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UF Readies Next Greenhouse Training Online Program

Train your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning in-depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management Level 2 (Advanced), which begins on Aug. 22, is the third course of the 2022 Greenhouse... more »

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Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Teaching Is Our New Normal

Growers know that every production season is different from the last. Springs and seasons may be similar, but they are rarely the same — and never the same year-to-year. This presents our industry with a... more »

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PGRs & Succulents

Succulents have become increasingly popular over the last several years due to their seemingly infinite combination of unique shapes, sizes and colors, as well as being great outdoor and indoor plants. Since most succulents are... more »

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How to Keep Plants In Shape by Using PGRs in Your Greenhouse Operation

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) differ by their active ingredients, application methods and rates, and more, which means achieving the desired outcome can be complicated. Understanding how to select and use a PGR effectively in your... more »

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Culture Report: Endless Summer ‘Pop Star’ Hydrangea

When it comes to adding new varieties to the Endless Summer lineup, the bar has been set very high. At the very basic level, an Endless Summer hydrangea must be cold hardy to Zone 4,... more »

Technically Speaking: Air, Leaf and Root-Zone Temperature

Temperature is the primary factor that influences the rate of cell division, which is the driving force for plant development. The rate of development typically increases linearly as temperature increases from a crop’s base temperature... more »

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New Model for Horticulture Extension Training Launches

Growers and technical staff in the greenhouse and controlled environment industry can gain a new qualification in plant health management with a collaboration from two online Extension training programs offered by the University of Florida... more »

Technically Speaking: Evaporative Cooling, Part 2: Maintenance

As discussed in the April 2022 issue of GPN magazine, there are two major types of evaporative cooling used in greenhouses: fan-and-pad or fog systems. The process of evaporation absorbs energy from the air, which... more »