Determined to find out firsthand what a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides would mean for growers, Bell Nursery CEO Gary Mangum challenged his team to grow without them. Read to find out about the lessons he learned.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $6.9 million to Michigan State University to develop sustainable pollination strategies for specialty crops in the United States. The grant was funded through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), part of the 2014 Farm Bill.
Impatiens downy mildew is a fast-moving disease that can quickly go from bad to worse if conditions are right. In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from Ann Chase’s (Agricultural Consulting) downy mildew update at Cultivate’14.
Take this quick industry survey to help gauge the economic impact of these tools, and inform regulators about their value.
If you weren’t able to attend the Saturday, July 12 Cultivate’14 session on neonicotinoids and pollinators, “Neonicotinoids: Cutting Through The Clutter,” you can now watch it on Greenhouse Grower’s YouTube Channel.
Try these varieties to extend sales and consumer interest into fall.
A panel of young professionals representing all levels of the floriculture industry supply chain discussed the disconnects in communication from the breeder level all the way down to the retailer, and how to overcome the malaise that exists between the involved parties.
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.
Tagawa Greenhouses has spent the past year improving its production team, in part by tapping into young talent. Blending new employees fresh out of college with more experienced staff has yielded positive results for the company.
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.