July 5, 2017
Tips From a Top 100 Grower for Effective Thrips Control
A combination of conventional materials and biologicals can help provide season-long management of thrips in hanging baskets.
September 21, 2016
Greenhouse Growers Tackling Software Needs Head-On
Whether by working with proven technology experts or developing their own systems, many growers are looking to update their business software to allow for inventory management, streamlined production, and more.
November 9, 2012
Kube-Pak’s Bill Swanekamp: Preparing For Downy Mildew In 2013
Impatiens downy mildew was one of the biggest disease stories of 2012, and the potential for more issues next spring has growers considering new ways to manage the situation. Impatiens walleriana is traditionally a big crop for Top 100 Grower Kube-Pak, in Allentown, N.J. Greenhouse Grower asked president Bill Swanekamp to talk about his plans for impatiens in 2013 and how he’s already working hard to protect his customers and his business this season. Greenhouse Grower: How was Kube-Pak impacted by downy mildew last year? Swanekamp: Even though there was downy mildew in our region, there wasn’t much of an impact on our 2011 season. We didn’t really hear about it from our customers because it showed up late in the summer. I think, in many cases, people assumed it was from the hot weather or the plants were just petering at the end of the season. Then, as we […]