9 Ways to Make CRF Work for Your Color CropsHow can using controlled-release fertilizers help growers provide healthier, more beautiful plants for end users?
Amending Substrates with BiocharBiochar 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 SeriesBossa 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 CureARC: 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 DesktopMany 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 GeorgiaStone 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 TechniquesPlant 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 HealthThe 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 ItWhat 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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