April 2023

Chat Room — April 2023

Each month, we send out a survey to our readers on a variety of topics and report the results here. Chat Room is a perfect venue to get to know your peers and where you stand on different issues affecting the industry.

Culture Report: Santana Interspecific Geraniums

Bred with beauty, grower success and superior garden performance in mind, Santana interspecific geraniums joined Dümmen Orange’s offerings in 2022.

Demand for drought tolerance

Two perennial and shrub experts weigh in on the increasing call for varieties that can withstand prolonged dry periods.

Dr. Bugs: Anthranilic diamide insecticides

Question: Can you please provide information on the insecticides associated with the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) group 28?

Duets: Biotechnology’s place in feeding the world

Today’s guest is Sarah Davidson Evanega. Sarah is the lead of stakeholder communication at Pairwise, a food-tech startup on a mission to build a healthier world through better fruits and vegetables.... more

Editors’ Letter: Dealing with drought

Did you know 2022 was the sixth-warmest year on record based on temperature data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)? And, the 10 warmest years on record have all been sinc... more

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Social media and horticulture

Communication between businesses and consumers in the horticulture industry is an important topic to revisit periodically in the face of developing technology. In the past, mailers, newsletters and ot... more

Growing media 101

Crops require different inputs and conditions; choosing the right growing medium for each crop you grow requires the same attention.

Sustainability at Neal Mast & Son Greenhouses

Choosing sustainability goals that are easily attainable throughout the company will keep your team contributing to the effort at work and at home.

Vaughn’s View: Distinctive and resilient perennials with visual impact -part 2

Breeders are focusing on unique traits for new varieties — and it’s showing in the bright colors and better growth habits of these top perennial picks.

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