Petunia and calibrachoa are two of the biggest genera in our industry today. As a flower breeding company, Westhoff has focused on distinguishing itself from their competitors by developing varieties ... more
If you would have told me six years ago that I would be writing an article about sales instead of growing, I probably would not have believed it — but here we are. I love growing plants, watching ra... more
Question: I have heard that XXpire is returning to the marketplace for use in greenhouse production systems. However, I am curious; are XXpire and Altus considered neonicotinoids?
Answer: You ask a... more
Michelle: I got my first introduction to horticulture during a summer internship with Gail Nonnecke and Richard Gladon in the Horticulture Department at Iowa State University. I was hooked! I complete... more
Boasting diversity, adaptability and performance in 2019 trials, these begonias deserve your attention.
This month, we asked readers about petunia and begonia production, plant diseases, and use of biologicals. Click on the PDF below to see what they had to say.... more
Bandolero lantana (Lantana camara) was bred to have large flowers and a vigorous branching habit. It’s an excellent series for large containers, premium summer combos and the landscape. It has an ea... more
How can this easy-to-use method help growers fine tune their irrigation practices?
I’m an eternal optimist; it’s probably one of my most annoying qualities (according to my husband). So, never in a million years did I think I’d be writing about a global pandemic in my very fir... more
What’s wrong with my crop? That’s one of the most common questions
for Extension educators. While some growers can be hesitant to talk about
production challenges, others realize that early and ... more
While tank mixing is a common practice, it certainly has its challenges. Today, many premixes are available — which option will be most useful for you and your operation?