August 2014

9 Ways to Make CRF Work for Your Color Crops

How can using controlled-release fertilizers help growers provide healthier, more beautiful plants for end users?

Amending Substrates with Biochar

Biochar is charred organic matter that remains after a process called pyrolysis. Pyrolysis is a thermochemical decomposition of organic matter. In this process, organic matter is subjected to extremel... more

Crop Culture Report: Begonia Bossa Nova Series

Bossa Nova, a Begonia boliviensis introduced this spring from Floranova, is a fantastic new option for use in dramatic hanging baskets, colorful combination planters and a variety of other application... more

Disease Discussions: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

ARC: I know most plant pathologists recommend preventive disease control and most growers practice "curative" programs. It's just human nature to wait until evidence of a problem presents itself befo... more

Going Mobile — Breaking Free from the Chains of Your Desktop

Many greenhouses today have backend systems that are used for processing orders, maintaining their production, keeping an accurate inventory and tracking labor. For many, access to these backend syste... more

Growing Greens in Georgia

Stone Creek Hydroponics, a family-owned and operated farm in northeast Georgia, needed a structure that could handle the equipment associated with growing hydroponic lettuce.

Non-Chemical Height Control Techniques

Plant growth retardants are routinely applied to inhibit extension growth to keep plants short and compact. Although effective, growers are sometimes interested in other ways to control plant height, ... more

Perennial Solutions: Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’

Echinacea has become a mainstay in the American landscape. Although this perennial genera is not new to the industry, the last decade has seen an abundance of colorful new cultivars hitting the market... more

Take Good Care of Your Health

The health of the plants in your greenhouses corellates directly to the health of your business. If your plants aren't healthy then, most likely, your bottom line is probably looking a little sickly t... more

The Eyes Have It

What do you think most consumers are looking at when they are standing in front of a retail plant display? Most growers would probably say it’s the plants if they’ve done a good job of producing a... more

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