July 25, 2012
Nutritional Problems In Pansy: Part II
What nutritional disorders cause necrosis, multi-colored leaves, interveinal chlorosis, yellowing and bleaching in upper leaves or over the whole plant in pansies? Listen to this episode of FloriCAST from Brian Whipker for possible causes to these problems.
July 11, 2012
Lower Leaf Problems In Pansy: Diagnosing Nutritional Disorders
What could be causing purpling, yellowing or necrosis in the lower leaves of pansies? Listen to this episode of FloriCAST from Brian Whipker for possible nutrient deficiencies that may be causing these problems.
April 17, 2012
The Latest Dye-Infused Orchid
It’s been a few months since another dye-infused orchid color has been introduced but Plainview Growers unveiled its latest last week in ‘Yellow Tropics,’ the fourth color in its Colorfuze collection. “’Yellow Tropics’ is kind of out of the norm for dyed orchids,” says Tom Van Vugt, vice president of sales at Plainview Growers. “The other three are blushing and purple tones. We start [‘Yellow Tropics’] with a larger, 13-centimeter-flowered white orchid. There is no true yellow of this flower size or flower count.” Van Vugt says ‘Yellow Tropics’ sports a minimum of 10 flowers, all of which are cascading. An advantage for Plainview’s customers with ‘Yellow Tropics’ and the other Colorfuze orchids is uniformity across the four orchids. “A lot of times when you ship an orchid, you may have a tall white and the customer wants a yellow with it,” Van Vugt says. “You may have some shorter […]
April 3, 2012
Diagnosing EC and pH Nutritional Disorders In Petunia
What are your most common concerns with petunia nutrition? Brian Whipker bets it’s pH or EC. In this episode of FloriCAST, Whipker shares advice on corrective procedures for hitting target ranges of pH and EC.
March 20, 2012
Upper Leaf And Entire Plant Problems: Diagnosing Petunia Nutritional Disorders
When petunia stretches, isn’t very full or is chlorotic or deformed, you definitely want to look out for nutritional deficiencies. Take a look at some examples in this episode of FloriCAST from Brian Whipker.
February 28, 2012
Lower Leaf Problems: Diagnosing Petunia Nutritional Disorders
Some nutritional disorders in petunias manifest themselves in problems with lower leaves. Take a look and listen to what you can do to diagnose them in this episode of FloriCAST from Brian Whipker.
November 21, 2011
Media Mix Case Studies: Test Your Problem Solving Skills
See if you can solve the mysteries in these two case studies: an inconsistent calibrachoa crop and poinsettias that drop their lower leaves.
November 21, 2011
Identifying Nutrient Deficiencies Made Easy Part II
Is that purpling on your petunias a phosphorous deficiency or something else? You can tell a lot about a deficiency depending on where the symptoms occur on the plant. Take a look at the symptoms of deficiencies of mobile (nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and magnesium) and partially mobile (sulfur and molybdenum) elements.