December 2012

Bactericides for Ornamentals in 2013

I have been working on ornamental diseases caused by bacteria for more than 30 years. This started with diseases of foliage plants at the University of Florida in the 1980s and early 1990s. At that ti... more

Crop Culture Report: Geranium Calliope Series

Three new colors have been added to round out the popular calliope series of interspecific geraniums.

Maximizing Hydroponic Crop Production

Penny Goff, general manager and co-owner of Gritt’s Midway Greenhouse in Red House, W. Va., says all of the greenhouse vegetable growers she knows who grow hydroponically use some type of substrate.... more

Maximizing Photosynthesis to Improve Growth

In the past several years, growers have tightly sealed their greenhouses to reduce heat losses and save on fuel costs, but the consequence can be slower plant growth. If crops develop roots slowly, if... more

Perennial Solutions: Erysimum ‘Fragrant Star’

This variegated wallflower performs well in perennial beds as well as containers, and can even be used as a cut flower.

PVG’s Retail Corner: Social Media Content for Garden Retailers

Social media has pushed the boundaries of electronic communication on a personal level. There has been an equally rapid rise in the use of social media as a tool for business-to-consumer and business-... more

Simplifying Light

A new web-based calculator takes the guesswork out of greenhouse light management.

SoCal Tub Trials

Find out which varieties were outstanding performers in plug connection’s first annual container trials.

This Month in Diseases: Primula

To learn about diseases affecting primula, click on the PDF link below.Deck:In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in primula. Remember: Product controls are based on research tria... more

Were You Impressed?

As 2012 comes to a close, I'm sure many of you are asking yourselves, "What happened to this year?" or more likely, "What happened this year?" A two-letter word can make a big difference in a sentence... more

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