March 2013 Greenhouse Grower Online Exclusives

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Visit this page for all the links to videos, photos and online-only content referenced in the March 2013 issue of Greenhouse Grower.

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Reducing The Spread Of Rose Rosette
As hybrid landscape roses gain popularity, breeders and growers are taking steps to limit the highly destructive disease, which currently has no cure.

Rose Rosette Disease: The Webinar
In this important webinar, Dr. Mike Dobres, founder and Managing Director of NovaFlora, Star Roses and Plants/Conard-Pyle’s in-house breeding partner, talks about the history, origin and spread of Rose Rosette Disease, as well as simple prevention measures to help reduce or eliminate its incidence. [registration required]

Tropicals Need Better Overwintering Information
Here’s the discussion on Greenhouse Grower’s Facebook page on Colocasia ‘Tropi-cools Madeira’ from Hort Couture.

FloriCAST: Branching Agents In Herbaceous Perennial Liner Production
Here’s how you can use branching PGRs to enhance branching and improve plant architecture in echinacea, gaillardia, lobelia, heuchera and more in this episode of FloriCAST.

Disease Control 101: Chrysanthemum White Rust 
A quick guide to one of the most destructive diseases of floriculture crops, along with links to resources for prevention and control.

2013 State Of The Industry Whitepaper
Despite a still-worrisome economy and unpredictable weather, growers are finding opportunities to grow more plants and boost their business.

Immigration Reform To Help Greenhouse Labor Issues
The Society of American Florists’ Lin Schmale explains the immigration legislation in the Senate and why supporting Congressional Action Days can help the fight to increase the available workforce.

Common Objections To Mechanization In The Greenhouse
Cherry Creek Systems’ Chris Lundgren explains why some growers hesitate on automating their operations and why it’s worth the investment.

Slideshow: Show-Stopping Plants From The Plant Fashion Show
Top breeding companies brought their best-in-show varieties and series to the 2013 National Green Centre’s Plant Fashion Show. From the runway to your retail or growing operation, these plants are sure to entice your customers.

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