This month, we asked our readers about automation, supply chain issues, biological pest controls and leucanthemum production. Here’s what they had to say.
These Shastas require only temperature to induce flowering —
and when they do, they’re enchanting!
With logistical challenges occurring at all levels of the supply chain, how are greenhouse growers affected and how can they move forward?
These unique and colorful petunias shined in the 2021 summer trials.
I have been in the horticulture industry since a very young age, and whenever anyone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would reply “A grower! Just like my dad.” There was somethin... more
Harvesting robots for controlled environment food production may soon be the solution for growers hard pressed to find enough workers.
Question: Could you please provide information on the predatory bug, insidious flower bug?
Answer: Insidious flower bug, Orius insidiosus, adults are black, 2 to 5 mm long, and flattened with disti... more
The past year has had its share of challenges, many that we were probably optimistically hoping would have been resolved by now. While most of the growers I’ve spoken with recently have had another ... more
With the increased recognition of soil health and its role in plant production, the interest in the use of soil microbial inoculants has increased remarkably in the last several years.
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The diversity of crops grown in greenhouses and indoor vertical farms continues to expand. One broad segment that is increasing dramatically is the production of consumable crops. This includes a broa... more