Production

Irrigating with technology

Well-designed irrigation systems can help increase efficiencies in greenhouses and nurseries with labor savings and optimizing water delivery for plant growth. Automation provides a systematic and reliable way of delivering water while pairing irrigation with... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Keeping fields cleaner

When one of my friends asked me what I did for fun in winter, my wife quickly chimed in and said: “He reads seed catalogs.” I had to pause for a moment, but then realized... more »

Technically Speaking: A 2024 LED lighting update

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have become the “go to” fixture type for most horticultural lighting applications. Growers are replacing high-pressure sodium (HPS) with LEDs, often delivering a higher intensity than before. In addition, new supplemental lighting... more »

Dr. Bugs: Stratiolaelaps scimitus

The Dr. Bugs column helps GPN readers answer questions. In this column, Raymond Cloyd addresses biological control agents and information on fungus gnat larvae and predatory mites. Question: I want to try using biological control... more »

Understanding poinsettia heat delay

Delayed flowering of poinsettias due to high fall temperatures can cause growers to miss critical market dates. In this article, we present the results of a five-year study to understand the many factors that interact... more »

Annuals and perennials

"Work smarter, not harder." If ever there is a time to keep this mantra at the front of your mind, the spring season is it. From annual to perennial, seed to cutting to bare root,... more »

Ornamental Floriculture

Ornamental floriculture-Part 1

This is part one of a two-part series that will highlight the tools and resources to assist growers with potted flowering and foliage plants and cut flowers. Growing ornamental floriculture crops, including potted flowering and... more »

Photoperiod Management

Photoperiod management

Due to consumer demand for local, unique, fresh and high-quality cut flowers, domestic production of specialty cut flowers continues to increase across the country. Those interested in growing specialty cuts are finding that the premium... more »