March 31, 2015
Manufacturers Are Taking Biologicals To The Next Level
Through acquisitions and new products, many crop protection companies are making firm commitments to the future of the biocontrols industry.
March 30, 2015
Aquaponics Is Making A Splash At Brogue Hydroponics
The owners of Brogue Hydroponics explain why they expanded into aquaponics, and how the shift has helped them uncover a new market opportunity.
February 2, 2015
Variety Showcase: A Dainty Debutante
Lychnis flos-cuculi ‘Petite Jenny’ is a dwarf form of the popular Blooms of Bressingham® variety Lychnis ‘Jenny.’ This double-flowered little beauty was discovered by Paul Gooderham at Bressingham in a patch of its parent, ‘Jenny.’ ‘Petite Jenny’ produces masses of large, fluffy, double flowers like ‘Jenny,’ but with a more diminutive habit. The species goes by the common name “ragged robin,” but there’s nothing unkempt about ‘Petite Jenny’. An easy-to-grow, tidy little plant, it is suitable for any sunny or lightly shaded border and is also a good container candidate. Garden Performance Mass of bright pink double blooms beginning in mid-May. Sterile blooms provide a longer flowering period Erect, leafy flowering stems Forms compact, bushy clumps just 14” tall with an 18” spread Attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and is deer-resistant Ideal for containers, front of borders, informal cottage gardens and as cut flowers’ Sun or part shade USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to […]
January 20, 2015
Register Now For Biocontrols 2015 Conference & Tradeshow
The first-ever conference, sponsored by Meister Media Worldwide and the Biopesticide Industry Alliance, March 3-5, offers hands-on, real-world technical advice on biocontrols to help you craft a “softer” pest management program focused on resistance management, MRLs and results.
October 6, 2014
Fighting Fall Foliar Disease: The Best Defense Is A Good Offense
Managing foliar diseases starts with evaluating the greenhouse environment. Virginia Brubaker, GGS Pro Technical support supervisor for Griffin Greenhouse Supplies, shares some ways you can defend against fall foliar diseases.
September 2, 2014
Sun Valley Floral Farms Is Awarded Marketer Title By Society Of American Florists
A national campaign for Women's Day, March 8 — as a way to fill the sales valley between Valentine's Day and Mother's Day — earned Sun Valley Floral Farms in Arcata, Calif., the title of Society of American Florists' Floral Management 2014 Marketer of the Year.
August 5, 2014
Master Plant-Prod Inc.’s Focus On Soluble Fertilizers [sponsor content]
Hear about MPPI’s concentration on providing technical-grade fertilizers that are free of contaminants and highly soluble for horticultural use.
July 11, 2014
Highlights From The 2013 USDA Floriculture Crops Summary
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its 2013 Floriculture Crops Summary in June. Here are some of the main findings.
July 2, 2014
Smith Gardens Stabilizes Greenhouse Climate With Light-Diffusing Screens
Smith Gardens faced a challenge when constructing its newest range, a state-of-the-art Prins glasshouse at its Aurora, Ore., location. The long winters and warm summers characteristic of the climate in the Northwest U.S. make providing an even temperature and stable climate an often difficult task. The operation found the answer in light-diffusing screens. After numerous trials and research, Head Grower Aaron Bivens selected XLS 45 F Harmony Revolux, an open, light-diffusing shade screen from Svensson. “You walk into the range and can instantly feel a more even temperature,” Bivens says. “There is a noticeable difference between the light diffusion in the new range, compared to our houses with aluminum screens.” Diffused light is scattered by particles, in this case the screen, so it is much less intense and more evenly spread. Diffused light has been shown to provide significant benefits for plants in greenhouses, creating fewer hot spots and shady […]
June 16, 2014
Pine Wood Chips As An Alternative To Perlite In Greenhouse Substrates: Fertilization Requirements
This is the third article of the four article series highlighting the production and use of pine wood chips as aggregates in greenhouse substrates. We found growers do not need to adjust their production practices when 20% pine wood chips are utilized as a perlite replacement.
June 4, 2014
Hortilux To Service Philips Indal Supplemental Lighting Systems For Greenhouse Horticulture
Hortilux Schréder (Hortilux) will be undertaking the warranty and service work for existing Philips Indal supplemental lighting systems for greenhouse horticulture. To deliver this service, Hortilux is taking over the entire stock of parts and production tools from Philips Indal Horticulture, so Hortilux is able to provide the full range of service and maintenance on these supplemental lighting systems, even after they are no longer covered by warranty. In North America, this will fall under the domain of PL Light Systems Canada Inc., a division of Dool Industries and a sister-company of Hortilux. In North America, PL Light Systems will contact the existing Philips Indal horticultural clients and work with them to quantify their service and maintenance needs. PL Light Systems offers a wide range of service and maintenance services, including on site supplemental lighting measurements, lamp and reflector measurements, trouble-shooting and repair maintenance and automated reflector cleaning services. These […]