running maintenance and installation divisions. By and large, if a garden retailer has […]

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January 4, 2016

3 Surprising Retail Trends You Should Try At Your Garden Shop

Our favorite picks from Trendhunter.com's top 100 retail trends list offer garden retailers new ways to build loyalty with customers.

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January 3, 2016

60,000 New Ag Jobs Leave Employers Scrambling For Talent

A new report indicates that while new jobs in the agriculture industry may be plentiful, there are not enough new ag graduates to fill the positions.

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Dr Allan Armitage

January 2, 2016

Allan Armitage And His New Book Featured At MANTS

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) takes place Jan. 6-8 in Baltimore, MD, and among the many highlights of the show is a chance to meet world-renowned horticulturist Allan Armitage.

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