February 2021

Advancing an Industry: Grower Association, University and Government Interdependence

Our guest today is Justin Marotta, greenhouse grower and floriculture industry leader. Justin earned his bachelor’s degree in business management and finance at Ashland University. He started his ca... more

Chat Room — February 2021

This month we asked our readers about poinsettia production and sales, social media use, and sanitation protocols. Here’s what they had to say. ... more

Culture Report: Plectranthus Velvet Collection

A vast improvement in breeding, Velvet plectranthus offers large flowers, bright color and superior strength.

Greenhouse Sanitation Decreases Pest Problems

Here is a quick test we are sure you will pass: In the greenhouse production of floriculture and specialty crops, what do pathogens, insect pests, algae, and weeds have in common? A) They reduce cr... more

Integrated Pest Management in a Public Garden — Lessons Learned

Have you ever had one of those perfect days? You know the one I mean, a day where everything goes exactly according to plan — your to-do list is neatly checked off in a timely fashion and you even h... more

Make Way for Monarda

The National Garden Bureau has declared 2021 as Year of the Monarda in its perennials category. What developments have been made in monarda, and where is it going?

Making Sense of Light Sensors

Learn to convert radiation data from your environmental computer into daily light integral.

Poinsettia Trials Provide Memorable Additions to the Industry

As you plan for 2021, consider trying out these new genetics that stood out at trials last year.

Vibrant and Resilient Deco Containers

These colorful designer combinations flourished in the Mast Young Plants trial garden in Michigan.
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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.
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Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
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