A new and expanded version of the popular UNH FloraTrack software for graphically tracking poinsettias is now available from Plant Docs. The program, developed by Paul Fisher while he was at the University of New Hampshire, helps poinsettia growers compare actual and target plant heights and guide crop decisions. Discounts are available to customers of Fischer USA and Quality Analytical Laboratories. For more information, visit http://www.plantdocs.biz
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