August 2015

A Certified Trend

Workers follow stringent rules while transplanting organically grown crops at Sunbelt Greenhouses.The word "organic" is a term that certified growers will not throw around loosely. Labeling ... more

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future

Charlie Hall, ellison chair in International Floriculture, Texas A&M University, Department of Horticultural Sciences: The last 25 years in the green industry have brought unprecedented structural cha... more

Crop Culture Report: Bracteantha Cottage Series

This new strawflower series combines disease resistance with all-season durability.

Dealing with Nonuniformity

In the production of flowering ornamentals and other specialty crops, a common goal is to grow high-quality, uniform plants in a consistent and predictable manner. A population of plants that have dif... more

Freesia: Simplicity is the Ultimate Source of Sophistication

In today's ever-changing gardening world, it is easy for a grower to become overwhelmed with choices. Many of these choices are combinations — hanging baskets, patio containers and the list ... more

Herbs: Your Worst Enemies

A fast-growing category, herbs are often finished by bedding plant and perennial growers and can be affected by the same diseases that attack seed-grown ornamentals.

Looking to Learn?

Jim Barrett in action at the 2014 Plant Health Management Conference. If you are looking for solutions for growing the healthiest and most profitable plants possible, then you need to be at GPN... more

Perennial Solutions: Monarda Didyma Balmy Series

This crop’s colorful flower heads open up in early summer and serve as an amazing pollinator magnet.

Software 101: Mobility Moves Beyond Apps

Web-native business systems can be accessed from any connected device with a browser.

The University of California Serves the Ornamental Plant Production Industry

Editors note: This is the first article in a series on research and education programs being performed at the University of California.James Bethke and staff working with local rose growers on mite re... more

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.