August 2021

A California Comeback

After taking 2020 off, CAST returned this year — only with a later timeframe in June — making this year’s event the California “Summer” Trials.

Chat Room – August 2021

This month, we asked readers about veggie production, combination baskets and pollinator-friendly plants. Here’s what they had to say. ... more

Colorful and Dynamic Containers in Alabama

These designer recipes shined at the Young’s Plant Farm trial garden in Auburn, Alabama.

Consider the Photosynthetic Benefits of Far-Red Radiation

How can far-red radiation improve growth and light capture of lettuce/basil seedlings?

Considering E-Commerce?

Are you considering e-commerce for your plant business? For many growers and retailers, website construction and maintenance is a daunting task, let alone the tedious management of an e-commerce platf... more

Culture Report: Salvia ‘Hummingbird Falls’

The first trailing variety of its kind, this Salvia guarantica offers cascading blue flowers that provide a natural feeder for hummingbirds.

Duets: Greenhouse Technology — Environment Control for Small Growers

Today’s guest is Dave Bartlett, president and owner of Bartlett Instrument Company in Fort Madison, Iowa. Dave earned an engineering degree from Iowa State University in 1982 and started his career ... more

Growing Up

Thanks to a recent USDA grant, university researchers are investigating the best practices to grow greens vertically.

Increasing the Daily Light Integral

The daily light integral (DLI) refers to the cumulative amount of light received per day. More technically, the DLI is the number of moles (mol) of photons with wavelengths between 400 and 700 nm that... more

Roots, Shoots & Environmentals — Part 3

In the first two parts of this series, we talked about the root zone and the shoot zone. In part three, we’re going to discuss environmentals. While there is a push towards complete control in the g... more

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