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Figure 1. Hanging baskets decrease the light intensity and the ratio of red to far-red light, which trigger the shade-avoidance response to crops below.

Technically Speaking: The Shade-Avoidance Response

 Most plants can tolerate a wide range of light environments. They use different receptors, called photoreceptors, to perceive the different dimensions of light: intensity (or quantity), quality (or spectrum), and duration (or photoperiod). Photoreceptors then... more »

Star Roses and Plants Donates to High Schools’ Hort, Ag Programs

These school supplies require green thumbs. West Grove, Pennsylvania-based Star Roses and Plants — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ball Horticultural — donated 100 Petite Knock Out miniature rose plants to W.B. Saul High School flower... more »

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Seed Your Future Targets Higher Ed, Vocational Tech Students for Hort Jobs 

Twenty-two members of Seed Your Future’s leadership, representing horticulture sectors from across the country, met to develop new ways to attract and engage a new generation of horticulture and floriculture professionals. The group’s annual planning... more »

Topics, Tour Locations Set for Perennial Plant Association Education Day

The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) will sponsor a series of educational sessions this summer. Monday, August 1 of PPA’s 2022 National Symposium will be Perennial Plant Education Day. Attendees will have the option of attending... more »

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UF Plans Online Greenhouse Training Courses

What’s trending? Plants! What’s in short supply? Employees with horticulture education. Growers are invited to train themselves or current employees with the University of Florida IFAS Extension’s award-winning online program. All Greenhouse Training Online courses... more »

Bonnie Plants Foundation Gift to Create Children’s Garden at Auburn University

The Bonnie Plants Foundation is demonstrating its commitment to agricultural education through a multi-year donation to establish a new two-acre Children's Garden and Pollinator Garden within Auburn University's 16-acre Transformation Garden project. The $1.2 million... more »

Webinar Alert: Learn to Connect with Consumers

The Perennial Plant Association and National Garden Bureau have partnered to present an exciting webinar focused on Connecting with Consumers. With so many dramatic changes having happened over the past 18 months, it is a... more »

Register for GLASE’s November Webinar

GLASE (Greenhouse Lighting & Systems Engineering) will be hosting its next webinar Nov. 16, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT). The webinar, Light and Energy Modeling in Controlled Environment Agriculture, will be presented by Kale Harbick... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Erica Hernandez
Emma Lookabaugh
Melissa Maguire
Cole Mangum
Oz Marshall
Meagan Nace
Tiffany Nohl
Chris Plane
Mike Prol

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