January 29, 2014

Basics & Beyond: Cold Finishing Poinsettias

Reducing temperatures during finishing (RTF) can reduce energy and input costs when producing poinsettias. Check out research from Purdue University and University of New Hampshire on how RTF influenced plant height, bract area index and time to marketability and first pollen shed.

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January 27, 2014

Genetic Modification Produces True Blue Orchid

Dyed flowers have their place in the market, but genetically blue orchids will provide true blue color and interest for many months.

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January 22, 2014

BotaniGard Provides Biological Insect Control

BotaniGard biological insecticide controls whiteflies, thrips and aphids — even resistant strains.

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January 22, 2014

FMC’s Aria Insecticide Controls Greenhouse Pests

Aria insecticide from FMC controls greenhouse pests including aphids, thrips and whiteflies.

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January 22, 2014

Nufarm Offers Engulf Insecticide For 2014

Engulf is a new insecticide from Nufarm that provides mite control using a new active ingredient. As a class 21A miticide, Engulf offers a rotation alternative with long-lasting, translaminar activity against all major species of mites.

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January 22, 2014

Nemasys And Millenium Beneficial Nematodes Provide Biological Insect Control

Nemasys and Millenium beneficial nematodes from BASF help provide biological control of fungus gnats, western flower thrips and shore flies.

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January 22, 2014

Mid-West Wire Offers Low-Cost American-Made Knock Down Rack

Many growers are in need of durable carts and racks that can be used to both safely transport plants to retailers and provide a way to display them. The newest racks from U.S.-based Mid-West Wire Products, Inc. meet those needs for growers and because they’re offered at a competitive price, growers can feasibly recycle the racks after one or two uses.

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January 20, 2014

Growers In W. Va. Cope With Contaminated Water Supply

A water crisis started in West Virginia last month after a chemical used in coal processing spilled into Elk River, affecting thousands of people and causing complications for local growers.

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January 20, 2014

America In Bloom Spreads The Word About The Benefits Of Plants [Opinion]

Beautification efforts through America In Bloom benefit communities through environmental services, economic paybacks and health and well-being enhancements -- and they also benefit our industry.

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January 20, 2014

Ethnic Produce Has Potential For Greenhouse Growers

As U.S. population demographics change, the market potential for non-traditional vegetable and herb niches may end up being very profitable for greenhouse growers.

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January 20, 2014

College Of Knowledge Reborn As Online Education

The Michigan State University Extension Floriculture program has launched the first in a series of affordable self-paced online courses to help growers develop their production skills.

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