December 16, 2016
Please Take Greenhouse Grower’s 2016 Poinsettia Survey
Are plant sales up or down compared to last year? How did Black Friday set the tone for this season? What varieties and sizes were your best sellers? Did you try anything new this year to appeal to younger consumer demographics? We tackle all of these questions and more to help you understand the trends in Greenhouse Grower's 2016 Poinsettia Survey.
November 23, 2016
Tips On How To Prevent Aerial Blight Spread In Poinsettias
According to Michigan State University experts, certain species of the pathogen Phytophthora, which is typically thought of as a root rot, can also cause issues above-ground.
November 21, 2016
Poinsettia Trials Across The Eastern U.S. To Take Place In Early December
Poinsettia growers interested in keeping up with the latest variety and production trends have the chance to attend university open houses in New Hampshire, Louisiana, and Ohio.
October 29, 2016
University Of Florida Hosting Poinsettia Short Course In December
Attendees can check out the latest poinsettia varieties evaluated in the National Poinsettia Trials along with University of Florida greenhouse research, including automated irrigation management and heat delay.
July 2, 2016
Beneficial Predators Can Help Control Whiteflies On Poinsettia
Whitefly infestations are a recurring problem that often plagues poinsettia growers. Successfully keep them in check by letting beneficial predators take the work out of pest control.
February 18, 2016
Poinsettia Survey Shows Strong Sales For Greenhouse Growers In 2015
The year 2015 might have been one that many were glad to see in the rear view mirror, but for poinsettia growers, it was a good sales year — perhaps the strongest in quite a while. Compared to 2014, which was also widely deemed a success among growers for its seasonal cold at just the right time, good weather for shipping, and a good holiday spirit, the 2015 season was solid for a number of reasons. The weather, a rebounding economy, and increased demand all contributed to what growers said was a “very strong” sales season. “It was a strong year beginning to end due to great weather and quality product as the market demanded,” said Dan Chaney of Ivy Acres, in Greenhouse Grower’s 2015 Poinsettia Survey. “Sales were strong. Demand was better than the previous two years,” said Larry Windham of Windham Greenhouses Inc. “Very good. The […]
February 4, 2016
Poinsettia Growers Discuss Their Recent Trials And Triumphs
Growers from Pennsylvania, Illinois, and North Carolina describer their experiences trialing everyone’s favorite holiday season flora.
February 1, 2016
12 New Poinsettias For Holiday Growing
Poinsettias are still a consumer favorite during the holidays for home décor and gift giving. For greenhouse growers looking to get a jumpstart on purchasing young plants for the 2016 poinsettia growing season, there is no shortage of great varieties to choose from. Here are 12 new varieties to keep in mind for holiday product offerings.
November 18, 2015
Using Bench Top Heating With Reduced Air Temperature During Poinsettia Cold Finish
Researchers determine if bench-top root-zone heating in combination with reduced air temperatures is an effective method for poinsettia cold finishing.
November 10, 2015
University Of New Hampshire To Host Poinsettia Trials Open House In December
The Poinsettia Trials is a collaborative event to bring research to breeders, growers and the public while evaluating regional differences in the growth and performance of new cultivars.
January 28, 2015
Holiday Plant Trends And New Varieties
Growers had mixed feelings about the 2014 poinsettia season according to Greenhouse Grower's 2014 Poinsettia Survey. Read about their plans for 2015 and stay up to date on 14 of the newest cyclamen and poinsettia varieties on the market.
January 6, 2015
Dan Schantz Farm 2014 Poinsettia Trial Recap And 2015 Date Announcement
The 2014 Dan Schantz Poinsettia trials featured more than 170 poinsettia varieties. Here's a summary of the event, as well as a 2015 date for your calendar.
August 12, 2014
Suntory Flowers Partners With Dümmen Group For New Princettia Euphorbia Rooting Network
Suntory Flowers announces the formation of a new rooting network for Princettia euphorbias. Growers now have a choice of what inputs they would like to receive.
July 23, 2014
Plan Now To Prevent Bract Edge Burn On Poinsettias
Reduce fertilizer and water, and allow your poinsettias to develop slowly during the final four weeks of production to avoid bract edge burn.
July 21, 2014
2014 Pennsylvania Poinsettia Trials Will Feature More Than 130 Varieties
Watch for the 2014 Pennsylvania Poinsettia Trials, coming to Dan Schantz Farm and Greenhouses on November 13, 2014.