Greenhouse Grower’s Top Stories Of The Year

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Thank you for visiting GreenhouseGrower.com in 2012! Here’s a look back at the top stories of 2012, based on pageviews. Cheers to a prosperous 2013.

Your Impatiens Might Have Downy Mildew If …
Use this checklist as a starting point to scout for the disease rather than scramble for solutions to it.

7 Tips For Protecting Impatiens From Downy Mildew
To prepare for the disease that was spotted on Impatiens walleriana late last year, growers must practice clean production, scout vigilantly and apply fungicides regularly.

Monrovia Brand Will Be In Lowe’s
Monrovia Growers will pull its non-branded plants out of Home Depot and will instead display its branded plants in Lowe’s nationwide. But the new agreement may surprise you.

Monrovia And Lowe’s: The Industry Reacts
Retailers and growers responded to a former independent-exclusive brand being sold at a mass merchant. Opinions are on the strong side.

Griffin Greenhouse Supplies Acquires Syngenta Horticultural Services Distribution Business
Acquisition provides Griffin with a comprehensive selection of inputs and includes a long-term agreement to distribute and broker Syngenta Flowers genetics.

XS Smith Ending 66 Years in Business This Summer
Fourth-generation family business closes doors, citing economy and restrictive government lending policies.

How One Grower Is Heating His Greenhouses This Year
As fuel prices continue to rise, Dick Kearley of Robrick Nursery has found a smarter way to generate heat.

10 Vegetable Crops You Should Consider
Thinking about adding produce to your ornamentals mix? These greenhouse vegetable staples – and some others you may not have thought about – are a great place to start.

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