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September 17, 2013

4 New Salvia Varieties For 2014

Salvia provides a ton of color and interest in the landscape. Here are four beautiful new varieties that you can produce for your 2014 sales seasons.    

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September 16, 2013

The Case Of The Yellow-Leaved Calibrachoa

In this FloriCAST case study, one grower saw yellowing in calibrachoa leaves as the spring season progressed, despite a focus on nutrient management. Kansas State’s Kim Williams investigates nutrition, pH and irrigation concerns of this crop to solve the mystery.

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August 6, 2013

HGTV HOME Plant Collection Rolling Out Essential Perennials This Summer

The HGTV HOME Plant Collection is launching its new line of Essential Perennials, designed to satisfy increasing demand for plant varieties that offer sustainability year after year, according to Randy Hunter, Managing Partner of Agricola Management Group, exclusive licensee for the Plant Collection. The new line covers the spectrum of popular perennials with varieties ranging from coreopsis and sedum to salvia and dianthus. A leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV worked in conjunction with Agricola Management Group to develop Essential Perennials in addition to its Expressions Annuals Collections. “Sustainability is the name of the game in gardening today. While there will always be a strong market for annuals, there’s a growing demand for high impact and big color perennials that reappear in the garden or landscape the following year.” says Hunter. “Our new line of Essential Perennials features America’s top perennial favorites, designed to thrive in home gardens.” HGTV and […]

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July 11, 2013

Organic Fertilizers: Twists On Incorporating Into Root Media

The way nutrients are released from organic fertilizers and traditional fertilzers is different. Investigate some of the differences and how you should use each in this episode of FloriCAST.

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July 1, 2013

How Do Organic Substrates Perform Without Additional Fertilizers?

More growers are looking into organic substrates. Here’s a look at research on how several organic substrates perform without adding additional fertilizers in this episode of FloriCAST.

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May 14, 2013

Understanding Composts, Vermicomposts And Teas

How are composts, vemicomposts and teas best used in container production? Learn about the benefits of these products, how they fit into organic production and tips on best practices in this episode of FloriCAST.

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April 2, 2013

Types Of Drip Irrigation Systems For Container Plants

Learn about the variations in drip systems for container plants — drip lines, drip tubes, drip stakes and spray stakes — and the types of emitters used in them in this episode of FloriCAST.

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February 5, 2013

Perennial Plant Nutrition: An Overview

There are some key attributes of perennials that require special consideration when it comes to fertilization. Take a listen to advice on overwintering considerations and using controlled-release and constant liquid feed fertilizer from Virginia Tech’s Holly Scoggins in this episode of FloriCAST.

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November 26, 2012

Nutrient Deficiencies: Diagnosing The Cause

What steps should you take when you think you have a nutrient deficiency? Run down a checklist of factors that could have triggered the symptoms you’re seeing in this episode of FloriCAST.

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November 13, 2012

Common Causes Of Nutrient Deficiencies

In part one in a two-part series on nutrient deficiencies, take a look how temperature, media or irrigation can lead to nutrient deficiencies in this episode of FloriCAST.

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September 28, 2012

LumiGrow Pro Series Horticultural Lights

Lowering costs and providing the correct levels of light to crops are necessary concerns for any grower. A new LED lighting solution that addresses both of these concerns is now on the market. By teaming up with LumiGrow, Inc., a leader in smart horticultural lighting, Growers Supply now offers innovative LED grow lights for greenhouses and controlled environment agriculture. With the LumiGrow Pro 325 and 650 Horticultural Lights, growers will reduce energy costs by up to 70 percent and boost yields by providing the exact light levels and spectra that plants need. “With the LumiGrow Pro series, growers no longer need to choose between boosting yields and controlling operating costs,” says LumiGrow CEO Kevin Wells. “The LumiGrow Pro series delivers the best of both worlds: tremendous power and energy efficiency unrivaled by any other light.” LumiGrow Pro series lights have a 50,000 hour rating without degradation, lasting up to 10 […]

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