April 2013

A Peek at the Summit

In February, GPN and our partners at the Visions Group hosted our sixth annual Big Grower Executive Summit (see story on page 7).The Big Grower Executive Summit is a one-of-a-kind event that is dedica... more

Are Thrips Still Bugging You?

If this is a question you can answer with a “yes,” then it’s time to take a closer look at the problem and see what can be done to improve your pest management program.

Combating Black Root Rot

Once established, the persistent and damaging pathogen — Thielaviopsis — can be tough to eradicate. Here are some guidelines toward prevention.

Crop Culture Report: Lobularia Stream Series

Lobularia Stream series is bred By Danziger and comes in four beautiful and fragrant colors — ‘Lavender Stream’, ‘Silver Stream’, ‘Summer Stream’ and ‘White Stream’. Two new varietie... more

Ethephon Drenches on Bedding Plants

The plant growth regulator (PGR) Florel has been used for many years as a foliar spray on a wide variety of ornamental crops as well as some food crops. Until recently, Florel was only thought to be e... more

Perennial Solutions: Helleborus x hybridus ‘Ballerina Ruffles’

With its large double flowers, extended bloom time and reliable landscape performance, this is one lenten rose no perennial program should be without.

PGR Dilution Guide

A critical factor for effective use of plant growth regulators (PGRs) is that the solution is mixed in the appropriate proportion. Dilution mistakes, which are not uncommon, result in a lack of a plan... more

The Three Keys to Water Treatment Design

We all occasionally get caught up in the search for a single game changing idea that will result in a dramatic gain that saves the day or brings us to the next level. And we’ve had a few of those in... more

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