June 3, 2014

Active Grower Voices Are Invaluable To Retailers, Consumers, Drotleff Says [Editorial]

Creating our own advocacy is an important tool in areas like presenting science-based knowledge about pollinator health, and informing the public about how growers already preserve natural resources through responsible practices like integrated pest management (IPM), water reclamation and recycling, plastic recycling and sustainability initiatives.

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June 1, 2014

Biopesticides: Here Today, Here To Stay

Biopesticides generally pose fewer risks than their chemical counterparts , making them a viable alternative for conventional and organic programs.

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As directed by EPA, the bee hazard icon appears in the Directions For Use for each application site for specific use restrictions and instructions to protect bee and other pollinators.

June 1, 2014

Bachman’s Takes Steps Toward Pollinator Preservation

Bachman's, a wholesale nursery and retail business based in Minnesota, has taken measures to address the steady decline of bees and other pollinators, including eliminating the use of neonicotinoids in some of its own production.

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May 30, 2014

See Greenhouse Grower’s 2014 Medal Of Excellence Industry’s Choice And Editor’s Choice Finalists

Greenhouse Grower’s Medal Of Excellence In Breeding Awards recognize stand-out varieties introduced at the California Spring Trials. Here are the 2014 finalists for the Industry’s Choice and Editor’s Choice Awards, and information on how you can vote for the Reader's Choice Awards.

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May 19, 2014

Dümmen Group Introduces Ignite Research Facility In California

The Dümmen Group recently introduced Ignite Research, located in a re-purposed facility at the previous Fides-Oro greenhouse location in Santa Paula, Calif. Dümmen operates breeding trials throughout North America with a variety of growers, and Ignite Reasearch provides it with its own dedicated facility, allowing trials to be completed in California growing conditions.

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May 15, 2014

Protecting Bees Through Informed Pesticide Choices

To demonstrate good environmental stewardship, growers need an understanding of the issues presenting risks to bees and of strategies to minimize the risks. Knowing where to find key product information and how to interpret it can help growers make sound choices regarding the application of effective products.

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May 14, 2014

How Pine Wood Chips In Substrates Affect Plant Growth Regulators

This is the second article of the four article series highlighting the production and use of pine wood chips as aggregates in greenhouse substrates.

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May 13, 2014

Attract Birds, Bees And Butterflies With 21 New Pollinator-Friendly Varieties

Try out these new pollinator-friendly varieties the next time you want to attract birds, bees and other beneficial insects to your garden.

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May 10, 2014

The Pesticide And Pollinator Debate: What’s All The Buzz About?

Dr. Joe Bischoff, AmericanHort's director of regulatory and legislative affairs, says it is important that we are informed and prepared to talk about the issue of pesticides, pollinators and the overarching concerns of bee health in a calm and clear manner. This is a topic where emotions can run high, and part of our role should be in explaining the need for balance and scientifically based solutions.

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Dr Allan Armitage

May 9, 2014

There Is Always Something To Celebrate

Allan Armitage celebrates 30 years of writing Tips Of The Trade for Greenhouse Grower and reflects on some memorable moments.

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May 8, 2014

How Cultural Factors Impact Fungus Gnat Populations

Cornell University researchers look at the impact cultural factors such as substrate amendments and substrate water-holding capacity have on fungus gnat populations.

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