Production

New Video Addresses Irrigation Water Quality

Paul Fisher at the University of Florida IFAS Extension has produced a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/lkSiSmDwIqw) that describes how to sample, interpret and solve chemical issues for water used to irrigate greenhouses and nurseries. This... more »

Poinsettia production

Protecting Poinsettias Through Shipping and Finishing Strong

With fall now upon us, poinsettia production is in full swing. From mid-season to finish, it is important to continue watching for common pest and disease problems, such as whiteflies and foliar diseases. Closely monitoring... more »

A Guide to Grafting Tomatoes: Cornell’s Tips for Success

Grafting is an age-old process of connecting the vascular tissues of two distinct plants. The aim of grafting is to combine and utilize beneficial traits of both the rootstock plant and the scion plant (the... more »

Managing the Daily Light Integral for Leafy Greens

The increasing popularity of specialty leafy greens such arugula (Eruca sativa), kale (Brassica oleracea), pac choi (Brassica rapa var. chinensis) and Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris) is causing more growers to produce them. However, as less-than... more »

Greenhouse Energy Efficiency Tips

Fortunately, the cost of natural gas and other fuels used to heat greenhouses has remained fairly steady, or slightly decreased during the past five years. However, energy bills for heating and electricity are still high... more »

Signify Expands North American Team

Lighting supplier Signify has expanded its horticulture team in North America to support business development efforts in the region. Henry Olson has taken on the commercial leadership of the U.S. team and Dominic Bouchard has stepped into... more »

artificial intelligence greenhouse

Using AI to Maximize Yield and Efficiency

As the United States continues to grapple with COVID-19, existing challenges within the food industry have become even more apparent. More than $160 billion worth of food is wasted each year; over 20 million people... more »

How to Produce Poor-Quality Floriculture Crops

Of course, no one actually intends to produce floriculture crops that are of poor quality. However, sometimes growers unknowingly follow practices that can contribute to, or directly cause, a reduction in crop quality. While there... 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.
Ben Vliestra
Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

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