November 1, 2016
Tag And Label Manufactures Offer An Array Of New Plant Products
From flexible labelers to tags that provide vital plant information to consumers, plant tag and label manufacturers discuss the biggest needs that growers have today when it comes to tags and labels, and how their new products are addressing these needs.
October 25, 2016
Why Logic May Be The Best Defense Against Q-Biotype Whitefly
Greenhouse Grower Editor Laura Drotleff says while you may feel you're in a lose-lose situation with pest control, there are some solutions that can help.
October 15, 2016
Offer Your Customers Host Plants For Caterpillars And Butterflies
Just like bees need plants that provide pollen, butterflies rely on plants for a place to lay their eggs and to provide a food source for emerging caterpillars. Check out this list of plants for caterpillars and butterflies from Michigan State University Extension.
October 13, 2016
45 Pollinator Friendly Perennials Sure To Attract Bees
Pollinator friendly perennials are the foundation of a well-rounded pollinator garden. Check out this list of 45 perennials that are sure to attract bees.
October 12, 2016
16 New Perennials For Pollinator Gardens
Customers who want to attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to their gardens need plants that will provide food, shelter, and protection throughout the year. Consider carrying a few of these 16 pollinator-friendly perennials for retail sales in 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, […]
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.