Rudbeckia × ‘American Gold Rush’ (Intrinsic Perennial Gardens)

October 10, 2016

20 New Cold-Hardy Perennials For A Rock Solid Line-Up In 2017

Low maintenance, pollinator friendly, naturalistic, long-lasting — perennials are all that and more. These 21 perennials are tough enough to take the cold, ensuring they will add color and texture in the garden until the first killing frost.

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October 7, 2016

How To Train Your Employees To Read Shipping Labels Properly

Avoid costly mistakes by training your employees to accurately read shipping and tray labels with this easy, three-step method.

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Anemone 'Harmony Scarlet' (Sakata Ornamentals)

October 6, 2016

Tender Perennials Can Create Marketing Challenges

Growers and breeders are entering new territory as more perennials with marginal zone hardiness make their way into the market.

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Lucas Greenhouses Shipping

October 6, 2016

Greenhouse Shipping Costs Down, But Concerns Remain

Lower gas prices have led to lower shipping costs for some growers, but many continue to seek out ways to become more efficient.

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Chemical hopper

October 3, 2016

New Soil Mix Technology Generates High-Precision Greenhouse Growing

Advancements in soil mixers help growers achieve the highest level of automation and efficiency to create the ideal growing media for every type of crop.

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Perennial Propagators survey result

October 3, 2016

Perennial Propagators’ Successes And Challenges: Results Of A National Survey

A survey by researchers from Purdue University and Michigan State University report the hurdles growers face when propagating perennials, and the practices they use to root them successfully.

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Janeen Wright

October 1, 2016

Every Greenhouse Challenge Has Its Upside

You’re not losing sleep for nothing over the challenges that confront the greenhouse industry. Remember, there are two sides to adversity.

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Dallas Johnson Greenhouses has significantly reduced the amount of time and labor spent pulling and processing orders, while improving plant quality at retail

October 1, 2016

Political Stalemate On Labor Means Your Opportunity To Automate

Despite the frustrating nature of our current political climate, now may be the best time for you to address your long-term labor and automation needs.

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September 30, 2016

How Hoffman Nursery Invests In Technology In Response To Increased Demand

The North Carolina-based ornamental and native grasses producer recently invested in greenhouse structures and advanced automation to help increase efficiency.

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finneran bee on snakeroot

September 28, 2016

Which Annuals And Perennials Are Good For Pollinators?

If you are a grower looking for information on producing plants that are safe for pollinators, or which plant types can be marketed as good food sources for bees, the new publication “Protecting and Enhancing Pollinators in Urban Landscapes” provides a good resource.

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September 28, 2016

Floriculture Industry Working To Solve The Whitefly Problem

This summer, the floriculture industry has been faced with a dangerous new development — the detection of the Q-Biotype whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in outdoor landscapes. It’s the first time that the Q-Biotype has been found in the U.S., outside of a greenhouse or wholesale nursery, since the pest was first detected on an ornamental plant in an Arizona greenhouse in December 2004. This year in Florida, there have been 47 detections of the Q since April, in retail nurseries and residential landscapes in 10 counties in Florida, from Miami-Dade to Duval County, primarily on hibiscus. Other hosts involved are crossandra, eggplant transplants, lantana, ficus, and porter weed. The detections have been in 17 retail nurseries, eight wholesale nurseries, 10 residential landscapes, and two agricultural fields. Other states have reported Q-Biotype detections this year, as well. The discovery of Q-Biotype whitefly in the landscape is troubling for the entire ornamentals industry, […]

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September 27, 2016

Check Out The Latest In Lighting Technology For Greenhouses

Manufacturers are developing several innovative lighting systems that can help growers save on energy efficiency, while improving plant quality. Here’s a look at some of their newest offerings.

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